The dazzling shrine Tōshō-gū is the star turn of this cosy mountain town, surrounded by a beautiful national park and lakes.
Explore kura-lined streets and old temples and shrines of this historic town that preserves a little slice of old Edo.
You don’t need to climb Fuji to admire its snowcapped form, but reaching the summit is a rewarding, once-in-a-lifetime challenge.
This premier onsen resort has many traditional ryokan, a funicular and ropeway ride, plus a lovely lake which you can sail across in a seventeenth-century-style galleon.
Japan’s ancient seaside capital offers woodland walks between peaceful temples and bustling shrines, plus a giant bronze Buddha with a secretive smile.
Yokohama’s Chinatown – the largest in Japan – is a blast of bright colours, pungent smells and frenetic commercial life, all focused around the lively Kantei-byō shrine.