Author: Tokyo Terry

The Ushiku Daibutsu close to a cherry blossom tree.

Ushiku Daibutsu and Other Great Buddhas of Japan!

The top of the standing Ushiku Daibutsu Buddha is over 100 meters off the ground. Some are centuries old, and others were erected in the 1800s. Let’s look at some amazing Buddha statues across Japan.

A hibiscus flower in Okinawa.

Hibiscus Flower: Everything You Need to Know!

The hibiscus flower in Japan has been admired for centuries for its beautiful and vibrant blooms. With various colors, shapes, and sizes, the hibiscus has become a beloved symbol of Japanese culture and is found everywhere, from gardens to artwork.

Mount Sakurajima in the distance.

Mount Sakurajima and Other Amazing Volcanoes in Japan!

If you’re a little adventurous, visiting a Japanese volcano is a great trip. Many of Japan’s volcanoes listed as “active” are relatively safe. Mount Sakurajima, for example, is situated just a few kilometers from a major city.

One of many public gardens in Japan.

Public Gardens: Five Beautiful Places to Check Out!

With a history dating back centuries, public gardens in Japan offer visitors a glimpse into the country’s roots.Here are five parks across Japan you can check out this spring, just in time for the cherry blossoms.

Two white hearts connected by the red thread of fate, with a couple of red candles in the background.

Red Thread of Fate: The Japanese Legend of Love!

A red thread represents human connections, friendship, family, and true love. Through amazing storytelling, the legend inspired people to share their hearts and appreciate good relationships. 

Shirakawa-go Village during spring, one of the four seasons in Japan.

Seasons of Japan: Why Are They So Special?

Japan has a wide range of climate types for an island of its size, and its seasons in Japan can be rather varied. Let’s take a closer look at what makes the seasons in Japan unique.