Ise is the original pilgrim's playground; home to Japan's holiest shrine and some of the friendliest people you'll encounter.
Find your zen at one of the world’s famous meditative rock gardens—serenity-seeking tourists tested, UNESCO approved.
Eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites guarded by some very hungry deer.
A spiritual awakening and a romantic view.
The tallest standing Buddha statue in Japan is hiding more than a few secrets.
Take a cable car to see where God of War meets Thomas Edison.
The heart of spirituality in Japan.
A sacred Shinto shrine and a wholly holy mountain.
You are never truly alone here...
Try the first shrine visit of the year here for an authentic Japanese New Year experience.
Discover this old-fashioned capital packed with sacred places and a few surprises.