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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.

Ginkakuji Temple

Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion)

Walk the Philosopher's Path at this Kyoto temple that proves all that glitters truly isn't gold.

Wood Carving in Inami, Toyama, Japan.

Inami

From out of the woodwork comes Japan’s best destination for wood-carved masterpieces.

Amano Yasugawara Power Spot

The secret gathering spot for gods where the sun once hid from the Earth.

Namba Yasaka Shrine in Osaka

Namba Yasaka Shrine

This secret shrine is Osaka in a nutshell.

Toka Ebisu Festival at Imamiya Ebisu Shrine in Osaka Japan

Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

Don’t miss out on one of Osaka’s most exciting New Year's festivals at this beloved shrine.

Sumiyoshi bridge

Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

One of western Japan’s oldest shrines.

Kumano Sanzan (Three Grand Shrines of Kumano)

Partake in ancient tradition by making a pilgrimage to three of Japan’s most important shrines.

Hashikui-iwa Rocks Kumano Kodo Ohechi Coastal Route in Wakayama Japan

Kumano Kodo: Ohechi Route

Take the road less traveled on this coastal hiking trail once sought out by poets and painters for artistic inspiration.