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Heian shrine of Kyoto

Heian Shrine

Where to contemplate the meaning of life.

Field of flowers stretching for miles. Taken in Biei, Japan.

Furano

So this is what they mean by frolicking.

Okama

Sittin' pretty on the borders of Yamagata and Miyagi.

Kinseiken Daigahara Confectionary Shop

Water mochi is magical but this smalltown sweets shop has all your Japanese faves.

Tsubame Onsen

Refresh in this hot spring village with secluded outdoor hot baths that even include a mixed-gender bath.

Dontsuku Festival

Don’t call it a penis festival… then again...

Demon Fireworks of Noboribetsu

Is the path to hell paved with good intentions, or fireworks?

Otaue Rice Planting Festival

It is believed the dancing and music will enhance the vitality of the rice grains.

Maruyama Park

Get a breathtaking view of Sapporo’s seasons in the city’s most picturesque park.

Sawara

Wide open spaces and Edo tradition.

Shinnyo-do Temple

An autumn hidden gem filled with year-round serenity.