Archive for February 2009

Purity & Prayer at Japanese Shrines

Feb 4th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: History & Culture

Praying at a Shinto Shrine in Japan in not that different from saying a prayer anywhere else in the world.  If you come with and open heart and pure intentions and speak your mind to whatever higher power that you believe in with respect and reverence. Each religion has its own customs and prayer […]

The Kawagoe Candy Maker

Feb 3rd, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Photo Gallery

This past fall my husband and I made a day trip to Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture, about an hour outside of Tokyo.  It was a splendid day and a holiday which lent a festive atmosphere to the streets with crowds and special vendors all about.  As we wandered through the quaint town, also known as […]

Japan:A Closer Look At Tokyo-Part 2

Feb 2nd, 2009 | By UKTokyoite | Category: Regional Travel Resources

Today Honor (UKTokyoite) from Tokyotopia continues her series of guests posts on Tokyo in our Japan: A Closer Look Series. Last week she shared some fun things to do and see in southern Tokyo and today she will tells us about some of the great things to do and see in the northern half of […]