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Ebisu Festival in Kyoto

Held at Yasaka Shrine in Japan's former capital Kyoto, the Ebisu Festival is Kyoto's first festival of the New Year, dedicated to the god of prosperity and fortune.

Shirahige Shrine

The "floating" tori at Shirahige Shrine is smaller than the tori at Miyajima, but forms a beautiful scene against the backdrop of Lake Biwa.

Blood or Dew

Chikatsuyu offers more than an overnight stop for travellers walking the Kumano Kodo from Takijiri-oji to Kumano Hongu Taisha.

Zuihoden Mausoleum

Zuihoden is the mausoleum of the first feudal lord of Sendai. Its mausoleums feature rare Momoyama style architecture in a setting of calming cedar tress.