Without a doubt, ninjas stand out as one of the most enthralling aspects of Japan’s feudal history. To this day, reenactments, restoration of ninja towns, and films portraying the stealthy warriors remain prevalent in Japan and around the world. Ninja martial arts training, battles, and weapons capture the imagination of tourists
Buried beneath the elevated taste and well-preserved temples and shrines, deep in neighborhood backstreets, Kyoto reveals a sense of humor and a penchant for the quirky and strange. These quirky museums in Kyoto are worth a visit to see a different side of the esteemed city
Yabusame, a traditional Japanese form of mounted archery, dates back more than 800 years to the Kamakura Period. Highly skilled archers ride horse back at at full speed and shoot arrows at three consecutive targets.
Said to have been the Emperor’s kitchen during its 1,000 years reign as the imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto’s refined cuisine is more about traditions than particular foods. To this day, the city retains its aristocratic taste in meal preparation and presentation
I walked into a pottery store in Hagi – a small, seaside city seeped in Japan’s history and culture of fire-kilned arts. I gently ran my fingers over a rice bowl and picked it up for a closer look. The pale salmon color and smooth polish caught my eye, and I turned it over to [...]