Shrines and Temples

Shimogamo Shrine

2018-07-09T11:39:17+00:00

Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社), linked to the northern Kamimono Shrine, is part of the world heritage sites in Kyoto. It is [...]

Shimogamo Shrine2018-07-09T11:39:17+00:00

Kamigamo Shrine

2018-07-09T11:38:45+00:00

Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社), twinned with Shimogamo Shrine to the south, is an important Shinto shrine in northern Kyoto. Designated a [...]

Kamigamo Shrine2018-07-09T11:38:45+00:00

Bitchu-Takahashi

2018-07-10T17:17:19+00:00

For some reason completely unknown to most tourists, including Japanese tourists, Bitchu-Takahashi (備中高梁) presented one of the most surprising castles [...]

Bitchu-Takahashi2018-07-10T17:17:19+00:00

Kochi

2018-08-08T10:08:15+00:00

Pagoda at No.31 Buddhist temple Kochi (高知) is a large city in southern Shikoku containing the usual attractions [...]

Kochi2018-08-08T10:08:15+00:00

Miyazaki

2016-12-06T13:42:54+00:00

Udo-jingu Shrine, Miyazaki Miyasaki (宮崎), located in south eastern Kyushu, is a prefecture well known across the country [...]

Miyazaki2016-12-06T13:42:54+00:00

Izumo-taisha

2018-08-08T10:11:01+00:00

Izumo Taisha (出雲大社) is a grand shrine, considered one of Japans top 3. Located in northern Chugoku, it is an [...]

Izumo-taisha2018-08-08T10:11:01+00:00

Matsue

2018-07-10T20:26:41+00:00

Matsue (松江) is a pleasant castle city, known as the 'city of water' due to its spiralling canals and setting [...]

Matsue2018-07-10T20:26:41+00:00

Mount Mitake

2018-08-08T09:46:28+00:00

Mt. Mitake (御岳山) is considered a sacred mountain by many Japanese, who frequently make a pilgrimage from Tokyo to the [...]

Mount Mitake2018-08-08T09:46:28+00:00

Izu Peninsula

2018-08-08T09:48:23+00:00

Izu Peninsula (伊豆半島) is a famous hot spring and sightseeing destination, and a popular side trip from Tokyo. While not that [...]

Izu Peninsula2018-08-08T09:48:23+00:00

Narita City

2018-07-09T12:22:29+00:00

Got some time to kill before or after a flight at Narita Airport? Narita City (成田) has a few things [...]

Narita City2018-07-09T12:22:29+00:00

Kanda Myojin Shrine

2018-08-08T09:49:44+00:00

Kanda Myojin Shrine (神田明神) is a major Shinto shrine near Akihabara and Ueno. Over 1000 years old, the buildings have been stunningly [...]

Kanda Myojin Shrine2018-08-08T09:49:44+00:00

Mount Daisen

2017-01-02T12:56:03+00:00

Mount Daisen (大山) is a volcanic mountain in the Chugoku region with amazing views over the northern mountains from 1,729 [...]

Mount Daisen2017-01-02T12:56:03+00:00

Yamadera

2016-12-27T11:36:12+00:00

Yamadera (山寺), meaning Mountain Temple, is a small town well known for its beautiful, scenic Ryūshaku-ji (立石寺) temple. The town is [...]

Yamadera2016-12-27T11:36:12+00:00

Uji

2018-07-18T19:51:58+00:00

Uji (宇治) is a popular tourist spot known for it's many centuries old shrines and temples, 2 of which are [...]

Uji2018-07-18T19:51:58+00:00

Matsushima

2018-07-09T13:16:19+00:00

Matsushima (松島) is famous bay not far from Sendai. What makes this place unique is that the bay is dotted with [...]

Matsushima2018-07-09T13:16:19+00:00

Sendai

2018-07-09T13:17:20+00:00

Sendai (仙台) is one of the biggest cities in Tohoku. It is not an essential visit, but offers cheap accommodation and [...]

Sendai2018-07-09T13:17:20+00:00

Hiraizumi

2018-07-18T20:22:29+00:00

While Japan's other World Heritage sites get more attention, Hiraizumi (平泉) is the one to see if you want to [...]

Hiraizumi2018-07-18T20:22:29+00:00
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