Japan's list of Unesco World Heritage sites could rise to 13 if Mount Fuji gets added to the list when the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee meets in Cambodia next month. Mount Fuji or Fuji-san/Fuji-yama as it is called by the locals has been a cultural, spiritual, artistic and geographic icon in Japan for hundreds of … Continue reading Mount Fuji may become a UNESCO World Heritage site
Todai-ji or the "Great Eastern Temple" is one of the most famous landmarks in Nara. It ranked highly on my list of "must visit" places in Japan and after being greeted on my arrival in Nara by tricky but cute deer I made my way quickly to Todaiji which was already a sight to behold … Continue reading Todai-ji – Buddhist temple complex in Nara
Nara is a must visit for fans of Japanese history, Buddhist temples and.. Deer. Not just any ordinary deer but deer designated as "National Treasures", all 1200+ of them. Up to the mid 1600's killing one of them was a crime punishable by death as before World War II they were considered divine and sacred … Continue reading Nara Deer – National Treasures or tricky buggers?