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Kannon is the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. You'll spot incarnations of this many-armed goddess throughout Japan.


Don’t be fooled by Sanjusangendo’s austere exterior; concealed within these dark wooden walls are a 1001 statutes of the Goddess of Mercy, all built to human scale.



A quiet and historic resort town perfect for a weekend getaway.


Home of the best green tea in Japan.

Toji Temple at night and cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan

Toji Temple

Japan’s tallest pagoda, plus a flea market.

Kongobu-ji Temple

The heart of Shingon Buddhism at Mt. Koya.

Sanrakuso at Kansho-in Temple

Go forest bathing at Mount Daisen, try the hand-crafted Zen Burger and stay the night.


The heart of spirituality in Japan.

Mount Ikoma

A theme park atop a mountain all in Osaka’s backyard.

Horyu-ji Temple

Step inside ancient Japan.

Hosen-in Temple

You are never truly alone here...

Kofuku-ji Temple

Art meets history at this UNESCO Heritage Site.