When Emperor Meiji died, on 13 September 1912, General Nogi Maresuke and his wife proved their loyalty by joining him in death; he killed himself by seppuku (disembowelment), she by slitting her throat with a knife. The house in which they died is adjacent to the Nogi Shrine, which is dedicated to his memory. The house is open only two days a year, on the eve and anniversary of their deaths, but an elevated walkway allows you to peek in through the windows, one of which provides a glimpse of…

When Emperor Meiji died, on 13 September 1912, General Nogi Maresuke and his wife proved their loyalty by joining him in death; he killed himself by seppuku (disembowelment), she by slitting her throat with a knife. The house in which they died is adjacent to the Nogi Shrine, which is dedicated to his memory. The house is open only two days a year, on the eve and anniversary of their deaths, but an elevated walkway allows you to peek in through the windows, one of which provides a glimpse of…

Guide to Visiting Shrines and Temples in Japan

Guide to Visiting Shrines and Temples in Japan

this is Alcatraz Horror theme restaurant in Japan. OMG!!! I love it I need to go here

this is Alcatraz Horror theme restaurant in Japan. OMG!!! I love it I need to go here

Belief in Tokyo / Shrine

Belief in Tokyo / Shrine

Tama Zoo! At Tama Zoo, animals are displayed under naturalistic and spectacular habitats set up in its vast land of 52 ha (129 acres) in Hino City, one hour from central Tokyo by train. It exhibits Japanese animals such as sika deer, Yezo brown bears, and Japanese macaques, as well as animals from all over the world, such as African elephants, koalas, Indian rhinoceroses and orang-utans. The Lion Bus offers you a ride out among the lions.

Tama Zoo! At Tama Zoo, animals are displayed under naturalistic and spectacular habitats set up in its vast land of 52 ha (129 acres) in Hino City, one hour from central Tokyo by train. It exhibits Japanese animals such as sika deer, Yezo brown bears, and Japanese macaques, as well as animals from all over the world, such as African elephants, koalas, Indian rhinoceroses and orang-utans. The Lion Bus offers you a ride out among the lions.

and go to the AVEDA institute / spa have breakfast and get pedicures together <3

and go to the AVEDA institute / spa have breakfast and get pedicures together <3

“Hanami”: The Art of Cherry Blossom Viewing

“Hanami”: The Art of Cherry Blossom Viewing

FREE - The National Art Center was opened on January 21, 2007, boasting the largest exhibition space of any museum in Japan. Unlike most conventional domestic art galleries, the National Art Center does not have its own permanent collection, instead choosing to hold special exhibitions only. Entry to the Center’s atrium is free, and the space boasts a café, two restaurants and excellent shop, Souvenir From Tokyo.

FREE - The National Art Center was opened on January 21, 2007, boasting the largest exhibition space of any museum in Japan. Unlike most conventional domestic art galleries, the National Art Center does not have its own permanent collection, instead choosing to hold special exhibitions only. Entry to the Center’s atrium is free, and the space boasts a café, two restaurants and excellent shop, Souvenir From Tokyo.

The Japanese Sword Museum, a museum filled with both history and art.  It is filled with swords, sword mountings, armour and other sword related items.  The museum has swords created by famous craftsmen such as Nobuyoshi (Ryumon school), Kuniyuki (Rai School) and another Kuniyuki (from the Taima school).  It also has swords created by Nobufusa (an, “Important Cultural Asset) and Sanekage (another important swordsmith, from ancient times).

The Japanese Sword Museum, a museum filled with both history and art. It is filled with swords, sword mountings, armour and other sword related items. The museum has swords created by famous craftsmen such as Nobuyoshi (Ryumon school), Kuniyuki (Rai School) and another Kuniyuki (from the Taima school). It also has swords created by Nobufusa (an, “Important Cultural Asset) and Sanekage (another important swordsmith, from ancient times).

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