Kurashiki — a town planner’s draft, a cultural geographer’s map of urban growth; from the postwar sprawl typified by the compression of buildings contiguous with highways and railroad tracks, to the painted walls and turrets of Kurashiki Tivoli Park, a children’s storybook theme park, replete with artificial lakes, palaces and a Ferris wheel, to the well-ordered Edo Period (1603-1868) grid of Bikan, the original town.
The water village of Gujo-Hachiman is overflowing with food and sightseeing options. Much of Gujo-Hachiman is crisscrossed by rivers.
Joujyuin Temple, Kamakura, Japan
Last September, the town of Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture became a headline-grabbing topic around the world with its Cat Street View project. In its fir
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Walking the Path of Philosophy - great article by Michael Lambe. Good overview for English-speaking travelers interested in knowing more about this public path and it's "walking meditation." Kyoto.
Kintaikyo: A bridge reincarnated over troubled waters | The Japan Times