Welcome to Japan

Open a world map and look at the extensive Asia/Pacific region.  Almost at the very center, you'll discover the Japanese archipelago stretching north to south along the eastern edge of the Asian continent.  Japan has lured untold numbers of adventurers since Marco Polo first introduced it to the world back in the 13th century as " Zipangu ? the Land of Gold."  Though the Japan of today may not be a land of gold, the "Neo Zipangu" does possess powerful and magnet-like attractions: great cultural variety, colorful and inspiring natural attractions beautifully interwoven by distinct four seasonal changes, not to mention the overflowing hospitality of its people. As such, Japan is vigorously gaining in popularity as a tourist destination that is easily accessible from any part of the world. A destination any one can enjoy on a reasonable budget and with a sense of complete security.
    This is where the past literally greets the future. This is where they both mingle. Japan has a long history of absorbing advanced cultures from the Asian Continent from ancient times through the Middle Ages. Later it began to assimilate elements of Western civilization from the latter half of the 19th century. By selectively assimilating these many cultural influences, the country has successfully added rich new dimensions and depth to its indigenous culture. This marvelous harmony between the refinement of things and concepts "Oriental" blended with the leading-edge technology and the often Ultramodern urban lifestyle you find in Japan today is truly proof of a long and eloquent history.
    Beautiful, relaxing, nostalgic, profound, fashionable, mouth-watering, exciting, succulent, historic,
cultural, just name it! Japan, Japan, Japan! Which would you like to meet?  Intertwined with a genuine and heart-warming hospitality, Japan awaits you. Yes! Welcome to our Japan!

Sightseeing :
Kinkakuji Temple:
"... As a country Buddhist priest, my father, rather poor in vocabulary, used to tell me that nothing in this world is as beautiful as Kinkakuji ..." (an excerpt from "The Temple of The Gold Pavilion" by renowned author, Yukio Mishima)

The Great Buddha of Kamakura:
This Great Buddha is world-famous as the symbol of the ancient capital Kamakura.

The East Garden:
This formal Japanese garden within the Imperial Palace is open to the public.  Admission is free of charge.

Ryoanji Temple:
Ryoanji is celebrated for its "dry landscape garden" better known as a "stone garden," a symbolic reproduction of the world of nature using only rocks and white sand.
Mt. Fuji:
No doubt, this elegant peak is probably the most coveted "must-see" attraction for any visitor to Japan.

Japanese Cuisine :
Originating as a light meal served prior to a tea ceremony, it has been developed into a refined full-course Japanese dinner.

Thin-sliced fish, shellfish or various other ingredients of the sea are placed on a wad of slightly vinegared rice

September 16, Yabusame or Horseback Archery takes place at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura..