Don’t miss Himeji Castle and its Kokoen Garden. It lies in Himeji, less than one hour by train from either Kyoto or Osaka. Himeji Castle is the most s...
Kairakuen Garden is most famous for its three thousand plum trees and hosts an annual plum blossom festival from 20 February to 31 March 31. This gard...
Kenrokuen Garden features ponds, streams, waterfalls, bridges, teahouses, trees, stones and flowers. The water for the many streams and rivers of the...
Kiyomizudera Temple (Pure Water Temple) is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 and remains associated with the Hosso se...
Nijo Castle was completed 1603 and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It survives in its original form and is famous for its Momoyama architecture, dec...
Sanjusangendo Temple is famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. An impressive display of statues in housed in the main building w...
Sensoji Temple (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is located in Asakusa, a central part of the Shitamachi old town of Tokyo. A legend tells of two...