Ninjas, a castle and a haiku poetry master—Iga is home to a whole host of traditional Japanese culture and history.
The oldest Buddhist mummy in Japan.
Romance comes alive.
The last Showa-era Japanese Sex Museum. This is definitely NSFW.
The mummified remains of an 18th-century monk resides in this peaceful rural temple.
A distinct keyhole-shaped burial mound that's considered the largest in the world. Exactly who’s buried here, however, is a bit of a mystery.
Ninja time in the mountains.
Check out samurai re-enactments at this “Flying Castle” just a day trip away from Tokyo.
A hipster haven in an Osaka neighborhood unchanged since before WWII.
Kyoto’s undiscovered gem.
Hiding in Chiba: take a bus that goes under the ocean to the castle’s peaceful Edo-style town.