Otoyo Shrine

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Otoyo Shrine is easy to walk past but that would be a big mistake. With an unassuming entrance at the south end of the Philosopher’s...

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Close your eyes and picture a gilded pavilion pasted entirely in gold leaf, framed by pine trees, its reflection glistening in a pristine pond. You...

Kushida Shrine

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Located in the heart of Hakata near the Kawabata commercial district, the Kushida Shrine is often thought of by locals as the guardian temple of...

Udo Jingu

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Set into a rugged cave hugged by the dramatic shores of the Nichinan Coast, the Udo Jingu is a unique and photogenic shrine straight from...

Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum

Specialities Museums - Cup Noodles are the holy grail of fast food, loved by college students and busy full-timers everywhere. Unlike the holy grail though, the origin of...

Nanzenji Temple

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Beating at the heart of Zen since 1386, Nanzen-ji is famed for its massive main entrance, Roman-style aqueduct, and twelve sub-temples serving up tast...

Meiji Jingu

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Located in Shibuya and easily accessible from a myriad of stations, Meiji Jingu is one of Tokyo’s biggest tourist attractions. Dedicated to the deifie...

Hamanomachi Arcade

Specialities Shopping - If you’re on the hunt for omiyage (souvenirs) for family back home or a bite to eat while in Nagasaki (or both), you’ll want to...

Shimabara Castle

Specialities History - Perched on the eastern edge of the Shimabara Peninsula, this five-storied, white castle is a key feature of Shimabara city. What most don’t realize...

Nagoya Castle

Specialities History - If you’re into your samurai history (or you’ve just watched History of Japan on YouTube too many times) then you’ll be excited to know that one...

Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

Specialities Museums - Nestled near Nagasaki Bay, the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum opened in 2005, offering visitors the chance to see a mixture of classic to modern art....

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