Sou Fujimoto designed his own “Library of Babel” at the Musashino Art University. It is the architecture of awe – a mesmerizing world of duality materialized by a spiral forest that consists of books and the absence of books (empty bookcases).
The Ghibli Museum in Tokyo is by no means a small-scale Disneyland. Originally conceived by Hayao Miyazaki and realized by his son Goro Miyazaki, it is a relatively small museum full of peculiar details. You could also watch Ghibli’s original short film, such as “Boro the Caterpillar,” Miyazaki’s latest production.
In scenic/historic Onomichi City, Hiroshima, you can stay at an exquisite, traditional Japanese sukiya-style house renovated by a local business Discoverlink Setouchi. Named Setouchi Minato no Yado, the houses overlook downtown and stunningly beautiful Seto Naikai Inland Sea.