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...

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...

Gyoda Ancient Lotus Park

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Imagine stumbling upon something that has been dead for over a millennium and bringing it back to life, and you'll have an idea of what...

Tokugawa Garden

Specialities Parks & Gardens - The Tokugawa Garden may slip through the net for many tourists to Nagoya but don’t exclude this haven for wildlife and Japan’s seasonal bloom show...

Kitamoto

Specialities Shrines & Temples - Although today Kitamoto is an unassuming commuter city, signs of its history as a post station on the old Nakasendo, a route from the Edo period...

Omiya Bonsai Village

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Picture the scene: an old man tends to a bonsai tree and cheerfully talks about how it came to him. He must be over seventy...

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Specialities Shrines & Temples - This elaborate shrine complex reached full completion in 1636 and is the final resting place of the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate...

Sakitama Kofun Park

Specialities Parks & Gardens - "Kofun" is the Japanese word for an ancient burial mound, which Sakitama Kofun Park has aplenty. Entering into the park with no prior knowledge, the.....

Momochi Seaside Park

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Quietly tucked away in the suburbs, the Momochi Seaside Park offers a perfect seaside oasis away from fast-paced Fukuoka city. With quaint restaura...

Odaiba

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Odaiba is a magical wonderland of entertainment, situated on a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. Not only does this location afford an unbeatable view of....

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