1. Weird & Omoshiroi

    Well, without seeing the weird and the dark side of japan, your journey is not complete.
    Otaku, Akiboys, Harajuku Girls, sex museums are part of the society.

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  2. Travel & Leisure

    A Guide to Temples, Shrines,Gardens,Castles,,Hot Springs,Historic Districts,Theme Parks,Open Air Museums,Winter Sports, Skiing and snowboarding in Japan.

  3. Culture & Tradition

    Japanese modern socitey with ancient traditions and elegance with Kimono, Yukata, Geisha, Blossoms, Autumn Leaves, Sumo,Festivals,Cormorant Fishing

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    Edmund Garman

  4. Food & Drinks

    The Flavors of Curry, Gyudon,Okonomiyaki,Ramen,Sashimi,Sushi,Tempura,Yakitori and the best of all Wasabi to top up many dishes!

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    Dennis Wong

  5. Entertainment & Fun

    The way Japanese pass their free time, be it singing in a Karaoke, Reading Manga and Anime,Movies,Amusement Parks,Pachinko

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  6. Etiquette & Manners

    The very basics of Japanese mannerism which is very much part of Japanese society. Using Chopsticks, Taking bath, Greeting People, Sitting Techniques.

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  7. Arts & Music

    Explore the world of Bonsai,Calligraphy,Dolls,Ikebana,Origami, Poetry,Drums,Pop Culture and Tea ceremony

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  8. History

    Explore the history of both ancient and modern japan from 10,000 BC to the current day.
    From Paleolithic era to Meiji Era, from the feudal and shogunate’s to democracy.

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 …

Discover the Spirit Of Japan.

So its just time, finishing the History of Japan, to write about the places me and my friends have visited. The times we had together and what we plan to do in future.

Let me start with a video from …

Japanese Language & Literature and their influences.

It is believed that Japanese language is related to Korean, eastern Siberian and Manchurian and possibly distantly Mongolian or Turkish language. However, native phonetic writing system was developed from Chinese characteristics during 6th century with the transmission of Buddhism, which …

Meiji Era & Modern Japan (1868-1912)

With the fall of Shogunates, the imperial restoration of Meiji Govt. came into power. The centuries old class division and Feudal System came to an end. Japan opened trade relations with USA and other Europeans powers.

Meiji Govt. has credit …

Edo Period or Tokugawa period ( 1600 AD – 1867 AD)

In 1603 the last king of Shogunate moved his capital to Edo, the present Tokyo and this was the beginning of Edo period.

This was the major turning point in the history of Japan. Tokugawa Ieyasu created the mold in …

Muromachi Period (1333 AD – 1568 AD)

A short-lived restoration of imperial rule from 1333 to 1338 under Go Diago who was overthrown by Ashikaga Takauji who became on firm footing after the conflicts of several decades but later lost control over the feudal coalition. Japan lost …

Kamakura Period (1185 AD – 1333 AD)

Mina Moto no Yoritomo became Japan’s first permanent shogun in 1192. He established military government, created military, feudal and judicial systems lasted almost for 700 years until the resign of last shogun in 1867.

During 11th and 12th century the …

Heian Period ( 794 AD – 1185 AD )

The early Heian period is marked with the characteristics of elegance and beauty. Mission to tang China was ceased after 894, stemming the flow of mainland culture into Japan. There was revival of Ritsuryo system but the concept of Kochi …

Nara Period (710 AD – 794AD)

The Nara period is inaugurated by the construction of a new capital at Nara based on the Chinese architecture, which remained capital for 70 years until it was moved frequently around Nara, Kyoto and Osaka. Chinese culture influence was increased. …

Kofun Period or Yamato Period (300 AD – 710 AD)

Scattered tribes were consolidated under Yamato clan – the first ruler of the imperial government. Under him the Government became more centralized and class and divisions became more elaborate. Contacts have been established between Japan and the kingdoms on the …

Yayoi Period (300 BC – 300 AD)

Agriculture was introduced into northern Kyushu from Korean peninsular. Cultivation of crops including rice, millet, barley, wheat and especially wetland rice became the main occupation. Bronze, copper and iron was used for agricultural tools, weapons and ritual objects like bells …

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