Japan: Miyajima

Miyajima (Shrine Island), is an island famous for the O-Torii gate seemingly surrounded by water.

Japan: Nara

Nara is considered a small city today, but was once the capital of Japan and the seat of the Emperor.

Japan: Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle is a “flat” castle containing Ninomaru and Honmaru Palaces. It is established in Kyoto by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of Japan.

Japan: Sasuke Inari Shrine

We discovered the Sasuke Inari Shrine by accident while walking around in Kamakura. A set of bright red torii gates lead up a hill into a shrine full of statues of foxes and fox dwellings with families.

Japan: Kamakura

Kamakura is a small town popular with tourists because of attractions such as the Hasedera temple located on a hill with great views of the town, the Great Buddha bronze statue and other temples and shrines.

Japan: Nikko

Nikko is a small town about 2 hours from Tokyo that is famous for the UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of a complex of shrines, temples and shogun mausoleums.