The shrines are considered extremely important to the Shinto religion as they are dedicated to Amaterasu, goddess of the sun and the universe. The architecture of the shrines reflects Japan's earliest known architectural style dating to prehistoric times.A commuter town near Tokyo in Chiba Prefecture that's home to Tokyo Disneyland.A tiny village deep in the Japanese Alps near Takayama in Gifu Prefecture that receives copious amounts of snow each winter.
The town is home to a variety of temples, gardens and archaeological sites that date back to the 12th century and earlier.They developed a unique culture and architecture with large farm houses with steep roofs to deal with the snow.Many of these old farm houses are now open to the public and some offer lodging.Considered a desirable town for its quality of life.The area is mostly reclaimed land that's vulnerable to earthquakes and was extensively damaged in the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake.
Hakone is one of the most visited tourist towns in Japan. Hatsukaichi is a town that sits directly beside Hiroshima.