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Mt. Fuji I knew better than to try to summit so I waited and played in the snow with my son at the base camp.  We also visited the ice caves on the way up...that was a little scary if you're at all claustrophobic but beautiful all the same.

Battling Mount Fuji

Green Tea Field and Mount Fuji - SNY's skin-softening tonic is made with pure Mt.

Gifu Castle, Gifu

Unlike other Japanese castles built during the Kamakura period, the Gifu castle had a very short history. It became an important strategic fortification.

Ko-on-do Hall, Jigen-in Temple, Takasaki

Inside the Jigen-in Temple from Takasaki, behind the spectacular Byakue Dai-Kannon statue, you can find a small hexagonal hall, built relatively recently.

Inuyama Castle, Inuyama

National Treasures of Japan, Inuyama Castle

Hase Kannon Temple

Top 10 Most Beautiful Japanese Temples And Shrines Ever

The main attraction of the Hasedera Temple from Kamakura is the statue of Kannon, `Bodhisattva of Compassion`, the biggest wooden statue of Kannon in.

Oyasiki-no-niwa, Koko-en, Himeji

Established in the Himeji Koko-en is an amazing complex of 9 Japanese traditional gardens, located close to the famous Himeji Castle.




Still within site of Nogi Shrine, yet another shrine with an ancient pedigree, being listed in both the Izumo Fudoki and the Engi Shik.

A traditional tea experience in Uji, Japan

A Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in Uji, Japan

A visit to one of one of Uji's finest tea makers (Nakamura Tokichi), a tea grinding workshop, and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Ginkaku-ji, Kyoto

The Ginkaku pavilion in Kyoto remained in history as the `Silver Pavilion`, however it was never covered in silver as originally intended. Ginkaku was.


Spread throughout the entire country, the Inari Shinto shrines are, through their distinguishable vermilion torii gates, a common part of the Japanese.