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.
One thousand steps to Yamagata’s most iconic spot.