Overlooking Mitake village and its gorge, Mt Mitake hosts on its top (929m) ryokan, houses and the beautiful Musashi Mitake Shrine. According to legend, the Musashi temple was erected over 2000 years ago, and features some gorgeous stone statues of Inari Wolf. Still according to the legend, […]

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Almost an hour away by car from Tokyo Center, Mitake is a small village resting on the banks of the Tama River. Quiet and peaceful all year long, Mitake and it's gorgeous gorges turn during the month of November into a perfect postcard of what Japanese autumn colors are […]

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Located along the east side of the Izu peninsula, Jogasaki is a small yet beautiful coast of the peninsula's coast. Famous for its lighthouse and suspension bridge, Jogasaki is also offering a nice 1h long hiking trail giving you a beautiful view of the area, as well as the […]

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Also known as the Asakusa Kannon Temple, Senso-ji (or Sensoji) is one of Tokyo most popular and beloved Buddhist Temple! According to the legend, in the year 628 two brothers fished a beautiful statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, in the Sumida river. Thinking they disturb the […]

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Located just a few blocks away from the Auga fish market in Aomori City, the Furukawa fish market is maybe by far the most interesting market of the whole area. Indeed, unlike any other fish market in Japan, the Furukawa fish market gives you the possibility to create your […]

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Located in the majestic Tono valley in the heart of Iwate prefecture, the Tono Furusato village is an old reconstructed Japanese village turned museum that’s open all year long. Often used by Japanese TV as shooting locations for many dramas and movies, the Tono Furusato Village and its many […]

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Hase-Dera or Hasedera is a temple of the Jodo sect located in Kamakura and famous for its 9.18m tall eleven-headed Kannon statue, the goddess of mercy. According to the legend, this Kannon statue was in fact carved from the same tree as the also famous but taller […]

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When we started TokyoStreetView three years ago, the first temple we covered was the Joshinji. Not only is this temple very close to where we live, but its unique atmosphere has always been something we loved. Especially so when it comes to its cemetery. Indeed, unlike western cemeteries Japanese […]

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Named after a local school known for its liberal education, Jiyugaoka, which stands for “Freedom Hill” used to be a rural area on the southern end of Meguro, that started to develop in the 1920s after rail services were introduced and where many artists came and settled to […]

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While climbing to the top of Mt. Fuji, you will find several “stations” where people can rest before being able to reach the Fujisan summit. Popular all year long, people often ignore that Mt. Fuji can also offer some spectacular autumn colors around the 4th and 5th stations thank […]

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Sannai-Maruyama is a Jomon period (14,000 - 300 BC) archaeological site located nearby Aomori City in north of Japan. Found quite recently, in 1992, when the prefecture of Aomori started to survey the area for a new baseball stadium, the Sannai-Maruyama quickly became a wealth of information for Japanese archeologists. [...]

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A famous street north of the Shibuya crossing and starting roughly at Shibuya 109, Dogenzaka is known for its long line-up of izakayas, karaoke bars and pretty much every other kind of restaurant. Extremely popular at night, Dogenzaka will lead you to Shibuya’s naughty area where you'll find […]

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