Japan's top destinations range from Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples hundreds of years old to modern architecture and cosmopolitan shopping streets. Famous spots such as Kyoto's Kinkakuji Temple, Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Museum, and Tokyo's Shibuya Crossing are popular with visitors from all over the world, but you can just as easily find hidden gems that will make your trip unique and leave you with unforgettable experiences. Select a subcategory below to narrow your focus, or browse our many blog articles on Japan's attractions.
Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom in Tokyo now and there’s many famous areas to see the pink and white flowers across the city.
March 28, 2018
In Yokkaichi prefecture, along the river side and small bridge ways, these trees which are bare the whole of winter would sprout out their little buds at the beginning of April which is a sign the time for celebration.
March 23, 2018
Kawasaki is not just a Japanese motorcycle company, it is an industrial metropolis where visitors can wander and find an abundance of discovery. Here we look at the 20 best things to do in this amazing city just 1 hour from Tokyo.
March 1, 2018
Even today, Beppu accounts for at least one tenths of Japan’s onsen production by volume. But although the place is a famous among the Japanese, and an increasingly popular destination for Korean and Chinese tourists, it is still relatively unknown to Western tourists in spite of its long history.
February 6, 2018
Yudanaka Onsen town is great all year round; however, going in winter would be a bonus to your travel plan as you can see the snow monkeys covered in snow soaking themselves in the onsen, go skiing or snowboarding, and most importantly, enjoy the outdoor natural hot spring under the snow (one of the best life experiences ever).
February 2, 2018
Thanks to Okinawa's southern location and warm climate, it enjoys the country's earliest hanami season, usually starting by the end of January and going into the first two weeks of February.
January 12, 2018
Winter is upon us, and the distinct phenomenon of the juhyou or “snow monsters” of Mount Zao in Yamagata prefecture are not to be missed as one of Japan’s top winter wonders.
January 5, 2018
However, in this article I would like to introduce another lesser known bridge in Kochi, the Asaochinka Bridge (浅尾沈下橋). Searching for it in English gives almost no existing search results...
December 16, 2017
I had more adventurous plans for the day and, accompanied with some friends, headed to the site of the 2005 World Fair located on the outskirts of Nagoya. The name of our destination is Morikoro Park, and to be honest I really didn’t know it existed before departing, but it exceeded all expectations I had...
December 12, 2017
I remember it was a one-degree night when my friends and I went to Arashiyama. It was winter time and they held a light illumination. We were curious to see it, even the cold weather would not stop us...
December 12, 2017
The Japanese refer to Kanazawa as Sho-Kyoto, or Little Kyoto, and at no time is this more evident than when taking in the historic atmosphere that can be found in the city’s three chaya (teahouse) districts.
November 27, 2017
With traditional houses built over 400 years ago surrounded by glorious foliage all around, the experience I had here was one I will cherish forever.
November 21, 2017