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Daruma dolls at Katsuo-ji Temple in Osaka

Katsuo-ji Temple

Tucked away in Osaka, this is where winners get their luck and the rest of us get to take in the exceptional scenery.

Niyodo Blue

Niyodo River, Nikobuchi Waterfall and Nakatsu Gorge

Witness the purest of waters, a sacred power spot and the amazing ‘Niyodo Blue.’

The Mummy at Churen-ji Temple

What do The Beatles and a mummy have in common? You can find them both at this Yamagata Temple.

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.

Mount Haguro's pagoda.

Mount Haguro

The most visited and accessible summit of the “sacred mountains” in the area of Dewa, an ancient province.

Daitoku-ji Temple

Zen Life: Temples, rock gardens, and bamboo forests all in one.