Kyoto is the historical and cultural hub of Japan. With thousands of temples and shrines, it can take days and days to explore properly.
Horyuji Temple near Nara in Japan might not be the most famous site in the country – but it has a history that makes it one of the most important.
Japan has a reputation for being a very expensive country to travel in. It certainly costs more than most of Asia, but how bad is it really?
You’ll see a lot of pachinko parlours in Japan but it’s a confusing game for outsiders. For the Japanese economy, though, it’s a huge earner!
The Tomioka Silk Mill was critical to Japan’s entry into the world of globalisation and modernisation. So why hasn’t it been recognised internationally?
The Yakusuni shrine and its associated museum are never far from controversy. Many claim they represent a whitewashing of history.
Koyasan is one of the World Heritage Sites on the Kii Mountain Range of Japan. For the pilgrims a thousand years ago, it was a welcome sanctuary.
Photos from inside Nara Dreamland, Japan. The park was abandoned in 2006 and nothing’s been done with it since. It’s all locked off.. but I found a way in.
Although Nikko is a World Heritage quality collection of temples and shrines, it’s three particular monkeys who steal the show.