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Revered Animals at Japan's Temples & Shrines

How can a cow heal your knee? Find out at these Tokyo-area temples and shrines!

The 3 Dragon Gates of Tokyo

Who needs Dragon Balls? There are three Dragon Gates in Tokyo said to grant the wish you make while touching them!

5 Things You Should Know about Kiyomizu Temple

From Kiyomizu's amazing architectural feats to the meaning behind its name, there are a few interesting facts about this famous Kyoto temple you might want to know before you visit!

The Coexistence of Old & New

One unique aspect of Japan is to respect traditional culture and let it grow alongside new customs in today’s society. And Kamakura is a great place to see both.

Stunning Photos of Japan That Are Free to Use

Whether you need to find breathtaking visuals for a website or pamphlet, or just want to lose yourself in the natural beauty of Japan, this is the place to do it!

Photo Book Documents Ancient Pilgrimage Path

Witness the awe-inspiring shots captured by two photographers who spent eight days wandering ancient routes crisscrossing Japan's largest peninsula.

8 Amazing Days on a JR Kyushu Rail Pass

Discover the beauty of four Kyushu prefectures by rail! Wander castle towns, stroll through samurai residences and visit historic shrines tied to the founding of Japan, all surrounded by delicious local cuisine!

5 Best Cheap & Free Tours in Tokyo

The best things in life are indeed free! Experience Tokyo at its best without having to pay an arm and a leg for the fee!

Fukuoka's 4 Best Fall Color Spots

Fall colors tend to come late to Kyushu, giving visitors more time to take in some of the best views of the year.

54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!

The 8 Best Day Trips from Tokyo

Besides being Japan's capital, Tokyo is actually the world's most populous metropolis. And there are many attractions accessible from the Tokyo metropolitan area too!

Find Treasure at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu is filled with nature on the outside, with its tunnel of simply incredible cherry blossoms. But, there are also several important treasures within!

10 Can't-Miss Destinations in Nikko

Beyond its famous shrine and stunning waterfalls, you can find historic hotels, cedar-lined walks and period theme parks in this renowned summertime resort region.

Hase-dera, the Flower Temple

Hase-dera is home to Japan’s largest wooden statue of Kannon Bosatsu (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) and popular among visitors for its beautiful outdoor garden.

The Meiji Restoration in Kitakyushu

Learn all about the Meiji Restoration in the city of Kitakyushu.

Our 5 Favorite Tours in Kamakura

Not sure what to do and where to go in Kamakura? Let us give you some options for an unforgettable tour with a qualified guide.

3 Awesome Ways to Get Good Luck in Tottori

Head to Tottori for bunny-ear 'omamori'—or 'ema' plaques in the shape of spirits from 'GeGeGe no Kitaro'! And if you've got a memory you'd rather put in the past, why not just set it afloat? Find out how!

Increase Your Money By Washing It

Zeniarai Benten Shrine is a popular power spot in Kamakura for washing money. But... why?

Curious About Buddhist Cuisine?

If you've ever wanted to try 'Shojin Ryori' and experience the way monks eat in Japan, we know just the place!

Feel the Flower Power at Meigetsu-in Temple

Nicknamed the hydrangea temple, 2,500 hydrangeas bloom every June in profusion at this Michelin-starred Kamakura temple.

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