Magnificent yet tranquil temples and shrines.

Raw horse meat is a popular food in Japan.

A relief map of Japan

Sometimes the trains are so crowded railway staff are employed to cram passengers inside.

The famous bullet train

Many couples in Japan celebrate Christmas like Valentine's Day.  It is definitely more of a "lovers" holiday in Japan.

Rice fields on a hillside.

Legend has it that the peoples of this land originated from a union between an immortal Chinese princess and “The Dragon Lord of the Seas.”

Halong Bay

Famous in film and a world heritage site.

Amazing shrines in fantastic places

Traditional Vietnamese culture revolves around the core values of humanity, community, harmony, and family.

Japanese history

In order to stabilize the new government, the former feudal lords (daimyo) had to return all their lands to the emperor. This was achieved already in 1870 and followed by the restructuring of the country in prefectures.

The wave - probably the most famous japanese painting

The education system was reformed after the French and later after the German system. Among those reforms was the introduction of compulsory education.

Traditional farming methodology

Traditional Vietnamese culture revolves around the core values of humanity, community, harmony, and family.

Vietnamese transport

Tet Nguyen Dan (or simply Tet) is the most important festival in Vietnam. It celebrates rebirth, and is an equivalent of the Lunar New Year.

Life on the water in Halong Bay

Due to a millennium of Chinese rule, Vietnam was heavily influenced by Chinese culture in terms of politics, government, Confucian social and moral ethics, and art. Vietnam is considered to be part of the East Asian cultural sphere.

Cultural traditions in Vietnam

A typical meal for the average Vietnamese family would include: Large bowl/pot/cooker of steamed long-grain white rice. Individual bowls of rice. Fish/seafood, meat, tofu (grilled, boiled, steamed, stewed or stir-fried with vegetables)