Exploring the cities of the island of Kyushu and the western part of Japan in five days was beyond my imagination—but with the help of a detailed itinerary and Japan’s efficient transportation network, my travel buddies and I were able to tick several places off our bucket list.
Source: Kyushu and Kansai by train
People leave little knitted hats and scarves on the statues in the town’s splendidly eerie cemetery.
InsideJapan Tours is giving a lucky few exclusive overnight access to UNESCO World Heritage-designated Ninna-ji temple.
There’s something both intriguing and eerie about abandoned cities. They make you wonder what could have happened to make an entire city pick up and leave. Here are eight abandoned cities around the world and the stories behind them.
It may be elusive, but it’s a view you’ll never forget.
Japan is famous for its ancient temples. Explore awe-inspiring shrines dating back thousands of years… no Japan guide is complete without a shrine visit…
Comprised of four mountainous, thickly wooded islands, Japan’s landscape is as stunningly beautiful as it is earthquake-prone. There are so many things to see and do in Japan that to focus your attentions in just one area would be something akin to a tragedy.
Source: Nikko Tosho-gu Shrine | Odigo
Gunkanjima, also known as Hashima or ‘Ghost’ Island, was once a thriving coal-mining operation with more than 5,200 inhabitants. When the coal ran out in 1974, the mysterious place was totally abandoned.