Kenroku-en Garden, Kanazawa. © touristinajapan.com

Kenroku-en Garden

Kenroku-en (兼六園) is a beautiful Japanese Garden located in the city of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. It is considered one of Japans most beautiful gardens and it is part of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan”. Kenroku-en is known for being beautiful through all seasons, hence it’s open year-round. The gardens most famous sight might …

Matsuchiyama Shoden Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo. © touristinjapan.com

Matsuchiyama Shoten Temple

Matsuchiyama Shoten is a buddhist temple, located near the Sumida River in Asakusa, Tokyo. The temple is a part of the larger Senso-ji temple which it is located nearby. It is however believed to predate Senso-ji by around 50 years. Matsuchiyama Shoten is famous for something a little unusual, namely it’s many pictures and carvings …

Kyoto 3 Day Itinerary (classic)

Kyoto 3-day itinerary

With around 1.5 million citizens, Kyoto is only ranked as the approximately 8th largest city in Japan. However this historic city, which was the capital of Japan for over a 1000 years, is probably the most visited in the country. With an incredibly rich history, uncountable ancient buildings and more than 1600 temples, Kyoto was spared during the …

Kyoto 2 Day Itinerary (classic)

Kyoto 2-day itinerary

With around 1.5 million citizens, Kyoto is only ranked as the approximately 8th largest city in Japan. However this historic city, which was the capital of Japan for over a 1000 years, is probably the most visited in the country. With an incredibly rich history, uncountable ancient buildings and more than 1600 temples, Kyoto was spared during the …

Kyoto 1 Day Itinerary (central)

Kyoto 1-day itinerary (central)

With around 1.5 million citizens, Kyoto is only ranked as the approximately 8th largest city in Japan. However this historic city, which was the capital of Japan for over a 1000 years, is probably the most visited in the country. With an incredibly rich history, uncountable ancient buildings and more than 1600 temples, Kyoto was spared during the …

Romon Gate at Shimogamo Jinja. Credit: Zairon. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Shimogamo-jinja Shrine

Shimogamo-jinja is one of Japans oldest shinto shrines. The shrine stands as a perfect picture of the classic Japanese shrine, with vermilion colored torii gates and buildings, paper lanterns, beautifully kept premises and overall peacefulness and tranquility. Shimogamo-jinja is postcard worthy, so if you only visit one shrine in Kyoto, you should definitely make it …