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Isshinji Temple

The Buddhist Isshinji Temple dates back to 1185, and was said to be founded by Honen, a Pure Land Buddhist (a type of Buddhism based on Mahayana Buddhism).  ...  Read more

Japan Mint

The Japan Mint Osaka Branch is the headquarters of the Japan Mint, and it’s here that the history of Japanese money-printing, or minting, is told through ...  Read more

Jingu Baseball Stadium

It's not the biggest or most modern baseball stadium in Tokyo, but Meiji Jingu Stadium in Shinjuku is worth visiting for it's unique atmosphere and history. ...  Read more

Kabukicho

Kabukicho, one of Tokyo’s busiest nightlife and red light districts, offers the foreign visitor nothing short of a bizarre cultural experience. An estimated ...  Read more

Kamigamo Shrine

It’s impossible to miss the larger-than-life red shrine gate at the entrance to Kamigamo, one of Japan’s oldest shrines. Built in the year 678, it pre-dates ...  Read more

Kasai Rinkai Park

Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo’s largest park, opened in 1989 on Tokyo Bay, a beautiful area that overlooks the water and the city beyond. Built on reclaimed land, ...  Read more

Katsura Imperial Villa

One of Japan's most important large-scale cultural treasures, Katsura Imperial Villa preserves traditional Edo period architecture and garden design. Tatami, ...  Read more

Kennin-Ji Temple

The oldest and one of the most important Zen temples in Kyoto, Kennin-Ji was founded in the year 1202 by a monk. Situated near the famous Geisha district of ...  Read more

Kokugikan Sumo Stadium & Museum

The Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, also known as the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, is Tokyo’s largest indoor sports arena hosting sumo wrestling tournaments. Sumo is Japan’s ...  Read more

Komagatake Ropeway

See the so-called Nagano Alps from Japan's highest aerial tramway, the Komogatake Ropeway. The Ropeway opened in 1963 and is a popular way to take in one of ...  Read more

Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

The 47-foot (14-meter) tall bronze Buddha statue of Kotokuin (Great Buddha of Kamakura) is only the second tallest statue of Buddha in Japan though likely the ...  Read more

Kuromon Ichiba Market

Nicknamed “Osaka’s kitchen,” the Kuromon Ichiba Market caters to the city’s chefs. Every day, cooks from well-known -- and hole-in-the-wall -- restaurants ...  Read more

Mimuroto-ji Temple

Known as the "flower temple," Mimuroto Temple in Uji City near Kyoto showcases a vast array of seasonal flowers. Starting in early April, Japan's ...  Read more

Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

“Peace will come to the world when the people have enough to eat,” said Momofuku Ando, the creator of instant ramen.  Ando, originally from China, ...  Read more

Mount Kurama

Folklore says that Sojobo, an ancient mythological king who rules over minor deities, inhabits Kurama, a rural temple town in nestled in the northern Kyoto ...  Read more

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