- Samurai Museum in Tokyo
Their conviction that honor was more important than their own lives shows that the samurai were not mere soldiers, but warriors of honor. Through Japanese swords and armor, the elegance of the warrior spirit can be seen. Their aim is to bind visitors to past examples of this samurai spirit and demonstrate how it also permeates the lives of modern Japanese people. Approximately 700 years of samurai era (from the Kamakura to the Edo period) had faced crisis in Japan. We introduce those courageous samurai warriors and their spirit confronted the difficulties not only for Japanese people but also for all visitors from abroad.We are very happy if you can see what samurai spirit is and believe that their souls still exist in the Japanese people of today.
Kamakura has an estimated population of 172,302 (1 September 2016) and a population density of 4,358.77 people per km2 over a total surface area of 39.53 km2 (15,26 sq mi). On 3 November 1939 Kamakura was declared a city.
Kamakura was the de facto capital of Japan as the seat of the Kamakura Shogunate from 1185 to 1333, and during the Kamakura period was the most populous settlement in the country from 1200 to 1300. Kamakura is a popular tourist destination within Japan as a coastal town with a large number of seasonal festivals, as well as ancient shrines and temples in Buddhism and Shinto.
Surrounded by hills to the north, east and west and Sagami Bay open water to the south, Kamakura is a natural fortress. Before the construction of several tunnels and modern roads linking it to Fujisawa, Ofuna and Zushi, it could be reached on land only through narrow artificial passes, among which the seven most important ones were named Kamakura’s Seven Entrances (Seven Entrances), a term often translated as “Seven Mouths of Kamakura.” The natural fortification made Kamakura a fortress which was easily defendable.
Nikkō is a town in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The town had an estimated population of 84,197 as of May 2015, and a population density of 58.1 persons per km2. The gross surface area is 1,449.83 km2. It is a popular Japanese and international tourist destination. Attractions include the Tokugawa Ieyasu shōgun mausoleum (Nikkō Tōshō-gū) and its grandson Iemitsu (Iemitsu-byō Taiyū-in) and the 767 Futarasan Shrine. The region also boasts several popular hot springs (onsen).The altitudes range from 200 to 2000 m. The Japanese saying “Never say ‘ kekkō ‘ until you see Nikkō “— kekkō means stunning, amazing or” I’m satisfied “— is a representation of Nikkō’s beauty and locations.
You should consider taking a peep from the Rinnoji Temple while at Nikko city. You will be seeing the three headed embodiments of Nikko at the Rinnoji that are the Amida Buddha, the Buddha with the head of the horse, and the Buddha with a thousand heads. Usually those three appearances impress visitors and locals who pay a visit to Nikko city. As Rinnoji Temple happens to be the best and most beautiful temple location in Nikko, it has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
- Shinjuku, Tokyo
Shinjuku City includes the buzzing neon-lit East Shinjuku clubs and karaoke rooms, as well as upscale hotel bars and restaurants in the Skyscraper neighborhood. There is a prominent observation deck in Tokyo Metropolitan Building, and Mount Hakone rises over quiet urban parkland. Galleries, theaters, and libraries attract students from busy campuses. New National Stadium is a sports high-tech venue planned for Olympics 2020.
The 60s and 70s are reminiscences of the old days when political dissidents and beatniks lined the streets yelling protesting words as well as singing protest songs so that the then ruling authorities might note their discontent. That’s why the world found Shinjuku a born counter culture of the 1960s and a place to visit whenever he or she wants to get a little taste of what it was like back in the old days.
You’ll consider the lesbian and gay district known as Ni-chom, a short distance from Shinjuku’s West Exit. Unlike other parts of the world where homosexuality is forbidden to date, Japanese practicing laws are non-existent as there are no anti-gay legislation passed. Yet, given the gay activities taking place in Ni-chom, many visitors and locals consider the area an attractive place to hang out, particularly at night. There are numerous clubs and more than 400 bars present in Ni-chom.