Lesser known islands of Japan

"From here on giant deep sea creatures may appear. To avoid any accidents kindly be seated and keep your seat belts fastened." Heart skipped a beat after hearing that! It does not state Whales may appear; it clearly suggests human race knows next to nothing about ocean and we are currently in deep waters so [...]

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Visit to World’s Largest Fishmarket- Tsukiji

First fish market in Tokyo was established in Edo Period by Ieyasu Tokugawa; who was the Commander in Chief. He invited fishermen from Osaka to Edo to provide fish to the castle. Tokyo was known as Edo till 1870's. They used to sit near Nihonbashi Bridge till the Kanto earthquake in 1923. Earthquake devastated most [...]

Four Hundred Years Old Road…

..that great peak in Kiso Is freezing even in summer We wish we could give it Some warm clothing... This story is about a highway built 400 year ago.  A road connecting two powerful cities. Road which was the rejuvenation of Japan's thousand years old highway system. Nakasendo (中山道) --- Road though the central mountains. Another name is [...]

Where Japanese Adam and Eve are enshrined

Long ago when the world was yet to take its current shape two deities were sent from the heaven to make this mortal world more interesting. Izanagi no Omikoto (the male God) and Izanami no Omikoto (the female God)... When they arrived they saw there is no land..no life, they were unimpressed. He stabbed the [...]