Kenchoji Temple

Specialities History - Esteemed as the first Zen training monastery of its kind back in 1253, Kencho-ji Temple’s still reigns supreme, taking the number one spot in Kamakura...

Mount Bandai

Specialities Hiking - Rated one of the top 100 mountains in Japan, Fukushima’s Mt. Bandai is loved for its combination of dramatic beauty, great hiking courses, and world-c...

Iki Island

Specialities History - Despite sounding similar to the English word “icky,” Iki Island is the opposite of anything unpleasant. Located in the Tsushima Strait, north of the m...

Hiroshima Castle

Specialities History - While many Japanese castles share similar architectural designs, Hiroshima Castle has every imaginable feature associated with a medieval fortress: a ...

Laputa Road (Laputa-no-michi)

Specialities Hiking - Flanked by the towering mountains of Aso region, Laputa Road (Japanese: ラピュタの道) sometimes called the Road to Heaven, is one of Kumamoto's top sightsee...

Matsushima

Specialities Hiking - The subject of Japanese poetry since forever ago, Miyagi prefecture's Matsushima not only ranks as a top travel spot in Tohoku but is also one of the ...

Mount Daisen

Specialities Hiking - Soaring straight out from the Sea of Japan at a height of 1729 meters, Mount Daisen is the highest, and holiest, mountain in the Chugoku...

Mount Misen

Specialities Hiking - Enveloped by verdant greenery and crystalline waters, Mt. Misen rises 500 metres over the Seto Inland Sea on the scenic, spiritual island of Miyajima,...

Tsushima

Specialities Beaches, Hiking, History - Head to a unique Japanese island that’s physically closer to South Korea than it is to Japan and you’ll find yourself on Tsushima. In fact,...

Goto Islands

Specialities Beaches, History - The Goto Islands, referred to as simply Goto or the Gotos by Nagasaki’s foreign population, consist of five main islands set atop the East China...

Nagatoro

Specialities Hiking - A morning on the river, viewing the trees as a boatman guides the traditional wooden raft down still waters. Handmade soba for lunch, cold and...

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