A district in western Kyoto, Arashiyama has been declared as a National Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty in Japan. Arashiyama’s Sagano Bamboo Forest or simply Bamboo Groves is one of the soulfully touching places you can ever set foot on.
Purikura, a short term for “Purinto Kurabu”, actually means Print Club that started in Japan in the ‘90s. There is no doubt Japan culture loves cute things and Purikura is one of the creative outlets producing extremely “kawaii” souvenir photographs.
Japan cuisine has been loved in many places. With our one week stay in Japan specifically in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara and Kamakura, we were able to try some of the favorite Japanese food.
Japan’s third largest city after Tokyo and Yokohama, Osaka can give you a feel of what Japanese urban life is like. You can get yourself a huge treat from its shopping malls, restaurants and amusement facilities.
A striking city, Tokyo is truly a home of high-class fashion, remarkable architecture, great entertainment, traditional culture, luscious restaurants and many more. Walking around Harajuku, Shibuya and Akihabara is definitely a lavish treat while visiting Zojoji Temple and Tokyo Tower is certainly a lovely sightseeing.
Fortunate to spend a day in Kamakura, we visited Hasedera, a temple built on a hill and Kamakura Daibutsu, Japan’s second tallest Buddha statue.
Nara, formerly known as Heijo, is a cradle to the very colorful Japanese civilization. Being the country’s first permanent capital, Nara houses some of Japan’s most treasured antiques that speak of its very unique and sophisticated culture. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site are a number of its temples and shrines.
For a very long period of time, Kyoto served as Japan’s capital city making it really rich with cultural heritage. One of Japan’s largest cities, it is home to a lot of amazing temples and shrines, famous landmarks and other historical structures.