Japan is well-known as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. When most people are planning their trip here, though, they don’t think about paying a visit to Tashirojima Island, also known as “Cat Island.” Tashirojima Island gets its nickname from the extensive population of cats that roam around it. The cat population actually outnumbers the island’s human residents!
Japan is home to some of the world’s most intriguing architectural designs, as well as a variety of historical monuments and sculptures. For those who want to enjoy a bit of whimsy while exploring the country’s attractions, a trip to the Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple is essential.
The kimono is the national dress of Japan. It is a front-wrapped garment with a rectangular body and square sleeves, and it is tied with a sash known as an obi. If you’ve ever wondered about the history of this beautiful and significant piece of clothing, this guide is for you.
It is surprising how a simple leaf can create an incredibly magnificent scene. After all, there’s no specific way of doing art. Fallen leaves play a significant role in the art of Lito.
Zenbo Seinei is a recently proposed wellness center designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Located on Awaji Island in Japan, it will provide travelers with a place where they can escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life and enjoy some much-needed “zen” time with open-air baths, yoga classes, meditation classes, and tofu-based cuisine.
Japan’s famous Kairakuen Garden is getting a temporary makeover this month, courtesy of the teamLab international art collective.
If you travel into the mountains of Toyama, Japan, you’ll stumble upon a hidden village. Instead of citizens, though, this village, known as Fureai Sekibutsu no Sato, is filled with statues of Japanese townspeople.
In the spring of 2021, one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks, Kairakuen Garden, will undergo a major transformation. teamLab, which describes itself as a digital art and design collective, recently released a series of images of its new Kairakuen Garden installation.
The forests of the Jigokudani valley in Japan are surrounded by imposing cliffs and fountains of steaming hot water. It’s a breathtaking contrast to see the steam of the springs against the starkness of the snowy landscape. Locals refer to Jigokudani as “Hell Valley,” both for its appearance of “smoke” and its harsh climate.
About 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Tokyo, Japan, in an area of the Pacific Ocean known as the “Devil’s Sea,” you will find a small island with a big story to tell. Miyake-jima is part of the volcanic Izu Islands, and host to Mount Oyama, an active volcano that sits at the very heart of the island. Because it emits poisonous sulfuric gas with very little warning, the 3,000 residents (as well as any visitors) are required to carry gas masks with them at all times.