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Top 10 Things To Do In Wakayama

Get away from it all in scenic Wakayama with a temple stay, hiking, or sacred fire festival.

Ginkakuji Temple

Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)

Walk the Philosopher's Path at this Kyoto temple that proves all that glitters truly isn't gold.

Koriyama Castle in Nara, Japan.

Koriyama Castle

Romance comes alive.

Ushiku Daibutsu in Ibaraki, Japan.

Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha)

The tallest standing Buddha statue in Japan is hiding more than a few secrets.

Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival in Kanagawa Japan

Miura Kaigan Cherry Blossom Festival

Early sakura in Kanagawa!

See the impressive stone Buddha at Kotukuin temple., Kamakura

Kamakura Daibutsu (Great Buddha)

If size matters, Kamakura’s bronze-cast idol proves that bigger is better.

otaru, hokkaido

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

Japan’s most romantic snow festival.

Yokote city turns into an romantic little spot come winter. Akita, winter

Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival

Snow huts and water gods.

Namahage Festival in Akita, Japan.

Namahage Festival

Over in Akita Prefecture, it’s better to feed your demons with rice cakes than fight them.

Chomei-ji Temple in Shiga, Japan.

Chomei-ji Temple

The secret to long life turns out to be 808 precarious stone steps and a beautiful view of Lake Biwa.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Join the most popular winter festival in Japan in February.