Partake in ancient tradition by making a pilgrimage to three of Japan’s most important shrines.
This demanding trek is for seasoned hikers only, but gorgeous views and the unearthly Mount Koya are sure to take anyone’s breath away.
Take the road less traveled on this coastal hiking trail once sought out by poets and painters for artistic inspiration.
This stunning trek through Wakayama Prefecture was once favored by emperors and nobles.
Pay your respects to Ise Jingu, Japan’s most holy shrine, and hike in the footsteps of the gods in Mie Prefecture.
A quiet and historic resort town perfect for a weekend getaway.
A small town castle fit for a Shogun.
Call it Okinoshima or Tomogashima — this mysterious tiny island has big history.
Discover this small town in Wakayama Prefecture where the traditional art of lacquer making dates back centuries and is still alive and well.
Ramen so tasty it made international news.
Welcome to this tiny station epitomizing laidback countryside charm. Stationmaster on a catnap? That’s just part of her job.