Photogallery: Japan - The Empire of Skyscrapers, Gardens, and Temples
Japan - The Empire of Skyscrapers, Gardens, and Temples
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Japan is a monarchy and an island in East Asia . It is home to modern technology as well as old traditions. Next to skyscrapers, super fast trains and neon lights there are old temples , green gardens and maybe you spot a geisha wearing a kimono.
Our photogallery presents busy cities as well as beautiful nature.
Text: Lenka Bauerová
Photos: Anna Jarchovská, Kristýna Bartůňková
Former Japanese capital of Kyoto has about two thousand shrines. Mostly these are Buddhist, about quarter of them is shinto. Sometimes these are vast compounds, in other cases only small shrines hidden in the streets. Let's see some of them.
Most of the visitors to Kyoto remain in downtown and they often forget there are many beautiful places around the city. Daigo-ji, a shrine compound, is such a place. The half-an-hour ride by subway is sure worth it.
There are so many attractions in Japan that it is difficult to go somewhere without having particular destination in mind. To stay at an old Japanese house was difficult to resist. Japanese countryside is way different from city. Eventually, it is more charming.
A dot on the map with seemingly to improtance. But in my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. I talk about the sacred mountain valley of Kōya in Kansai region near Osaka. There are over one hundred beautiful shrines and Okunoin - the largest cemetery in Japan. It is the type of place you wouldn´t like to leave.
A city where deers roam freely? No problem in Japan. If you feed one, it bows to you. This is only one of the reasons why Nara is a place you need to visit. It is situated near Osaka and Kyoto in the region of Kansai. But there is much more to it than deers. Nara is famous for its shrines, palaces and cuisine. Tōdai-ji is the largest wooden structure in the world.
It almost seems that the second largest city in Japan would look similar to the largest one. However, I was neatly surprised. Osaka can be really different which I found out right after the arriva. But this happens not everyhwere all the time - the city is full of people. If take a good look oyu discover its great magic.
We find ghost towns all over the world, but one of the most interesting ghost islands in the world is located in Japan, near Nagasaki. Hashima or Gunkan-jima (Warship Island) is one of the 505 uninhabited islands belonging to Japan. However, this one is absolutely unique.
It was Japanese capital for centuries. Today, it is far from the size of Tokyo yet it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Should we recommend you but one place where to go, Kyoto it would be.
Nagoya is the third largest city in Japan. Many forget to visit it, unfortunately. There are many interesting places and should you have enough time, spend there a day and night at least. You won't regret.
The capital of Japan seems endless. And it is sort of true- it is not just one city but it is seamless megalopolis in the Kanto region. Around 40 million people live there. Still, it is very easy to feel there like in a small town.
When you see it on a map it looks rather unremarkable, an archipelago in east Asia. Yet it is a country of amazing history, traditions, nature, and it is an economic powerhouse. You can expect anything before your first trip to Japan. Be sure that the country will surprise you anyway. Perhaps even more than you think.
Once I got an opportunity in my work to travel to a dream land, to Japan. Dream land because it has been already eleven years since I started practicing aikido and thus learning about its culture. And it fascinates me.
My work brought me to Yokohama, the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture, about 30 kilometers from Tokyo on the west coast of Tokyo Bay. The place of my work duties was located in Red Brick Wirehouse (Yokohama Akarenga Sōko), a beautiful historical building on a shore right next to the harbor.
My work has brought me to Yokohama this year, 2013. It is a large harbor city located on Tokyo Bay. In my free time I managed to explore parts of Yokohama on the sea. But from the rest of the city I have seen only nice Yokohama Park.
When I got to Japan during my work travel, I haven’t too much time to explore it. I lived in Yokohama but I couldn’t miss near capital, Tokyo.
When I traveled to Japan, as my work required me to do, I didn’t have enough time to see landmarks. However, I had one day to explore the Japanese capital, Tokyo.
We stay on the other side of our planet this week. We will see another monumental Japanese castle.
Some of us think that the Japanese somehow mask their feelings, they lock them somewhere deep inside. That they just keeps bowing and smiling, they behave artificially. They are "programmed" to well and worked hard for your business, family, and for Japan. And that might not even have any feelings. On it there is only one answer.
When travelling around Japan, tourist became easily witness of many strange or comical situations. Among the most classic, that everyone known could be - getting lost, of course, waiting for the train on the platform that is cancelled, or disillusionment over public toilets.
Long time ago, we published an article about one of Japan’s largest cities, Osaka. At the end of it, we mentioned its castle that is only slightly smaller than Prague Castle.
Even though Osaka is Japan's second largest city it is not simply a busy, noisy city of skyscrape...
Have you ever heard about a town where deer run freely and they bow if you give them food? This t...
This holy mountain valley hides over one hundred beautiful shrines, a university, religious place...
Mr Ikoma is situated above a town of the same name. Take he cable car to the upper staiton of Hoz...
Once tourists travel to Kyoto while in Japan they usually see only the city center. However, ther...
Japan is famous for its shrines. There are over two thousand in the former capital Kyoto. Majorit...
Kyoto had been Japanese capital for many centuries until Tokyo replaced it. The latter is one of ...
Many tourists don´t even think of Nagoya. But we recommend you to visit it. If not in person, wat...
You wouldn't know what to expect from Japanese capital. On some places it is incredibly serene. T...
This inconspicous archipelago (at least on the map) in east Asia has amazing history, beautiful n...