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osaka castle

Osaka Castle

An enduring symbol of the vibrant city's dramatic past.

Nijo Castle

Kyoto’s undiscovered gem.

Koriyama Castle

Romance comes alive.

otaki castle

Otaki Castle

Hiding in Chiba: take a bus that goes under the ocean to the castle’s peaceful Edo-style town.

Iwami Ginzan houses

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

The ancient silver of the far east. What once was Japan's largest silver mine is now its most historic.

Yunotsu Onsen

Home of rustic onsen and fighting demons.

Shitamachi Museum

Shitamachi Museum

Journey into Tokyo’s forgotten past, before it became a modern Metropolis.

National Museum of Nature and Science

From prehistoric times to now.

Yokokura temple

The Mummy of Yokokura Temple

The mummified remains of an 18th-century monk resides in this peaceful rural temple.

Himeji Castle in Hyogo, Japan

Himeji Castle

Hyogo Prefecture is home to one of Japan’s most beautiful castles, Himeji Castle. It is such a fantastic example of ancient Japanese architecture, that it often tops lists as one of the...

Shuzenji Onsen

A stunning onsen town a bamboo forest and wasabi ice cream but a tragic history.