The city of Iwakuni is unique for it`s white snakes, that are considered lucky. There are many white snake attractions in Iwakuni.
A statue of Hoichi the Earless from the famous ghost story of the same name is located at the colorful Akama Shrine in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi.
Shirokuma means polar bear English, a fitting name for this Japanese shaved ice topped with condensed milk and colorful fruit and jellies as it is said to look like its namesake from above.
The city of Izumi is the site of largest gathering on cranes in Japan. Every year 10,000 cranes migrate here for the winter. There is an Observation center, a museum, and even a shrine centered around these feathered winter visitors.
Soji-Ji is a temple in the suburbs of Osaka that Donatello, Michelangelo, and the rest of the ninja turtles would feel right at home.
I love animals but I had trouble finding places to see them in Japan. I created this guide to help others visit animal related attractions in Kansai.
Ise-Shima National Park famed for its beautiful coastal scenery, bountiful seafood like the Ise Ebi, female free divers, and having the holiest shrines in Shintoism, Ise-Jingu.
After a while, temples and shrines in Kyoto can start to look the same. Freshen things up by visiting five unique shrines with animal motifs!
The city of Tamba Sasayama is called a “little Kyoto” but those are a dime a dozen . What makes it stand out is its wild boar eating culture.
Yamato Koriyama in Nara prefecture is "the city of goldfish" . This refers to its long history of goldfish cultivation so no need for scuba gear .