Tips for Sakura viewing or hanami in Japan. This article includes suggestions on how else to enjoy the cherry blossoms, other than those found on the trees.
Easily the most distinctive form of Japanese architecture, all visitors to Japan should at least visit one castle. Here are five of the most famous ones to choose from.
Tokyo, home to 13 million people, is an ever-changing metropolis of lights, architecture and people. For photographers, this means picture perfect opportunities at every corner.
Personally, I find Japan so fascinating because it is such a harmonious blend of the ancient and modern. Perhaps this is most evident in the huge metropolitan area of Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe. An area where history and the future, the East and the West, walk hand-in-hand.
Tourists uninterested in shrines and castles should consider the ruins of Gunkanjimar. Known as Battleship Island in English, this urban ruin down south in Nagasaki provides for a very different Japan travel experience. This was also where Raoul Silva’s hideout in Skyfall was filmed.