An enduring symbol of the vibrant city's dramatic past.
The inspiration behind the villain’s hideout in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall, Gunkanjima is an eerie time capsule of Japan’s industrial age.
Follow the path to riches through 10,000 vermillion torii gates.
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.
Ise is the original pilgrim's playground; home to Japan's holiest shrine and some of the friendliest people you'll encounter.
Cross the floating boundary between the human and spirit world.
Take the plunge at one of Kyoto's most iconic sights.
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.
Find your zen at one of the world’s famous meditative rock gardens—serenity-seeking tourists tested, UNESCO approved.
The imagery of geisha almost always springs to mind when people think of Japan—set foot in Kyoto’s Gion district and you might just bump right into one.
The grand temple of Senso-ji looms large in the heart of Tokyo’s downtown.