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Around KIX – An architectural masterpieces of Japan
Start counting at your very first steps at Kansai International Airport – one of the largest airport investments in the world. They leveled 3 mountains and used thousands of tons of concrete to build an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay. The airport is renowned for its high-end service. It has more interesting things to explore than the fact that no one has lost their luggage at KIX since it was opened 21 years ago. *KIX: Kansai International Airport Text and photos: Cac Truc ...
10 gorgeous places to see autumn leaves (Momiji – fall foliage) in Kyoto
Coming to Kyoto in the fall, you can easily be caught red color everywhere. From the majestic mountains to the sacred temples inside the city. Kyoto is the "spirit party" for international visitors when they come here. In Kyoto, the leaves began to change color from October. But the most brilliant is around mid-November. However, until mid-December, if visiting Kyoto, you can still leisurely to admire the red leaves ! Kyoto autumn is one of the charms of Japan. Here we pick the list of 10 ...
10 travel etiquette tips you need to know when coming to Japan
It is very important to get to know the basic manners of Japanese culture, especially when it is the first time you visit this country, and also to avoid falling into awkward situations. Here are 10 Japanese etiquette do and don't that you need to know before taking a trip to the land of cherry blossoms. 1. Take off your shoes at the door This is the basic manner that exists not only in Japan but also in many parts of the world. As soon as entering a Japanese house, take off ...
9 things to do and see in Kyoto you can’t miss
Kyoto is the capital of Japan during the 1000 years; Kyoto fills glory of the past. Besides a place is recognized as world cultural heritage by UNESCO, this ancient capital region also boasts features such as a culture town and unique cuisine. Kyoto attracts tourists by ancient color with temple architecture characterized Japan as well as modern breath is expressed through the bars and coffee shops. Let’s buffalotrip.com to discover some things to do and see in Kyoto that make sure you ...
Everything you should know about Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train)
Surely one of Japan’s most iconic images is an impossibly fast bullet train (or “shinkansen”) speeding past snow-capped Mount Fuji – you know the photo. Clichéed as it is, it captures that most Japanese of phenomena, the seamless blending of the ancient and the modern. Beautiful views aside, the bullet train really is one of those must-do Japanese experiences. It can feel a bit daunting to try and figure out how to use it, but don’t worry – we’ve got a few tips on how to get th ...
8 wonderful things you should know about Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo
Just a 10 minutes’ walk from the Shinjuku station, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a true natural oasis amid of the hubbub of the metropolis. It features three themed gardens, the English Landscape, the French Formal, and the Japanese Landscape. The park is much loved by tourists and locals alike for a lovely, relaxing day out. What is Shinjuku Gyoen? Shinjuku Gyoen, a beautiful oasis amid the bustle of Shinjuku, opened back in 1906, during the Meiji Period. It consists of ...
6 secret places to view and video the Shibuya scramble crossing
Serving as the symbol of Shibuya is the world's famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing. This time, we will introduce 6 photo spots to take of the Shibuya Crossing. Why not walk through the crossing, and then visit one of these places to take the greatest photos? Shibuya Scramble Crossing The Shibuya Scramble Crossing is an intersection located outside the Shibuya Station (3 million people a day use the Shibuya Station) that represents the city of Shibuya. 500,000 people cross this wo ...
Autumn colors in Kyoto
Japan’s cherry blossoms are famous the world over, but the fall foliage in Kyoto is perhaps even more beautiful. Here’s our guide on how to see the Autumn Colors in Kyoto at it’s best. Sentō-gosho Garden, Kyoto. Photo by np&djjewell While the cherry blossoms at their peak are almost excessively lovely, even tawdry in their obvious appeal, the fall foliage is a more restrained beauty that grows on you the more you look at it. And, while catching the cherries in pe ...
Traveling Tokyo not spend a penny, why not?
Tokyo is renowned as one of the most expensive city in the world and of course the traveling this city makes many visitors are worried because the cost is expensive if compared to other Asian cities. However, buffalotrip.com today will suggest you the cost-savings pleasant experiences if you want to travel Tokyo. Ginza Ginza is one of Tokyo's bustling areas with many fashion boutiques, restaurants and coffee shop. Of course, price in this area is not cheap but that does not mean you ig ...
Kyoto’s etiquette manual for tourists
The former Japanese capital, Kyoto, has released a guide to the ‘do’s and don’ts’ for visitors in the city, including a no tipping rule and drink cycling ban. Those caught cycling following the consumption of alcohol face a fine of nearly £5,200 Photo: kyoto.travel/en Eighteen of Kyoto’s customs and information on how to avoid any "cultural faux pas” have been outlined in a new infographic released by the Kyoto Convention and Visitors ...
5 common mistakes travelers make in Japan
Yuko Ehara, the Palace Hotel Tokyo's expert on manners, shares five of travelers’ most common mistakes—and what to do instead. With its baroque rituals and ancient traditions, Japanese etiquette strikes fear in the hearts of even seasoned travelers. But no need to worry: It’s effort—not execution—that matters most to the Japanese. “Everybody understands you’re from a different culture,” says Yuko Ehara, a Tokyo-based tour guide and etiquette ...
11 things locals want you to know about Tokyo
A city can't always speak for itself, but its locals can. Tokyo may be best known as a frenetic, uber-modern super city, but the people who live there want you to know it for more than that. Locals' tender, grounded pride hints at Tokyo's true depth—and its endless opportunities for surprising discovery. From navigation advice to why you should forget the movie Lost in Translation, here's what locals want you to know about Tokyo. Photo: Moyan Brenn via flickr/CC Attr ...
Eight tips for surviving and thriving at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market
Tokyo's fabled Tsukiji Fish Market is among the city's most popular tourist destinations, but the frenetic pace of the inner market and the massive sprawl of the outer market often leave visitors with a lot of questions. Here are eight things to know about Tsukiji that will not only significantly boost your chances of survival but will make any visit better (and more delicious). Inner-market tip: Obey the rules As you make your way from the street toward the inner market, you m ...
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