– 関東 –
Meiji Jingu – 明治神宮
Asakusa Kannon Senso-ji – 浅草寺
The oldest prestigious temple in Tokyo.
It’s also very popular with foreign visitors. Tourists can enjoy Japanese temples, because of the largeness of the temple’s garden, and the large number of structures. The illuminated temple at night is beautiful.
– 東海 –
Nagoya Castle – 名古屋城
Tokugawa Art Museum and Tokugawa-en – 徳川美術館 & 徳川園
Exhibition of the greatest handcrafted works such as arms, paintings, and sculptures in the Edo period.
Tokugawa Art Museum is a wonderful museum that preserves the greatest handcrafted works such as swords, arms, paintings, and sculptures in good condition, from the Edo period that is mainly owned by Ieyasu Tokugawa (The first tycoon of the Edo period).
Inuyama Castle – 犬山城
Ise Jingu – 伊勢神宮
The representative of shrines in Japan.
Amaterasu Oomi-kami who is the ancestor god of the Japanese imperial family is worshipped. It is representative of shrines in Japan and the No.1 sacred place in Japan. It’s filled with silence and a sacred atmosphere.
Okage Yokocho – おかげ横丁
– 近畿 –
Himeji castle – 姫路城
You can enjoy the modern castles of the late Sengoku period, as the main structures, including the castle towers, turrets, stone walls and the castle’s moat, are still remained. The castle towers are wonderfully integrated with the large main castle and three smaller castle towers.
Todai-ji – 東大寺
The main hall enshrines the principal deity, the Daibutsu (Great Buddha), and the large elaborate wooden architecture has a dignified appearance. There are a lot of historical temples and museums within walking distance, ideal for sightseeing.
Kyoto – 京都
Kyoto is a world-famous tourist city as everyone knows. You can visit a lot of temples registered as world heritage sites. There are a lot of places where good to see, but also it tends to be crowded.