Golden Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji is a temple located on the north side of Kyoto. This is one of the most recognizable and popular tourist attractions. If you are going to Kyoto you must see it. It is also called the Golden Pavilion because of the real gold it is covered with. Kinkaku-ji has Read more…

Why is everything animated in Japan?

Japan is packed anthropomorphic characters. Objects of everyday life, characters and animals have human characteristics. They are used to advertise various types of products or services. They are created by both public corporations and government organisations. If you think, it’s just a characteristic feature of Japanese pop culture, then you’re Read more…

Tuna auction at Tsukiji

Around 9 o’clock in the evening tuna from around the globe starts to arrive in Tsukiji. About 3000 tuna are sold here every day. More than 75% of tuna that passes through Tsukiji is frozen, caught in distant oceans such as the coast of Ireland or near the Maldives. Fresh Read more…

The Sacred Deer of Nara Park

Nara is an ancient capital of Japan, where traditional beliefs and religious rituals have been preserved over centuries. Nara lies close to Osaka and Kyoto, 370 kilometers west of Tokyo, and its surrounded by nature. There is a special animal connected with the sacred places of worship in Nara, the Read more…