January 19, 2019.Reading time 10 minutes.
Kamakura is a beautiful town located on the Shōnan coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. It’s very popular with Tokyo residents because of the seaside. Thanks to its location close to Tokyo (about an hour) the coastal town of Kamakura makes a perfect destination for a day trip from Tokyo. The many Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, green […] Read More
January 12, 2019.Reading time 17 minutes.
Enoshima and Kamakura are two beautiful towns located on the Shōnan coast of Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. At less than an hour from Tokyo, Enoshima is the perfect destination for a day trip away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Enoshima is a lovely small seaside town connected to Fujisawa by the Enoshima Benten […] Read More
July 29, 2017.Reading time 37 minutes.
Japan is a country with a unique culture, heritage and customs. Manners are essential to the Japanese. The country’s uniqueness is one of the reasons millions of people travel to Japan every year. If you are travelling to Japan for the first time, there are some unspoken rules you will need to know and adhere […] Read More
July 14, 2017.Reading time 9 minutes.
Day 2 Temple hopping in Tokyo (Meiji shrine – Senso-ji temple) After the busy day discovering Central Tokyo and Odaiba, my next step was to visit the two main religious building in Tokyo Meiji shrine and Senso-ji temple. Exploring Meiji shrine Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) is one of the most important Shinto shrines. It was […] Read More
July 5, 2017.Reading time 1 minute.
Nihonbashi (日本橋) which means “Japan Bridge” is in the business district in Chūō, Tokyo and crosses Nihonbashi River. The first Nihonbashi Bridge made of wood was completed in 1603 and the current twin arch bridge was constructed of stone on a steel frame in 1911. The bridge has been the kilometre zero marker for Japan’s national highway network […] Read More