Yagyū Village and Yagyū Kaido in Nara Prefecture are historically intertwined with both legendary samurai and masterful swordsmanship.
The Nagamachi Samurai District is chock full of museums, preserved homes and ruins showing off the life of the famed warrior class.
A trip to Matsushima means a trip to one of the Three Great Views of Japan, plus temples, bridges, caves and islands around every turn.
Who said that time travel wasn't possible?
Nara's Koriyama Castle Town is full of history and the perfect spot to capture cherry and plum blossoms photos.
Founded sometime in the early 700s and is regarded by many as Japan's oldest shrine