JAPAN

JAPAN / 09.01.2015

It happened in Hiroshima. Prejudice is unreasonable and should be avoided, but truth is that as much as I try to overcome it, I still happen to be biased. When I visited Japan I did not have a precise itinerary. I know I wanted to see Tokyo, Kyoto,  Nara and explore a few more places off the beaten track. Hiroshima...

JAPAN / 24.12.2014

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, chances are that you’ll take the opportunity to travel around and discover as much as possible of this captivating country. Japan boasts an extensive train network, but sorting out the different options can be tricky and I spent a lot of time going through the different options and find...

JAPAN / 30.11.2014

A sudden quietness fell on the Itsukushima Shrine, the highlight of Miyajima, together with the floating gate. I turned and saw the reason for this silent buzz. A couple was approaching, and we were witnessing a traditional Japanese wedding.The mixed couple - a beautiful Japanese bride and a nice guy who might be British or American...

JAPAN / 07.10.2014

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JAPAN / 30.05.2014

Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and more than thousand deer strolling freely in the park: amazing Nara took my breath away.[caption id="attachment_18173" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Todai-ji Temple Daibutsuden Hall[/caption]Founded in 710 A.D., Nara's development was strongly affected by influences from China and Korea and the city soon became the cradle of future Japanese culture and architecture.Unlikely many cities of Japan, ravaged across...

JAPAN / 03.05.2014

Wonder what was one my favourite activities in Tokyo? Chasing Tokyo style in the hipster areas of Japan's capital city.The best place to see the typical Tokyo style? Takeshita-dori on a Sunday There's no city for 'people watching' like Tokyo, and no place like Takeshita-dori and the area of Harajuku, in the Shibuya District. A tiny pedestrian street lined with...

JAPAN / 26.04.2014

Is there anything as evocative as a castle perched atop a hill?Imposing and graceful, Himeji Castle is likely the most famous castle in Japan and it’s easy to understand why. White walls and dark roofs, perfect proportions, the harmony between function - a military fortress - and aesthetic. Himeji Castle strikes the imagination and talks to...