Shrines & Temples

Ah, the beauty, the history.

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Best Quiet Day Trips from Nagoya

We can all use some peace and quiet once in a while.

Momotaro Shrine in Aichi Japan

Momotaro Shrine

A visit to this quirky shrine based on the famous Japanese children’s tale will leave you feeling peachy.

Nokogiriyama Hell View

10 Quiet Day Trips from Tokyo

We all need to escape to nature every once in a while.

Toyokawa Inari Shrine Aichi

Toyokawa Inari Shrine

Not to be outfoxed by her famous sister shrines, Aichi’s Toyokawa Inari shrine mesmerizes millions each year.

Mount Mitake in Tokyo is great for hiking

Mount Mitake

A holy mountain with temple stays near Tokyo.

Saishoji Temple in Niigata, Japan.

The Mummy at Saisho-ji Temple

The oldest Buddhist mummy in Japan.

7 Live Streams of Japan to Watch From Home

Virtual travel is the next best thing if you can’t physically visit Japan.

Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo, Tokyo

Nezu Shrine

This shrine may look like it’s plucked straight from Kyoto, but its torii tunnel and blooming azalea sit nestled right in Tokyo.

Chureito Pagoda with mount fuji and Cherry blossoms in Spring in Japan

Chureito Pagoda

Cherry blossoms, a pagoda, and Mt. Fuji. It doesn't get more "Japan" than this.

Ginkakuji Temple

Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)

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

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.