Nagoya is often overlooked as a travel destination by people planning a trip to Japan. As a local living in Nagoya, I have to say that is a mistake. In my opinion, every traveler to Japan should at least make… Continue Reading →
Planning a trip to Japan for the first time? I’ve created a travel guide to Japan for first-time visitors, which includes some helpful tips, where to stay, things to do, and must-have experiences in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.🏮 #JapanTravel #Tokyo #Osaka #Kyoto #Japan #Asia #TravelGuide
Mount Takao is the ideal spot to enjoy nature within Tokyo. There are 8 hiking trails that wind their way up the mountain each with their own attractions. Want a more relaxed pace? Take the cable car or chair lift part way for great views and don't miss visiting Yakuoin temple or a soak in the natural hot spring pools.
Places to go in Singapore: luxury and the Lion City
Singapore is an urban marvel. This modern metropolis of South East Asia attracts over 15 million visitors each year and there are many great places to go in Singapore. A city-state, it is a cultural melting pot, with an intriguing personality like no other destination. You’ll find everything from luxurious hotels to chic shopping districts, and some of the best restaurants in Asia.
Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara, Japan Kasuga Grand Shrine (春日大社 Kasuga-taisha?) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine. The architectural style Kasuga-zukuri takes its name from Kasuga Shrine's honden (sanctuary). Kasuga Shrine, and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest near it, are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara". The path to Kasuga Shrine passes through Deer Park. In Deer Park, deer are able to roam freely and are believed to be scared messengers of the Shinto gods that inhabit the shrine and surrounding mountainous terrain. Kasuga Shrine and the deer have been featured in several paintings and works of art of the Nambokucho Period. Over a thousand stone lanterns line the way. The Man'yo Botanical Garden, Nara is adjacent to the shrine. (Wikipedia EN: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasuga-taisha ) _______________________________________________________________________ Le Kasuga-taisha (春日大社?) est un sanctuaire shinto de la ville de Nara, dans la préfecture du même nom au Japon. Établi en 768 et reconstruit plusieurs fois au cours des siècles, c'est le mausolée de la famille Fujiwara. L'intérieur est célèbre pour ses nombreuses lanternes de bronze, alors que l’extérieur se distingue par ses nombreuses lanternes de pierre qui mènent au monument. Le sanctuaire de Kasuga et la forêt primaire de Kasugayama tout près, sont enregistrés au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO comme faisant partie des monuments historiques de l'ancienne Nara. Le style architectural Kasuga-zukuri prend son nom du honden (bâtiment principal) du Kasuga-taisha. Le chemin jusqu’au Kasuga-taisha passe par le Deer Park où des cerfs apprivoisés errent librement. Plus de mille lanternes en pierre longent la voie. Le jardin botanique Man'yo de Nara est adjacent au sanctuaire. (Wikipedia FR: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasuga_Taisha )
Ever wondered how many different mooncakes there are? Similar to kueh, you might find variations of the same style of mooncakes in both their place of origin and beyond as well.Here is a compilation of the different kinds of mooncakes available out there, some may look similar but have different textures for their crust due to different ingredients and methods etc. Others have different flavours. These are only a fraction of what is available out there.This print comes in a limited run of 45 pieces for A3 and 50 pieces for A4.