This trip takes you across Japan’s largest Island, Honshū; from Tokyo through the Hakone Shindō, past the famous Sengen Shrine and Lake Tanuki, through the spooky Nachi Forest up to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Yyoto. The trip starts in Tokyo - the capital city of the Land of the Rising Sun. From Kanda Shrine (Kanda-myōjin), a Shintō shrine that has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times, continue to Roppongi Hills Observatory. The observation deck offers a breathtaking view over the entire city. To escape the metropolis, we follow the Hakone Shindō (New Hakone Road) towards Fujinomiya, southwest of Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, to the Sengen Shrine. The building was originally erected over a thousand years ago as a shelter from volcanic eruptions, but today it is the most important shrine of the region and the main shrine out of around 1300 Sengen and Asama shrines throughout the country. The trip continues southwards, past Lake Tanuki, and to a lookout onto one of the Kumano Kodō pilgrim routes in the Nachi Forest. Not far from here lies Takinohai, a stream flowing through unusually-formed bedrock with waterfalls. The last section of the trip is Kyoto. Our first stop here is Kiyomizu-dera. The Buddhist temple is on the Saigoku pilgrim route that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. After the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove awaits our trip’s destination: the Fushimi Inari Shrine known for its avenues built of thousands of free-standing, scarlet red torii gates.