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Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Follow the path to riches through 10,000 vermillion torii gates.

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.

Miyajima Shrine Japan

Miyajima

Cross the floating boundary between the human and spirit world.

Hakodate

In 2015, Hakodate was voted Japan’s most attractive city and it’s not hard to see why.

Illuminated autumn leaves at Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto, Kansai

Kiyomizudera Temple

Take the plunge at one of Kyoto's most iconic sights.

Tendo City’s Ningen Shogi (Human Chess) and Sakura Festival

A grand battle of human-sized Japanese chess under 2,000 cherry blossoms — a unique event to see while traveling in northern Japan.

Nijo Castle

Kyoto’s undiscovered gem.

Koriyama Castle

Romance comes alive.

Hirosaki Castle

Five ways to view cherry blossoms at northern Japan’s favorite sakura-viewing park.

The beautiful wisteria in spring in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka.

Kitakyushu

Feudalism, festivals and flowers.

Himeji Castle in Hyogo, Japan

Himeji Castle

Hyogo Prefecture is home to one of Japan’s most beautiful castles, Himeji Castle. It is such a fantastic example of ancient Japanese architecture, that it often tops lists as one of the...