A visit to Asakusa Temple or Senso-ji : “Vibrant Flavors of the Old City”

Asakusa Temple also called Senso-ji has been a popular place in Tokyo since the olden days.

My very first visit to the shrine was about fourteen years ago on a hot summer day in the middle of August. One of …

A visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial or Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dōmu)

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. Through the efforts of many people, including those of the city of Hiroshima, it has …

A visit to the shrine island of Miyajima : Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima means “Shrine-Island” rightly called so for its famous Itsukushima Shinto Shrine in the city of Hatsu Kaichi in Hiroshima prefecture of Japan.

It was erected probably in 6th century, destroyed many time and finally established in the mid of …

A visit to Osaka Castle or Ōsaka-jō.

Construction of Osaka Castle or Ōsaka-jō  started in 1583 by Tayotomi Hideyoshi, who brought the entire Japan under his rule during 16 century. It was built on the former site of Temple Ishiyama which was destroyed by Oda Nobunaga during …

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