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Osaka – Japan

Osaka, which is usually pronounced just “Osaka,” is a designated city in Japan’s Kansai prefecture on the island of Honshu. The third most populous city in Japan, after Special wards of Tokyo and Yokohama, it serves as the capital and largest city of Osaka Prefecture. It is also the largest part of the Keihanshin Metropolitan …

Wild and Mythical Tanuki

Tanuki, an indigenous monster that is both mythological and real, is common throughout mainland Japan, particularly in mountainous woods. It can be seen in houses all around the country and is more common and likely much more numerous in ceramic form than the actual wild critter. On the other hand, the wild animal is indigenous …

Kawasaki – Kanagawa

One of the major cities in the Greater Tokyo Area and the Keihin Industrial Area is Kawasaki (Kawasaki-shi), which is located in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. After Yokohama, it is the second most populous city in Kanagawa Prefecture and the eighth most populous city in all of Japan (including the Tokyo Metropolitan Area). With …

Okinawa Island

The largest of Japan’s Ryukyu (Nansei) Islands, Okinawa Island is located in the Kyushu area. Of Japan’s five main islands, this one is the smallest and least populous. The island has a total size of 1,206.98 square kilometers, is around 106 kilometers (66 mi) long, and is typically 11 kilometers (7 mi) wide (466.02 sq …

Japanese rail travel

In Japan, rail travel is a significant mode of passenger transportation, particularly for high-speed, mass transit between large cities and for commuter transportation in urban regions. Just 0.84% of the movement of goods use it for freight transportation, which is a very small percentage. The privatized network runs extremely punctually, efficiently, and with minimal support. …

Arai Hakuseki (1657-1725)

Arai Hakuseki, a Confucian scholar and official, advised the shoguns Tokugawa Ienobu and Ietsugu in the early eighteenth century and contributed to influencing economic and diplomatic policies. When Ietsugu passed away, Hakuseki resigned from his position as secretary of state and started a career as a prolific writer of Japanese history, political philosophy, military arts, …

Land of Ice and Snow: Hokkaido

The subarctic region of Japan is known as Hokkaido, sometimes known as the rough-cut diamond of the north. It has the significant distinction of being Japan’s untamed frontier despite having a population of only roughly 5 million. Despite having fewer than 5% of the country’s population, Hokkaido makes up well over 20% of its entire …

Nature observation in Japan

The country of Japan has a startling variety of animal shows to enjoy all year long. Japan’s natural-history excursions, which were established in the early 1980s for foreign tourists, give you the chance to see more of the nation than just its typical cultural hubs. Every season of the year is a fantastic opportunity to …

Wildlife-watching Tips for Japan

Japan is undoubtedly overpopulated, but the feeling is made worse by the fact that the 126 million people living there are crammed into the tiny area of flat terrain, which is ideal for coastal ribbon development and inland urban sprawl. Nevertheless, there are spots that are widely known for their indigenous wildlife even inside these …

Wildlife – watching In Japan

  The various environments of Japan offer a wealth of chances for wildlife viewing. Important Wildlife Watching Areas This diversity can be observed from a window, on foot or by using another means of transportation, or even from an outdoor hot spring. The southwestern islands of Iriomote, Ishigaki, Okinawa, and Amami-shima provide particularly good opportunity …