44 Reasons to Visit the Chugoku Region
This region in western Japan abounds with things to do and see!
A Mountain of Ancient Worship
Compact and beautiful, Mount Oyama is nestled in the northern reaches of Isehara City in Kanagawa's Tanzawa-Oyama Quasi-National Park.
3 Ways to Get More Out of a Temple Visit
Three can't-miss activities during a Japanese temple or shrine pilgrimage.
Top 3 Part-Time Jobs During the Holidays
The end of December is the busiest time of year in Japan, so almost everywhere is looking for extra help!
Develop a Wanderlust for Hiroshima
Tour the sites of Hiroshima like you've never seen them before in this three-minute video packed with historical and modern monuments.
Video: 1,840 km of Japan in 14 Days
From Hiroshima to Nikko and all points in between, this four-minute video covers a whole lot of ground!
4 Japanese Temples & Shrines in Hawaii
Hawaii is home to some stunning Japanese temples and shrines!
5 Popular Love Shrines
Check out these endearing shrines if you're looking for a love blessing!
Exploring 'Little Edo'
Kawagoe, also known by its nickname "Little Edo," is one of Saitama Prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots.
Exploring the Japanese Countryside
Whether you've been to Japan's rural parts or not, get ready to explore the Japanese countryside with a jittery boy and his cameraman dad!
Interpreting the Key 'Omikuji'
These Japanese fortune-telling papers can bring you great blessings—or a great curse!
Two Big-Name Shrines for Hatsumode
You can't go wrong visiting your local shrine in the first three days of the New Year to pray for a healthy and prosperous year. But if you're going to go out, why not go big?
6 Awesome Things to See & Do in Chichibu
Chichibu is located in western Saitama, just 90 minutes from central Tokyo. A popular tourist destination full of temples and shrines, it's known as a spot for delicious food and sightseeing.
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.
Test Your Knowledge of Famous Japanese Sites
Think you've traveled enough through Japan to figure out where these landmarks are from?
Living Heritage: Ise Grand Shrine
With more than 1,500 years of history, this complex of Shinto shrines nestled in the forests of Ise is a living piece of Japanese culture.
6 Most-Visited New Year's Shrines & Temples
Check out these statistics to find out which temple or shrine has the largest number of attendees during New Year's—and maybe find out the spots to avoid!
3 Cool Countryside Day Trips from Tokyo
We all need a break from the city sometimes. Experience the other side of Japan with these three day trips to the countryside right outside Tokyo.
5 Temples & Shrines for Design Lovers
These stylish temples and shrines juxtapose the traditional and the modern.
7 Reasons to Experience New Year's in Japan
After the romance from Christmas Eve has settled, Japan turns to the New Year's holiday as a time of family reunions and traditions that you won't want to miss!