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Jubilee Travel Blogs

Japan. Endless Discovery.

04/25/2017 in Japan

There is much to be seen and done throughout Japan! Here are some highlights you can't miss:

Heritage

Japan values its cultivated traditions and practices as much as it values keeping in touch with the future. Whether grounded in history or in religion, Japanese customs are still widely practiced to this day. There are many ways travelers can experience authentic...


Retrace The Steps of the Japanese Ancestors on Mount Kii's Pilgrimage Route

07/31/2015 in Japan

Kii Mountains is dotted by Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples. It is a classic fusion of Shintoism and Buddhism that illustrate interchange and development of religious cultures in East Asia. They have become a unique shrine and temple buildings that have had a profound influence in temple and shrine construction all over Japan.

The ensemble consists of 3 sacred sites in...


Ogasawara Islands, Asia's Version of Galapagos Islands

06/23/2015 in Japan

Ogasawara Islands are a total of 30 islands that are clustered in 3 groups. They cover a total of 7,939 hectares and are located on the North Western Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 kilometers south of the main Japanese archipelago.

The 3 groups of islands are scattered over a 400 kilometers stretch. The groups that feature on the Ogasawara Archipelago are...


Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)

06/02/2015 in Japan

The history of Japan and that of Kyoto are inseparable. From 794 AD when the city was established, Kyoto served as the imperial capital of Japan until mid 19th century. The city was modeled against the capitals of ancient China.

Kyoto was the cultural center of Japan for more than 1000 years and thus its historic center demonstrates evolution of Japanese...