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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.

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.

Oda shimane Kagura

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.

Himeji Castle in Hyogo, Japan during cherry blossom season

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...