Buddhist temple in Hikawa valley, the final resting place of the last members of feudal Takeda clan.
One of the oldest shinto shrines in Japan with rich and unique local traditions.
Scenic drive from Hue to Hoi An via Hai Van pass: scenery and Buddhist sights.
Large temple complex in natural surroundings. Head temple of Nichiren school of Japanese Buddhism.
Important Shinto shrine in Fujinomiya worshipping the gods of Mt. Fuji.
Buddhist sacred site that can be visited on a day trip from Hanoi.
Amano Iwato shrine is associated with the famous Japanese legend of Sun Goddess Amaterasu hiding in a cave. This is one of the most interesting shinto places I’ve seen in Japan.
Shirakawa Suigen is a famous fresh water spring, the source of Shirakawa river in Kumamoto prefecture.
Shimomiya, a small shrine sitting amidst rice fields in Aso caldera, would be totally unremarkable if not for one thing: an unusual event that takes place here every year from August to October.
Kokuzo shrine is featured in Engishiki, the list of shrines dating back to Heian period, which makes it one of the oldest shrines in Aso region.