• Take a trip to Osaka, Japan, this winter

    2011-12-14

    Japan's city of Osaka has remained true to its cultural roots and offers travelers a closer look into the passionate traditions of this vibrant country. Baby boomers searching for a truly unique destination to explore can consider a trip to this area of Asia for an unforgettable travel experience.

    Pottery is a classic art form that many Asian cultures have embraced for centuries. Visitors can view some of these masterpieces at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, reports Fodor's. This complex has more than 900 pieces on display representing Korean, Japanese and Chinese artists.

    Osaka's Aquarium is worth a look for is massive tanks full of colorful marine life. More than a dozen habitats have been created to mimic real environments, such as local rivers, the Antarctic Ocean and even a display that features wildlife that thrives near volcanoes.

    To see one of the area's oldest Buddhist shrines, travelers should head to the Shitenno-ji Temple. According to World Travel Guide, it was originally built in 593 AD and what stands now is in honor of the historical holy place. The five-story pagoda and surrounding scenic ponds are highlights of the complex.

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