Monthly Archives for January 2014
Yokohama Kanteibyo (Guan Gong Temple) is one of the oldest temples in Chinatown. Founded in 1862 by migrant Chinese, the temple has faced numerous calamities. It was destroyed by the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. The present temple was completed in … Continue reading
Yokohama Chinatown on Chinese New Year day. Picture shown above is the “dragon dance performance” on the festive season. Please welcome to view this spectacular performance on day 1 & 2 of the Chinese New Year.
Sapporo Brewery Museum is a must to visit, as Sapporo Beer is famous in every nation. Even if you’re a non-alcoholic person, this visit will certainly be an educational experience. Some displays are presented using 3D animated exhibits. Explanations are … Continue reading
The Sapporo Snow Festival every February attracts two million visitors to the city and is the highlight of the year. Every winter, a large number of splendid snow and ice sculptures lining Odori Park, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, … Continue reading
Zao Onsen is well-known for it’s spectacular “Snow Monsters”. One of the natural wonders of Zao Onsen, these can be found at the top of the mountain during the coldest months, usually from late December to the middle of … Continue reading