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Ueno Park Iga in Mie, Japan.

Iga City

Ninjas, a castle and a haiku poetry master—Iga is home to a whole host of traditional Japanese culture and history.

Saishoji Temple in Niigata, Japan.

The Mummy at Saisho-ji Temple

The oldest Buddhist mummy in Japan.

Koriyama Castle in Nara, Japan.

Koriyama Castle

Romance comes alive.

Atami Adult Museum Shizuoka Japan

Atami Adult Museum

The last Showa-era Japanese Sex Museum. This is definitely NSFW.

Yokokura temple

The Mummy of Yokokura Temple

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

The Tomb of Emperor Nintoku (Daisen Kofun)

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.

Togakushi Village

Ninja time in the mountains.

Oshi Castle

Check out samurai re-enactments at this “Flying Castle” just a day trip away from Tokyo.

Nakazakicho

A hipster haven in an Osaka neighborhood unchanged since before WWII.

Nijo Castle

Kyoto’s undiscovered gem.

otaki castle

Otaki Castle

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