SHIBUYA SKY – Shibuya Scramble Square

Shibuya Square Shibuya is a mixed-use skyscraper associated with Shibuya Station in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. This is part of the reconstruction of the station area. Located at Shibuya Station, the complex consists of three buildings, including an eastern building, Shibuya Scramble Square (229.71 m high), a central building (61 m high) and a western building …

Kofukuji – One of the Oldest Temples in Japan

Kofukuji Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan and one of the seven largest temples in the southern part of the country. It is located in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The five-story pagoda of the Kofukuji Temple is a symbol of the city …

Toji Temple

Toji, a unique temple complex from the 8th century, is a place steeped in history, legend and antiquity. Toji literally translates as an oriental temple. Initially, the temple was used to protect the capital and the surrounding lands both by the massive structures themselves and by the gods to whom they prayed here. Now the …

The biggest statue of Buda – Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple was built in 752 in the first capital of Japan – the city of Nara. The temple houses the largest statue of Buddha in Japan. The temple was built by order of Emperor Shomu, specifically to house the huge statue of Buddha. Todaiji is 18 meters high and has an area of 2,500 …

Work in Japan

Japan is one of the most diverse countries in the world. And although the temples, castles and stunning scenery are amazing to see, it is the constantly bustling Tokyo that is attracting more and more people who are interested in working abroad. If you want to work in Japan and experience Tokyo’s pop culture first …

Kinkakuji Temple – The Golden Pavilion

Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, was built in 1397 as the residence of retired shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu and was converted into a Zen Buddhist temple after his death. Kinkakuji, covered with gold embossed ornaments and surrounded by a beautiful Japanese garden, is a wonderful masterpiece from the Muromachi era (14-16 century). Visiting …

Geisha culture in Okiya 置屋

Geishas have been one of the most ancient symbols of Japan and its culture since the time when the land of the rising sun was closed to outside influences. They are part of a tradition that is disappearing, but seeks to preserve the most important features of its history. Representing much more than just fun …

The Plover Castle – Matsue

Matsue Castle is one of twelve surviving ancient castles in Japan and the only one in the San’in region. It is called “Plover Castle” because of its characteristic pediments, which resemble the spread wings of this water bird. Another distinctive feature of the castle is the rows of large black amaoi-ita shutters to keep the …

The beauty of Hirosaki Castle

Towers, sakura and apples Hirosaki Castle is considered one of the most beautiful in Japan. The main tower, built at the top of the hill, is surrounded by defensive walls, moats and yagura towers. Around the castle is a beautiful cherry orchard, where thousands of sakura trees bloom lush every spring. Hirosaki is the commercial …

The incredibly preserved castle – Hikone

Hikone Castle is a historic Japanese palace that impresses with its well-preserved architecture. Hikone is located near the city of Kyoto, in the city of the same name, located in the Japanese prefecture of Shiga (Shiga Prefecture). Hikone is a palace of the so-called Edo period and is revered as one of the most authentic …