Every year, around Mt Fuji, shrines celebrate the beginning of the Mt Fuji climbing route season. Mt. Fuji is both a majestic natural landmark and also a sacred site for Shintoism since at least the 7th century. [...]

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Kawazu district in Shizuoka is not only famous for its gorgeous early blooming sakura, but also for its many onsens and gorgeous series of waterfalls named : Kawazu Seven Waterfalls. As you must have guessed, there is not one, but a series of seven different waterfalls […]

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Having been a port since the medieval times, Shukunegi went through a prosperous 17th century brought about by the Sado Kinzan Gold Mine. It was developed as a kitamaebune (a famous shipping route from the Edo period) port of call for the merchant shipping industry. [...]

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Today’s video is quite unusual as we are not featuring a location per se, but instead we will offer you the opportunity to follow our host from Ise-Shima area through a contemplative experience where they will both guide us by sea and by land around the Ise-Shima area.

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Located in southern Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Taisha was established before the move of Japan's capital to Kyoto in 794. It is the most important Japanese Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Famous for its thousands of vermilion red Torii gates accessible 24/7 and leading […]

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Founded around 1,900 years ago by legendary Prince Yamato Takeru, Nezu shrine is an important and very popular spiritual place near Tokyo. Each year, from April to May people can roam one of Tokyo's most beloved attractions. A garden path goes through the beautiful colors of almost 3,000 azalea […]

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Obuchi Sasaba is one of the most famous green tea fields in the world. Thanks to its unique scenery, Obuchi Sasaba attracts millions of visitors every year and also happens to be the location of choice for many TV, movies, and advertising crews. [...]

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Erected where the Japanese Saint Nichiren supposedly died in 1282, Ikegami Honmon-ji has since been the administrative headquarters, as well as the training and living quarters, of the Nichiren Shu followers. It’s also a famous cherry blossom spot around the amazing temple and pagoda. [...]

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Today’s video is special in that it was actually shot in a garden on private property somewhere in Shizuoka. The owner was kind enough to light up his sakura so we could enjoy a peaceful and unique night view of his pride and joy sakura.

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Nikaryo Yousui, is a little stream of water that spreads from Kuji Station up to Noborito Station in Kawasaki city before reaching the Tama river. It is blessed by thousands of sakura trees all along its banks. [...]

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Hanitsu Jinja is one of Aizuwakamatsu (Fukushima) shrines that honor Aizu 's first feudal lord, Masayuki Hoshina. Built-in 1675, the Shrine was at that time a gorgeous and opulent shrine often compared to Nikko's Toshogu Shrine. Unfortunately destroyed during the Boshin War, [...]

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While not being a military school per se, the Nisshinkan Samurai School was designed to produce elite members of the Society where sons of Samurai families entered at age ten to master all arts, ranging from the art of war, politics, history, and science. Also, unique for its time, [...]

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