Dazaifu Tenmangu

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Towering over the streets of Dazaifu city in Fukuoka prefecture, the Dazaifu Tenmangu is one of many shrines dedicated to Tenjin, the Shinto god of...

Kenchoji Temple

Specialities Shrines & Temples - 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...

Ueno

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Forget Stacey’s mom, Ueno has got it going on. Like cherry blossoms and temple ruins? Head on down to Ueno Park. Can’t get enough of...

Sun Messe Nichinan

Specialities Parks & Gardens - A nod to the famous Moai of Easter Island, the Sun Messe statues are the only replicas allowed to be made of the originals in...

Hinomisaki Lighthouse

Specialities Landmark - Japan’s tallest masonry lighthouse and ranked in the top 100 historic lighthouses in the world, Hinomisaki Lighthouse is one of the more unique sites ...

Hinomisaki Shrine

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Located 8 kilometers north of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine lies another ancient shrine painted red and encircled by a grove of old pine trees. The ver...

Matsushima

Specialities Shrines & Temples - 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 Shrines & Temples - 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...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Specialities Landmark - Everyone gets excited about the Skytree and the Tokyo Tower, but there's a cheaper place – cheaper because it's free – to catch a view...

Nagatoro

Specialities Sports - 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...

Oarai Isosaki Shrine

Specialities Shrines & Temples - While the main attraction for many day-trippers to Oarai City is either the beach or neighboring hot springs, don’t miss the chance to visit this...

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