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Ashikaga Flower Park

From the series “Top 16 Most Unusual and Original Parks and Gardens”
Those who love to enjoy the beauty of exotic flowers beyond everything else, are sure to like Ashikaga Park. It’s located in the city of the same name, in Japan. The wonderful park is situated at the heart of the island of Honshu. Year-round, its territory is adorned by millions of fragrant flowers. The appearance of the park varies depending on the time of year. Between February and March, its guests can enjoy the flowering plum, daffodils, and tulips.

In April and May, the whole territory of the park is covered with rhododendrons and azaleas. In summer, it is decorated with dozens of species of many different flowers. Even in autumn, the park is fabulously beautiful, as at this time the saffron blooms. Experienced travelers advise to visit the Ashikaga Flower Park in May, when … Read all

Eye of Tuna in Naha Restaurants

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
In Japan, the most popular national food can plunge into shock residents of other countries. That’s an eye of tuna. In contrast to the meat of one of the most valuable fish in the world, its eyes are very cheap. You can buy these items literally in any Japanese supermarket. Tuna eyes differ with impressive size, so at first glance it’s difficult to get how to eat this huge items with relish.

As many other fish delicacies in Japan, it’s used to eat eyes raw, but sometimes they’re cooked in amazing and delicious manner. Eyes of tuna are boiled and then served to the table with rice. Sometimes they are deep fried and then served with soy sauce. The taste of food in any form is quite specific, but experts say that the benefits of such a food are invaluable.

A few years ago, Japan … Read all
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Preferred to Open 9 New Hotels in 2022

In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes in Japan

1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Japan with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.

Railway and landscape maps of Japan

This Japan map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.

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Meiji Temple Meiji Shinto Temple is one of the best examples of the architecture of Shinto religion in Japan. The temple is located in the middle of a dark forest, an unexpected oasis of wild nature in the central part of the city. In order to reach the temple, visitors must pass a huge wooden tower and continue their walk in a wide pebbled path. Completed in 1920, the temple was built in honor of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken - during their reign Japan became a modern country, open to … Read more
Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, is situated in the heart of the Japanese archipelago. The area where the city was built is between two rivers, namely, the Sai and Asano. Besides that, Kanazawa is situated on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It is hard to put into words how picturesque local nature is. It is virtually impossible to find another city in the world where ancient so peacefully coexists with modern. Miraculous old temples with their centuries-old history border with modern … Read more
The greatest Buddhist monument is the temple of Kinkaku-ji. It is known under the unofficial name Golden Temple by many tourists. The walls and roof of this temple are covered with sheets of pure gold. At any time of the year, it looks simply unrepeatable against the backdrop of the surrounding landscapes. The temple was built at the end of the 14th century, and is known for hosting the last years of the life of the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. In 1950, the building was badly damaged by a fire. … Read more
Near the coast is the Osaka Maritime Museum occupying an original spherical building with a facade faced with mirror tiles. The museum opened in 2000 is located on the water - 15 meters away from the shore. The four-story museum features a wide variety of exhibits, from beautiful models of old ships to antique ship equipment. The modern museum has many interactive exhibits, as well as a modern cinema hall where themed movies are shown every day. Don't ignore the National Museum of Arts that … Read more
Nakajima Park is a perfect place to get acquainted with national culture and traditions. It houses some interesting cultural and entertainment institutions. You can combine admiring the scenery and a visit a national puppet-show. A beautiful Japanese Garden where they hold tea ceremonies is also located there. Literary Museum operates in the park, yet the opening of the Concert Hall took place not long ago. It is quite easy to find a suitable place in the park for secluded rest. A stroll … Read more
The city is not without contemporary architectural monuments. Their largest concentration is found in the actively developing Momochi area. Here is the Fukuoka Tower - the highest skyscraper in the city, built in 1989. The height of the skyscraper is 234 meters. It is a popular tourist site with an excellent viewing platform at an altitude of 116 meters. All urban areas and sights can be seen from its top. In the skyscraper run several restaurants and cafes. Lovers of historical sites will be … Read more
The reminder of the tragic events taking place in August 1945 is the Genbaku Dome. This is a historical construction crowned with a big globe dome. It is very surprising that the historic building is only 16 meters from the epicenter of the atomic bomb explosion and managed to survive. The building has not been intentionally reconstructed, so you can admire the same construction as it was after the explosion. The historic building was built in 1915. In the first half of the 20th century, it was … Read more
Nagoya outskirts are the location of an interesting ethnographic museum in the open air that is called Meiji Mura. Antique houses that were traditionally built in Japan in the second half of the 19th century are the main exhibits of this unusual museum. Houses from different parts of the country were brought to this museum, and some of the buildings belonged to famous and noble people in the past. Each of the houses features an interesting collection of antique items. The museum has one more … Read more - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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