All About Japan

Ofuna's Giant Kannon

There's something huge peeking over Kamakura's hills.

Swiss Priest Guides Visitors at Koyasan

Coming to Koysan 18 years ago, Swiss national Kurt Kubli Genso became a Buddhist priest, and now guides visitors around this three-star World Heritage Site in five different languages.

5 Stunning Temple & Shrine Videos

These five videos will instantly transport you to some of the most vivid temples and shrines in Japan!

5 Vital Temple & Shrine Etiquette Tips

While going to a temple or shrine simply to observe is satisfactory on its own, it's well worth learning how to fully participate to get the most out of the experience.

Chocolates Molded into the Head of Buddha

This Buddha-shaped head isn't the only surprise Cacao Magic has in store!

5 Stunning Walks in the Japanese Countryside

Locals share secret trails with incredible views of the Japanese countryside!

Brush Up on Your Japanese Buddhism Knowledge

Impress your friends by showcasing your knowledge of the differences between Japan's two main religions, Shinto and Buddhism—or wow them with the origin of those cute, one-eyed, red 'daruma' dolls.

6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside

Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.

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