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Experience Being a Temple Maiden for a Day

Ever wondered what it would be like to do the work of a shrine maiden? Well, at a shrine in Hyogo Prefecture you can actually dress up and experience all the work 'miko' do!

The 15 Top Fall Color Spots in Kyoto

All About's travel guide reveals the real top spots for autumn colors in Kyoto.

360° VR Video Transports You to Japan

Swish the camera around and take a virtual tour of famous sightseeing spots as if you were in Japan, all in the comfort of your own home.

Finding Fortune on Kinkasan Island

Go off the beaten path and explore a shrine on a small island off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture.

The 20 Most Romantic Date Spots in Kyoto

While Kyoto is a very traditional city, with more than 1,000 years of history, it's also an open-minded place and full of hidden romantic spots to enjoy with your loved one.

5 Places to Visit Namahage on Oga Peninsula

Believe it or not, some fierce-looking legendary ogres can be found on Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture, an area so far off the beaten path that it doesn't even appear in most English guidebooks!

5 Great Things to See in Akita City

Akita City is not often at the top of anyone's list of places to visit, but that's unfortunate because it has a rich history and culture that includes a lively festival and a famous artist.

The 21 Best Places to See Mount Fuji

We take a stab at answering the perennial question, 'Where can I get the best view of Mount Fuji?' Here are our 21 best answers.

Miyagi: Land of Samurai History

Experience the home of one of Japan's greatest ever samurai warriors with historic castles, ancient temples and colorful shrines less than two hours from Tokyo.

Hakone Shrine: Home of the Nine-Headed Serpent

The mountains of Hakone have been worshipped for at least 2,500 years. Hakone Shrine venerates the three most important deities of the region: two legendary ancestors of the Japanese imperial line, and the goddess of Mount Fuji herself!

5 Fun Things to Do in Nara

A former capital city just a stone's throw from Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is known for its stunning temples, friendly deer, souvenirs and more. With so much to do, we're here to help you start planning!

Tokyo's Beautiful 'Sakura' Winter Wonderland

As spring snow fell in the nation's capital, the cherry blossoms turned into beautiful snow-capped buds.

Basic Etiquette at Japanese Temples & Shrines

Wondering what to do at a Japanese temple or shrine? This quick video will walk you through the basics!

10 Stunning Places to Visit in Hakata, Fukuoka

Hakata, located in Fukuoka Prefecture, is known for amazing food and beautiful ocean views. The city also has temples, shrines, festivals, castle ruins, beaches, islands, shopping, entertainment and nightlife.

Snow-Capped Landmarks Glisten in White Powder

Sensoji Temple, the Ghibli Museum and Tokyo Disneyland are always worth a visit, but especially on snowy days like this.

5 Fun Tokyo Events for Golden Week 2018

Looking for things to do in Tokyo over Golden Week? These five fun events happen to line up perfectly with Japan's most anticipated national holiday!

Temple Stays Made Simple with Terahaku

Experiencing life in a Buddhist temple in Japan is about to get a whole lot easier! Thanks to the website Terahaku, users can book their very own temple accommodations online.

Shrine Maidens Turned Off-Road Racing Queens

In this newest commercial from Toyo Tires, these girls literally drive away ogres during Japan’s annual Setsubun bean-throwing festival.

Untraveled Japan: Tokyo Day Trips & More

You don’t have to go far from Tokyo to experience Japan like no one has before!

10 Key Spots to See in the Ise Area

From famous shrines to ninja experiences and sweet-filled shopping streets, there's plenty to see and do in the Ise area of Mie Prefecture.

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