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Kyoto Ducklings' Annual Temple to River Trip

Ducklings born at a temple in Kyoto move to a nearby river in what has become an annual event. The move has become an annual event since a pair of ducks came to the temple and had babies in a pond 15 years ago.

11 Photogenic Places in Nagoya

The birthplace of some of Japan's most prolific samurai, Nagoya is full of tons of gorgeous spots just begging to be photographed!

Tsushima Shrine Gate Crumbles in Typhoon

A stone torii gate at a shrine on the island of Tsushima in Nagasaki Prefecture crumbled as Typhoon Haishen passed nearby.

Delivering Holy Stones to a Mountaintop Shrine

Shinto priests are on a mission to deliver holy stones to a shrine on the summit of Mount Tsurugi in central Japan.

Getting the Dirt off Buddha's Shoulders

The annual ritual of dusting Buddha statues took place at Horyuji, a temple registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Mixed Reactions Over End of State of Emergency

People in Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto in western Japan where the coronavirus state of emergency was lifted show mixed reactions over the move.

Nanzoin: Discover Fukuoka's Reclined Buddha

Fukuoka has a well-earned reputation as one of Kyushu's culinary hotspots, but it's also home to an incredibly unique temple! Hop on a train from Hakata Station to see the largest reclining bronze Buddha in the world tucked into a Kyushu mountainside!

Kyoto's Top 5 Photogenic Temples & Sanctuaries

Kyoto is full of jaw-dropping and historic temples, so narrowing down a list to only five was quite the challenge! Our friends at Trip101 present Kyoto's top 5 photogenic temples!

Rebranding the Historic Izumo Taisha Shrine

Creative director Yu Yamada and art director Kishino Shogo worked with Izumo Taisha to modernize the crests and symbols of the shrine.

Getting to Know Japan's Daikannon

Some of Japan's tallest and most interesting statues represent the deity Kannon. The Goddess of Mercy is the centerpiece of many religion sites in Japan, several of which are easily accessible from Tokyo, and are perfect for a day or weekend trip!

10 Best Things To Do In Takamatsu, Japan

Check out this list of the best things to do in Takamatsu, offering the best udon joints in Japan, sprawling gardens, and beautiful neighboring islands.

12 Things To Do In Hakone

Hakone is a mountainous town in the Ashigarashimo District of Kanagawa Prefecture close to Mount Fuji. Here are 12 things you shouldn't miss when in the onsen town!

Top 12 Day Trips From Fukuoka

Explore the hidden delights waiting for you with these top day trips from Fukuoka!

List Of Temples Which Let You Stay Inside

Japan’s rich history and natural beauty have made it one of the most endearing tourist hotspots. Read on to find the list of temples which let you stay inside and explore the appeal of Japan temple lodgings.

Shrines Transform With Colorful Flowers

Shrines in Japan are cooling off from the summer heat by taking the art of flower arrangement to a whole new level.

Top 10 Things To Do In Yokosuka

Read on to discover the top things to do in Yokosuka, Japan, if you want to experience this seaside community firsthand!

Kyoto’s Top 5 Photogenic Shrines

Take in the rich history and culture when you make a visit at Kyoto's top 5 photogenic shrines!

runAway to Todaiji Temple

The runAway Japan team visits Todaiji Temple, arguably THE must-see sight in Japan's ancient capital, Nara.

Celebrating 100 Years of Meiji Shrine

2020 marks one hundred years since the enshrinement of Japan's beloved Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken at Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi. Check out all of the celebrations and special exhibits here!

A Taste of the Kumanokodo Pilgrimage

Join the runAway Japan team as they take on the Magose Toge Trail, the most popular portion of the UNESCO-recognized Kumanokodo Pilgrimage.

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