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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.

Yamaguchi City

Discover this old-fashioned capital packed with sacred places and a few surprises.