Japanese Cinema

Japanese cinema, with a history dating back to 1897, is currently the 4th-largest in the world by number of feature … More

Japanese Flag

Japan, known as the “Land of the Rising Sun”, has a flag that embodies the country’s sobriquet, or nickname, and whose symbolism can … More

Tōkaidō Shinkansen

The Shinkansen (colloquially known in English as the “bullet train”), is a Japanese network of high-speed railway lines. It was … More

Togetsu Bridge

The Togetsukyō (or “moon-crossing bridge”) is a 155-meter bridge over the Katsura River in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto. First … More

Gion District

Gion is a well-known district of Kyoto, Japan which was originally developed in the Middle Ages to accommodate visitors to the Yasaka (Gion) … More

Ginkaku-ji

Ginkaku-ji (“Temple of the Silver Pavilion”), officially named Jishō-ji (“Temple of Shining Mercy”), is a Zen temple in Kyoto, Japan. The Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa initiated … More

Fujisan

Mount Fuji (or Fujisan), located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,389 ft. An active stratovolcano that last erupted … More