Meoto Iwa : The Wedded Rocks

Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩) the pair of wedded rocks in Ise Shima take a special place in Japanese mythology. Judged by the number of tourists visiting the place they are without doubt the most photographed rocks in the country. History Meoto means couple in Japanese.  The larger rock symbolizes the husband named Izanagi and has a small… Read More

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The Primeval Forests of Iriomote Jima

Iriomote island, the second largest island of the Okinawa Archipelago is famous for its fantastic beaches, some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the South Chinese sea and last but not least special wildlife and dense primeval forests. The island is almost 300 km² in size of which 90 % is a mountainous subtropical forest named… Read More

The Miho museum : where art and nature meet

The impressive Miho Museum is one of Japan’s architectural highlights and houses a breathtaking collection of ancient artifacts. The museum lies hidden in the densely forested rocky landscape near Shigaraki, about one hour by train and bus from Kyoto. The Miho Museum is named after its founder Koyama Mihoko, who was one of the richest… Read More