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Five Secret Spots in Nara You HAVE to Visit

Escape the crowds at these secluded temples and shrines in Japan's ancient capital, Nara!

Going to Gotokuji, The Lucky Cat Temple

If you are obsessed with cats, then if there is one temple you should visit: Gotokuji Temple—the temple adorned with hundreds of maneki neko, or lucky beckoning cat statues.

Henro: A Mystical Pilgrimage Through Shikoku

Learn more about the Henro, a sacred pilgrimage that takes travelers deep into the heart of Japan's smallest island, Shikoku.

5 Places to Experience Zen Meditation in Japan

Looking to get hands-on with some of Japan's oldest traditions? Zen meditation is a great way to practice mindfulness and relax, and there are plenty of great places around the country where visitors can enjoy it!

7 Superb Festivals in Nara

Try and catch one of these fantastic events on your trip to this picturesque and historic city!

Year-end Cleaning at Naritasan Shinshoji

Buddhist monks spruce up Naritasan Shinshoji Temple for the annual end-of-year cleaning.

Omiya's 2,000-Year-Old Hikawa Shrine

Contemplate life's journey as you make your way down the path of gates of this historical shrine.

Top 10 Day Trips From Hiroshima

No trip to Japan is complete without a visit to Hiroshima! Not only is it full of must-see shrines, museums and more, but it's also the perfect base to plan some day trips to explore a little further afield.

The Best Autumn Leaves Spot in Kyoto

The stunning visage of the Eikando-Zenrinji Temple in the historical area of Kyoto makes this one of the most-loved spots for autumn leaves.

Retro Street Food at Asakusa Denbouin Street

After visiting Asakusa's Sensoji Shrine, enjoy a leisurely afternoon eating traditional street food and finding hidden thieves on the nearby Denbouin Street.

Top 10 Things to Do in Hiroshima

Check out our list for all the inspiration you need to visit this dynamic, cosmopolitan city!

Temple of Thousands of Foxes: Toyokawa Inari

You won't find a temple as uniquely decorated as the Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple. The temple is adorned with thousands of fox statues and bright red banners. With such an impactful imagery, you'll feel like you've been whisked away to Kyoto.

Ultimate Itinerary: Koyasan in Wakayama

Whether you’re planning a day trip or a full stay, read on to discover how you can get the most out of this magical and spiritual destination. Welcome to the ultimate itinerary for a trip to Koyasan in Wakayama, from Osaka.

Taming the Tiger Temple of Nara

Head to Chogosonshi-ji in Nara for a uniquely feline temple experience!

Giant Rice Cake Specially Made for the Gods

Farmers in central Japan were busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.

Toshogu Shrine: Lavish Tomb of Tokugawa Ieyasu

Nikko's top attraction, UNESCO World Heritage Site Toshogu Shrine, also serves as the extravagantly embellished tomb of historical shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, ruler of Japan for over 250 years.

Top Non-Touristy Things To Do In Tokyo

From its food to its gigantic, sleek or traditional architecture, Tokyo unveils itself in a whole new way. Below find a list of some of the top non-touristy things to do while visiting Tokyo.

Japan Tourism Increase for Sacred Anime Sites

More foreign tourists are coming to Japan than ever before, with about 32 million visiting in 2019. And many of them are coming just to see the sights represented in their favorite anime series.

Coastal Culture & Living History

A secluded paradise of maritime folklore, history, and adventure awaits just three hours by train from Tokyo Station (or just an hour and a half from Nagoya Station): Ise-Shima National Park.

Top Things To Do Around Kumano Kodo, Wakayama

If you want all the insider information on this unique and must-see location of Japan, then simply read on and discover, for yourself, the top things to do in Kumano Kodo in Wakayama, Japan.

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