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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 2012 on Japan Travel Advice

October has been a busy month on Japan Travel Advice. The site was launched on the 1st of October and we have been busy posted new content on a weekly basis. I still have some interactive Google Maps that I've been developing and hope to launch these soon.

In the meantime, please enjoy a recap of our new articles for October 2012.

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle is one of the most visually stunning castles in all of Japan. The castle an original is known as kurasu-jo (Crow Castle) because of its black exterior. Matsumoto castle is a flatland castle (hirajiro) built on a plain rather than on a hill or mountain. It is located in Matsumoto city, in Nagano Prefecture. Read More

Kinkakuji Temple

Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is one of Japan’s best known sights. Located in Northern Kyoto, the original building was constructed in 1397 as a retirement villa for the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. Read More


Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple in Nara is an awe-inspiring sight and should be at the top of any sightseeing trip to Japan. The temple was built in 752 during the Nara period (710 – 794 AD) at the behest of Emperor Shomu, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read More



Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa is considered to be one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. The other two are Korakuen Garden in Okayama and Kairakuen Garden in Mito. The garden is conveniently located outside the gates of Kanazawa Castle. In its original form Kenrokuen Garden formed the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle. Read More

8 comments:

  1. Nice list. I have been to Matsumoto castle and Kinkakuji. They are awesome place, indeed. :)

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    1. Thanks Cocomino, They are some of my favourite places and sights to visit in Japan. Hope you enjoyed them :)

      John

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  2. Otsukare-sama!
    Sounds like a lot of work.
    I'm hopping over to read the articles!
    I'm especially interested in the Matsumoto Castle one.

    As you probably know I've been to all of these places, but I love reading what other people write about them! ^__^

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Zooming Japan, Yes, it's been a lot of work but I have really enjoyed it and glad to share some of my favourite places in Japan. I hope you enjoy the articles and I would be very interested to hear what you think about them :)

      John

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  3. Thanks for the recap here. :)

    All are great sites and sights to visit. :)

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    1. Thanks Lina, No Worries, Happy to share and appreciate your support. Have you had the chance to visited these places?

      John

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  4. October has been so busy, yes, that I usually comment on posts that are already a few days old. Between work and the gorgeous autumn weather that chases me outdoors non-stop, I'm perpetually behind.

    I've never been to Kenrokuen Garden, but your post has made it very clear that I'll have to correct that oversight ...

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    1. Thanks Rurousha, Glad to hear you are enjoying that beautiful Autumn weather. Hope you have some time to blog about it as looking forward to seeing lots of awesome pictures.

      Definitely add Kenrokuen Garden along with Kanazawa Castle to your hit list. Most of the sights of Kanazawa can be seen in a day and it makes a great mini trip tied in with a visit to Fukui.

      John

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