UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Six Days in Tohoku

Not much is known about Tohoku to the average traveller; perhaps only the memory of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated the region remains. But the region rebuilt quickly and has begun to reestablish itself as a place teeming with lovely landscapes. For nature lovers, this is the place to be.

World Heritage Nakijin Castle

We still don't know who constructed Nakijin, though the excavations show that it was started in the 13th century. The fact that it took over a hundred years to complete meant that the generation who started it did not see it finished, but it was of such monumental importance that the next generations took over the construction as their life work.

Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto

In Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, Daigo-ji is a Buddhist temple in an attractive forest setting, with an exquisite traditional garden, and numerous beautiful halls and treasures.