A Day Trip To Okunoin Cemetery (And Koyasan)

A Day Trip To Okunoin Cemetery (And Koyasan)

The Okunoin Cemetery in Koyasan is the largest cemetery in Japan with over 200,000 graves of Buddhist Monks and important people such as warlords. It’s located in the forest around sacred Mount Koya and can easily be done as a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto. This...
Nara Festivals (The Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri)

Nara Festivals (The Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri)

Nara in Japan is a good place to visit if you like temples and shrines and if you time it right you could visit when there is a ‘matsuri’, (festival) on like the Kasuga Wakamiya On – Matsuri, one of the best Nara festivals....
Abandoned Theme Parks In Japan (Nara Dreamland)

Abandoned Theme Parks In Japan (Nara Dreamland)

Ever had a dream that you were walking through a zombie apocalypse? Watched the Walking Dead? Read a lot of Stephen King books? Well there’s an abandoned theme park in Japan called Dreamland where you can imagine that you are in that world. Empty for over 20...
Watching A Game of Baseball in Osaka Kyocera Dome Japan

Watching A Game of Baseball in Osaka Kyocera Dome Japan

If you want to see the Japanese super passionate about a sport then you need to see a baseball game in Japan, in this case baseball in Osaka. If there is a sumo match on (the definitive Japanese sport known worldwide) then you should go and see one, it’s an...
The Temples Of Kansai – Japan Photo Essay

The Temples Of Kansai – Japan Photo Essay

The Kansai region in Japan is packed full of old temples, shrines, pagodas and so on. It makes for one of the most cultural areas you can see in the country, with Kyoto being the jewel in the crown. I personally spent several weeks in Osaka to see the area on day...

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