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THE RITZ – CARLTON HOTEL IN KYOTO, JAPAN

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, named Best Hotel in Japan by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, redefines luxury in a city that defies expectations. The hotel, which is located along the banks of the Kamogawa River and boasts panoramic views of the Higashiyama Mountain, features tastefully outfitted accommodations, four dining options, numerous refined and elegant event …

Yakuza

Yakuza, sometimes known as gokud, are members of Japanese-based global organized criminal syndicates. The Japanese police and media refer to them as bryokudan at the behest of the police, but the yakuza refer to themselves as ninky dantai. The English counterpart of yakuza is gangster, which refers to a member of a Mafia-like criminal organization. …

Naruto Culture Center

In 1982, this multipurpose facility was built. The structure resembles a seaside Parthenon and is situated in a beautiful setting. There was a definite push after WWII to concentrate the country in Tokyo. There is also a popular belief that modern architecture has little to do with regionalism. In fact, following the war, when local …

Toukouen Hotel In Yonago, Japan

The hotel is located in a hot spring resort and is regarded as one of the representative works of Japan’s postwar architecture due to the powerful expression of its construction. A Torii gate, or holy border situated at the entrance of a shrine, is one of the structure’s motifs. Six columns support two girders from …

Underground Platforms on the Osaka Munіcipal Subway’s Midosuji Line, Japan

The eight lines are the city’s major method of transit, as aboveground trains are significantly less popular in Osaka’s core than they are in Tokyo, which is well-served by Japan Railway trains in addition to the Metro. Foreign Japan Rail Pass holders will find that their passes are nearly useless in Osaka, where they can …

Tadao Ando TIME’S In Nakagyo, Japan

Nakagy-ku is one of Kyoto’s eleven wards, located in the Kyoto Prefecture of Japan. Its name literally translates to “central capital ward.” The ward has an estimated population of 110,430 persons as of 2021. The main sources of income in the area are tourism, shopping, and entertainment. In the Kawaramachi region of the district, the …

Hongan-ji Dendoin In Kyoto, Japan

This edifice, which is located near Nishi Hongan-ji and was created by the renowned architect It Chta, who also designed the Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple in Tokyo, now houses a museum and an exposition hall. It was initially built for an insurance firm linked with the Hongan-ji sect 123 years ago, in the midst of the …

La Collina Omihachiman In Omihachiman, Japan

If plants and trees can breathe, then so can buildings made of the same soil and wood as the trees themselves. The architect appears to have attempted to replicate the concept of a living building that is in tune with its surroundings. His breathing isn’t always audible. To notice it, you must turn everything off. …

Shima Kanko Hotel In Shima City, Japan

The Ise-Shima region of Mie prefecture may not be on everyone’s radar just yet, but it’s always been a popular domestic vacation destination because to Shinto’s holiest temple, Ise Jingu, and several other sacred places. It has gotten a little more worldwide notice after the G7 summit in Shima Kanko Hotel in 2016. The fact …

Restaurant Hasshokan In Nagoya, Japan

Hasshokan, in Nagoya, is one of the few surviving instances of modern Japanese restaurant culture, where tourists can temporarily forget about the city and relax while enjoying nature. Sonsuke Shibata, a lumber merchant, erected his villa on this site in the early Meiji period. It was renamed the Hasshokan culinary inn in 1910 and is …