Exploring Ibusuki traditional culture in Kagoshima, Japan!

Not sand bath and hot spring (onsen) only. Ibusuki where the Satsuma culture is still alive Ibusuki City (指宿市) is the temperate region at the southern tip of Satsuma Peninsula in Kagoshima Prefecture. The temperature isn’t below 10℃ even in winter.    Before everything, the sand bath of the city is so famous. But that Read more about Exploring Ibusuki traditional culture in Kagoshima, Japan![…]

Buddhism temples in Nikko, around Koyasan, Iwami and Hiraizumi

Temples in Nikko, Kii Mountain Range, Iwami Ginzan, and Hiraizumi Certainly, these sightseeing spots would  less attract attention from the tourists comparing to Kyoto or Nara.   But you can enjoy the temples as well as the scenery surrounding them. The leaders in each period built temples in the capitals to protect the city and the Read more about Buddhism temples in Nikko, around Koyasan, Iwami and Hiraizumi[…]

Japanese culture in Nara Period. The Tenpyo Culture

Nara Period and the ancient capital, Heijo-kyo [su_label type=”black”]What is Nara Period[/su_label] In 710, the capital in Asuka Period was moved to Nara. It was the end of Asuka Period and the start of the completely different time. The new capital was named as Heijo-kyo(平城京). And the leaders at that time planned to imitate the regime of Read more about Japanese culture in Nara Period. The Tenpyo Culture[…]

Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage

[su_label type=”info”]The temples in the traditional city, Kyoto [/su_label]   Kyoto, one of the most traditional and historical cities in Japan, attracts more than 80 million people in a year. The city had assumed a role of an  administrative function since 794. With the beginning of Heian Period, many people moved from Nara(Heijo-kyo) to Kyoto(Heian-kyo, 平安京) Read more about Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage[…]

Horyuji temple. Nara World Heritage Site.

Asuka Period and it’s culture

What’s Asuka Period?   The term of ancient Asuka Period began in 592 and ended in 710. “Asuka” is the southern area of Nara Prefecture.         In this period, Buddhism was the most essencial things of the culture. With Buddha statue, the religion had  already came to Japan in the middle of 6th. And Read more about Asuka Period and it’s culture[…]

Murouji Temple, five stories

Japanese temples and shrines

  [su_label type=”info”]Feature of Japanese traditional architectures[/su_label]   The number of the temples in Japan is about 76,000 and that of the shrines is about 80,000. Coming to Japan, you can see the temples and the shrines everywhere even if you travel Kyoto, Nara, or Kamakura.    Today, few Japanese deeply devot to a specific religion. Read more about Japanese temples and shrines[…]