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.
It’s like a whole other world inside the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. It’s the world’s largest seafood market and there is a lot to see!
This has got to be one of the strangest festivals out there. In the usually demure country of Japan, a Shinto shrine dedicates the day to penises!