All About Japan

New Year's at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple!

Texan in Tokyo takes you on a traditional Japanese New Year's journey!

5 Temples & Shrines for Design Lovers

These stylish temples and shrines juxtapose the traditional and the modern.

Test Your Knowledge of Famous Japanese Sites

Think you've traveled enough through Japan to figure out where these landmarks are from?

Style Yourself in Tenpyo Clothing

Want to dress up in some traditional Japanese wear, but find kimono rentals too expensive? A Japanese clothing store in Nara is specializing in Nara-Period clothing at a fraction of the cost of renting a kimono!

Tokyo: The Calm & the Chaos

Take a three-minute trip from Mount Takao to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, then head down to the back alleys of Shinjuku's drinking districts.

Interpreting the Key 'Omikuji'

These Japanese fortune-telling papers can bring you great blessings—or a great curse!

A Kyoto-Lover's Guide to the Ancient Capital

Get tips and local knowledge from Kyoto-obsessed travelers, from must-see spots to unforgettable food.

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!

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.

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.

Dive into Japan 10 Minutes from Narita Airport

Just 10 minutes by train from Narita Airport, the area around Naritasan Shinshoji Temple presents a quaint townscape with a number a great eating locations.

Visit One of the 4 Largest Temples in Japan!

Located in Otsu City, Miidera Temple is one huge National Treasure!

5 Places to Catch the First Sunrise in Choshi

This eastern Chiba town is the first to see the sunrise in the land of the rising sun.

5 Things to Do Around Asakusa

In addition to its famous temple, the area around Asakusa presents shops that offer unusual and unique products that are different from what you might find at department stores and mass retailers around the country. And you can catch sumo, too!

4 Japanese Temples & Shrines in Hawaii

Hawaii is home to some stunning Japanese temples and shrines!

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?

5 Stunning Temple & Shrine Videos

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

Exploring 'Little Edo'

Kawagoe, also known by its nickname "Little Edo," is one of Saitama Prefecture's most famous sightseeing spots.

3 Ways to Get More Out of a Temple Visit

Three can't-miss activities during a Japanese temple or shrine pilgrimage.

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!

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