Be In The Midst Of Pure Japanese Culture At Komamoto


Spread over an area of 390 km2, a city in its primary form at the West coast of Kyushu, which happens to have a castle that has complete castle structure and is still kept the pretty compact in its preservation.

Places to visit

This city has a population of about 6,50,000 people and provides its visitors and travelers opportunities such as visiting the Kumamoto Castle, the gardens, Hosokawa residence which was earlier the place of residence for one of the high ranked samurais. Also, the volcano Aso can be checked out for a change. The museum of art: Ashikita, the intriguing Waku Waku undersea aquarium.

The place called Tawarayama which lies in the Minami Ask area tend it one of the famous spots due to the hiking facility it provides. Shimotori shopping arcade, Kamitori shopping arcade, Kihari Fudoson temple, Tamazaki Bairin, Kato, Namaikizakari Street, Oaks Dori, and Kaminoura Dori are some of the other tourist spots.

The food items that must be given a try are the red Wagyu Donburi, Kumamoto Ramen which is complete with its aroma of roasted garlic, Tapiien, Dago-Jiru, Renkon & Hitmoji Guruguru and even sweets like Ikinara Dangi, the hereditary stick rice sugar and syrup candy and the famous booze of the place which is made from the Japanese rice.

When around this place, it is a must to check out Hugo Koryu the site traditionally meant for the tea ceremonies which hold a lot of importance in part of the Japanese people’s life.

The accommodation facilities include Mitsui Garden Hotel, Hotel Nikko, New Otani hotels, Wasuki Tsukasakan, GR Hotel, and Dormy Inn, etc.

The transportation unit has two city tram systems which go in the east and the West direct and cover the spots you would want to visit like Kumamoto station, a castle of Kumamoto, the arcade area and the Jojuen garden. The rates are constant throughout the city, and the travels are supported by one day pass or even IC cards from other parts of Japan.

Nagasaki: Come Into The Lap Of History In Nagasaki


Nagasaki is the capital city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. Nagasaki has a vast history of a nuclear explosion during World War II. Its history bought us goosebumps, but their hard work and the way they progressed after that, is an inspiration. It is built on a natural harbor with buildings on the traces if hills, which gives breathtaking views all around. I have learned a lot from Nagasaki and its surroundings. The people, their culture and their positive attitude towards life are worth learning.

Places to visit

 

  • Hiroshima Island

 

It is also known as Gunkanjima after the nuclear attack was destroyed. The parts of it bring, and Hiroshima Island brings a shiver down my spinal cord, it is an abandoned island. Nobody can understand the pain those people had gone through, but the experience on that island was enough to know the conditions.

 

  • Mount Inasa

 

According to us, it has the prettiest view of the whole city or Nagasaki, with parks and playground, which gave me immense peace and cleansed my aura with its positive environment. And it can be accessed by cable car or bus.

 

 

Glover Garden is a park in Nagasaki built for Thomas Blake Glover, who was a Scottish merchant and contributed to the modernization of the city. The garden was planned and designed beautifully that it made me want to live and spend the rest of my life there.

 

  • Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

 

This museum took me down to the days of World War II. It is a theme museum based on the atomic bombing by the USA in 1945. It contains pictures, artifacts, clippings, and remains of a nuclear attack. It gave me the scary experience of the nightmare which those people lived in those days.

 

Any history and modern architecture lover can get lost in the vast and deep history of this small and little yet amazingly beautiful place. And the spring season is the best time to visit this lovely place.

Sakai is the dream of every wanderlust


The Sakai City which is located a few miles southwards from the Osaka City has age-old legacies, some originating before the concept of cities in Japan. We witnessed some direct evidence of civilization while for others, we had to rub our heads hard. Sakai contains the numerous tombs of the kings, and the mystery which they bear is a direct competition to the Great Pyramids of Egypt. 

To get a deeper understanding of the history and culture of the city, we decided to explore the temples and shrines. The Museum provides complete information on the city through the artifacts preserved since then.

The present lighthouse on the line of the coast in the city symbolizes the occurrence of foreign trade in the town. Apart from this, one must also witness the Cycling Festival which happens every year and where hundreds of participants drizzle from all over the world.

 

We specifically wanted to know the history of Japanese Knives, and for this, we visited the Hamono Museum. The past is presented there in the form of videotapes, and we also found plenty of souvenirs from there to take home.

Thanks to the numerous Japanese Chef, the city has gained prominence from the countries of the world for its cuisine, and some of the figures in the town have been responsible for establishing a culture of food which has been running for centuries. When touring around Sakai, always look out for exciting places enumerating out the history of food.

Lastly, we visited the shrine at Houchigai, and historically, this was the same places which served as a meeting point for the tri – prefectures in Japan.

To reach Sakai, one would need to arrive either at Tokyo or Osaka first and grab a bullet directly to the city. We recommend at least spend three days here.