If you have 2-3 hours before leaving from Tokyo, but at least want to see an old Japanese town, Naritasan Park would fit in to such a short visit.
We went to Iizaka Hot Springs to take a bath in the early afternoon after cherry picking in Fukushima.
Suwa Shrine is located in Nagano Prefecture, south-east of the city of Matsumoto. Upper Shrines are located on the south side of Lake Suwa and lower Shrines are located on the north side of the lake.
Suwa Shrines in Suwa is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and consists of four separate complexes around Lake Suwa.
I spent a whole day in Suwa to visit the four sacred shrines. Here’s a quick guide to Suwa Shrine.
The particularly exciting thing about Iki Island, beyond how impressive the natural sights look surrounded by the green forest, is that it has a long history.
There are more than 1,000 shrines on Iki Island and it’s hard to pick where to visit. Here are some of the best shrines to see old sites of worship.
Here is a list of the recommended best places according to Iki Island locals.
Iki Island’s got that small island charm but it never really feels overly touristy or crowded.
Tsushima Island has prospered commercially as a trading hub and I wanted to visit it to better understand how it became such an important entrance point.