Category Archives: 02. Asia

Hiroshima and Itsukushima, (Japan)

“Broad Island”, “First city in history to be destroyed by an atomic bomb” Coming to our last and farthest stop-over along this journey through Japan, we could not leave without visiting one of the most known places on earth, Hiroshima. … Continue reading

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Osaka, (Japan)

“Large Hill”, “Old Naniwa, one of the Imperial Capitals of Japan”, “The nation’s kitchen” Osaka, the second largest city in Japan during the day time, and third at night time, is only comparable to be second after Tokyo. A massive … Continue reading

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Himeji, (Japan)

“The White Heron Castle” On this second day trip from our base Kyoto, we visit another masterpiece of the truly old and once Imperial Japan, the ancient city of Himeji. This will be the last of the historical cities in trip … Continue reading

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Nara and Horyu-ji, (Japan)

“Flat Land”, “One of the former Imperial Capitals of Japan from 710 to 794” Nara, the first day trip from Kyoto, our second base in this Japanese tour after Tokyo and many other cities in between. A fascinating ancient city … Continue reading

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Kyoto, (Japan)

“Kyo”, “The Ancient City”, “City of History” Considered as the most beautiful and fascinating city in Japan, it is a must visit for anyone coming to the country. The old royal capital of Japan, a place where time stood still … Continue reading

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Yokohama, (Japan)

“The first port in Japan opened to the outside world at the end of the feudal Edo period” Believe it or not, as possibly you have not even heard of this city before, it is the most populous in Japan, … Continue reading

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Nikko, (Japan)

“Never say ‘kekkō’ until you’ve seen Nikkō (kekkō meaning beautiful)” Our second of the day trips from our base in Tokyo was for this incredible place, the first touch to the “real Japan”, although I’ve already known this when I … Continue reading

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Nagoya, (Japan)

“Chū (middle) + kyō (capital), the Middle Capital”, “Nagoyaka, meaning peaceful” Our first destination from our main base in Tokyo, we come to one of the “newest” and thriving cities in Japan, Nagoya. A city almost entirely devastated during WWII, including … Continue reading

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