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.
One Day in Iizaka Hot spring in Fukushima
We went to Iizaka Hot Springs to take a bath in the early afternoon after cherry picking in Fukushima.
Spotlight On: Suwa Lower Shrines
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.
A Quick Guide to holy Suwa Shrines in Nagano
Suwa Shrines in Suwa is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and consists of four separate complexes around Lake Suwa.
Visiting Suwa Shrine For the First Time
I spent a whole day in Suwa to visit the four sacred shrines. Here’s a quick guide to Suwa Shrine.
Iki Island’s Best Historical Sites
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.
8 Japanese Shinto Shrines that enchant visitors on Iki Island
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.
Hidden Iki Islands: The Best Secret Spots on Iki Islands
Here is a list of the recommended best places according to Iki Island locals.
Ancient Island of gods and nature worship: Iki Island
Iki Island’s got that small island charm but it never really feels overly touristy or crowded.
8 things to do on Southern Tsushima Island
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.