Japan: Senshu Park

Senshu Park is one of the most scenic spots in Akita, Japan.

Senshu Park has been designated one of the top 100 most beautiful parks in all Japan. It was built upon the ruins of the ancient Kubota castle grounds, once home to the northern Satake clan, who ruled here from 1602 to 1871. As a matter of fact, the current governor of Akita, Norihisa Satake, is a direct descendent of the Satake clan.

Now there is a little castle at Senshu park called Kubota castle, a truely white castle.



Japan: Kawachi Fuji Gardens

Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan, is one of the most beautiful place in the world.

There is a famous tunnel called The Wisteria Tunnel, which is part of a breathtaking display of botanical delights that include zen gardens and a cherry blossom festival.

Different types and colors of wisteria have been woven through a cylindrical lattice that during the blooming months of April through May, become a fantastical flower-draped tunnel during the yearly “fuji matsuri”, or “Wisteria Festival”.





Japan: Himeji Castle

For over 400 years, Himeji Castle has remained intact, even throughout the extensive bombing of Himeji in World War II, and natural disasters such as the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake.

Himeji castle is a Unesco recognized world herritage as well as national treasure.