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Nanzenji Complex

How many days does a tourist need in Kyoto, Japan?

Alongside Tokyo, Kyoto is the second most popular destination in Japan. The famous is simply relentless in its splendor, be it the gardens, temples, food and drink, or the town itself. One way or another, Kyoto is sure to tempt … Read More

Genbaku Dome

How did the Genbaku Dome Survive the Atomic Explosion?

On the 6th of August 1945, a humanitarian event like none other descended on Hiroshima. The nuclear explosion – a uranium bomb, to be precise – killed 80,000 people instantly. Add in the number who ultimately died as a result … Read More

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What is Hiroshima Famous For: Our Top 10

The name of Hiroshima, on the western end of Japan’s main island of Honshu, is inevitably linked to the dropping of the nuclear bomb over the city at the end of the Second World War in 1945. Short of being … Read More

Shinjuku at nightfall

What is Tokyo Famous For: The Top 10 Attractions

The Japanese capital is known for its fast-paced ultra-modern centre, where lights shine in a dazzling array and commuters pour across road junctions en masse at almost all times of day and night. But Tokyo has also managed to maintain … Read More

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What is Kyoto Famous For: Our Top 10

The Japanese capital for more than a thousand years – right up until 1868 when that honour transferred to Tokyo – Kyoto has a wealth of historic and cultural attractions that span the centuries. Exactly what is Kyoto famous for? … Read More

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What is Osaka Famous For? We Bring You Our Top 10

The second largest city in Japan (after Tokyo), Osaka lies on a large bay in the southern half of the main Japanese island of Honshu. It has long been a popular tourist destination, but why exactly is that? What is … Read More