Travelers Guide

Experience the culture and history of Japan


Angie Huang


Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan. The mountain contributes to Japan's physical, cultural, and spiritual geography.

Mount Fuji is the single most popular tourist site in Japan, for both Japanese and foreign tourists. More than 200,000 people climb to the summit every year, mostly during the warmer summer months.   

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Fushimi Inari Taisha

Also known as “O-inari-san”, Inari shrines are the most familiar shrines to Japanese people. There are said to be some thirty thousand throughout the country, frequented by people of all ages.

In the 1300 years since its establishment in 711AD, people have gathered here to pray for bountiful harvests, business prosperity, the safety of their home and family, and the fulfillment of all kinds of other wishes.  

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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of Kyoto's most photographed and recognizable sights, and a walk through it will be one of your most lasting impressions of this city.

The Japanese have a long history with bamboo, in myths and legends, metaphorically linking a man's strength with this plant. Many festivals also include the use of bamboo in various forms.

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