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The inspiration behind the villain’s hideout in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall, Gunkanjima is an eerie time capsule of Japan’s industrial age.
This demanding trek is for seasoned hikers only, but gorgeous views and the unearthly Mount Koya are sure to take anyone’s breath away.
Take the road less traveled on this coastal hiking trail once sought out by poets and painters for artistic inspiration.
This stunning trek through Wakayama Prefecture was once favored by emperors and nobles.
Pay your respects to Ise Jingu, Japan’s most holy shrine, and hike in the footsteps of the gods in Mie Prefecture.
The mummified remains of an 18th-century monk resides in this peaceful rural temple.
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.
Ninja time in the mountains.
Live and bathe like the locals — in a cauldron — at this historic and tattoo-friendly spot.
Kyoto’s undiscovered gem.
The ancient silver of the far east. What once was Japan's largest silver mine is now its most historic.