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Battleship Island in Nagasaki

Gunkanjima (Hashima Island)

The inspiration behind the villain’s hideout in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall, Gunkanjima is an eerie time capsule of Japan’s industrial age.

The Tomb of Emperor Nintoku (Daisen Kofun)

A distinct keyhole-shaped burial mound that's considered the largest in the world. Exactly who’s buried here, however, is a bit of a mystery.

Togakushi Village

Ninja time in the mountains.

Chojuan food Final kochi

Chojuan Inn

Live and bathe like the locals — in a cauldron — at this historic and tattoo-friendly spot.

Nijo Castle

Kyoto’s undiscovered gem.

Iwami Ginzan houses

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

The ancient silver of the far east. What once was Japan's largest silver mine is now its most historic.

Shitamachi Museum

Shitamachi Museum

Journey into Tokyo’s forgotten past, before it became a modern Metropolis.

Yokokura temple

The Mummy of Yokokura Temple

The mummified remains of an 18th-century monk resides in this peaceful rural temple.

Shuzenji Onsen

A stunning onsen town a bamboo forest and wasabi ice cream but a tragic history.

Matsushiro

Shhhh. Don't wake the samurai spirits.

Sakura

Beauty becomes it.