Kawagoe

Specialities Cities - A picturesque old merchant town within 30 minutes train ride of Tokyo, Kawagoe is a great way to swap the frenzy of the capital for...

Otaru

Specialities Cities - Elegantly picturesque with its old-fashioned street lanterns and European-style buildings, Otaru is a charming port city flush with nostalgia that is ...

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...

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...

Uminonakamichi Seaside Park

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Uminonakamichi Seaside Park is an all-round great venue for pure leisure-ing. Bike through the vast gardens of the park passing brightly colored build...

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 Parks & Gardens, 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...

Yokohama

Specialities Cities, Parks & Gardens - Although only a short train ride away from each other, Yokohama offers a much more relaxed atmosphere than Tokyo with all the charm of a...

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