Attractions in Japan.
Kyoto is a city that “breathes” history. For many years, it was the capital of the Japanese Empire, and now it is the personification of its culture, where the past and present are intertwined, and the future is created. “Kyoto” means “capital”. It was founded in the 8th century AD, in the image of the Chinese capital Xi’an (Chang’an). Unlike most other Japanese cities, in Kyoto, the streets intersect at right angles and they have names (since the layout was borrowed from the Chinese). Kyoto is located in a valley, so it is bordered by mountains on the west and east sides, and the Kamo River flows from north to south, near which most of the city’s attractions are located.
Secrets of Kyoto: top 10 non-obvious attractions that will delight you!
I think that no travel route in Japan is complete without one of the most popular tourist cities – Kyoto. A lot has been written about Kyoto and it is interesting. Many people fall in love with Kyoto at first sight and forever. Not so long ago, I published the first part of an article about the sights of Kyoto based on materials from other sites, which was prepared for the blog by Polina, a student and author of many articles who loved you, she lived in Kyoto for a whole year while studying at a Japanese language school. We present to your attention the 2nd part of the article ” Secrets of Kyoto: top 10 non-obvious attractions that will delight you!”, in which Polina will introduce you to 5 more Kyoto attractions that not everyone knows about.
Momiji season in Japan.
Today I am pleased to publish the following article from the series “Japan through the eyes of Alina”, where she will tell us about the beautiful time of the year in Japan – the season of admiring red maple trees, which is no less beautiful and interesting than Hanami (the season of admiring sakura). Those who are already in Japan and those who are just going to go there, take note of this useful information about places where you can admire beautiful landscapes and take memorable photos.
Okinawa is the southernmost island of Japan.
I have long wanted to start a series of notes about Okinawa, in connection with the organization of our new summer program in Okinawa. I have already written about my short trip to this subtropical Japanese paradise here. Now I want to tell you a little about what this wonderful island is and a little about its history. Okinawa Prefecture is the southernmost and warmest prefecture in Japan. It is the only prefecture in Japan located in the subtropics. There is never subzero temperatures and snow.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved the sea, the sun, and the warmth. Ever since I was a child, I have dreamed that one day I would like to live near the sea. Therefore, in my student years, when I was already more free in my movements and could earn myself a trip to the sea, I used it and went to the Black Sea for several years in a row. Later, when I had the chance to go to Japan, I thought that my dream had almost come true – because Japan is completely surrounded by seas and oceans.