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Tatsuda Nature Park
A mix of history and the outdoors in central Kumamoto
Walk in the footsteps of the Hosokawa family in the Tatsuda Nature Park, their former property and site of their graves.

History of Kyoto's Gion 3
An evening in the teahouse with maiko and geisha
What should you do if you want to enjoy the teahouses but don't have someone to introduce you? The Okini Kyoto Traditional Arts Foundation (京都伝統技芸振興財団) has you covered.

Karuizawa Shaw Memorial Chapel
Foreign Footsteps in Japan 28 - A. C. Shaw
Owning a summer cottage in Karuizawa is now a status symbol in Japanese. But the first cottage was built by a conservative foreign missionary.

Yasui Konpiragu Temple
Keep your good relationships and remove the bad ones
A famous temple in Kyoto known for its role in relationships.

Osaka Castle
Visiting the legendary symbol of Osaka
A visit to Osaka Castle offers a chance to travel back in time and find out more about its historical background.

Sorakuen Garden
Garden in the heart of Kobe City
Built on the residence of Taijiro Kodera and completed in the early 20th century Sorakuen Garden boasts its unchanged oasis for over a century. It’s highly regarded as Kobe city’s premiere garden for it has a rich history and is built amongst the ever-changing modern establishments throughout the years.

Kitano-cho’s Ijinkan
A nice European touch on the hilltop of Yamate
Take a walk in Kitano-cho and learn more about the well-preserved historical area.

History of Kyoto's Gion 2
Entertainment, tea, and the performance
A look at how Gion 's entertainment district is divided into three major organizations: catering (仕出屋), the geisha house (屋形 or 置屋​), and the teahouse (茶屋).

Where to go, where to eat and stay, what to see and do
Yokote city: Where to go, where to eat, where to stay, what to see and do

Yokote Castle
Symbol of Yokote city, Akita Prefecture
Yokote Castle: Symbol of Yokote city, Akita Prefecture