Many of Japan’s castles were built in the Sengoku (“Warring States”) period and Edo period. The 12 castles which remain as they were constructed are especially worth seeing.
Hanamachi are areas formed mainly around shops where you can play with geisha and maiko. They are not only in Kyoto but also scattered about the rest of the country in places like Tokyo and Kanazawa.
Hanamachi Geisha District
Japanese culture and tradition
Ninja served daimyo and warlords from the Kamakura period to the Edo period, and did jobs such as like intelligence, assassination, and battle, like today’s spies.
Matsuri, Festivals of Japan
Sado, Tea Ceremonies
Kado, the Art of Flower Arrangement
Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy