Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Specialities Traditional - Do you pine for the sleepy rural lifestyle of Japan’s past, where farmers tended to rice fields at the base of sharp, majestic mountains and...

Togetsukyo Bridge

Specialities Landmark - Built over Kyoto’s former commerce center along the Oi River, the timeless Togetsukyo Bridge - which literally translates to “Moon-Crossing Bridge” - ...

Takayama

Specialities Traditional - Nestled at the foot of the Japanese Alps, Takayama is literally a breath of fresh air. This mountain town’s remote location has led to excellent...

Rainbow Bridge

Specialities Landmark - In the almost 25 years since its completion, the bridge between Tokyo and man-made Odaiba has become synonymous with the capital thanks to its futuris...

Enoshima Sea Candle

Specialities Landmark - Constructed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Enoshima Electric Railway, this beloved lighthouse has become a regional icon since its comple...

Shinsekai

Specialities Landmark - Shinsekai, or New World, was constructed in 1912 as a hip neighborhood of the future but quickly forgotten after World War II. It’s now a...

The Tower of the Sun

Specialities Landmark - If you visit the expansive and scenic Expo Commemoration Park (Banpaku-kinen-koen) in Suita, Osaka, you’ll happen upon a strange and oddly haunting sc...

Todai-ji Temple

Specialities Landmark - Before Kyoto and Tokyo were even thought of - Nara used to be the Big Apple of ancient Japan. Todaiji dates back to this period...

Umeda Sky Building

Specialities Landmark - In the heart of the Umeda business district, the Umeda Sky Building makes its presence known with a distinct silhouette: it is comprised of two...

Abeno Harukas

Specialities Landmark - Osaka’s shiny monolith Abeno Harukas is the tallest building in Japan, just four meters taller than the Yokohama Landmark Tower. It was completed in M...

Sapporo Clock Tower

Specialities Landmark - The oldest standing building in Sapporo, the beloved Clock Tower (or “Tokeidai”) has been counting away the hours since 1881. Every day, without fail,...

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