Japan’s history starts in 300 BC when Japanese were majorly gatherers, hunters and fishers.
Later there were many historical events that took place like introduction of Buddhism, power games & multiple empires, Russo-Japanese war, devastating earthquakes, Japan’s participation in World War 1 & 2, attack on Pearl Harbour, and the first & the only nuclear attack on Hiroshima & Nagasaki.
It’s a shrine located in Shibuya, Tokyo & is dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife.
Emperor Meiji was the modern Japan’s first emperor after the fall of the Samurais. Traditional tea ceremonies & wedding ceremonies take place in Meiji Jingu. Visiting Meiji Jingu is a sacred experience in a peaceful atmosphere in one of the Japanese historical shrines while in Tokyo.
Sensoji temple is over 1300 years old. The Sensoji Temple is devoted to the goddess of mercy, Kannon-Bosatsu. It is one of the oldest temple and a must do when in Tokyo.
This temple is famous for its red lantern hanged at the entrance called Kaminarimon. Most of the temple was damaged during the World War 2, but was restored after the war.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Before the World War 2, this building at Hiroshima, had offices of the business as well as Japanese government.
On 6 August 1945, which is now celebrated as “Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day”, US forces dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was the only structure that survived the atomic bomb attack. This memorial is has been preserved in the same state as immediately after the attack. It is an UNESCO world heritage site now.
The Nagasaki Peace Park
For many centuries, Nagasaki served as the sole significant port of entry for foreign nations. Nagasaki Peace Park commemorates the nuclear bombing done by American forces in World War 2 on 9th of August 1945.
This park consist of 9.7 meters tall Peace statue, fountain of peace, paper crane tower, bell of Nagasaki to pray for the souls of those who died in bombing & ruins of Nagasaki Prison Urakami Prison Branch.
Also known as great eastern temple was completed in 740s & was the largest wooden building project on Japanese soil. It is located in Nara & was built under Emperor Shōmu, who was a devotee of Lord Buddha. This temple was built to unite various Japanese clans under his centralized rule & promoted spiritual unity.
In the central area of the temple is a giant bronze statue of Lord Buddha which is over a 150 tonnes in weight.