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.
Having lived in Tokyo for the past 3 years and being a photographer, here are a few very photogenic spots in Tokyo I would highly recommend.
November 8, 2017
The love for cars, or motors in general, is one of those (expensive) passions that keeps amateurs very busy and entertained.
November 2, 2017
Mt. Eboshi was one of the most beautiful and also easiest hikes I have ever done. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoors. With amazing scenery and extraordinary foliage as an added bonus, this was an autumn experience one could only get in Japan.
October 23, 2017
The fortress was built in a style unique to the island known as Gusuku, incorporating Chinese design with local characteristics and materials. These Gusuku were built across the island between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 14th, in response to both internal island conflict and threats from across the seas.
October 23, 2017
One unique spot in Kawasaki is the popular Anata no Warehouse, meaning “your warehouse”, which some people nickname the “adult arcade”. It is only a few minutes’ walk from Kawasaki Station and is the main hub for a night out for many people in Kawasaki and beyond.
October 17, 2017
It was a place I knew nothing about and yet all the major Shinkansen lines stopped there on the way to Hiroshima, so I assumed it must be a place of some significance either historically or economically.
October 12, 2017
Nestled on the Chita Peninsula in Aichi prefecture is Tokoname, an ancient pottery town decorated with ceramic-lined pathways and a fortune cat (Manekineko) trail.
October 7, 2017
If you’re coming to Yamagata for the International Documentary Film Festival, to go skiing in winter, or cherry picking in early summer, most highlights of the city itself are within a 15-30 minute walking distance of Yamagata Station.
October 3, 2017
The Peace Memorial Park Itoman is a must visit when you come to this beautiful island and it will not disappoint.
September 23, 2017
Japan has many different ways to travel cross-country. When all has been said about the common methods–bullet train, airplane, and bus–what is it like driving by automobile? This experience made me see a different side of Japan from behind the wheel.
September 16, 2017