By Mark Bookman
Accessibility affects the way that we interact with religious sites and ideas. A single step up at a church, temple, or..
By Mark Bookman
Kabuki theatre is, among other things, an immersive encyclopedia of Japan. Audience members assume the role of pilgrims..
Looking for a few places to visit for a day in Kyoto? We look at the wheelchair accessibility of some famous sites in eastern Kyoto. ..
Traditionally Japanese castles are made of wood, which made them vulnerable to fires and other natural disasters. As such, the many..
The Tokyo National Museum is not only Japan’s largest museum, it is also incredibly wheelchair accessible. With over 110,000 items on..
Though it was formerly rejected by foreigners for being “too Western,” the high-end shopping center of Ginza is now a popular place to..
Review from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt
Ikuta Shrine located in Sannomiya, Chuo-ward Kobe, Japan, and is possibly among the..
Kiyomizu-dera, officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, is a famous Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto and is often featured in tourist..
Ueno Park is a public park in the Ueno district of Tokyo. The park is famous for its many museums and art galleries, as well as for..
The distinct shape and bright colors of Tokyo Tower make it stand out in Tokyo’s cluttered skyline whether night or day. Originally a..
Opening to the public in May 2012, Tokyo Skytree is the world’s tallest tower and second tallest building. With its excellent..
Sensoji (Sensō-ji) is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Tokyo’s cultural capital, Asakusa. Not only is Sensoji Tokyo’s oldest temple,..
After the end of the shogunate and the Meiji Restoration, the shogun and inhabitants of Edo castle were required to leave. The emperor..
Live at the Budokan! While the Budokan is famous abroad for hosting acts like the Beatles, Cheap Trick, and Bob Dylan, it was originaly..