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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.

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.

Kamakura

A spiritual seaside getaway close to Tokyo with shrines, temples and big buddha.

Mount Haguro's pagoda.

Mount Haguro

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