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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Kinkakuji Temple
Sacred & Religious Sites
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Koyasan Okunoin
Sacred & Religious Sites, Cemeteries
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory
Lookouts, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Chureito Pagoda
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Mount Fuji
Mountains, Volcanos, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory
Lookouts, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers
Katsura Imperial Villa
Historic Walking Areas, Gardens
Miyajima
Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Islands
Ise Shrine Geku
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Nijo Castle
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Castles
Himeji Castle
Historic Sites, Scenic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Castles
Matsumoto Castle
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas, Castles
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Himeji Castle also known as White Heron Castle due to its elegant, white appearance, is widely considered as Japan's most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well preserved, complex castle...
This world heritage site is a must if you are in the area, less than hour from Osaka with the Shinkansen and within walking distance from station.Besides the magnificent castle the grounds are great and there is a...
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Remarkably uncrowded for such a beautiful garden, a rival to Kenrokuen in Kanazawa and Korakuen in Okayama — but the meticulously pruned pine trees and borrowed scenery of a wild hillside are better!
The garden was built around the 17th century arround the hills of Takamatsu and is a must see for those interested in the wonders of nature, a perfect place to stroll and take in this magnificent garden.
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You are able to enjoy the castle grounds - lots of beautiful flowering cherry trees - and also tour the castle itself which has displays of firearms and samurai armour.
This is a must see due to its incredible setting and age, and is rightly declared a national treasure, breath taking and worth the fee to see and walk inside the castle itself, as the area around is free to walk a...
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For us it was perfect to grab breakfast at our hotel, stash our bags at the train station, walk up and take the tour and then walk back down to town at noon, grab lunch and then skip town for our next city destina...
The villa has been restored and is now a museum, but was once the summer residence for the Emperor and his family.
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Lake Kawaguchiko

Fujikawaguchiko-machi
Blessed with good weather and clear sky early October, lake is beautiful especially with surrounding trees enabling lovely photos with foreground lake and magnificent My Fuji in the background.
If you want to see most of the lake, I recommend you take the pleasure cruiser or if you’re up for some exercise, rent the paddle boat located near the pleasure cruiser (the swan and panda boats) Beautiful lake!
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Cape Kamui

Shakotan-cho
Kamui Cape (Shakotan) in Hokkaido, to the west from Otaru lies the extradordinary scenery of the vast blue ocean that wait for your visit :) PS.
On October 29, 1912, the wife of cheef lighthouse keeper and the wife of assistant light house keeper with her 3-year-old son were going to visit Yobetsu village to do some shopping for the purpose of celebrating...
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Amano Yasugawara

Takachiho-cho
Located just 3 minute walk from the Amano-Iwato shrine, past cafes, descend the steps, over a stone bridge & listen to the sound of the gentle river flowing through a highly spiritual place.
It's like a magical fairy tale and a postcard rolled into one, the waterfalls, the rivers, the cave shrine with mysteriously stacked pebble formations.

Sengan-en

Kagoshima
You will enter through the commercial part however the further you go you will go along paths that will take you on a magical adventure, landscapes, exotic plants, lakes and rivers that cross everywhere.
We paid the admission fee of 1,000 yen that allows you to visit both the gardens and Shuuseikan and as we made our way to the residence and main garden area there were gift shops with an extensive range of local p...
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Happo-en Garden

Shirokanedai
... expecting from the little temple, a chapel where several couples were getting married, nice walkways, koi fish, sitting areas, a mini bamboo forest and lots of beautiful flowers and trees including bonsai trees.
This is a beautiful garden with numerous walking paths, rest houses, a pond, bridges, lanterns and statues - wherever we turned there was something to see.
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The direction of travel from Ogizawa, you will take Kanden's all electric operated Tunnel Trolley Bus to Kurobe Dam, from there take Kurobe Cable Car from Kurobeko (on foot from the Dam) to Kurobedaira, next take...
This place is awesome!!! Walking in the middle of a snow wall is just a great experience for me.
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Kuon-ji Temple

Minobu-cho
We left are shoes on the mat and climbed the steps into the main Temple absolutely breathtaking we spent a good hour walking from building to building absorbing the spiritual vibration on this beautiful beautiful...
The ropeway to Mt Minobu can also be accessed from the back of the grounds.
Afterwards, lanterns lit the way to various venues in Kikko Park where artists performed for free: a bamboo flute virtuoso, a violin and piano duet, an oil painter, and a Noh performance.
Make sure you visit the Kintai Bridge, there is a small fee to walk across but upon arrival on the other side, there is an ice cream shop with a 100 flavors or more of the creamiest ICE CREAM I've ever tasted and...
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This place is simply amazing, a clear lake sorrounded by trees, benches to sit, where to exercise, lots of birds, incredible restaurants and the most amazing theatre I’ve seen, you have to visit!!! Walking around...
This place is simply amazing, a clear lake sorrounded by trees, benches to sit, where to exercise, lots of birds, incredible restaurants and the most amazing theatre I’ve seen, you have to visit!!!
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Gion

Kyoto
... the age old traditions by passing it down to their future generations Gion is the famous Geisha district of Kyoto, the beautiful houses, cute lanes, hues of brown takes you to the old tales of typical Japan.
Walking down the streets of Gion takes you back in time..I’ve had fun exploring the small laneways and admiring the old wooden houses and their architecture and it’s amazing to see how small some of these places are.
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Bamboo forest is wonderful and magical Great vegetarian restaurant at the temple right by entrance to bamboo forest Monkey park was a heck of a climb up but everyone loved it: snow monkeys with their babies right...
A great day trip from Yokohama.... great setting - lush mountain backdrops - from bamboo forest, to great little food stalls and really nice cherry blossom and bamboo soft ice cream on a warm day.
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This beautiful and historic temple can be reached from the nearest subway station, Keage Station on the Tozai Line (about 5 minutes walk) or alternatively you can take a bus from Kyoto Station.
AN ADDED STOP AT END OF PHILOSOPHER'S PATH
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This place is small, a day trip, but boats gorgeous views whether your standing on the beaches, riding a rental bike through the pine forest across the land bridge, or visiting View Land (an area from which you ca...
... in Japan, well known for its extremely unique sandbar, or more accurately, an almost 3-kilometre long and 100-metre wide strip of sandy land bridge that connects two mountainous islands, creating the Miyazu bay.
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Less people and more peaceful as this is definitely a popular attraction for both local and international tourists.
We went on a snowmobile each and followed a tour guide along a snow circuit over hills.
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This was my third trip to Kyoto, and I always look forward to enjoying a stroll along this quiet, charming canal, basking in nature's gentle beauty and popping into the intriguing cafes and shops along the way.
If you head straight uphill, it'll lead you to Ginkakuji temple and all the shops and food stalls along the way and if you veer right, you'll be walking on the Philosopher's path.
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Cape Ashizuri

Tosashimizu
Wonderful rugged quiet coast full of inlets and sea turtles.
There are lots of walking paths as well.
Amazing view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the most beautiful capes in Onna.
Able to take many nice photos and would be a good spot for people to have a picnic there.
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By the way, originally the entrance fee for adult is 900 yen.
We were surprised to find the castle grounds open for a preview The castle is impressive and the displays showing pre and post earthquake were a stark reminder of the power of nature Well worth a visit
Kumamoto castle in Kumamoto When i visit that place is closed But already open in 2038 Because earthquke in 2017 Visitor can walk around kumamoto castle The view is so beautiful.
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It is an amazing landscape garden with water feature and air-conditioned visitor house where you can take a seat indoors on a hot day and admire its beauty.
It's a gorgeous little garden with a little waterfall, bridges, beautiful trees, shrubs and manicured lawns.
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