Japan

Hashima Island – The abandoned Battleship Island in Takashima

The island is one of 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. The island’s most notable features are its abandoned concrete buildings, undisturbed except by nature, and the

Seiko Laurel – The first Japan’s wristwatch is being exhibited in Tokyo

The company was founded in 1881, when Kintarō Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop called “K. Hattori” in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan. Eleven years

Sendai Daikannon – The gleaming white statue of Nyoirin Kannon in Sendai

It is the tallest statue of a goddess in Japan, and the tallest statue of Nyoirin Kannon in the world. It is the fifth tallest statue in

SONY TPS-L2 – The world’s first Walkman is being exhibited in Shinagawa City

A brand of portable media players manufactured by Sony. The original Walkman, released in 1979, was a portable cassette player that allowed people to listen to music

Hachijo Royal Hotel – The former luxury hotel in Hachijō-jima

The Resort Hachijo was one of the largest hotels in Japan and attracted its clientele from the ever-expanding Japanese middle class. The Hachijo Royal Hotel was built

Itsukushima Shrine Torii – The red floating gate in Itsukushima

The most recognizable and famous feature of the Itsukushima shrine complex, the torii gate is 15 meters high, made of wear-resistant camphor wood. The torii appear to

Genbaku Dome – The powerful symbol of peace in Hiroshima

Originally the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, and now commonly called the Genbaku Dome. The ruin of the hall serves as a memorial to the over 140,000

S500 – The first Honda passenger automobile is being exhibited in Motegi

The second production automobile  from Honda, a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment. The S500 released in

Hill of the Buddha – The Lavender-covered Buddha in Sapporo

A Buddhist shrine at Makomanai Takino Cemetery, designed by Japanese modernist architect Tadao Ando. The shrine features a 13.5 meter tall statue of the Buddha encircled by

Godzilla – The home of the fictional monster in Tokyo

The character first appeared in Ishirō Honda’s 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in various media, including 32 films produced by Toho,

Toyota A1 – The first passenger automobile of the Japan’s company is being exhibited in Nagoya

The production of Toyota automobiles was started in 1933 as a division of Toyoda Automatic Loom Works devoted to the production of automobiles Three A1 prototypes were

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