The Korean people are very nationalistic. Korean museum literature often claims that the Korean people are of "one pure race". The country is described sacred. With attitudes like this, you would think they would take better care of the place.
Early spring is an excellent time to visit Japan. The cherry blossoms bloom and provide a stunning sight. One of the best places to view these beautiful trees is in Sakura Shinmachi, which is the home of Sazae-san, the luckiest woman in Japan.
In Kawasaki, Japan, there is a shrine where prostitutes once celebrated the arrival of spring and prayed to phallic idols for protection. No longer a draw for prostitutes, the shrine is still an interesting sight to see.