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Kannon is the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. You'll spot incarnations of this many-armed goddess throughout Japan.

Sanjusangendo

Don’t be fooled by Sanjusangendo’s austere exterior; concealed within these dark wooden walls are a 1001 statutes of the Goddess of Mercy, all built to human scale.

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 15, 2015: Yokohama's Chinatown district at night. It is the largest Chinatown in Japan.

Yokohama Chinatown

If you can deal without the Great Wall or the Terracotta Army, then you can get on with your life knowing that there’s a not-so-little slice of China just half an hour away from Tokyo.

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa , Tokyo

Asakusa

The grand temple of Senso-ji looms large in the heart of Tokyo’s downtown.

Ryoanji Temple

Find your zen at one of the world’s famous meditative rock gardens—serenity-seeking tourists tested, UNESCO approved.

Illuminated autumn leaves at Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto, Kansai

Kiyomizudera Temple

Take the plunge at one of Kyoto's most iconic sights.

Todai-ji temple in Nara

Todaiji Temple

Only got room for one temple on your itinerary? Make it Todaiji.

Kanshin-ji

Kanshin-ji Temple

A samurai's head was sent here and buried in a special grave. Discover honor and tradition tucked away in Osaka.

Kinkaku-ji Temple (Kyoto)

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)

See it with your own eyes at Kinkaku-ji Temple.

Hozenji Yokocho and Temple

Find fortune at the end of this picturesque Edo-era alley.

Arima Hot Spring

A historic onsen mecca with hot springs with ‘gold’ and ‘silver’ waters that will transform your stay into vaca-therapy.