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Hokkaido Jingu

Try the first shrine visit of the year here for an authentic Japanese New Year experience.

Kasuga Taisha

On the south side of Nara Park, not far from the famous Nara temples of Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji, one can find a long, wide path flanked with stone lanterns. At the end...

Sawara

Wide open spaces and Edo tradition.

Kunozan Toshogu Shrine

Hike or take a ropeway up to this historic ocean-side shrine that is just as impressive as Nikko's Toshogu Shrine.

Kamigamo Jinja

Ever shot archery from a horse!? You can watch the great show here at this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Dazaifu

Dazaifu

Need an escape? Day trip into this iconic Japanese city home to many important shrines and temples.

Kashihara Jingu

An impressive shrine dedicated to the first Emperor and the origin of civilization in Japan.

Kamakura

A spiritual seaside getaway close to Tokyo with shrines, temples and big buddha.

Izumo Taisha Shrine

Delve into the land of the Gods, starting here.

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

With gorgeous plum and maple gardens, this famous shrine also has a bustling monthly market. Plus, get good luck for your studies!

Yanaka Tokyo

Yanaka

For a charming glimpse of yesteryear.