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Kanazawa

Kanazawa Neighborhoods (Nagamachi, Higashi Chaya, Nishi Chaya, Kazue-machi)

Get to know the neighborhoods in Kanazawa that have been preserved from the Edo era

Ichibata Yakushi

Ichibata Yakushi

Founded over 1,000 years ago, Ichibata Yakushi is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in Shimane Prefecture. It’s a pilgrimage site and a popular autumn leaf viewing destination among other claims...

Motomachi Stone Buddha

Motomachi Stone Buddha

Seek out the healing powers of the Medicine Buddha in Oita City

National Noh Theatre

Watch historic Japanese plays with subtitles in a dedicated venue

Kehi Jingu Shrine

Kehi Jingu Shrine

The remarkable Kehi Jingu Shrine in Fukui Prefecture is the chief guardian shrine of the Hokuriku region.

Mukibanda Historical Park

Mukibanda Historical Park

Explore what Japan looked like before it was Japan.

Oshino Hakkai

Located nearby Mount Fuji, Oshino Hakkai is a traditional village that is a designated World Heritage Site.

Maruoka Castle

Maruoka Castle

This Hirayama-style castle features a pentagonal-shaped moat and is incredibly picturesque in the springtime.

Kyomise Shopping District

A historic area where both travelers and locals eat, shop and enjoy annual events.

Iya Shrine

Iya Shrine

The setting of one of Japan’s oldest legends.

Takashima Castle

Takashima Castle

A 400-year-old Japanese castle that once floated on the water of Nagano's largest lake.