Spiritual

The Naiku of the Ise Jingu enshrines the sun goddess Amaterasu, the mother of the Japan.

Ise

Ise is the original pilgrim's playground; home to Japan's holiest shrine and some of the friendliest people you'll encounter.

Ryoanji Temple

Find your zen at one of the world’s famous meditative rock gardens—serenity-seeking tourists tested, UNESCO approved.

Nara

Eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites guarded by some very hungry deer.

Meoto Iwa

Meoto Iwa (Wedded Rocks)

A spiritual awakening and a romantic view.

Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha)

The tallest standing Buddha statue in Japan is hiding more than a few secrets.

Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine

Take a cable car to see where God of War meets Thomas Edison.

Okunoin

The heart of spirituality in Japan.

Omiwa Shrine and Mount Miwa

A sacred Shinto shrine and a wholly holy mountain.

Hosen-in Temple

You are never truly alone here...

Hokkaido Jingu

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

Yamadera Temple

One thousand steps to Yamagata’s most iconic spot.