MANDARIN ORIENTAL IN TOKYO,JAPAN

The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is a premium hotel located in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi area, near Tokyo Station and the Tokyo Stock Exchange, in the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group manages the hotel, which debuted in December 2005. There are 178 rooms and suites at the hotel, as well as ten restaurants and bars. Sense, …

Tokyo Skytree

In Sumida, Tokyo, the Tokyo Skytree (, Tky Sukaitsur, stylised TOKYO SKYTREE) is a broadcasting and viewing tower. It overtook the Canton Tower as Japan’s highest structure in 2010, and reached its full height of 634 meters (2,080 feet) in March 2011, making it the world’s tallest tower, displacing the Canton Tower, and the world’s …

Imperial Palace in Tokyo

The Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居, Kōkyo, literally ‘Imperial Residence’) is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda district of the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains several buildings including the main palace (宮殿, Kyūden), some residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and …

Welcome to the Ryokan Sawanoya Rooms

Welcome to the Sawanoya Ryokan. This traditional Japanese inn, located in Yanaka, near Tokyo’s Ueno district, offers tourists a relaxing stay in a rustically attractive residence. Sawanoya Ryokan, which has been in the service sector for more than 70 years, offers pleasant living in a warm, welcoming environment. Sawanoya’s interior is just as welcoming as …

Azuchi Castle – One Of The Most Famous Castles

The castles of Japan are distinguished by their special architecture. In the city of Azuchi, north of Omi Hachiman (Shiga Prefecture), on the shores of Lake Biwa, there is one of the main castles of Oda Nobunaga, a military leader and the most prominent samurai of Japan, who devoted his life to the unification of …

Kokedera – The Temple of Moss

The Moss Temple of Kokedera, as it is also called, is the result of an amazing interaction between nature and human creativity, located in the western part of the city of Kyoto – the ancient capital of Japan at the foot of Mount Koinzan. This place is famous for its exceptionally beautiful natural places, tranquility …

The Oldest Wooden Building in the World – Horyuji Temple

The Horyuji Temple was founded in 607 by Prince Shotoku, who is described in the early popularization of Buddhism in Japan. Horyuji is one of the oldest temples in the country and contains the oldest valued wooden structures in the world. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993. Horyuji’s temple areas are simply …

Hase-dera Temple – A Place You Must Visit

Hase-dera temple This ancient temple was founded in 736. It is sometimes referred to as “Hase Kannon Temple” due to the Kannon statue kept here. Flowers such as hydrangeas, cherries, lilies, clovers, plums, daffodils, etc. grow here. Therefore, the temple is also called “flower temple”. The temple is divided into upper and lower zones. In …

Yamadera – The Sky Temple

Lurking on the side of a mountain, the Yamadera temple complex seems to embody the very typical Japan for which tourists travel around it, and which the Japanese themselves value very much. This temple is located near the city of Yamagata. It was founded in the middle of the 9th century by the Tendai sect …

Okunoin Temple – The Cemetery of Thousands

Okunoin is in the eastern part of Koya, surrounded by forest. About a mile and a half long and the site of over 200,000 graves, this is the largest cemetery in Japan. Starting from the Ichi-no-hashi bridge, stone paths lined with trees and lanterns lead through the tombstones leading you to the mausoleum of Kobo …