Kumano Kodo

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Kumano Kodo4.5 (90%) 4 votes Kumano Kodo Due South of Kyoto, in the Wakayama Prefecture, lies the Kii Peninsula, stretch of forest and mountains that has long been thought to be the home of many Shinto deities, or spirits, known as “Kami” — which later morphed into expressions of the Bodhisattva as the Buddhist and Shinto faiths became intertwined within Japan’s religious beliefs. As early as the Ninth Century, the country’s early emperors would make…

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Taiwan Green Island

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Taiwan Green Island4 (80%) 1 vote Green Island, Taiwan Green Island is a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean, about 33 km (21 mi) off the eastern coast of Taiwan. Administratively, Green Island is Lüdao Xiang (綠島鄉), a township of Taitung County and one of the county’s two offshore areas. (The other is Orchid Island, or Lanyu.)The island is 15.092 km2 (5.83 sq mi) at high tide and 17.329 km2 (6.69 sq mi) at…

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Exploring Korea

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Exploring Korea4.3 (86.67%) 3 votes Exploring Korea Seoul Located along the Hangang River, Seoul has grown into a teeming metropolis with a population of more than 10 million. Over the years, the capital city has greatly expanded in the process of urbanization and industrialization and continues to grow as the thriving center of the country’s political, economic, cultural and educational activities. Seoul is the world’s 10th-largest city. Its past and present coexist in a fascinating…

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The 45 views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai

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The 45 views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai4.7 (93.33%) 3 votes The 45 views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai HIS EARLY LIFE (1760-1795) Hokusai was born on the 23rd day of 9th month of the 10th year of the Horeki period (October or November 1760) to an artisan family, in the Katsushika district of Edo, Japan. His childhood name was Tokitaro. It is believed his father was the mirror-maker Nakajima Ise, who produced…

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Gyeongju National Park

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Gyeongju National Park4.5 (90%) 4 votes Gyeongju National Park Gyeongju National Park is a bevy of cultural preserves dating back to the Silla Kingdom. Unlike the other parks located in the area, this park is segmented into individual districts. However, admission fee covers entry to the entire park because the districts are segmented for the government administration. Because Gyeongju itself is a historic city with many important historic sites and relics, Gyeongju is divided into…

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Korea National Parks

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Korea National Parks4 (80%) 1 vote Korea National Parks 21 National Parks If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the great outdoors, you are in for a treat. There are 21 national parks in Korea for you to choose from, including three marine parks. The first designated national park also happens to be the largest, Jirisan National park (지리산국립공원) located in the southwest. Parks are home to a variety of wildlife, and have been…

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Bukhansan National Park

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Bukhansan National Park4.5 (90%) 2 votes Bukhansan National Park Mt. Bukhansan is situated in the northern part of Seoul. Designated as a national park in 1983, the mountain is 78.45km wide and has 6 districts and extends out into Gyeonggi-do Province. The name Bukhansan means “big mountain in the north,” and it is also called Mt. Samgaksan. Mt. Bukhansan has such smooth curves that the large granite rocks sometimes look as if they would slide…

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Food Tourism 1: Seoul & Gyeonggi-do

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Food Tourism 1: Seoul & Gyeonggi-do4.3 (86.67%) 3 votes Food Tourism 1: Seoul & Gyeonggi-do Food tells a story. It tells a story of history, culture and of the lifestyle of each country. Korea has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Depending on the season, every corner of the peninsula changes color, whether it is in the mountains, plains, coast or inland. Korea’s climate varies, too, depending on the region. Jeju Island and…

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Major events in Japanese history

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Major events in Japanese history4 (80%) 1 vote The Asuka Era The period from 592 to 710 is called “the Asuka Era,” because the capital was in Asuka district in the era.It was the cradle-time for the imperial dynasty to establish its sovereignty. Buddhism was brought from China : 538 Buddhism was not only a religion but also a vast tome of deep knowledge about everything in those days. Japanese learn various knowledge from Chinese…

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Jagalchi Fish Market

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Jagalchi Fish Market4.5 (90%) 2 votes Jagalchi Fish Market The Jagalchi Fish Market runs between Ch’ungmu-dong and Namp’o-dong, right next to Pusan Harbor. It actually has two main sections: one for fresh seafood, another for dried seafood. The name of the area comes from Jagal (small rocks) and ch’i (a pure Korean word describing villages next to the seashore). Originally, the area had many small rocks. In modern times, a wharf has been built and…

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