Japan is the only country in the world where ultra-modern technologies do not contrast with ancient traditions, but seamlessly intertwine and coexist in harmony. This is the art of Japanese life: zen meditation after a busy day in a Tokyo skyscraper, extravagant street fashion and tea ceremonies with centuries of history, the best technology in the world and Buddhist temples with stone gardens, where time stands still.
— how old the pine trees in the Hamarikyu Garden in central Tokyo are;
— how sushi is made at Tsukiji Fish Market;
— where real geishas live and work;
— what the largest wooden building in the world, Todaiji Temple, looks like;
— what mystical stories are associated with the Golden Pavilion temple;
— why the Japanese samurai recuperated in onsen hot springs;
— why take your shoes off at the Planets Museum of Digital Art.