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Shuri Castle

Shuri Castle

Shuri Castle was built in the 14th century and was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was neglected for almost 400 years an...

Okinawa
Shirakami-Sanchi

Shirakami-Sanchi

Shirakami-Sanchi covers both Aomori and Akita prefectures. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the unique ...

Aomori
Kosanji Temple

Kosanji Temple

The Kosanji Temple, one of the most secluded UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto, is located in the middle of a dense mounta...

Kyoto
Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

At 3,776 meters above sea level, Mount Fuji or Fujisan is the highest and most famous mountain in Japan. It is located on the...

Shizuoka
Gunkanjima

Gunkanjima

Officially known as Hashima, Gunkanjima (軍艦島, “Battleship Island”) flourished as a coal mining community, starting in 1890...

Nagasaki
Rinnoji Temple

Rinnoji Temple

Among Nikko’s many world-renowned temples, stands the vibrantly colored Rinnoji (輪王寺), which was designated as a UNESCO Wo...

Tochigi
Kumano Kodo

Kumano Kodo

For over 1,000 years, Japanese people from all walks of life, including retired emperors and aristocrats, have made the arduo...

Wakayama
Kumano Nachi Taisha

Kumano Nachi Taisha

The Kumano Nachi Taisha is a Shinto shrine and part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed holy sites and pilgrimage routes in t...

Wakayama
Ryoan-ji Temple

Ryoan-ji Temple

Ryoanji Temple is home to Japan’s most famous Zen stone garden and one of Kyoto’s most iconic scenes. Believed to be built ba...

Kyoto
Byodo-in Temple

Byodo-in Temple

The Byodoin Temple in the city of Uji near Kyoto adorns the reverse of the Japanese 10 yen coin and is best known for its dis...

Kyoto
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