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Zenko-ji Temple

Walk in darkness on a path to this “secret Buddha” and (maybe) find enlightenment.

Tofuku-Ji Temple

Tofuku-ji Temple

Inspiring gardens and autumn madness at Kyoto’s oldest Zen temple.

Eiheiji temple in Fukui Japan

Eihei-ji Temple

Do a temple stay at the headquarters of Soto Zen Buddhism.

Chuson-ji Temple

Chuson-ji Temple

Visit the golden pavilion of the north deep within the mountains of Iwate Prefecture.

Nakatsumiya Shrine Fukuoka

Nakatsumiya Shrine

An ancient structure with beautiful ocean views.

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Hetsumiya Shrine

The first stop of the sacred Munataka Taisha.

Momotaro Shrine in Aichi Japan

Momotaro Shrine

A visit to this quirky shrine based on the famous Japanese children’s tale will leave you feeling peachy.

Toyokawa Inari Shrine Aichi

Toyokawa Inari Shrine

Not to be outfoxed by her famous sister shrines, Aichi’s Toyokawa Inari shrine mesmerizes millions each year.

Mount Mitake in Tokyo is great for hiking

Mount Mitake

A holy mountain with temple stays near Tokyo.

Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo, Tokyo

Nezu Shrine

This shrine may look like it’s plucked straight from Kyoto, but its torii tunnel and blooming azalea sit nestled right in Tokyo.

Chureito Pagoda with mount fuji and Cherry blossoms in Spring in Japan

Chureito Pagoda

Cherry blossoms, a pagoda, and Mt. Fuji. It doesn't get more "Japan" than this.