Nara

Eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites guarded by some very hungry deer.

Kyoto

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Japan’s capital for more than 1000 years, the story of an ancient nation is written all over Kyoto’s cobbled streets, endless temples and gardens, and...

Miyajima

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Competing with Mount Fuji as Japan's most iconic sight, the floating torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima island is the ultimate spectacular J...

Taito

Specialities Traditional - Taito is a ward in Tokyo that is synonymous with tradition, and consequently, tourists. The magnificent temple of Senso-ji in Asakusa is Taito’s emble...

Asakusa

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Asakusa is where you’ll find the Tokyo of old; from the 7th century golden image of Kannon (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) enshrined in Senso-ji...

Ise

Specialities Shrines & Temples - A quaint coastal town on the tip of the Kii peninsula in Mie prefecture, Ise has been welcoming pilgrims come to pay their respects at...

Gion

Specialities Traditional - The original Japanese pleasure quarter, Gion is Kyoto condensed into a scene straight out of Memoirs of a Geisha. This is where you might just...

Sanjusangendo

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Sanjusangendo, also called Rengeo-in, is a Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. You wouldn't know it from the outside but the elongated hallway secretly ...

Ryoanji Temple

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Although it’s certainly not the only rock garden of its kind, Ryoanji Temple has been drawing daily visitors in their hundreds to its contemplative gr...

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Specialities Museums - Modeled after a traditional Edo raised storehouse, from the outside the Edo-Tokyo Museum looks like an enormous spaceship crossed with a luxury cruise...

Ryogoku

Specialities Traditional - The spiritual and physical home of sumo, Ryogoku is where centuries of Japanese tradition continue to live and breathe right in the whirl of modern...

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