Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

  • My odyssey to Japan
    My odyssey to Japan
    The time was October 2007 and the wind was really chilling in Fukuoka airport, for an Indian like me. It was not hard to distinguish me out of the rest as I was the only mutant with dusky skin color and eyes, a littler bigger than the rest of the passengers. I went to Japan to visit an old friend of mine who lives in Shimonoseki, at the southern part of Honshu Island. As a first trip abroad I was thrilled to the hilt and refused to blink in the fear of losing some of the magnificent scenes of the dreamland. Usually when people go for a trip to a foreign land they prefer staying at a place where foreigners folk, and preferably it is a city. But I went to meet a friend of mine who was staying in the countryside. Hence my temporary adobe was countryside in Japan. Upon landing at the airport I met my friend, who adhered strictly to  [...]
    Posted at May 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am
  • Top Unusual Places To Visit In Japan – Part V
    Top Unusual Places To Visit In Japan – Part V
    Fuji Five Lake: A splendid way to derive pleasure from the trip to Mount Fuji at a rather unhurried rate from a quaint, innate surrounding is to head to the Fuji Five Lake located at the northern base of the mountain or make a trip to Hakone. The Fuji Five Lake region is situated at the base of the Mount Fuji at a height of thousand meters above sea-level among the splendid wilderness of the Yamanashi Prefecture. One can enjoy varied activities like trekking, camping and catching fish. The Lake Kawaguchi is the easily reached in comparison to the other four lakes namely Yamanaka, Sai, Shoji and Motosu. Hakone, famed for its hot water springs, open-air activities, innate splendour and sights of the close by Mt.Fuji is hardly 100kms from Tokyo. Presently, several springs supply hot spring waters to the scores of baths and ryokan in  [...]
    Posted at September 15th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Top Unusual Places To Visit In Japan – Part I
    Top Unusual Places To Visit In Japan – Part I
    Japan is a fascinating contrast of the old and the novel and has through its past perpetually imported cultural practices alongside holding on firmly to the festival celebrations, sports and religious convictions of the past. The outcome is an exhilarating array of activities that Japan has in its offing that leaves one spoiled for choices. However, there are a select few enlisted to make one’s trip worth-while. Awashima Shrine This shrine for women is located in Kada, close to Wakayama City in central Japan is famed for a mammoth assortment of dolls that are received from individuals that are incapable of abandoning their souls to the refuse heap on the crook. Here, dolls are believed to be substitutes used to implore for clemency and release. A majority of those that visit the shrine come for purifying their souls and invigorating  [...]
    Posted at September 9th, 2009 at 10:09 am
  • Todaiji Temple – The Pride of Japan
    Todaiji Temple – The Pride of Japan
    The Great Eastern Temple also called Todaiji, situated in mid Nara in the Nara Park, is amongst Japan’s highly fames shrines and a remarkable milestone of Nara. Built in 752 under the reign of Emperor Shomu, as the chief temple of all regional Buddhist temples found in Japan, it draws its name from its position in the east Nara that was the former capital of Japan at the time of its construction. Presently, it is the head-office of the Kegon school of Buddhism in Japan. Depicting the zenith of grand Buddhist architecture, the wide-scaling temple was appreciably bigger than what it presently stands. The prime figure of the temple is the bronze-based enormously sized statue of Buddha Vairocana venerated by the Kegon sect in Buddhism. In accordance to famed myths, close to twenty-six lakh locals assisted in the construction of the  [...]
    Posted at August 18th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Information On Tsunami
    Information On Tsunami
    Over and again, world has been facing varied natural disasters in which millions of people have died up to now and losses amounting to billions of dollars, but what we can do about natural disasters when they hit us, the least we could do is to predict them and take steps to avoid the loss of life and property. I never knew of the word called Tsunami unless for the event which took place on 2004 Indian ocean earthquake, it was under the sea earthquake which occurred at 00:58:53 UTC, December 26. The under water earthquakes are called Tsunami, it happened at the epic centre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. I still remember the days of December 2004 in which nearly 230,000 people died in over 11 countries, the major cause of the quake as the research says was due to subduction, which triggered a series of tsunamis, which were  [...]
    Posted at August 12th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Dreaded Dandelion Beaches
    Dreaded Dandelion Beaches
    The sea wasp also known as the stinger or box jellyfish is deemed the penultimate malice on earth above creatures like the black widow spider or rattlesnake to name a few. A single jellyfish has enough venom to take nearly 60 lives. This threat is prevalent throughout the year in the coast waters and islands in Thailand with places like Phang Na, Koh Mak where the relative of the box jellyfish, the Irukandjis prevail. These four tentacled, chironex-type has been sited from North Wales in UK to as far as Capetown. Even the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Barrier in Australia which is a prime tourist magnet is closed for swimming during the months from November and May due to this menace with some places having special safety nets that are kept open. One can find the dreaded box jellyfish that has caused nearly 60 fatal cases in  [...]
    Posted at July 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am
  • Nagoya – The City With A Unique Design
    Nagoya – The City With A Unique Design
    In spite of its reputation of being conservative and provincial, Nagoya has won a place in the list of UNESCO’s creative cities. It is centrally located and serves as a crossroads for the nation. It is the fourth largest city in Japan in terms of population, as well as the nucleus of the third largest metropolitan area in the nation. Nagoya developed as the castle town of the Owari, one of the three branches of the ruling Tokugawa family during the Edo Period.  However, much of the city, including most of its historic buildings, was destroyed in the air raids of 1945. Despite all this Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and the principal city of the Nobi plain Nagoya is known for the vastness of the underground shopping centers around Nagoya Station–including Unimall, Terumina, Meichika, and Sun Road. The size of this  [...]
    Posted at June 5th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Five Tallest Buddha Statues In The World
    Five Tallest Buddha Statues In The World
    Spring Temple Buddha It is the tallest statue in the world and is located in the Zhaocun township of Lushan County, Henan, China. The statue depicts Vairocana Buddha and is 128 meters high with a weight of over 1000 tonnes. It is made out of bronze and gets its name from the nearby Tianrui hot springs. Laykyun Setkyar It is the second tallest statue in the world and is situated in Khatakan Taung village in Monywa, Sagaing Division, Myanmar. Monywa lies in the heart of the Chindwin Valley and 136 km northwest of Mandalay. The height of the statue is 116 meters. The construction of the giant statue started in 1996 and the completion ceremony took place in 21st February, 2008. Ushiku Daibutsu It is the third tallest statue in the world and is located in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Ushiku Daibutsu is also called Ushiku  [...]
    Posted at May 29th, 2009 at 03:05 am