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Honbo Garden – Osaka, Japan | Photograph by 63highland Japanese Gardens can be found at private homes, in neighborhood or city parks, and at historical landmarks such as Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and old castles around the world. In Japanese culture, garden-making is a high art, intimately related to the linked arts of calligraphy and ink painting. Japanese gardens were first developed under the influences of the distinctive and stylized Chinese gardens. 20 Stunning Japanese Gardens Around the World
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Yakuza (ヤクザ?, [jaꜜkuza]), also known as gokudō (極道?), are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan (暴力団?, "violence group"), while the yakuza call themselves "ninkyō dantai" (任侠団体 or 仁侠団体?, "chivalrous organizations"). Yakuza
Inarizushi: A Different Kind Of Sushi at Japan Blog It seems that my sushi kick is not totally over yet – will it ever be? I have never heard of inarizushi before. I accidentally read about while browsing the Internet and it made me want to try one. So what is inarizushi and how is it different from the “normal” sushi that we eat?
Japanese addresses: No street names. Block numbers. I love learning something that flips my head upside down. So, let's look at one of the coolest head-flippers I've found: Japanese addresses. Imagine you're standing in Chicago and a Japanese man asks you, “What's the name of this block?” Thinking you've misunderstood the question, you say, “This is Erie Street. We're between Wabash Ave and Rush Street.”
Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1993, Yakushima is one of the most rewarding islands in the Southwest Islands. The craggy mountain peaks of the island's interior are home to the world-famous yakusugi (屋久杉; Cryptomeria japonica), ancient cedar trees that are said to have been the inspiration for some of the scenes in Miyazaki Hayao's animation classic Princess Mononoke. Hiking among the high peaks and mossy forests is the main activity on Yakushima, but the island is also home to some excellent coastal onsen and a few sandy beaches. Yakushima Travel Information and Travel Guide - Japan
Tenryu-ji TempleAshikaga Takeuji converted the Kameyama Detached Palace into a zen temple in 1239, which was the start of Tairyuji Temple. Behind the main hall is the Sogenchi Garden, Japan's first nationally designated place of scenic beauty. The shrine's autumn leaf display is particularly beautiful, and the garden features a view of Arashiyama Mountain in a famous example of the “borrowed scenery” landscaping technique.Koke-dera TempleThe proper name of this temple is Saiho-ji Temple. The temple grounds are covered in 120 varieties of moss, and it is due to this remarkable landscape that the temple is known as the moss temple. Hotels Kyoto - Hoshinoya Kyoto - Luxury Hotel Kyoto
Japan’s Southwest Islands, or Nansei-shotō, are the other Japan: a chain of semitropical islands that feel more like Hawaii or Southeast Asia than the main islands of Japan. Stretching from Kyūshū in the north to within sight of Taiwan in the south, these coral-fringed islands are sure to be a revelation to those who make the journey. First and foremost, the islands are a nature lover’s paradise: starting with the islands of Kagoshima-ken in the north, you’ll find lush primeval forests hidden among the craggy peaks of Yakushima. Heading south, the first stop is Okinawa-hontō, the bustling main island of Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa-ken. While the main island is great, the offshore islands are even better, including the spectacular Kerama-shotō, a group of tiny gems with white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. The lost islands of Japan
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Nagurareya, the human punchbag Had a rough day? Head down to the Kabukicho district of Tokyo, where Nagurareya, the human punchbag, is more than happy to take a beating. A big hit on the streets of Shinjuku, the 37-year-old ex-boxer charges passers-by ¥1000 for one minute of uninterrupted fist exercise, during which he will ... Issei Sagawa, the celebrity cannibal Japan for the Uninvited
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Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire | Documentary Heaven | Watch Free Documentaries Online Commanding shoguns and fierce samurai warriors, exotic geisha and exquisite artisans – all were part of a Japanese renaissance between the 16th and 19th centuries when Japan went from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. But stability came at a price: for nearly 250 years, Japan was a land closed to the Western world, ruled by the shogun under his absolute power and control. Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire brings to life the unknown story of a mysterious empire, its relationship with the West, and the forging of a nation that would emerge as one of the most important countries in the world. The Way of the Samurai.