Nightingale floors in temples and castles

Nightingale floors in temples and castles

Nightingale floors are just one of those incredible inventions of Japanese craftsmen, which you will only truly appreciate when you know their function. If you’ve been to Japan before, you might have noticed that some old wooden buildings have floors that make noise with every step you take. What 

10 historic places to visit in Kyoto

10 historic places to visit in Kyoto

Ah, Kyoto. The city was Japan’s capital for over a thousand years, and up to this day you can still see amazing remnants of this rich history. It’s one of the few places which literally has a collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites (yes, a 

Sacred deer of Nara

Sacred deer of Nara

The prefecture of Nara is famous for the many ancient monuments and temples and is also home to one of the largest statues of Buddha and the largest wooden building in the world. However most tourists also come for the visitors from the nearby forest. 

Eshima Ohashi Bridge

Eshima Ohashi Bridge

Whoah, it looks like we’re going straight up a mountain here! Meet the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan, a bridge who has the adorable nickname ‘rollercoaster bridge’ in England and America. And if I look at it I can only agree with them.  Credit: mstk 

Cat conductor Japan

Cat conductor Japan

Only in Japan: a cat as a train conductor! By now I shouldn’t be surprised anymore about all the crazy stuff that happens in Japan, but a cat conductor (or station master as her official title says) was something new.  Credit: WeLoveTamaChannel Tama started out as