3 big reasons to visit.
Fresh mochi and a magic stone.
Try the first shrine visit of the year here for an authentic Japanese New Year experience.
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...
Wide open spaces and Edo tradition.
Hike or take a ropeway up to this historic ocean-side shrine that is just as impressive as Nikko's Toshogu Shrine.
Ever shot archery from a horse!? You can watch the great show here at this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Need an escape? Day trip into this iconic Japanese city home to many important shrines and temples.
An impressive shrine dedicated to the first Emperor and the origin of civilization in Japan.
With gorgeous plum and maple gardens, this famous shrine also has a bustling monthly market. Plus, get good luck for your studies!
For a charming glimpse of yesteryear.