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.
Burn, baby burn. Mountain inferno.
Delve into the land of the Gods and pray for your future soulmate at Shimane Prefecture's most holy site.
Partake in ancient tradition by making a pilgrimage to three of Japan’s most important shrines.
This demanding trek is for seasoned hikers only, but gorgeous views and the unearthly Mount Koya are sure to take anyone’s breath away.
Take the road less traveled on this coastal hiking trail once sought out by poets and painters for artistic inspiration.
Pay your respects to Ise Jingu, Japan’s most holy shrine, and hike in the footsteps of the gods in Mie Prefecture.
One thousand steps to Yamagata’s most iconic spot.
A spiritual awakening and a romantic view.