47 Ronin of Ako

Japan’s 47 Ronin of Ako – The Greatest Example Of Bushido

Have you ever heard of Japan’s 47 Ronin? Nope? Ok, but do you know what a ronin (ろうにん、浪人) is? (...)

May 31st

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Sekai no Ume Koen - World Plum Park in Hyogo Prefecture

Sekai no Ume Koen (World Plum Park) near Himeji

I know, I know. Everyone loves cherry blossom season in Japan. But don’t forget about plum blossoms! I’ll never (...)

Mar 22nd

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Takeda Castle in Hyogo Prefecture

Takeda Castle – “The Castle in the Sky”

Hyogo Prefecture has a lot of great castles and thus is a must-visit for castle fans. Besides the famous (...)

Feb 3rd

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Izushi City in Hyogo Prefecture

Old Castle Town and Soba Paradise: Izushi City

The castle explorer in me loves visiting Japanese castles. So, I went to Izushi Castle in Hyogo Prefecture. The (...)

Jan 24th

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Izushi Castle

Izushi Castle in Hyogo Prefecture

Hyogo Prefecture has a lot of great castles such as the famous Himeji Castle. However, there are others you (...)

Jan 13th

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Kobe Luminarie

Kobe Luminarie 2013 – A Masterpiece of Illumination

Around Christmas time you’ll find a lot of great illuminations in Japan. One of the most popular illuminations is (...)

Dec 13th

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Nada Kenka Matsuri Himeji

Breathtakingly Dangerous: Nada Kenka Matsuri in Himeji

Himeji is mostly famous for its great castle. Himeji Castle is without a doubt one of the most impressive (...)

Oct 9th

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Himeji Yukata Festival

Himeji Yukata Festival in June

When you hear “Himeji” you probably think of the beautiful “Himeji Castle” which is certainly what Himeji is most (...)

Jun 29th

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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Kobe

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (Photo #2)

Today’s photo features one of my favorite bridges in Japan: The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is with almost 4km the (...)

Jun 28th

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