Top 10 things to do in Japan

Japan

Otaku, samurais, gourmet food - Japan has inspired our lives and fantasies in many ways. Yet, it will dazzle and surprise you!

Japan is a country.

Pop culture is one of Japan's biggest exports. Across the globe both children and adults have become fascinated with the quirky aesthetics of Japanese fashion and entertainment, accounting for major influence worldwide. From anime to video games and everything in between, Japan is responsible for some of the world's most popular hobbies. So feel free to unleash your inner otaku and explore everything Japanese pop culture has to offer.

Japan values its cultivated traditions and practices as much as it values keeping in touch with the future. Whether grounded in history or in religion, Japanese customs are still widely practiced to this day. There are many ways travelers can experience authentic Japanese heritage without having to spend too much money. A visit to a shrine, temple, or castle would provide fantastic insight into Japan's diverse history and how Japanese society has developed.

Additionally, Japan holds festivals year round that symbolize various aspects of culture and tradition, which are held in very high esteem by Japanese people. For anyone looking to delve further into Asian history and heritage, look no further than Japan.

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Top 10 things to do in Japan

Kenchō-ji

Kenchō-ji
Kenchō-ji is a Rinzai Zen temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, which ranks first among Kamakura's so-called Five Great Zen Temples and is the oldest Zen training monastery in Japan. ...

Tokyo

Tokyo
One of the most populous cities in the world. A thriving center of economy, culture and industry.

Nikko Area

Nikko Area
The resting place of shogun Tokugawa is stunning and full of history

Nara

Nara
An ancient capital with excellent examples of traditional architecture

Tōkei-ji

Tōkei-ji
A Zen temple, where visitors enjoy its flowers and pray for a good match, once had been a nunnery and saved women as Enkiri-dera.

Osaka

Osaka
Osaka Castle with its huge lawn park. The bustling Umeda Underground Mall and Namba are also main attractions.

Kōtoku-in

Kōtoku-in
Kōtoku-in is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo-shū sect in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.The temple is renowned for its "Great Buddha" , a monumental outdoor bronze ...

Peace Memorial Park

Peace Memorial Park
Park for citizens built in hope of creating eternal peace of mankind Having world cultural heritage site

Kyoto

Kyoto
The former capital of Japan, famous worldwide for its temples and shrines. Kyoto was the center of politics and culture for 1,100 years.

Jōchi-ji

Jōchi-ji
Kinpōzan Jōchi-ji is a Buddhist Zen temple in Kita-Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It belongs to the Engaku-ji school of the Rinzai sect and is ranked fourth among Kamakura's Five Mountains. ...

Hōkai-ji

Hōkai-ji
Kinryūzan Shakuman-in Endon Hōkai-ji is a Buddhist temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Often called Hagidera , or "bush-clover temple", because those flowers are numerous in its garden, its existence ...

Ōfuna Kannon

Ōfuna Kannon
The Ōfuna Kannon, Ōfuna Kannonji , or Muga sozan Ōfuna Kannonji is a Buddhist temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. The outstanding feature of the temple is a 25 meter tall ...

Meiji Jingu

Meiji Jingu
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Tōdai-ji

Tōdai-ji
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Central Okinawa

Central Okinawa
Chanpuru,' a mixture of Okinawan and American cultures. The remains of the Ryukyu Kingdom welcome every visitor from other parts of Japan.

Fukuoka Dome

Fukuoka Dome
The Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome is a baseball field, located in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Built in 1993, the stadium was originally named Fukuoka Dome and can accommodate 38,561 spectators. It was ...

Kōmyōzen-ji

Kōmyōzen-ji
Kōmyōzen-ji is a Zen temple in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It was founded by Tetsugyū Enshin of the Tōfuku-ji Rinzai school in 1273. Kōmyōzen-ji is celebrated for its karesansui ...

Fukuoka Art Museum

Fukuoka Art Museum
Fukuoka Art Museum is an art museum in Fukuoka, Japan. It contains a notable collection of Asian art and exhibits various temporary exhibitions. In November 2010 it hosted a large ...

Island City, Fukuoka

Island City, Fukuoka
Island City is artificial island in Hakata Bay, Fukuoka, Japan. Island Tower Sky Club is on this island. ...

Aoshima, Miyazaki

Aoshima, Miyazaki
Aoshima is an island located in Miyazaki, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The island has a surface area of 4.4 hectares and a height of 6 meters. The Aoshima Subtropical Botanical Garden ...

Mount Aso

Mount Aso
Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. It stands in Aso Kujū National Park in Kumamoto Prefecture, on the island ...

Tokara Islands

Tokara Islands
The Tokara Islands is an archipelago in the Nansei Islands, and are part of the Satsunan Islands, which is in turn part of the Ryukyu Archipelago. The 150 kilometres chain ...

Yakushima

Yakushima
Yakushima , is one of the Ōsumi Islands belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The island, 504.88 km² in area, has a population of 13,178. Access to the island is by hydrofoil ...

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival
A resplendent and gallant summer festival with men racing through the streets while bearing 1-ton floats on their shoulders

Okinawa Prefectural Museum

Okinawa Prefectural Museum
The Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum is a museum in the most southern prefecture of Japan. The museum complex in the Omoro-machi area of Naha, the capital city of ...

Nagasaki Peace Park

Nagasaki Peace Park
Nagasaki Peace Park is a park located in Nagasaki, Japan, commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II. It is next to the ...

Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Kagoshima Bay

Kagoshima Bay
Kagoshima Bay is a deep inlet on the coast of Japan.Kagoshima Bay is on the south coast of the island of Kyushu. The port city of Kagoshima and its well-protected ...

Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium

Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium
Kagoshima Kamoike Stadium, also known as Kamoike Kamoike Athletics Field , is a multi-purpose stadium in Kagoshima, Japan. It is currently used mostly for football and rugby union matches.It is ...

Nikkō Tōshō-gū

Nikkō Tōshō-gū
Nikkō Tōshō-gū is a Shinto shrine located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is part of the "Shrines and Temples of Nikkō", a UNESCO World Heritage Site.HistoryTōshō-gū ...

Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village

Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village
Hida Folk Village is an open air museum of close to 30 old farmhouses illustrating the traditional architectural styles of the mountainous regions of Japan. The Hida Folk Village is ...

Miyajima Kangensai Festival

Miyajima Kangensai Festival
Medieval nobles' style of entertainment reproduced at Itsukushima Shrine, which is one of the three scenic beauties of Japan.

Zenkō-ji

Zenkō-ji
Zenko-ji Temple one of the main tourist spots in Nagano. Many flock there to watch the ordination rites of priests.

Lake Suwa

Lake Suwa
Bask in nature at a lake where a god descends! There are many ways to have fun, including fireworks and boating

Dōgo Onsen

Dōgo Onsen
Dōgo Onsen is a hot spring in the city of Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, Japan.HistoryDōgo Onsen is one of the oldest onsen hot ...

Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple
Hugely popular temple, allegedly founded in 628 when the goddess of mercy appeared in a fishing net

Roppongi/Akasaka Area

Roppongi/Akasaka Area
Tokyo's party spot

Sugimoto-dera

Sugimoto-dera
Sugimoto-dera is a Buddhist temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, one of the oldest temple in Kamakura and, together with Hōkai-ji, the only one of the Tendai denomination. The temple ...

Meigetsu-in

Meigetsu-in
Fugenzan Meigetsu-in is a Rinzai Zen temple of the Kenchō-ji school in Kita-Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. Famous for its hydrangeas, it's also known as The Temple of Hydrangeas . The main ...

Chōshō-ji

Chōshō-ji
Ishiizan Chōshō-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren Shū in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. It's one of a group of three built near the site in Matsubagayatsu , the second ...

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle
Castle

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū

Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Kofuku-ji Temple

Kofuku-ji Temple
A temple dedicated to the glory of the Fujiwara family

Yokohama Hakkeijima SeaParadise

Yokohama Hakkeijima SeaParadise
Enjoy “the Sea" to the full at the island amusement park floating in the sea

Hakone Ropeway

Hakone Ropeway
The Hakone Ropeway is the name of an aerial lift, as well as its operator. The funitel line links between Sōunzan and Tōgendai via Ōwakudani, all within Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. ...

Akihabara Area

Akihabara Area
Tech "wonderland" great for Otaku spotting

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is located within the Ocean Expo Park in Okinawa, Japan. It welcomed its 20 millionth visitor on 30 March 2010 and is a member of the ...

Hakata Port Tower

Hakata Port Tower
Hakata Port Tower is a 103 metre high lattice tower with an observation deck in a height of 73.5 metres in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Hakata Port Tower was built in ...

Kanzeon-ji

Kanzeon-ji
Kanzeon-ji is a seventh-century Buddhist temple in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It was once the most important temple in Kyushu. Its bell, one of the oldest in the country, ...

Kyushu National Museum

Kyushu National Museum
The Kyushu National Museum opened on October 16, 2005 in Dazaifu near Fukuoka—the first new national museum in Japan in over 100 years, and the first to elevate the focus ...

Sakurajima

Sakurajima
Sakurajima is an active composite volcano and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption caused the former island to be connected ...

Sky Dream Fukuoka

Sky Dream Fukuoka
The Sky Dream Fukuoka was a Ferris wheel which operated at Evergreen Marinoa in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, from 2001 until September 2009. It stood 120 metres tall, making ...

Mount Shiroyama

Mount Shiroyama
Mount Shiro is a 165 m mountain located in Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.From the Motegi train station it is a thirty-minute walk northeast.Seasonal festivals are held on its top. In autumn ...

Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine

Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Experience the fusion of tradition which lives in Kanazawa and contemporary art

Sonohyan-utaki

Sonohyan-utaki
Sonohyan-utaki is a sacred grove of trees and plants of the traditional indigenous Ryukyuan religion. It is located on the grounds of Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa, a few paces ...

Kirishima-Yaku National Park

Kirishima-Yaku National Park
Kirishima-Yaku National Park is a national park in Kyūshū, Japan. It is composed of two parts: Kirishima-Kagoshima Bay, an area of Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture known for its active ...

Futarasan jinja

Futarasan jinja
Futarasan jinja is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It is also known as Nikkō Futarasan Shrine, to distinguish it from the shrine in nearby ...

Shinhotaka Ropeway

Shinhotaka Ropeway
The Shinhotaka Ropeway is an aerial lift system in Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, and is operated by Okuhi Sightseeing Development . The Meitetsu Group company also operates hotels in the ...

Kamikōchi

Kamikōchi
Kamikōchi is a remote mountainous highland valley within the Hida Mountains range, in the western region of Nagano Prefecture, Japan.It has been preserved in its natural state within Chūbu-Sangaku National ...

Mount Yari

Mount Yari
Mount Yari is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. The 3,180 m high peak lies in the southern part of the Hida Mountains of Japan, on the border of Ōmachi ...

Togakushi Shrine

Togakushi Shrine
The Togakushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Togakushi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is located at the base of Mount Togakushi within Jōshin'etsu Kōgen National Park. Togakushi Shrine consists ...

Chidori-ga-fuchi

Chidori-ga-fuchi
A can't-miss spot during sakura season, with flowers reflected in the water of the moat beneath a cherry blossoms canopy

Hase-dera

Hase-dera
Hase-dera is the main temple of the Buzan sect of Shingon Buddhism. The temple is located in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The Main Hall is a Japan's National Treasure.

Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine

Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine
Zeniarai Benzaiten Ugafuku Shrine , popularly known simply as Zeniarai Benten, is a Shinto shrine in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. In spite of its small size, it is the ...

An'yō-in

An'yō-in
An'yō-in is the name of numerous Buddhist temples in Japan. Below is an incomplete list:An'yō-in is a branch of Taisan-ji in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. The formal name is Taisan-ji An’yō-in. ...

Gokuraku-ji

Gokuraku-ji
Gokuraku-ji or Gokurakuji can refer to a number of things:PeopleThe Gokurakuji family of samuraiTemplesA number of Buddhist temples in Japan:Gokuraku-ji founded in the Arima ...

Kasuga-taisha

Kasuga-taisha
Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the ...

Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan , located in Osaka, is one of four Universal Studios theme parks, owned and operated by USJ Co., Ltd. with a license from NBCUniversal. The park is ...

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Hakone Open-Air Museum
Hakone Open-Air Museum is Japan's first open-air museum, opened in 1969 in Hakone in Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It has collections of artworks made by Picasso, Henry Moore, Churyo ...

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Jigokudani Monkey Park
Watch the snow monkeys bathing! You'll feel like you're in heaven in the extreme cold of Hell Valley

Ōhori Park

Ōhori Park
Ōhori Park is a park in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Japan and a registered Place of Scenic Beauty.The name Ōhori means a large moat and it derives from the fact that Kuroda ...

Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden

Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden , also known as the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden, is a zoo and botanical garden established in 1953 and located within Minami-koen park ...

Iki Island

Iki Island
Iki Island , or the Iki Archipelago is an archipelago in the Tsushima Strait, which is administered as the city of Iki in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The islands have a ...

Tokashiki-jima Island

Tokashiki-jima Island
Island of flourishing greenery and flowers fostered by range of mountains, surrounded by beautiful coral reefs

Yūtoku Inari Shrine

Yūtoku Inari Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle
Kanazawa Castle was the seat of the powerful Maeda Clan

Shureimon

Shureimon
Shureimon is a gate in the Shuri neighborhood of Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the second of Shuri Castle's main gates. It was built in the ...

Terukuni jinja

Terukuni jinja
Terukuni jinja is a Shinto shrine in the city of Kagoshima in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. This shrine is considered to be a dwelling place for the kami of Shimazu ...

Hashima Island

Hashima Island
Hashima Island , commonly called Gunkanjima , is an abandoned island lying about 15 kilometers from the city of Nagasaki, in southern Japan. It is one of 505 uninhabited islands ...

Mount Norikura

Mount Norikura
Mount Norikura is a potentially active volcano located on the borders of Gifu and Nagano prefectures in Japan. It is part of the Hida Mountains and is listed among the ...

Nikkō National Park

Nikkō National Park
Nikkō National Park is a national park in the Kantō region, on the main island of Honshū in Japan. The park spreads over four prefectures: Tochigi, Gunma, Fukushima, and Niigata, ...

Shizuoka

Shizuoka
Mild climate and a variety of natural features at the sweeping foot of Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.

Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum is a privately owned Japanese art museum in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. It specializes in Japanese woodblock prints.The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum was established in 1982 by the ...

Mount Jōnen

Mount Jōnen
Mount Jōnen is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, reaching the height of 2,857 m . It is situated in Japan's Hida Mountains in Nagano Prefecture and in Chūbu-Sangaku National ...

Big Hat

Big Hat
The Big Hat is an indoor ice hockey arena in Nagano, Japan with a capacity of 5,000 seated spectators. Its official name is the Nagano Wakasato Tamokuteki Sports Arena. The ...

Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum

Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum or Sakano-ueno-kumo Museum is a museum located in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, and inspired by the novel Saka no ue no kumo, written by ...

Kamakura Daibutsu

Kamakura Daibutsu
Monumental 13th century bronze statue of the Buddha

Jufuku-ji

Jufuku-ji
Kikokuzan Kongō Jufuku Zenji , usually known as Jufuku-ji, is a temple of the Kenchō-ji branch of the Rinzai sect and the oldest Zen temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ...

Kamakura Museum of Literature

Kamakura Museum of Literature
The Kamakura Museum of Literature is a small museum in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, that contains material about writers who have lived, died, or were active in the city of Kamakura ...

Yakushi-ji Temple

Yakushi-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree
Commercial Complexes & Observation Towers

Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building
The Umeda Sky Building is the eighteenth-tallest building in Osaka, Japan, and one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two ...

Pola Museum of Art

Pola Museum of Art
Pola Museum of Art is located in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It opened in September 2002 within Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. It houses the collection of over 9,500 works acquired by ...

Cape Hedo

Cape Hedo
Cape Hedo , or Hedo Point, is the northernmost point on Okinawa Island, located within Kunigami Village. A cape jutting out north from the island, it faces the South China ...

Seagaia Ocean Dome

Seagaia Ocean Dome
The Seagaia Ocean Dome , was one of the world's largest indoor waterparks, located in Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan. The Polynesia-themed Ocean Dome, which was a part of the Sheraton Seagaia ...

Fukuoka Tower

Fukuoka Tower
Fukuoka Tower is a 234 metre tall tower located in the Momochihama area of Fukuoka, Japan. It is the tallest seaside tower in Japan. Fukuoka Tower was finished in 1989, ...

Fukuoka Castle

Fukuoka Castle
Fukuoka Castle is a Japanese castle located in Chūō-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. It is also known as Maizuru Castle or Seki Castle . Completed in the early Edo period for tozama ...

Glover Garden

Glover Garden
Glover Garden is a park in Nagasaki, Japan built for Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish merchant who contributed to the modernization of Japan in shipbuilding, coal mining, and other fields. ...

Gokoku-ji

Gokoku-ji
Gokoku-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Tokyo's Bunkyō.HistoryThis Buddhist temple was established by the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, who dedicated it to his mother. It is ...

Kagoshima Area

Kagoshima Area
A castle town known for the active volcano Sakurajima

Kegon Falls

Kegon Falls
Kegon Falls is located at Lake Chūzenji in Nikkō National Park near the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The falls were formed when the Daiya River was rerouted by ...

Kushida-jinja

Kushida-jinja
Kushida-jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Dedicated to Amaterasu and Susanoo, it is said to have been founded in 757. The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is ...

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art , also known as IPMA, is the main art gallery of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is one of Japan's many museums which are supported by ...

Mount Yake

Mount Yake
Mount Yake literally, "Burning mountain" is an active volcano in the Hida Mountains, lying between Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, and Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the 100 Famous ...

Mount Hotaka

Mount Hotaka
Mount Hotaka may refer to:Mount Hotaka , A stratovolcano in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.Mount Hotaka , A mountain in Nagano and Gifu Prefectures, Japan. ...

Hakone Area

Hakone Area
A historic hotel, exotic streets, unique hot springs and open-air museums

Mount Iizuna

Mount Iizuna
Mount Iizuna , also known as Mount Izuna , is a mountain located ten kilometers north-northwest of the heart of Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Together with Mount Reisenji , Mount ...

Matsuyamajō Ropeway

Matsuyamajō Ropeway
] The Matsuyamajō Ropeway is a Japanese aerial lift line in Matsuyama, Ehime, operated by the city government. Opened in 1955, the line goes to Matsuyama Castle on Mount Katsuyama. ...

Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden

Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden
The Kanagawa Prefectural Ofuna Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 1018 Okamoto, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. It is open daily except Mondays; an admission fee is charged.The garden was ...

Yuigahama

Yuigahama
Yuigahama is a beach near Kamakura, a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The relation between the beach and its neighboring areas is complex. Although Yuigahama is legally the entire 3.2 km ...

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
Zoological & Botanical Gardens, Aquariums

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace
The Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo close to Tokyo Station ...

Isuien Garden

Isuien Garden
Isuien Garden is a Japanese garden located in Nara, the old capital of Japan near Kyōto. It has been preserved since its creation in the Meiji era, and is the ...

Ōita Bank Dome

Ōita Bank Dome
Ōita Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the city of Ōita in Ōita Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan.The stadium is currently called Ōita Bank Dome , or Daigin Dome ...

Shinmoedake

Shinmoedake
Shinmoe-dake is a volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan, and a part of the Mount Kirishima cluster of volcanoes. It is believed to have formed between 7,300 and 25,000 years ...

Mount Inasa

Mount Inasa
Mount Inasa is a hill to the west of Nagasaki which rises to a height of 333 metres . The Nagasaki Ropeway allows visitors to travel to the top from ...

Ishibashi Park

Ishibashi Park
Ishibashi Park is a park in Hamachō, Kagoshima, Japan. At the end of the Edo period , local lord Shimazu Shigehide had five bridges, collectively called the Gosekkyō , built ...

Shrines and Temples of Nikkō

Shrines and Temples of Nikkō
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Shrines and Temples of Nikkō encompasses 103 buildings or structures and the natural setting around them. It is located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The ...

Mount Kasa

Mount Kasa
Mount Kasa is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, reaching the height of 2,897 m . It is situated in Japan's Hida Mountains in Gifu Prefecture and in Chūbu-Sangaku National ...

Mount Utatsu

Mount Utatsu
Mount Utatsu is a mountain in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is also known by a number of other names, including Mount Mukai , Mount Mukō , Mount Garyū , ...

Aqua Wing Arena

Aqua Wing Arena
Aqua Wing Arena is an indoor arena in Nagano, Japan. The last venue to be completed for the 1998 Winter Olympics in October 1997, it hosted the ice hockey events. ...

Shiki Memorial Museum

Shiki Memorial Museum
The Matsuyama City Shiki Memorial Museum is a museum devoted mainly to the life and work of Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki, who was born and raised in Matsuyama. Shiki is ...

Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Beer Museum
Industrial Tourism

Kōmyō-ji

Kōmyō-ji
Kōmyō-ji is the name of numerous Buddhist temples in Japan. Below is an incomplete list:Kōmyō-ji , a temple in Ayabe, Kyoto PrefectureKōmyō-ji , in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture ...

Tōshōdai-ji

Tōshōdai-ji
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum
The Tokyo National Museum , or TNM, established in 1872, is the oldest Japanese national museum, and the largest art museum in Japan. The museum collects, houses, and preserves a ...

Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Tempozan Ferris Wheel
Tempozan Ferris Wheel is located in Osaka, Japan, at Tempozan Harbor Village, next to Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest aquariums in the world. The wheel has a height ...

Hakone Shrine

Hakone Shrine
The Hakone Shrine is a Japanese Shinto shrine in the town of Hakone in the Ashigarashimo District of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is also known as the Hakone Gongen .

Southeast Botanical Gardens

Southeast Botanical Gardens
The Southeast Botanical Gardens is a commercial botanical garden located in the city of Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The garden is open daily; an admission fee is charged.The gardens covers ...

Kume Island

Kume Island
Kume Island is an island, part of the Okinawa Islands and administratively part of the town of Kumejima, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It has an area of 59.11 metres . The ...

Okinawa Islands

Okinawa Islands
The Okinawa Islands are an island group in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and are the principal island group of the prefecture. The Okinawa Islands are part of the larger Ryukyu Islands ...

Megane Bridge

Megane Bridge
Meganebashi or Spectacles Bridge, over the Nakashima River was built in Nagasaki in 1634 by the Japanese monk Mokusu of Kofukuji Temple. It is said to be the oldest stone ...

Mount Oizuru

Mount Oizuru
Mount Oizuru is located on the borders of Gifu, Fukui and Toyama prefectures in Japan. It is in the northern area of Hakusan National Park and is part of the ...

Mount Sannomine

Mount Sannomine
Mt. Sannomine is located on the border of Gujō, Gifu Prefecture, and Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, and rises to a height of 2,128 m .HistoryMount Haku has been ...

Nagano Olympic Stadium

Nagano Olympic Stadium
Nagano Olympic Stadium is a baseball-use stadium in Nagano, Nagano, Japan. It was used for the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1998 Winter Olympics. The stadium holds 35,000 people.The ...

Botchan Stadium

Botchan Stadium
Botchan Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Matsuyama Central Park, Matsuyama, Japan. It is currently used mostly for baseball matches. The stadium holds 30,136 people.It is named after well-known novel ...

Nara National Museum

Nara National Museum
The museum includes old works of art with a deep connection to Buddhism, and archaeological relics.

Shitennō-ji

Shitennō-ji
Shitennō-ji is a Buddhist temple in Osaka, Japan.Prince Shotoku invited three Korean Baekje carpenters, and they constructed this temple in 593. The temple is the first Buddhist and oldest ...

Autopolis

Autopolis
Autopolis is an international racing circuit located near Kamitsue village in Ōita Prefecture, Japan . Opened in 1990, it hosts a range of domestic and international motorsport events throughout the ...

Fukue Island

Fukue Island
Fukue Island is the largest and southernmost of the Gotō Islands in Japan. It is part of the city of Gotō in Nagasaki Prefecture. Gotō-Fukue Airport is on this island. ...

Urakami Cathedral

Urakami Cathedral
St. Mary's Cathedral, often known as Urakami Cathedral after its location Urakami, is a Roman Catholic church located in Motoomachi, Nagasaki, Japan.HistoryConstruction of the original Urakami Cathedral, ...

Ryuzu-no-taki Falls

Ryuzu-no-taki Falls
Ryuzu Waterfall means "dragon head waterfall" in Japanese

Iizuna Kogen Ski Area

Iizuna Kogen Ski Area
Iizuna Kogen Ski Area is a skiing area located in Iizuna, Nagano, Japan.Constructed on existing alpine skiing runs, it hosted the freestyle skiing events for the 1998 Winter Olympics. The ...

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Like a beautiful string of pearls: The world's longest suspension bridge.

Heijō Palace

Heijō Palace
Heijō Palace was the imperial residence in the Japanese capital city Heijō-kyō , during most of the Nara period. The palace, which served as the imperial residence and the administrative ...

Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building

Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building
The Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building , or Cosmo Tower , is the second tallest building in Osaka, and the third-tallest building in Japan. The former name is Osaka World ...

Global Arena

Global Arena
Global Arena is a sports facility in Munakata city, Fukuoka, Kyūshū, Japan. It was set up by the President of the Sanix company Mr. Munemasa and includes various sports grounds ...

Mount Unzen

Mount Unzen
Mount Unzen is an active volcanic group of several overlapping stratovolcanoes, near the city of Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture, on the island of Kyūshū, Japan's southernmost main island.In 1792, the collapse ...

Tobu World Square

Tobu World Square
The world's great architecture and sceneries are much assembled on a scale of one to 25.

Ōura Church

Ōura Church
Ōura Church is a Roman Catholic church in Nagasaki, Japan, built soon after the end of the Japanese government's Seclusion Policy in 1853. It is also known as the Church ...

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland is an 115-acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. Its main gate is directly adjacent to both Maihama Station and Tokyo ...

Nigatsu-dō

Nigatsu-dō
Nigatsu-dō is one of the important structures of Tōdai-ji, a temple in Nara, Japan. Nigatsu-dō is located to the east of the Great Buddha Hall, on the hillside of Mount ...

Kobe City Museum

Kobe City Museum
A museum located in the former foreign settlement in a port town, Kobe, with the theme of “International cultural exchange"

Tsūtenkaku

Tsūtenkaku
A landmark of Osaka, appearing in many movies and attracting 700,000 people every year

Canal City Hakata

Canal City Hakata
Canal City Hakata is a large shopping and entertainment complex in Fukuoka, Japan. Called the "city within the city," it boasts numerous attractions including shops; cafes; restaurants; a theater; game ...

Kanmon Straits

Kanmon Straits
The Kanmon Straits or the Straits of Shimonoseki is the stretch of water separating two of Japan's four main islands. On the Honshu side of the water is Shimonoseki to ...

Sōfuku-ji

Sōfuku-ji
Sōfuku-ji could refer to one of four Buddhist temples in Japan:Sōfuku-ji Sōfuku-ji Sōfuku-ji Sōfuku-ji ...

Mount Nantai

Mount Nantai
Mount Nantai literally "man's body mountain", also called Futara-san is a stratovolcano in the Nikkō National Park in central Honshū, the main island of Japan. It stands at 2,486 m ...

Kamakura

Kamakura
Kamakura is a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, about 50 kilometres south-south-west of Tokyo. Although Kamakura proper is today rather small, it is often described in history books as ...

Nara Park

Nara Park
Large temple roofs and pagoda towers peek through the trees. A 15-meter-tall Buddha housed in the world's largest wooden building.

Harajuku

Harajuku
Funky and youthful area where you can try to blend in with the creative side of Tokyo

National Museum of Art, Osaka

National Museum of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Art is a subterranean Japanese art museum located on the island of Nakanoshima, located between the Dōjima River and the Tosabori River, about 5 minutes west ...

Mount Hiko

Mount Hiko
Mount Hiko , is a mountain on the border between Fukuoka Prefecture and Ōita Prefecture in Kyūshū, Japan. It has an elevation of 1,200 metres.It is an important site for ...

Huis Ten Bosch

Huis Ten Bosch
Huis ten Bosch is a royal palace in The Hague in the Netherlands. It is one of three official residences of the Dutch Royal Family, the other two being Noordeinde ...

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum
The Mori Art Museum is a contemporary art museum founded by the real estate developer Minoru Mori in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in the Roppongi Hills complex both of ...

Gangō-ji

Gangō-ji
Gangō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in Nara, Japan.HistoryThe original foundation of the temple was by Soga ...

Mount Yufu

Mount Yufu
Mount Yufu is a 1,583.3 m volcano, located on the border of Yufu and Beppu, Ōita, Japan.OutlineMount Yufu is a stratovolcano. It has two peaks, called ‘Higashi-mine’ and ...

Suwa Shrine

Suwa Shrine
Famed for the Nagasaki Kunchi festival and the fascinating guardian lion-dog statues

Mount Wakakusa

Mount Wakakusa
Mount Wakakusa , also known as Mount Mikasa , is a 342 m high mountain located in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan, to the east of Nara Park.On the fourth Saturday of ...

Ōsaka Tenman-gū

Ōsaka Tenman-gū
The Ōsaka Tenmangū Shrine is a Shinto shrine founded in AD 949 in Osaka. The Tenjin Festival is held here annually.Nearest stationsŌsakatemmangū Station on the West Japan ...

Confucius Shrine, Nagasaki

Confucius Shrine, Nagasaki
Confucius Shrine in Nagasaki, Japan is said to be the world's only Confucian shrine built outside China by Chinese hands. Even today the land on which it stands is Chinese ...

Tanegashima Island

Tanegashima Island
The island where guns were first introduced to Japan; the most advanced space base in Japan.

Ishigaki

Ishigaki
Ishigaki may refer to:Ishigaki Island, a Japanese island west of OkinawaIshigaki, Okinawa, cityIshigaki Airport Japanese escort Ishigaki, World War II era ship of the Japanese Navy10179 Ishigaki, main-belt asteroid

Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo DisneySea is a 176-acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, just outside Tokyo. It opened on September 4, 2001. It is owned by ...

Shin-Yakushi-ji

Shin-Yakushi-ji
Shin-Yakushi-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Kegon sect in Nara, Japan. It was founded in 747 by Empress Kōmyō. Initially a large complete Shichidō garan temple, it suffered from ...

Tennōji Park

Tennōji Park
The Tennōji Park is a park with botanical garden located at 1-108, Chausuyama-cho, Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan.EstablishmentsTennoji ZooOsaka Municipal Museum of ArtGreenhouseKeitakuenChausuyama Tomb ...

Amami Ōshima

Amami Ōshima
Amami Ōshima ; Amami: Ushima is one of the Satsunan Islands, and is the largest island within the Amami archipelago between Kyūshū and Okinawa.The island, 712.35  km² in area, has ...

Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture

Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
The Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture in Nagasaki, Japan is one of the few museums in Japan devoted to the theme of "overseas exchange".The museum holds 48,000 items in ...

Nagasaki

Nagasaki
Five peninsulas, 971 islands and a multidude of exotic streets

Edo Tokyo Hakubutsukan

Edo Tokyo Hakubutsukan
The history and art of the Edo era

Hokke-ji

Hokke-ji
Hokke-ji , is a Buddhist temple located in the city of Nara, Japan.Hokke-ji was built by Empress Kōmyō in 745, originally as a nunnery temple on the grounds where previously ...

Tennōji Zoo

Tennōji Zoo
Tennōji Zoo is located at Tennōji Park in Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan, opened on January 1, 1915.The zoo features adjacent savannah zones for herbivorous and carnivorous animals, which are arranged so ...

Cape Sata

Cape Sata
Cape Sata is a cape at the southern tip of the Osumi Peninsula of Kyūshū island, Japan, and is the southernmost point of the island, just south of 31 degrees ...

Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument

Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument
The Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument were built on Nishizaka Hill in June 1962 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the canonization of the Christians executed on the site on ...

Kyushu

Kyushu
An early center of Japanese civilization

Saidai-ji Temple

Saidai-ji Temple
High status temple which grants wishes for peace for the Empress known as Empress Shotoku

Osaka International Peace Center

Osaka International Peace Center
The Osaka International Peace Center , also known as Peace Osaka , is a museum established in August 1981 based in the city of Osaka, Japan. It focuses on the ...

Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo

Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo
Roppongi is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, famous as home to the rich Roppongi Hills area and an active night club scene. Many foreign embassies are located in Roppongi, ...

Shuri Castle

Shuri Castle
Castle

Siebold Memorial Museum

Siebold Memorial Museum
Siebold Memorial Museum was opened in Nagasaki city in 1989 in honour of Philipp Franz von Siebold's great contributions to the development of modern science in Japan. The building is ...

Otaru Area

Otaru Area
The town's nostalgic, old-fashioned mood is enhanced by its architecture and layout. A beautiful large canal flows through it.

Namba Parks

Namba Parks
Namba Parks is an office and shopping complex located in Namba-naka Nichome, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan, the south of Namba Station on Nankai Railway. It consists of a high office building ...

Nara Dreamland

Nara Dreamland
Nara Dreamland was a theme park near Nara, Japan which was built in 1961 and inspired by Disneyland in California. On August 31, 2006, Nara Dreamland closed permanently due to ...

Miyako-jima

Miyako-jima
Miyako-jima ; Okinawan: Naaku is the largest and the most populous island among the Miyako Islands of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Miyako-jima is administered as part of the City of Miyakojima, ...

Ōmura Bay

Ōmura Bay
Ōmura Bay is a bay of the East China Sea in the centre of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.GeographyThe bay measures about 26 km north-to-south and 11 km east-to-west. The length ...

Kagoshima

Kagoshima
Kagoshima Prefecture spans some 600 kilometers from north to south and hosts a number of tourist attractions

Engaku-ji Temple

Engaku-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Rainbow Bridge

Rainbow Bridge
Joy of view to drivers and walkers Rainbow suspension bridge linking heart of Tokyo and waterfront sub-center

Osaka Science Museum

Osaka Science Museum
The Osaka Science Museum is a science museum in Naka-no-shima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. The museum is located between the Dōjima River and the Tosabori River, above Osaka's subterranean National Museum ...

Shōsōin

Shōsōin
The Shōsō-in is the treasure house that belongs to Tōdai-ji, Nara. The building is in the azekura log-cabin style, with a raised floor. It lies to the northwest of the ...

Yaeyama Islands

Yaeyama Islands
The Yaeyama Islands are an archipelago or group of islands in the southwest of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and cover 591.46 square kilometres . The islands are located southwest of the ...

Syusaku Endo Literature Museum

Syusaku Endo Literature Museum
The Syusaku Endo Literature Museum is a museum located in the Sotome district in the northwestern part of the city of Nagasaki, and is dedicated to the life and work ...

Liberty Osaka

Liberty Osaka
Liberty Osaka is situated in Naniwa-ku, a ward in south Osaka City. As the first general museum dedicated to human rights in Japan, the focus of its permanent exhibits is ...

Daian-ji

Daian-ji
Daian-ji was founded during the Asuka period and is one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara, Japan.HistoryThe Nihon Shoki records the founding of the Kudara Dai-ji ...

Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots

Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots
The airbase at Chiran, MinamiKyūshū, Kagoshima, Japan, served as the departure point for hundreds of Special Attack or kamikaze sorties launched in the final months of World War II. A ...

Kanazawa Area

Kanazawa Area
Center of economy, commerce and culture for the Hokuriku region. A prosperous castle town for over 300 years.

Edo Castle

Edo Castle
Castle

Nagai Botanical Garden

Nagai Botanical Garden
The Nagai Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the southeast corner of Nagai Park, Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan. An admission fee is charged.The garden contains the Osaka Museum of Natural ...

Enjō-ji

Enjō-ji
Enjō-ji is a Shingon temple in the northeast of Nara, Japan. A number of its buildings and images have been designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, and its late-Heian ...

Iriomote-jima

Iriomote-jima
Iriomote Island is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands and the second largest in Okinawa Prefecture after Okinawa Island itself.The island has an area of 289.27 km² and a 2005 population ...

Nagai Stadium

Nagai Stadium
Yanmar Stadium Nagai is an athletic stadium in Osaka, Japan. It is the home ground of J. League club Cerezo Osaka. The stadium has a seating capacity of 47,816.

Mount Shigi

Mount Shigi
Mount Shigi is a mountain located in Ikoma District, Nara, Japan.LegendsLegend of Prince ShotokuOne of the legends of Mt. Shigi tells of Prince Shotoku ...

Kerama Islands

Kerama Islands
The Kerama Islands are a group of 22 islands located 32 kilometres southwest of Okinawa Island in Japan. Four of the islands are inhabited: Tokashiki Island, Zamami Island, Aka Island, ...

Takayama Area

Takayama Area
A picturesque town with one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan.

Osaka-jō Hall

Osaka-jō Hall
Osaka-jō Hall , is a multi-purpose arena, in the Kyōbashi area, of Osaka, Japan. The hall opened in 1983 and can seat up to 16,000 people. Built on a site ...

Iga Ueno Castle

Iga Ueno Castle
Iga Ueno Castle , also known as Ueno Castle and Hakuho Castle , is a Japanese castle located in Iga, Mie Prefecture, Japan.HistoryConstruction on Iga Ueno Castle ...

Kabukichō, Tokyo

Kabukichō, Tokyo
Kabukichō is an entertainment and red-light district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Kabukichō is the location of many host and hostess clubs, love hotels, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs, and is often ...

Hakodate

Hakodate
Hakodate is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Oshima Subprefecture.As of July 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population ...

Hollywood Dream – The Ride

Hollywood Dream – The Ride
Hollywood Dream – The Ride is a steel roller coaster located at Universal Studios Japan. Designed by Bolliger & Mabillard, it features inbuilt sound systems allowing riders to choose personal ...

Ryōsen-ji

Ryōsen-ji
Ryōsen-ji is a small Buddhist temple in Shimoda, Japan. It is noteworthy as the location of the signing ceremony for the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the Tokugawa shogunate ...

Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden

Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden
Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden is in Koishikawa, Bunkyō, Tokyo, adjacent to Tokyo Dome City. It is one of two surviving Edo period clan gardens in modern Tokyo, the other being Kyu ...

Furano

Furano
"Navel town," located in the center of Hokkaido. Its beautiful rich fields of lavender tempt tourists with their fragrance.

The National Art Center, Tokyo

The National Art Center, Tokyo
The National Art Center, Tokyo is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. A joint project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution, it ...

Mount Tenpō

Mount Tenpō
Mount Tenpō located in Minato-ku, Osaka is commonly recognized as Japan's lowest mountain. The definition of a "mountain" used here is any elevation described as a mountain on a topographic ...

Atami

Atami
Atami is a city located in the eastern end of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of June 2012, the city had an estimated population of 38,871 and a population density of 631 ...

Zōjō-ji

Zōjō-ji
San'en-zan Zōjō-ji is a Buddhist temple in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It is the Great Main Temple of the Chinzei branch of Jōdo-shū Buddhism. The main image ...

Festivalgate

Festivalgate
Festivalgate was an amusement park in Osaka, Japan, just beside the Shin-Imamiya Station of the Osaka Loop Line of Nishinihon Japan Railway and Nankai Railway.It opened in 1997. The city ...

Karuizawa Area

Karuizawa Area
Highlands covered with larch and white birch trees. A popular summer resort with a cool climate.

Takeshita Street

Takeshita Street
Takeshita Street is a pedestrian-only street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants in Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan. Stores on Takeshita Street include major chains such as The Body Shop, ...

Osaka Maritime Museum

Osaka Maritime Museum
The Osaka Maritime Museum was a maritime museum in Osaka, Japan. It was opened by the Mayor of Osaka City on 14 July 2000 having started on site in March ...

Izu

Izu
Izu may refer to:Izu, Iran, a village in Razavi Khorasan Province, IranIzu Province, a part of modern-day Shizuoka prefecture in JapanIzu, a city in Shizuoka prefectureThe Izu Peninsula, near TokyoThe ...

Shinjuku Golden Gai

Shinjuku Golden Gai
Shinjuku Golden Gai is a small area of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, famous both as an area of architectural interest and for its nightlife. It is composed of a network of ...

Festival Hall, Osaka

Festival Hall, Osaka
Festival Hall is a concert hall in Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, run by the Asahi Building Co., Ltd., a Japanese real estate company controlling properties of the Asahi Shimbun Company, and ...

Naha

Naha
The cultural center of Okinawa, featuring an outer port of Shuri and the capital of Ryukyu Kingdom.

Nakayama-dera

Nakayama-dera
Nakayama-dera is a Buddhist temple, in Takarazuka, Hyōgo, Japan.The Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage No.24.HistoryThe engi, or the official history of the temple, recorded that the temple was founded ...

Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo
Zoo in central Tokyo Exhibiting 500 species of wild animals from all over world

Niigata

Niigata
Dominated by a range of steep, 2,000-meter class mountains,this centrally-located prefecture houses skiing and resorts.

Osaka International Convention Center

Osaka International Convention Center
The Osaka International Convention Center is a multi-purpose convention center in the city of Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.A Keihan railway station is located underground , operating as the terminus for ...

Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo International Forum
A stunning venue for the international exchange of culture and information.

Beppu Area

Beppu Area
The largest hot water "gusher" in Japan. Various strange sites can be viewed on a tour of "Hell."

Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine
Kanda Shrine , is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The shrine dates back 1,270 years, but the current structure was rebuilt several times due to fire and ...

Minami-Temma Park

Minami-Temma Park
Minami-Temma Park is a public urban park situated at 1 chōme Tenjimbashi in Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. It lies on the north side of the Ōkawa between Temma-bashi bridge and Tenjim-bashi ...

Asahikawa Area

Asahikawa Area
A thriving world of art, filled with sculptures. Set against the magnificent background of Daisetsu-zan mountain range.

Modern Transportation Museum

Modern Transportation Museum
The Modern Transportation Museum is the corporate museum operated by West Japan Railway Company in Minato-ku, Osaka, Japan. It opened on 21 January 1962, next to Bentencho Station on the ...

Narita Area

Narita Area
Easy to enjoy Japan's nature, history, lifestyle and culture in the area around the Narita International Airport.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower
360-degree panoramic view of Tokyo

Ishiyama Hongan-ji

Ishiyama Hongan-ji
The Ishiyama Hongan-ji was the primary fortress of the Ikkō-ikki, mobs of warrior monks and peasants who opposed samurai rule. It was established in 1496, at the mouth of the ...

Nasu

Nasu
Nasu has multiple meanings.Nasu people, an ethnic group in ChinaThe Updated NASB Nasu , a traditional name for a region in northern Tochigi Prefecture. It is also in the names ...

Kabuki-za

Kabuki-za
Kabuki-za in Ginza is the principal theater in Tokyo for the traditional kabuki drama form.ArchitectureThe original Kabuki-za was a wooden structure, built in 1889 on land which ...

Fujita Art Museum

Fujita Art Museum
The Fujita Art Museum is one of the largest private collections in the Kansai region. The collection was assembled by Fujita Denzaburō and his descendants. It was installed in a ...

National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Nature and Science
The National Museum of Nature and Science is in the northeast corner of Ueno park in Tokyo. Opened in 1871, it has had several names, including Ministry of Education Museum, ...

Sankō Shrine

Sankō Shrine
Sankō Shrine is a Shinto shrine on a hill named Mt. Sanada in Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan.There is a statue of Sanada Yukimura on the grounds and the opening of a ...

Matsumoto

Matsumoto
Matsumoto is a common Japanese surname and place name.Matsumoto may refer to:PeopleMatsumoto , various people with this surnameFictional charactersAsami Matsumoto, in the manga, movie ...

Salon de thé François

Salon de thé François
Salon de thé François is a café in Kyoto, Japan, located at Nishikiyamachi-dōri-Shijō-kudaru; Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto. The building is one of Japan's Registered Tangible Cultural Properties.HistorySalon de thé ...

Hanazono Jinja Shrine

Hanazono Jinja Shrine
The Hanazono Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. This shrine was founded in the mid-17th century. ...

Ise

Ise
Ise may refer to:In geography, Ise may refer to:Ise, Mie, a city in JapanIse Shrine, a Shinto shrine located in Ise, Mie Ise Ekiti, a city in NigeriaIse, Norway, a ...

National Museum of Western Art

National Museum of Western Art
The National Museum of Western Art is the premier public art gallery in Japan specializing in art from the Western tradition.The Museum is located in the museum and zoo complex ...

Shimo-fukushima Park

Shimo-fukushima Park
Shimo-fukushima Park is a public, urban park, situated at 4 chōme Fukushima in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan.The park was constructed at the former spinning factory of Dai-Nihon Spinning Company , and ...

Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa
Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture , northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, ...

Joypolis

Joypolis
Joypolis is an amusement park that was first opened on July 20, 1994 in Yokohama, Japan. Joypolis centres have since opened in several cities in Japan with the parks featuring ...

Osaka Contemporary Art Center

Osaka Contemporary Art Center
The Osaka Contemporary Art Center is an art gallery in Osaka, Japan, administered by Osaka Prefecture.The center started in 1974 as Ōsaka Fumin Gyararī . In 1980 its Japanese name ...

Onomichi

Onomichi
Onomichi is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, facing the Inland Sea. The city was founded on April 1, 1898.As of January 1, 2008, the city has an estimated ...

National Diet Building

National Diet Building
Symbol of Japan's politics Stately building

Aso

Aso
ASO may refer to:GeographyAso, Assistant Statistical OfficerAso , a river in ItalyAso, Kumamoto, JapanMount Aso, a mountain in JapanAso Rock, a large outcrop on the outskirts of ...

Shinjuku Sumitomo Building

Shinjuku Sumitomo Building
Shinjuku Sumitomo Building is a highrise building in the corner of Shinjuku Shintoshin in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. It houses the head office of Sumitomo and is a prominent piece of ...

Sasebo

Sasebo
Sasebo or 佐世保 may refer to:Sasebo, Nagasaki, a city in Japan and a base of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the city, later of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense ForceUnited States ...

Hanayashiki

Hanayashiki
Hanayashiki is an amusement park in Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo that has operated since 1853. It is operated by Hanayashiki Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. It is claimed ...

Itō

Itō
Itō may refer to:PeopleItō , a common Japanese family nameMathematicsItō's lemma, used in stochastic calculusItoh-Tsujii inversion algorithm, in field theoryItō calculus, an extension of ...

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the oldest museums of contemporary art in Japan. The museum is in the Kita-Shinagawa district, in the Shinagawa area of Tokyo.The ...

Nagano

Nagano
A flower paradise with blooming alpine plants. Karuizawa is one of the most famous summer resorts in Japan.

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan, is the foremost museum collecting and exhibiting modern Japanese art.This Tokyo museum is also known by the English acronym MOMAT ...

Matsuyama Area

Matsuyama Area
The largest city in Shikoku with the oldest hot spring, a beautiful castle, and the literary tradition

Shitamachi Museum

Shitamachi Museum
The Shitamachi Museum is a museum in Ueno, Taito, Tokyo, Japan. Located on the shores of Shinobazu Pond within Ueno Park, it's dedicated to the traditional culture of Tokyo's Shitamachi.

Toba

Toba
Toba may refer to:LanguagesToba Sur language, spoken in South AmericaBatak Toba, spoken in IndonesiaPeopleToba people, indigenous peoples of the Gran Chaco in South AmericaToba ...

Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art

Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
The Ōta Memorial Museum of Art opened in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan in January 1980. It presents rotating exhibitions of Ukiyo-e from Ōta Seizo V's collection of over 12,000 pieces. ...

Abashiri Area

Abashiri Area
Abashiri boasts of the breathtakingly beautiful Koshimizu Gensei-kaen garden. The town becomes surrounded by ice floes in winter.

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is an art museum in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of Japan's many museums which are supported by a prefectural government.Teien means Japanese garden ...

Lake Hamana-ko Area

Lake Hamana-ko Area
A salt lake with an intricate shoreline. A park with around 100,000 plants of 3,000 different species.

Sengaku-ji

Sengaku-ji
Sengaku-ji is a Sōtō Zen Buddhist temple located in the Takanawa neighborhood of Minato-ku, near Sengakuji Station and Shinagawa Station, Tokyo, Japan. Each year on December 14, Sengakuji Temple holds ...

Nanto

Nanto
Nanto may refer to:in geographyNanto, Veneto, an Italian municipality in the Province of VicenzaNanto, Toyama , a city in JapanNanto , a historical synonym for Nara, Nara, JapanNanto Shichi Daiji ...

Chinzan-so Garden

Chinzan-so Garden
Chinzan-so Garden is a Japanese garden located in Bunkyō, Tokyo. Founded in 1877, the garden is rich in historic remains and artifacts. The garden is part of the Hotel Chinzanso ...

Izumo Area

Izumo Area
Grand shrine believed to be obtained by the god of fortune

Toshimaen

Toshimaen
Toshimaen is an amusement park in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan, owned by the Seibu Group. It has a variety of rides, including three roller coasters, and a water park with 25 ...

Kusatsu

Kusatsu
Kusatsu may refer to:Kusatsu, Shiga, a city in western JapanKusatsu Line, operated by JR WestMIO Biwako Kusatsu, local football club Kusatsu, Gunma, a town in eastern JapanKusatsu , operated by ...

Bunkamura

Bunkamura
The Bunkamura is a concert hall, theater and museum located in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Tokyu Group.VenuesThe four main venues are:Orchard Hall: 2,150 seatsTheatre Cocoon: 747 ...

Himeji Area

Himeji Area
A prominent castle designated as a World Cultural Heritage. The castle resembles the shape of a heron with spread wings.

Kidzania Tokyo

Kidzania Tokyo
Kidzania Tokyo is a family edutainment center amusement park, in the LaLaport Toyosu, Tokyo, Japan opened in October 2006. A part of the Kidzania franchise, Kidzania Tokyo is the third ...

Morioka Area

Morioka Area
An architecturally perfect blend of the past and present. The beauty of Kitakami-gawa River and Nakatsu-gawa River shines.

Nippon Budokan

Nippon Budokan
The Nippon Budokan , often shortened to simply Budokan, is an indoor arena in central Tokyo, Japan.This is the location where many "Live at the Budokan" albums were recorded, including ...

Arashi-yama

Arashi-yama
In Arashiyama, which is a very popular tourist site in Kyoto, nature and temples make up beautiful scenery in each season

Osaka Castle Area

Osaka Castle Area
A water city around Osaka's symbolic castle that affords cruising pleasures and sightseeing

Tenryu-ji Temple

Tenryu-ji Temple
The first-ranked of the Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto.

Kinkaku-ji

Kinkaku-ji
Kinkaku-ji Temple is a historical building that represents the culture and people of Japan

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Shinjuku Area

Shinjuku Area
A high-rise shopping and entertainment hub, with well over 500,000 travelers passing through it each day.

Chubu

Chubu
A central, mountainous region known for Mount Fuji

Chugoku

Chugoku
A western rural region, mostly known for Hiroshima

Hokkaido

Hokkaido
A spacious island located at Japan's northern extremity with festivals throughout the seasons. A region with an abundance of natural beauty.

Kanto

Kanto
A coastal plain home to Japan's capital, Tokyo

Kinki

Kinki
Japan's ancient capital region

Okinawa

Okinawa
Crystal blue seas, white sand beaches and colorful marine life. Shuri Castle, home of the King of Ryukyu.

Shikoku

Shikoku
A destination for Buddhist pilgrims

Tohoku

Tohoku
Seafood, skiing and hot springs in the north of Honshu

Aikawa

Aikawa
Aikawa may refer to:PeopleAikawa ...

Aizu-Wakamatsu

Aizu-Wakamatsu
Aizuwakamatsu is a city in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshu, Japan. As of September 2014, the city had an estimated population of 122,715 and a population density of 321 persons ...

Fuji Five Lakes

Fuji Five Lakes
Fuji Five Lakes is the name of the area located at the base of Mount Fuji in the Yamanashi prefecture of Japan. It has a population of about 100,000. and ...

Fuji-Yoshida

Fuji-Yoshida
Fujisan Station is a railway station on the Fujikyuko Line in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, operated by Fuji Kyuko . The station is located at an altitude of 809 metres . ...

Hakone-Yumoto

Hakone-Yumoto
Hakone-Yumoto Station is a railway station on the Hakone Tozan Line in Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. It is 6.1 rail kilometers from the line's official starting point at Odawara Station.

Hiraizumi

Hiraizumi
Hiraizumi is a town located in Nishiiwai District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 7,976 and a population density of 126 persons ...

Hōryū-ji

Hōryū-ji
Hōryū-ji is a Buddhist temple that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji , or Learning Temple ...

Ishinomaki

Ishinomaki
Ishinomaki is a city located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2014, the city has an estimated population of 147,143 and a population density of 265 persons per km². ...

Iya Valley

Iya Valley
The Iya Valley region in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan is a scenic area known for its dramatic mountain valleys, thatched roof farmhouses and historic vine bridges. Although access has improved in ...

Kansai

Kansai
The Kansai region or the Kinki region lies in the southern-central region of Japan's main island Honshū. The region includes the prefectures of Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, and ...

Kashihara

Kashihara
Kashihara is a city located in Nara Prefecture, Japan.As of April 1, 2015, the city has an estimated population of 124,829, with 52,034 households. Population density is around 3,176.79 persons ...

Kawaguchi-ko

Kawaguchi-ko
Lake Kawaguchi is located in the border Fujikawaguchiko and Minobu, southern Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji, Japan. It is the second largest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of ...

Kawayu Onsen

Kawayu Onsen
Kawayu-Onsen Station is a railway station on the Senmō Main Line in Teshikaga, Hokkaido, Japan, operated by Hokkaido Railway Company.LinesKawayu-Onsen Station is served by the Senmō Main ...

Kitakata

Kitakata
Kitakata may refer to:Kitakata, Fukushima, a city in JapanKitakata, Miyazaki, a former town in JapanKitakata Station, a train station in Kitakata, Fukushima ...

Kotohira

Kotohira
Kotohira is a town located in Nakatado District, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. The town is best known as the site of Shikoku's largest shrine complex, the Kotohira Shrine .As of May ...

Kōchi

Kōchi
Kochi or Kōchi may refer to:PeopleKochi people, a predominantly Pashtun nomadic people of AfghanistanPlacesKochi, a city in the state of Kerala, India, formerly known ...

Kōya-san

Kōya-san
Mount Kōya is the name of mountains in Wakayama Prefecture to the south of Osaka. Also, Kōya-san is a modifying word for Kongōbu-ji . There is no mountain officially called ...

Matsuzaki

Matsuzaki
Matsuzaki is a town located in on the southwest coast of Izu Peninsula in Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 6,951 ...

Nagoya

Nagoya
Nagoya is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan. It is Japan's third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area. It is located on the Pacific ...

Noto Peninsula

Noto Peninsula
Noto Peninsula is a peninsula that projects north into the Sea of Japan from the coast of Ishikawa Prefecture in central Honshū, the main island of Japan. The main industries ...

Sai-ko

Sai-ko
Lake Saiko is the one of the Fuji Five Lakes and located in southern Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji, Japan.It is the fourth of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms ...

Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture
Shiga Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island. It encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in ...

Shimabara

Shimabara
Shimabara can refer to any of the following:Shimabara, Nagasaki, a city in Nagasaki Prefecture, JapanShimabara Peninsula, the geographic feature that hosts Shimabara, NagasakiShimabara Castle, in Shimabara, NagasakiShimabara Rebellion , a ...

Shimoda

Shimoda
Shimoda may mean:Places in JapanShimoda, Shizuoka, a city in Shizuoka PrefectureShimoda Ropeway, an aerial tramway which climbs Mount NesugataShimoda, Aomori, a town in Aomori PrefectureShimoda Station, a ...

Shiretoko National Park

Shiretoko National Park
Shiretoko National Park covers most of the Shiretoko Peninsula at the northeastern tip of the island of Hokkaidō, Japan. The word "Shiretoko" is derived from an Ainu word "sir etok", ...

Takamatsu

Takamatsu
Takamatsu may refer to:PeoplePrince Takamatsu, third son of Emperor Taishō.Takamatsu ...

Tōno

Tōno
Tono may refer to:GeographyTōnō, the southeastern portion of Gifu Prefecture, JapanTōno, Iwate, a city in Iwate Prefecture, JapanTono, Washington, a ghost town in the state of Washington, ...

Tōshōdai-ji

Tōshōdai-ji
Tōshōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Risshū sect in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The Classic Golden Hall, also known as the kondō, has a single ...

Wajima

Wajima
Wajima may refer to:Wajima, city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, JapanWajima Station, a train station in Wajima, Ishikawa.Wajima Hiroshi, Japanese sumo wrestlerWajima , American Champion racehorseKoichi Wajima, Japanese professional boxerTomoe Wajima, ...

West & Southwest of Tokyo

West & Southwest of Tokyo
West is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. West is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of east and is ...

Yokohama

Yokohama
Yokohama , officially the City of Yokohama, is the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo, and most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of ...

Ōtsu

Ōtsu
Ōtsu is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Ōtsu is known as the main port of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. It briefly served as the capital ...

Aichi

Aichi
Located in the center of Japan, Aichi is a base for flourishing industries, art and culture, and is also blessed with the beauty of nature.

Akan Area

Akan Area
Magnificent natural beauty and an awe-inspiring landscape. Spherical shaped moss enhances the mystery of this natural wonder.

Akita

Akita
Facing the Japan Sea, this area has abundant rivers and flat lands. Festivals abound, representing the many regions.

Aomori

Aomori
A World Heritage Site, containing the world's largest virgin forest of beech trees. Reminders of ancient times still abound.

Around Hakodate

Around Hakodate
The spectacular night view of Hakodate is deemed to be one of the top three in the world, alongside Hong Kong and Naples.

Around Sapporo

Around Sapporo
Alongside a ravine, "Sapporo's back parlor" attracts many. Kappa, the water sprite, is a symbol of Jozan Valley.

Asahikawa Municipal Asahiyama Zoo

Asahikawa Municipal Asahiyama Zoo
A zoo featuring fascinating exhibits showing the behavior of the animals in their natural habitats

Busena Marine Park

Busena Marine Park
You can take a walk under the sea with your clothes on! Watch the transparent sea from a pleasure boat and an observatory

Cape Shakotan

Cape Shakotan
Passing through the tunnel, suddenly a beautiful sea and rugged rocks appear

Chiba

Chiba
Moderate climate and many sightseeing spots. The Bay area is also home to many facilities that represent Japan.

Ehime

Ehime
Ehime, overflowing with history, culture, and the traditional spirit of hospitality.

Fukui

Fukui
The crags created by the shoreline's raging waves are breathtaking. Home to Eihei-ji Temple, a Soto-shu monk sanctuary.

Fukuoka

Fukuoka
An ancient and key point of exchange between Japan and the rest of Asia. A cradle of culture.

Fukushima

Fukushima
Over 130 steaming hot springs. The "Primal scenery of Japan" on display throughout the four seasons.

Gifu

Gifu
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Historic towns, hot springs, cormorant fishing, local dancing, and the gorgeous Takayama Festival.

Gunma

Gunma
A textile center surrounded by celebrated mountains. Producing many renowned poets and novelists, this area also contains resorts.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
The symbol of world peace, Hiroshima. Miya-jima Island symbolized by the Grand Torii Gate in the Sea.

Hitsuji-ga-oka (hill of sheep)

Hitsuji-ga-oka (hill of sheep)
Pastoral scenery with a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. A panoramic view of Sapporo City can be enjoyed from the plain.

Hyogo

Hyogo
Numerous cultural heritage sites, the most famous of which is Himeji Castle. San-in Kaigan Coast National Park is a natural attraction.

Ibaraki

Ibaraki
Spacious land containing the second largest lake in Japan. The breathtaking Fukuroda-no-taki Falls can also be found in the area.

Ishikawa

Ishikawa
Varying coastlines that foster delicious seafood. Facing the Sea of Japan, the coastline is 580 km long.

Iwate

Iwate
Long stretch of coastline with abundant marine products. Wonderful seafood and saw-toothed coastlines surrounded by cliffs.

Kagawa

Kagawa
The Seto Inland Sea, dotted with 116 islands. Kotohira-gu Shrine is a center of worship.

Kanagawa

Kanagawa
Near-futuristic urban complex full of vitality, located next to Tokyo. Topographic variety with exquisite mountains, rivers and seas.

Kerama-jima Islands Area

Kerama-jima Islands Area
One of the world's best diving spots surrounded by transparent emerald green waters

Kochi

Kochi
Kochi is the home of the much-loved "Toden" trams. It also hosts 20,000 dancers in the annual Yosakoi-matsuri Festival.

Kohama Island

Kohama Island
Peaceful scenery of a beautiful coastline and sugar cane fields spreading out before your eyes

Koshimizu Gensei-kaen (wild flower preserve)

Koshimizu Gensei-kaen (wild flower preserve)
Short summer in Okhotsk Covered by carpet of flowers created by great nature

Kumamoto

Kumamoto
A castle town reputed for its woodlands and fresh water. Residences of famous writers dot the landscape.

Kushiro Fishermen's Wharf

Kushiro Fishermen's Wharf
Relish the taste of robatayaki-style grilled seafood and katte-don rice bowls in this foggy port town

Lake Shikotsu-ko Area

Lake Shikotsu-ko Area
Japan's northernmost ice-free lake, popular for fishing and boating, remains unfrozen even throughout Hokkaido's harsh winter.

Lake Toya-ko Area

Lake Toya-ko Area
A beautiful lakeside spa resort. Enjoy watching the spirals of white smoke emanating from the Mt.Usu volcano.

Marimo Matsuri

Marimo Matsuri
Come and learn about spherical algae, mysterious creatures living in the sea, and get better acquainted with Ainu traditions.

Mie

Mie
Complex geographical features with an amazing cultured pearl industry. A balance of tradition and modern living.

Miyagi

Miyagi
Matsushima is known as one of the three most beautiful sites in Japan. Home of the Tanabata-matsuri Festival.

Miyazaki

Miyazaki
Beautiful coastline facing the Pacific Ocean. Miyazaki boasts many shrines involved with the myth of the birth of Japan.

Mt. Usu and Mt. Showo-Shinzan

Mt. Usu and Mt. Showo-Shinzan
Feel the history of vivid eruption with your skin Close to the active volcano that has been there for thousands of years

Noboribetsu Primeval Forest

Noboribetsu Primeval Forest
Reservoir of plants favoring warm climate Spreading around Noboribetsu Hot Spring

Northern Okinawa

Northern Okinawa
The number one beach resort in Okinawa. Churaumi Aquirium, and a number of other facilities to introduce the nature of Okinawa.

Notsuke Peninsula Wild Flower Garden

Notsuke Peninsula Wild Flower Garden
Go by carriage through a flower garden that stretches as far as the eye can see. The small peninsula is a treasure house of nature.

Oita

Oita
Dynamic beauty of the Yabakei Gorge and other ravines. Beppu boasts the largest output of hot spring water.

Okayama

Okayama
Scenic views of the Seto Inland Sea and Seto-ohashi Bridge. Koraku-en Garden offers beautiful views of Okayama Castle.

Rishiri/Rebun Area

Rishiri/Rebun Area
Cycle or trek through Japan's northernmost inhabited islands known as "Floating Islands of Flowers"

Ruins of Nakagusuku Castle

Ruins of Nakagusuku Castle
Ruins of an Ancient Castle

Saga

Saga
Multi-cultural ceramics reflecting the Asian Continent. The site of Yoshinogari Park that features a tall watchtower.

Saitama

Saitama
Saitama, within the National Capital area, boasts 19th-century architecture. It is home to traditional performing arts.

Sapporo Beer New Kyushu Brewery

Sapporo Beer New Kyushu Brewery
Industrial Tourism

Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival
Sapporo turns into a snow museum! Internationally renowned and Japan's largest snow festival.

Sapporo Station

Sapporo Station
The largest hub station in Hokkaido will further develop in the future.

Shiga

Shiga
The largest Japanese lake, Biwa-ko. Enryaku-ji Temple, the World Cultural Heritage, and national treasures are on the lakeshore.

Shimane

Shimane
Shimane used to be Japan's leading cultural center. Full of must-see spots including national parks and cultural monuments.

Shiretoko Area

Shiretoko Area
Cormorants and white-tailed sea eagles glide over this region. Cliffs stretch for many miles in this unexplored area.

Shurei-mon Gate

Shurei-mon Gate
The beautiful turret gate of Shuri Castle still conveys the Ryukyu spirit, which prizes courtesy.

Tochigi

Tochigi
Internationally renowned for its many historic buildings and shrines. Ceramics fairs, art galleries, and rivers are plentiful.

Tokushima

Tokushima
View powerful whirlpools with diameters of up to 20 meters. The Awa-odori Dance attracts over 1.3 million spectators.

Tottori

Tottori
A beautiful contrast between the long coastline and mountainous area. Japan's largest sand dunes, Tottori-sakyu, formed by volcanic ash.

Toyama

Toyama
Magnificent panorama view of the 3,000-meter-high Tateyama Mountain Range. Traditional culture and beautiful views of the four seasons.

Wakayama

Wakayama
A sacred ground for mountain worship. Thick green forests, deep blue ocean waters and a varied coastline.

Yamagata

Yamagata
Over 100 amazing hot springs, historical temples and shrines. Scenic points such as mountain ranges and the Mogami River.

Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi
An ancient city called the "Kyoto of the West." Dotted with temples and shrines designated as important cultural properties.

Yamanashi

Yamanashi
Nature abounds with mountains, lakes, and valleys. Hillside orchards where fruits such as peaches and cherries are grown.

Fuki-ji

Fuki-ji
Fuki-ji is a Tendai temple in Bungotakada, Oita Prefecture, Japan. The temple was established in 718. Its Amida-dō is generally called Fuki-ji Ō-dō. It is the oldest wooden structure in ...

Kumano Hongū Taisha

Kumano Hongū Taisha
Kumano Hongū Taisha is a Shinto shrine located in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, deep in the rugged mountains of the Kii Peninsula of Japan. It is included as part of the ...

Miho Museum

Miho Museum
The Miho Museum is located southeast of Kyoto, Japan, near the town of Shigaraki, in Shiga Prefecture.HistoryThe museum was the dream of Mihoko Koyama , the heiress ...

Aso-jinja

Aso-jinja
Aso Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, Aso is one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan. This shrine holds several Important Cultural Properties, ...

Kōchi-jō

Kōchi-jō
Kōchi Castle is a castle located in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan.HistoryFollowing the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, Kōchi Castle was constructed in what was then the province ...

Nagoya City Science Museum

Nagoya City Science Museum
The Nagoya City Science Museum is a museum located in Sakae, Nagoya, the center of Nagoya City, in central Japan.The museum houses the largest planetarium in the world and has ...

Tōshōdai-ji Temple

Tōshōdai-ji Temple
Tōshōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Risshū sect in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The Classic Golden Hall, also known as the kondō, has a single ...

Atsuta-jingū

Atsuta-jingū
Atsuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine traditionally believed to have been established during the reign of Emperor Keikō located in Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture in Japan. The shrine is familiarly ...

Hōkoku-ji

Hōkoku-ji
Hōkoku-ji is an old temple in the Kenchō-ji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism located in Kamakura, Japan. Famous for its bamboo garden, it is also known as ...

Kashihara-jingū

Kashihara-jingū
Kashiharajingū-mae Station is a railway station located in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is on the Kintetsu Kashihara Line, the Kintetsu Minami-Osaka Line and the Kintetsu Yoshino Line. It is ...

Murō-ji

Murō-ji
Murō-ji is a temple of Omoto school of Shingon Buddhism, located in the city of Uda, Nara, Japan.Murō-ji shows its typical aspect of Shingon Buddhism, with its buildings laid on ...

Tsuruga-jō

Tsuruga-jō
Aizu-Wakamatsu Castle , also known as Tsuruga Castle is a concrete replica of a traditional Japanese castle in northern Japan, at the center of the city of Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima ...

Anraku-ji

Anraku-ji
Anraku-ji may refer to:Buddhist temples in Japan:Anraku-ji in Tokushima PrefectureAnraku-ji in Nagano Prefecture ...

Chūson-ji

Chūson-ji
Chūson-ji is a Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. It is the head temple of the Tendai sect in Tōhoku . The Tendai sect claims that the temple was ...

Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens
The Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a joint zoo and botanical garden located at Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan. It is open every day except Monday, and charges a modest admission ...

Hōryū-ji

Hōryū-ji
Hōryū-ji is a Buddhist temple that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Its full name is Hōryū Gakumonji , or Learning Temple ...

Jōchi-ji

Jōchi-ji
Kinpōzan Jōchi-ji is a Buddhist Zen temple in Kita-Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It belongs to the Engaku-ji school of the Rinzai sect and is ranked fourth among Kamakura's Five Mountains. ...

Landmark Tower

Landmark Tower
The Yokohama Landmark Tower is the second tallest building and 4th tallest structure in Japan, standing 296.3 m high. It is located in the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama city, ...

Mōtsū-ji

Mōtsū-ji
Mōtsū-ji refers to the Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Hiraizumi and to the historic area surrounding it containing the ruins of two older temples, Enryū-ji and Kashō-ji in ...

Sankei-en

Sankei-en
Sankei-en is a traditional Japanese-style garden in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, which opened in 1906. Sankei-en was designed and built by Tomitaro Hara , known by the pseudonym Sankei Hara, ...

Yokohama Archives of History

Yokohama Archives of History
The Yokohama Archives of History in Naka ward, central Yokohama near Yamashita Park is a repository for many precious archive materials on Japan and the foreign connection with Japan since ...

Daisen-ji

Daisen-ji
Daisen-ji is a Buddhist temple in the town of Daisen, Tottori, Japan. The temple is built on the slopes of Daisen. The Amida-dō and other parts of the temple are ...

Hara Model Railway Museum

Hara Model Railway Museum
The Hara Model Railway Museum is a model railway museum in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan, which opened on 10 July 2012. Managed by Mitsui Fudosan, the museum houses the extensive collection ...

Jōmyō-ji

Jōmyō-ji
Tōkasan Jōmyō Zenji is a Zen Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect, Kenchō-ji school, in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Jōmyō-ji is Number Five of the five temples known as Kamakura ...

Kongōbu-ji

Kongōbu-ji
Kongōbu-ji is the ecclesiastic head temple of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, located on Mount Kōya , Wakayama prefecture, Japan. Its name means Temple of the Diamond Mountain. It is part of ...

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium
Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium is a public aquarium in Minato-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.Killer whalesKūSince 2003, the aquarium kept a killer whale named ...

Senkō-ji

Senkō-ji
Senkō-ji is a historic Japanese temple in Senko-ji Park in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan.OverviewSenko-ji was founded in the year 806, the 1st year of the Daidō era.Senko-ji is ...

Tōjinbō

Tōjinbō
Tōjinbō is a series of basaltic cliffs on the Sea of Japan in Japan. It is located in the Antō part of Mikuni-chō in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture. The cliffs stretch ...

Ōwakudani

Ōwakudani
Ōwakudani is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is a popular tourist site for its scenic views, volcanic activity, and ...

Aso Volcano Museum

Aso Volcano Museum
The Aso Volcano Museum is a museum that explains volcanoes. It is near Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan.The Museum is in Kusasenri, Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture. ...

Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts
The Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts is an art museum located in Nagoya, Japan.HistoryIt is the sister museum of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and was ...

Tanzan-jinja

Tanzan-jinja
Tanzan Shrine , also known as the Danzan Shrine, the Tōnomine Shrine and the Tōnomine Temple , is a Shinto shrine in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan.HistoryThe shrine ...

Tōkei-ji

Tōkei-ji
Shōkozan Tōkei-ji , also known as Kakekomi-dera or Enkiri-dera , is a Buddhist temple and a former nunnery, the only survivor of a network of five nunneries called Amagozan , ...

Noritake Garden

Noritake Garden
The Noritake Garden is located in the city of Nagoya in central Japan.HistoryNoritake is a leading company in the Japanese ceramics industry for over 100 years, based ...

Kamakura-gū

Kamakura-gū
Kamakura-gū is a shrine in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was erected by Emperor Meiji in 1869 to enshrine the spirit of Prince Morinaga, who was imprisoned and later executed ...

Tomioka Silk Mill

Tomioka Silk Mill
Tomioka Silk Mill is Japan's oldest modern model silk reeling factory, established in 1872 by the government to introduce modern machine silk reeling from France and spread its technology in ...

Asahi-dake

Asahi-dake
Mount Asahi is the tallest mountain in Hokkaidō, Japan. Part of the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, it is located in the northern part of the Daisetsuzan National ...

Aso National Park

Aso National Park
Aso Kujū National Park is a national park in Kumamoto and Ōita Prefectures, Japan. The park derives its name from Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan, and the ...

Biei

Biei
Beautiful flowers, trees, and snow are all what astonishes visitors

Cable Car

Cable Car
A cable car is any of a variety of transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate. The terminology also refers to ...

Cable Car

Cable Car
A cable car is any of a variety of transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate. The terminology also refers to ...

Chinatown

Chinatown
A Chinatown is historically any ethnic enclave of Chinese or Han people outside China, Taiwan and Singapore. Areas known as "Chinatown" exist throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, ...

Chūmon

Chūmon
King Dongmyeong of Goguryeo or Dongmyeongseongwang , which literally means Holy King of the East, also known by his birth name Jumong , was the founding monarch of Goguryeo, the ...

Dai-tō

Dai-tō
Dai-Tokyo Binbō Seikatsu Manual is a Japanese manga by Maekawa Tsukasa, originally published in the mid-1980s. The title roughly translates to "Greater Tokyo Poverty Living Manual", and is an apt ...

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is a national park in Yamanashi, Shizuoka, and Kanagawa Prefectures, and western Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. It consists of Mount Fuji, Fuji Five Lakes, Hakone, the Izu Peninsula, ...

Futago-ji

Futago-ji
Futago-ji is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Kunisaki, Ōita Prefecture, Japan. It is located on the slopes of Mount Futago, the highest mountain on the Kunisaki Peninsula. The temple was ...

Garan

Garan
Shichidō garan is a Japanese Buddhist term indicating the seven halls composing the ideal Buddhist temple compound. This compound word is composed by the word shichidō , literally meaning "seven ...

Gohyakurakan

Gohyakurakan
Gohyakurakan Station is a railway station on the Izuhakone Railway Daiyūzan Line located in the city of Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The station is 2.3 kilometers from the line’s terminus ...

Hakodate Area

Hakodate Area
A vibrant and active morning seafood market. A unique blend of Japanese and Western architecture exists in the city.

Ikor

Ikor
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Kanamaru-za

Kanamaru-za
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Kokubun-ji

Kokubun-ji
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Kondō

Kondō
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Konpira-san

Konpira-san
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Kushiro Area

Kushiro Area
A misty port town that exudes an aura of illusion. Kushiro Marsh, Japan's largest marshland.

Lighthouse

Lighthouse
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Mannekin Pis

Mannekin Pis
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Maruyama-koen Park

Maruyama-koen Park
Virgin woods highlight this sensational park. Lions and giraffes are found in spectacular snow-covered surroundings.

Matsumoto-jō

Matsumoto-jō
Matsumoto Castle is one of Japan's premier historic castles. The building is also known as the "Crow Castle" due to its black exterior. It was the seat of the Matsumoto ...

Midland Square

Midland Square
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Nagoya City Archives

Nagoya City Archives
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Nagoya TV Tower

Nagoya TV Tower
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Nan-in

Nan-in
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Niseko

Niseko
Niseko, its all here! from romantic getaways, to back country camping, a wealth of outdoor activities for everyone in the family

Noboribetsu Area

Noboribetsu Area
Plumes of volcanic gas and hot springs are huge attractions. Broadleaf trees sway boldly in Noboribetsu Primeval Forest.

Oasis 21

Oasis 21
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Obihiro Area

Obihiro Area
Enjoy canoeing, hot-air ballooning, and the hot spring baths around the Lake Shikaribetsu-ko area

Orthodox Church

Orthodox Church
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Peace Memorial Park

Peace Memorial Park
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Perry Monument

Perry Monument
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Railway Museum

Railway Museum
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Rausu

Rausu
Shiretoko Peninsula, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, where you can fully enjoy an immense and rare natural environment

Ryōsen-Ji

Ryōsen-Ji
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Ryōsen-ji & Chōraku-ji

Ryōsen-ji & Chōraku-ji
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Sai-tō

Sai-tō
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Sapporo Area

Sapporo Area
A large clock tower and trendy shopping center. Odori Avenue Park is the location of a magnificent snow festival.

Shoin

Shoin
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Sunday Market

Sunday Market
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Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach
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Tokugawa Art Museum

Tokugawa Art Museum
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Usa-jingū

Usa-jingū
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Wakkanai Area

Wakkanai Area
A windy city sandwiched between two seas. Cape Soya lies within, and is the northernmost point on Hokkaido.

Yokohama Museum of Art

Yokohama Museum of Art
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Yokohama Port Museum

Yokohama Port Museum
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Ōhama

Ōhama
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Ōsu Kannon

Ōsu Kannon
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Akita Kanto Matsuri

Akita Kanto Matsuri
Looming up in the darkness, the kanto bamboo poles waver like ears of rice plants

Akiu Area

Akiu Area
A relaxing, beautiful experience amid nature's bountiful wonders. Modern hotels "bloom" right alongside the glorious greenery.

Akiu-onsen Hot Spring

Akiu-onsen Hot Spring
A relaxing, beautiful experience amid nature's bountiful wonders. Modern hotels "bloom" right alongside the glorious greenery.

Ama-no-hashidate sand bar

Ama-no-hashidate sand bar
An entire area dotted with splendid towering pines. Warm, white sands stretching luxuriously to the sea.

Ameya-yokocho Market

Ameya-yokocho Market
Shopping street attracting shoppers with mismatches-availability of everything from marine products to jewels

Aoi Matsuri

Aoi Matsuri
An ancient festival full of elegance - a magnificent procession dating back 1,000 years reproduced in Kyoto

Aokigahara Jukai (Forest Sea)

Aokigahara Jukai (Forest Sea)
Walk through a vast lava plateau looking at trees full of vitality standing over you

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri
Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.

Arimatsu tie-dyeing

Arimatsu tie-dyeing
Handicrafts

Arita

Arita
Town boasting 400-year-hitory of traditional craft Natural beauty of mountains and forests

Around Kyoto Station

Around Kyoto Station
The modern station area is surrounded by ancient temples, preserving the atmosphere of old Kyoto.

Asuka-dera Temple

Asuka-dera Temple
An artistic structure built using the best techniques of the time Appreciate the cultural heritage while thinking about the far distant past

Awa-Odori Folk Dance Festival in Tokushima

Awa-Odori Folk Dance Festival in Tokushima
A seasonal delight of Tokushima in the entire city resounding with festival music and dance.

Awaji-shima Island

Awaji-shima Island
The Akashi Strait and Naruto Strait sandwich this island. Seven colors illuminate the world's largest suspension bridge.

Beppu Christmas HANABI Fantasia

Beppu Christmas HANABI Fantasia
Festivals & Ceremonies

Bizen Pottery Traditional and Contemporary Art Museum

Bizen Pottery Traditional and Contemporary Art Museum
Thrilling techniques and the heart of Bizen Pottery that represents ceramic art of Japan

Bizen ware

Bizen ware
Handicrafts

Byodo-in Temple

Byodo-in Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Cape Ashizuri Area

Cape Ashizuri Area
The cliffs of Cape Ashizuri are covered with subtropical plants. It is an area famous for surf-fishing in the nearby Japan Current.

Central Alps Area

Central Alps Area
Ice Age characteristics are still apparent on the mountain range. A ropeway with a 950-meter elevation.

Central Kamakura

Central Kamakura
Whether you're after Shinto shrines, vibrant shopping streets or relaxing on the beach, Kamakura is a fun and rewarding destination

Central Kobe

Central Kobe
The heart of Kobe’s shopping districts and all forms (land, air and sea) transportations.

Central Kyoto

Central Kyoto
Kyoto Gyoen Park with its pebbled promenades. Nijo Castle highlights the architectural style of the 17th century.

Central Nagoya Area

Central Nagoya Area
A key trading junction for over 400 years, Nagoya has preserved its heritage while developing into a modern metropolis

Central Tokyo

Central Tokyo
Central Tokyo is the heart of business, national administration and politics

Central and Southern Noto

Central and Southern Noto
Exposed bay dotted with sheer cliffs and unusual rock formations. Attracts over 5.5 million visitors per year.

Chichi-jima Island

Chichi-jima Island
The largest of the Ogasawara Islands, where you can experience the rare nature of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Chichibu Yomatsuri

Chichibu Yomatsuri
Gorgeous floats dash up a steep slope. The fireworks displays lighting up the winter evening sky are spectacular.

Chikurin-ji Temple

Chikurin-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Chion-in Temple

Chion-in Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Chirihama Beach

Chirihama Beach
The only place in Japan where you can drive on the edge of the surf

Dai-Chochin Matsuri

Dai-Chochin Matsuri
A festival to ward off evil spirits and pray for a calm sea and a large catch.

Daigo-ji Temple

Daigo-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Daikaku-ji Temple

Daikaku-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Dangyo Falls

Dangyo Falls
A pair of waterfalls that can be observed from the back

Dejima Island Area

Dejima Island Area
The sole trading spot with foreign countries from the 17th to the 19th centuries. An island with a 400-year history of Dutch trade.

Dogo-onsen Hot Spring

Dogo-onsen Hot Spring
Japan’s oldest hot spring with 3,000 year history draws many tourists and residents.

Eihei-ji Temple

Eihei-ji Temple
Seven monasteries with vast precincts. Buddhist monks adhere to ancient rules and practice rigorous discipline even today.

Enko-ji Temple

Enko-ji Temple
Learning in a beautiful garden in harmony with nature - the temple maintains its heritage of knowledge

Enoshima Island Area

Enoshima Island Area
A small island that protrudes into Sagami Bay. Home to a goddess of legend that is worshipped by many, including celebrities.

Enryaku-ji Temple

Enryaku-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Fuji-Goko Area

Fuji-Goko Area
Five lakes at the northern foot of Mt. Fuji. A wide selection of museums and outdoor activities for every tourist.

Gango-ji Temple

Gango-ji Temple
Asuka-dera, the first temple in Japan was moved to Nara And its name was changed to Gangoji

Gassho-zukuri Houses

Gassho-zukuri Houses
Designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites Thatched houses designed to withstand heavy snow

Ginza

Ginza
The main shopping district in Karuizawa, famed throughout Japan as a beautiful, high-class refuge from the stifling heat of summer

Ginzan-onsen Hot Spring

Ginzan-onsen Hot Spring
Meditate on the reflection of the gaslights on the river at sunset and the snow-covered town are stunning sights

Gion Matsuri

Gion Matsuri
Gorgeous floats, sometimes called 'mobile art museums,' parade down the main streets of Kyoto

Gion/Kawara-machi Area

Gion/Kawara-machi Area
The Gion District, with wooden lattice windows and 'maiko' dancers. Lively Kawara-machi, with well-established stores and trendy fashion shops.

Gokayama

Gokayama
Unique housing, designated as World Cultural Heritage, which doesn't use nails for construction

Goshikidai Plateau

Goshikidai Plateau
An area of picturesque scenery where you can enjoy spectacular panoramas, abundant nature, and the charm of historic temples.

Gyokusen-ji Temple

Gyokusen-ji Temple
The temple served as the first U.S. Consulate in Japan marking the dawn of the Japan’s diplomacy

Hachimantai Resort

Hachimantai Resort
Enjoy a diverse range of pistes making use of the natural topography

Haha-jima Island

Haha-jima Island
An island where you can feel nature and sense the magnificent vitality of the plant world

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun

Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
A hot spring theme park with a full lineup of unique-style baths

Hama-Rikyu Onshi Teien Garden

Hama-Rikyu Onshi Teien Garden
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Hamamatsu Festival

Hamamatsu Festival
A spectacular festival of some 100 large kites flying over sand dunes.

Hamamatsu Flower Park

Hamamatsu Flower Park
A relaxing day surrounded by seasonal flowers, such as the row of cherries, the rose garden, and rows of hydrangeas

Hase-dera Temple (Kanagawa)

Hase-dera Temple (Kanagawa)
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Hase-dera Temple (Nara)

Hase-dera Temple (Nara)
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Heijo-kyu (Remains of the Ancient Capital)

Heijo-kyu (Remains of the Ancient Capital)
Evoking the boundless romance of Japan's ancient capital

Hibiya-koen Park

Hibiya-koen Park
The first westernized modern park in Japan continues to be an oasis for people

Hikone Castle

Hikone Castle
Castle

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Hirado Castle

Hirado Castle
Castle

Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri

Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri
Gigantic papier-mache dolls decorating the Tohoku night with bright colors.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
Let us unite in prayer for peace, regardless of race or nationality.

Hozen-ji Temple

Hozen-ji Temple
A solemn temple at the heart of the busy town Splash water, pray, and your wish will be fulfilled!

Iwami Area

Iwami Area
Iwami Ginzan, listed as a World Heritage Cultural Site. A cityscape that quietly tells the tale of its vestige of prosperity.

Jakko-in Temple

Jakko-in Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Jidai Matsuri

Jidai Matsuri
A grand ancient-costume procession where the long history of Japan unfolds before the spectators

Jigokumushi

Jigokumushi
Industrial Tourism

Jojakko-ji Temple

Jojakko-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Juniko (Twelve Lakes)

Juniko (Twelve Lakes)
Beautiful lakes reflecting the surrounding nature In the bosom of Shirakami Sanchi

Kakuzan Park

Kakuzan Park
A park on the site of an Edo era castle, featuring stunning palace-style architecture and flowers that change through the four seasons

Kamakura Komachi-dori Street

Kamakura Komachi-dori Street
A stylish street in the ancient city of Kamakura With historic restaurants and fashionable stores

Karatsu Kunchi Festival

Karatsu Kunchi Festival
Huge hikiyama floats are artistic masterpieces of Japan's wonderful festival culture

Karatsu/Yobuko Area

Karatsu/Yobuko Area
A once prosperous whaling base that is now a pottery center. Strange-shaped rocks and caves caused by waves.

Kasai Area

Kasai Area
Area

Kinosaki Area

Kinosaki Area
A basaltic rock mass that measures 70 meters across by 35 meters high, with a historic hot spring resort.

Kirishima Shrine

Kirishima Shrine
Pray to the sacred tree that has lived 800 years Enjoy the gorgeous building referred to as "The Nikko of the West"

Kiso lacquerware

Kiso lacquerware
Handicrafts

Kita-Kyushu Area

Kita-Kyushu Area
A place for learning, entertainment and relaxation

Kita-in Temple

Kita-in Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Kitanomaru Park

Kitanomaru Park
A woodland park at the heart of the capital, where you can encounter old Edo, the future, nature, and wild birds

Kiyomizuyaki Pottery Complex

Kiyomizuyaki Pottery Complex
A pottery town with a fascinating variety of stores and factories which celebrates pottery with a unique festival

Kobe Bay Area

Kobe Bay Area
Enjoy a variety of shopping, gourmet, sightseeing spots and evening entertainments

Korakuen Area

Korakuen Area
Central Tokyo's largest amusement zone includes a domed stadium and a hot spring spa

Kozan-ji Temple

Kozan-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Kujuku-shima Islands

Kujuku-shima Islands
Intricate topography along a saw-toothed coastline. Two hundred and eight islands of various sizes are situated in this area.

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter
A retro-modern streetscape where you can still feel the presence of people's lives

Kurobe Dam (Toyama)

Kurobe Dam (Toyama)
One of world's largest dams Offering a panoramic view of grand nature

Kurobe Valley (Nagano)

Kurobe Valley (Nagano)
Japan's deepest valley offers a breathtaking view. An exciting trolley ride through 41 tunnels and over 22 bridges.

Kutani ware

Kutani ware
Handicrafts

Kyoo-Gokoku-ji Temple (To-ji Temple)

Kyoo-Gokoku-ji Temple (To-ji Temple)
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Lake Shinji-ko Area

Lake Shinji-ko Area
Famous and spectacular sunsets all year long. Shinji-ko-ohashi Bridge affords a great view of these sunsets.

Lake Suwa-ko Area

Lake Suwa-ko Area
A spectacular and enormous lakeside geyser. Ice fishing is a regular and scenic sport during winter.

Lake Towada-ko Area (Akita)

Lake Towada-ko Area (Akita)
The four seasons are reflected splendidly by a dual crater lake. The clear water of the lake is breathtaking.

Maki-do cave

Maki-do cave
Used as a location for a popular mystery film A limestone cave showing a subtle and profound world

Makuhari

Makuhari
Home of Makuhari Messe, the international convention complex representing Japan. Parks and beaches are also the places to enjoy Makuhari.

Mameda Town

Mameda Town
Historic Towns

Mashiko ware

Mashiko ware
Handicrafts

Matsumoto furniture

Matsumoto furniture
Handicrafts

Meigetsu-in Ajisai Temple

Meigetsu-in Ajisai Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Mihonoseki

Mihonoseki
Pivot for marine traffic and trade. Scenic beauty with inlets, precipices and caves.

Mihonoseki Lighthouse

Mihonoseki Lighthouse
An historical lighthouse that was completed in 1898 and added to the IALA list of 100 lighthouses as historic and architectural monuments

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)

Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple)
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Mikimoto Pearl Island

Mikimoto Pearl Island
Get in touch with, learn and enjoy the depth of pearls that are supreme jewels.

Mimitsu area

Mimitsu area
A wondrous townscape featuring remnants of the Edo period, created by the irony of history

Minato Mirai District 21 Area

Minato Mirai District 21 Area
An exciting emerging future city that is constantly evolving. One of Yokohama's most nostalgic towns, Sakuragi-cho.

Misasa-onsen Hot Spring

Misasa-onsen Hot Spring
World-class radium spring water which is also has positive effects when it is drunk

Miyajima Area

Miyajima Area
A blend of mountains, sea, and red-shrine buildings. Islands of the Seto Inland Sea and Mt. Mi-sen.

Mizuki Shigeru Road

Mizuki Shigeru Road
Kitaro, Medama-oyaji, Nezumi Otoko. This shopping district is home to the full line-up of Yokai (phantoms) depicted by Mizuki in his manga.

Mogami River Cruise

Mogami River Cruise
Enjoy the Mogami, valley of four seasons in the everlasting stream of time.

Moji Port Retro Area

Moji Port Retro Area
Encountering many western architectural structures of old at the famous trading port that supported the modernization of Japan

Motomachi/Yamate Area

Motomachi/Yamate Area
A trendy town of absolute discovery. Seek out the former foreign residential area at the foot of Yamate.

Mt. Akagi-yama Area

Mt. Akagi-yama Area
Spectacular region for observing nature. A crater lake near the mountaintop adds to the outdoor recreational choices.

Mt. Daisen Area

Mt. Daisen Area
A sacred place, the highest peak in the Chugoku region. Many outdoor leisure activities to enjoy throughout the year.

Mt. Fuji Area (Shizuoka)

Mt. Fuji Area (Shizuoka)
The highest mountain in Japan with a beautiful cone shape. The center of mountain worship since ancient days.

Mt. Fuji Area (Yamanashi)

Mt. Fuji Area (Yamanashi)
The highest mountain in Japan with a beautiful cone shape. The center of mountain worship since ancient days.

Mt. Gassan

Mt. Gassan
Enjoy a variety of alpine plants, skiing in summer, and other activities unique to Gassan

Mt. Hakkoda-san Area

Mt. Hakkoda-san Area
Volcanic eruptions responsible for phenomenal geography. Virgin forests, alpine plants, swamps, and marshes co-exist.

Mt. Karakuni-dake

Mt. Karakuni-dake
Featuring an immense caldera that reminds us of the power of nature.

Mt. Kasuga-yama Area

Mt. Kasuga-yama Area
A World Cultural Heritage Site known for its virgin forests. Kasuga-taisha Shrine with its red-painted corridors.

Mt. Myoko Area

Mt. Myoko Area
A hot spring village on the outskirts of Mt. Myoko. Myoko Kogen is one of the finest ski areas in the country.

Mt. Nachi-san Area

Mt. Nachi-san Area
Nachi Primeval Forest, a place of mountain god worship. Nachi-no-Otaki Falls, 133 meters high, astonishes every visitor.

Mt. Sanbe-san Area

Mt. Sanbe-san Area
Gentle mountain ridge sloping from a graceful, historic volcano. Many hot springs and resorts are located nearby.

Mt. Shirane-san Area

Mt. Shirane-san Area
Highland routes open for hiking throughout the year. The hot spring, discovered by a German doctor, is to recover for hikers.

Mt. Takao-san Area

Mt. Takao-san Area
Sacred mountain that represents the Tama area is packed full of things to do - a museum, zoo and botanical garden and hiking and more.

Mt. Tanigawa-dake Area

Mt. Tanigawa-dake Area
Mt. Tanigawa-dake is covered with a layer of snow all year round. The hot spring villages are used as a base for outdoor sports.

Mt. Yahiko Area

Mt. Yahiko Area
From the striking observation tower with a spectacular view, the volcano of Mt. Yahiko can be seen.

Mt. Yoshino

Mt. Yoshino
The best cherry blossom site in Japan is a World Heritage Site with precious remains in a pristine environment

Mt. Yufu

Mt. Yufu
Natural Sceneries

Murododaira

Murododaira
Encounter a ptarmigan, designated as a Natural Monument On terrace plateau with rich nature facing 3,000-meter high mountains

Museum of the Imperial Collections

Museum of the Imperial Collections
See the collection of rare works of art and craft passed down through successive generations of the Imperial family.

Myo-o-in Temple

Myo-o-in Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Myotsuji Temple

Myotsuji Temple
A historic temple with a simple and rustic appeal; its Hondo (main hall) and three-story pagoda are National Treasures

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival
A festival rich in cosmopolitan atmosphere befitting a city which has prospered through trade.

Nagashi-bina

Nagashi-bina
Handicrafts

Namba Area

Namba Area
Downtown Minami is a bustling and energized tourist spot. A popular area full of modern and traditional entertainment.

Nankin-machi (China Town)

Nankin-machi (China Town)
One of Japan's top three Chinatowns - you mustn't miss its traditional events, not to mention its diverse array of Chinese cuisine

Nara-machi Area

Nara-machi Area
Gokuraku-do, rebuilt and renovated from a monks' dormitory. Rows of white plastered houses with wooden latticework.

Naruko Valley

Naruko Valley
Stunning view of 100 m deep gorge colored with autumn leaves The city has 5 unique hot spring resorts in it

Nasu Area

Nasu Area
The eleven hot springs of Shiobara dot the valley of the Houki-gawa River. This highland area extends from Mt. Nasudake.

Nezu-jinja Shrine

Nezu-jinja Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Nichinan/Miyakonojo Area

Nichinan/Miyakonojo Area
Roadside phoenix and hibiscus are beautiful in this location, which is the southernmost saw-toothed Japanese coastline.

Nihon-daira Plateau Area

Nihon-daira Plateau Area
Enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Fuji from prefecture natural park. 17th century's treasures exhibited in the Kuno-zan Toshogu Museum.

Nikko-Tosho-gu Shrine

Nikko-Tosho-gu Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Ninna-ji Temple

Ninna-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Nishi-no-Kyo Area

Nishi-no-Kyo Area
The "Dragon's Palace on Land" is found there. The largest 8th century structure in the entire country.

Nishijin weaving

Nishijin weaving
Handicrafts

Norikura Area

Norikura Area
A plateau surrounded by white birch, plum, and larch trees. Drinkable hot spring water that is a tonic for various ailments.

Northern Kobe

Northern Kobe
Come visit the breathtaking “The Million Dollar Night View”

Northern Noto

Northern Noto
Rows of oddly shaped rocks enhance this unusual and varying coastline. A bustling, fragrant morning market.

Nozawa-onsen Hot Spring Area

Nozawa-onsen Hot Spring Area
After playing in the powder snow, enjoy walking and bathing in the historic hot spring village

O-miwa Shrine

O-miwa Shrine
The oldest shrine of Japan based on the old Shinto that worships mountains

O-ura Tenshu-do Cathedral

O-ura Tenshu-do Cathedral
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Odaiba Area

Odaiba Area
A new amusement hotspot. A futuristic, unmanned traffic system smartly connects it to the rest of Tokyo.

Ogasawara Islands

Ogasawara Islands
Abundant coral reefs and tropical fish in a clear sea. Islands with 140 varieties of plants and animals.

Ohara Area

Ohara Area
Enjoy beautiful gardens and learn about ancient history

Oirase Mountain Stream

Oirase Mountain Stream
Cascading clear and beautiful waterfalls. White cedar, Japanese beech, and maple trees shimmer in radiant sunshine.

Okama

Okama
Natural Sceneries

Oku-Nikko Area

Oku-Nikko Area
Oku-Nikko region, which is simply thriving with nature and natural beauty, with its waterfalls, lakes, and high marshlands.

Okunikko Yumoto-onsen Hot Springs

Okunikko Yumoto-onsen Hot Springs
A tranquil, simple and warm town of an onsen (hot spring) resort, where the hot spring water is even tapped into temples

Okutadami/Ginzandaira Area

Okutadami/Ginzandaira Area
Here a silver mine sits at the bottom of Japan's largest man-made lake. Mt. Hakkaiis a sacred place of worship.

Omine Castle

Omine Castle
Castle

Omura Bay

Omura Bay
A coastline dotted with masses of inlets and islands. A theme park that reproduces European scenes.

Ouchi-juku

Ouchi-juku
An old post station established in the Edo Period (1603-1868) on the road, with neatly lined up thatched roofs

Oze Area (Fukushima)

Oze Area (Fukushima)
Japan's largest high moor is covered with some 400 shallow pools, creeping pine trees, and virgin forests of beech trees

Oze Area (Gumma)

Oze Area (Gumma)
Japan's largest high moor is covered with some 400 shallow pools, creeping pine trees, and virgin forests of beech trees

Peace Statue

Peace Statue
Built to pray for victims of atomic bomb. Symbol of oath for eternal peace of world

Pearl Museum

Pearl Museum
Museum

Periphery of Kamakura

Periphery of Kamakura
Enjoy an exciting and exploratory journey into the old capital of Japan

Rinku Town

Rinku Town
A giant amusement town connected to the Airport

Risshaku-ji Temple (Yama-dera Temple)

Risshaku-ji Temple (Yama-dera Temple)
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Ruriko-ji Temple

Ruriko-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Ryoan-ji Hojo Temple Garden

Ryoan-ji Hojo Temple Garden
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Sagano/Arashi-yama Area

Sagano/Arashi-yama Area
Historic spots and temples scattered throughout the bamboo woods. The Togetsu-kyo Bridge retains the style of the 17th century.

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri
A mysterious and exciting night festival. Almost fully-naked men compete for good luck charms.

Saiho-ji Temple

Saiho-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Saitama New Urban Center Area

Saitama New Urban Center Area
A harmony of past and future come together in Saitama's new and exciting downtown area, combining attractions perfect for all.

Saitobaru Area

Saitobaru Area
A scattering of 'kofun,' burial mounds from the 4th to 7th centuries. A torch parade and fire festival occur.

Sankyo Soko

Sankyo Soko
A symbolic building standing for 100 years in the Shonai Plain, a major rice-producing area of Japan

Sannai-Maruyama Ruins

Sannai-Maruyama Ruins
Step back in time in the ruins of a traditional village, dating from 4,000 to 5,500 years ago

Sanno Matsuri

Sanno Matsuri
A procession of 300 people dressed in ancient costumes parades through the heart of Tokyo.

Sannomiya

Sannomiya
A stylish town of fashion and restaurants with the unique atmosphere of Kobe

Sanzen-in Temple

Sanzen-in Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Seiganto-ji Temple

Seiganto-ji Temple
Precious main hall built in 1590 Historic sacred place in harmony with natural scenes

Sendai Tanabata Matsuri

Sendai Tanabata Matsuri
Renowned as the 'Green City,' Sendai becomes immersed in Tanabata decorations.

Senjojiki Cirque at Japanese Central Alps

Senjojiki Cirque at Japanese Central Alps
You can see rare alpine plants and wild animals! Let's enjoy nature in a mountain range representing Japan.

Setsubun Mantoro

Setsubun Mantoro
Candle fire lights up 3,000 lanterns. Here you can experience a fantastic world of antiquity.

Shiga-kogen Highlands Area

Shiga-kogen Highlands Area
A botanist's dream with more than 500 varieties of alpine plants. A popular skiing and winter sports location.

Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Center

Shinsaibashi-suji Shopping Center
An historic shopping arcade since the Edo period With both long-established stores and popular fashion stores

Shirahone-onsen Hot Spring

Shirahone-onsen Hot Spring
Mild milky-white hot spring relaxes both body and mind

Shirakami Area (Aomori)

Shirakami Area (Aomori)
A true visual splendor of untouched nature at this World Natural Heritage Site. One of the world's largest beech forests exists here.

Shirakami Sanchi (Akita)

Shirakami Sanchi (Akita)
Mountainous area with old-growth beech tree forests Registered as a World Natural Heritage site

Shisen-do Temple

Shisen-do Temple
The site of a mountain hermitage built by the master calligrapher and poet, who founded the sencha tradition of steeped tea

Shiten'no-ji Temple

Shiten'no-ji Temple
Ancient Chinese style temple layouts abound. Beautiful, historical Buddhist architecture from the 6th and 7th centuries.

Shizutani School

Shizutani School
At the original site of Japan's education for common people see a National Treasure Structure and history

Shodo-shima Area

Shodo-shima Area
An island in the Seto Inland Sea with oddly-shaped rocks, formed over the years by rain and wind erosion.

Shosenkyo

Shosenkyo
Beautiful valley in natural surroundings Where crystal-clear air will soften your heart

Shukukei-en Garden

Shukukei-en Garden
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Shurakuen Garden

Shurakuen Garden
The elegant simplicity of the view formed by the pond, island, trees, and flowers is a true work of art!

Shuzen-ji Area

Shuzen-ji Area
A beloved haven for intellectuals. One of the major hot spring resorts in the region.

Sofuku-ji Temple

Sofuku-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine

Sumiyoshi-taisha Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Sunpu Castle Park

Sunpu Castle Park
See a wooden gate and scaffold that were faithfully reproduced at the ruins of a castle where Ieyasu Tokugawa lived

Tachikue-kyo Valley

Tachikue-kyo Valley
Uniquely shaped rocks and pillars composed of rocks stretch for 2 kilometers. A mountainous preserve for trace compounds.

Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple

Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple
A sightseeing spot awarded three Michelin stars Grand nature about one hour from the heart of Tokyo!

Takato

Takato
One thousand five-hundred blossoming cherry trees are illuminated nightly each spring

Takato Castle Site Park

Takato Castle Site Park
With the unparalleled beauty of its Higan cherry trees, this park conjures up visions of the Sengoku period.

Takigi O-Noh (Bonfire Noh performance), Kyoto

Takigi O-Noh (Bonfire Noh performance), Kyoto
A graceful musical theater performed at night in a symbolic shrine of Kyoto

Takigi O-Noh (Nara)

Takigi O-Noh (Nara)
A beautiful and mystic musical theater lit up by bonfires in the evening darkness.

Tanegashima Space Center

Tanegashima Space Center
Japan's largest launch site, where artificial satellites and rockets begin a journey

Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri
Come and experience the spirit of people born and bred in Osaka, maintaining traditions of 1,000 years ago.

Tenpo-zan

Tenpo-zan
At 4.5 m above sea level, it is Japan's smallest mountain A landmark of Osaka for visitors from the sea

Tenryu-kyo Valley

Tenryu-kyo Valley
An invigorating boat tour down a valley full of sharp cliffs. Enjoy the boat captain's fishing techniques and beautiful views on the boat.

Tera-machi Area

Tera-machi Area
The vermilion-lacquered San-mon Gate stands out among the historical Chinese temples.

The Imperial Palace Area

The Imperial Palace Area
Part of the Imperial Palace. Walk through a magnificent park set in the center of Tokyo.

The Three Hot Springs of Mimasaka (Yubara, Okutsu, and Yunogo)

The Three Hot Springs of Mimasaka (Yubara, Okutsu, and Yunogo)
Three hot springs with various characteristics. From past to present, the hot springs continue to soothe people's souls.

The Utsukushi-ga-Hara Open-Air Museum

The Utsukushi-ga-Hara Open-Air Museum
Stunning modern sculpture in an outdoor setting, with impressive views of alpine plants in full bloom!

The base of Mt. Haku-san (Ishikawa)

The base of Mt. Haku-san (Ishikawa)
A stunning view of volcanic landscape can be seen from the peak of Mt. Haku-san. Woodland paths through virgin forest.

To-ji Temple

To-ji Temple
The temple with its high five-story pagoda is a landmark of Kyoto Enjoy cherry blossoms, art exhibitions and a flea market!

Togetsu-kyo Bridge

Togetsu-kyo Bridge
Different look each season Masterpiece of natural scenic beauty

Toh-shiya (Archery Contest)

Toh-shiya (Archery Contest)
Come and experience the spirit of Japanese archery. A contest of archers firing arrows at targets 60 meters away

Toka Ebisu

Toka Ebisu
Buy a good luck bamboo branch and pray to Ebisu, the patron deity of commerce for success in business.

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station
Front entrance of Tokyo straddles the past and future of Japanese culture

Tomb of Emperor Nintoku

Tomb of Emperor Nintoku
Romanticism for ancient times One of 3 largest tombs in the world

Tori-no-Ichi

Tori-no-Ichi
A fair passed down since the Edo Period, thriving with people praying for good business

Tottori-sakyu Sand Dunes

Tottori-sakyu Sand Dunes
A breathtaking, beautiful natural land formation, created by sand and winds over the last 100,000 years.

Toyama/Takaoka Area

Toyama/Takaoka Area
Toyama, a city where the stunning Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route begins. Takaoka, a city known for copperware and lacquerware.

Tsukuba Area

Tsukuba Area
Exciting location of matchmaking, talismans, and a shrine imparting business success make this location exciting.

Tsukuba Expo Center

Tsukuba Expo Center
Learn about science and technology through one of the world's largest planetariums and experience-based exhibits

Tsukuba Science City

Tsukuba Science City
Discover Japan's latest scientific advances in this city of science easily accessible from Tokyo

Tsukuba Space Center

Tsukuba Space Center
People can see state-of-the-art space development at the largest-scale aerospace development center in Japan.

Tsumago-juku

Tsumago-juku
Enjoy time travel and slip back to the Edo Period

Ueda Castle

Ueda Castle
Castle

Ueno-onshi-koen Park

Ueno-onshi-koen Park
Edo culture and contemporary culture cross in one of the Japan's first parks where you can enjoy beautiful four seasons

Umeda Joypolis

Umeda Joypolis
Theme Park

Unazuki-onsen hot springs

Unazuki-onsen hot springs
Take the trolley into this hot spring resort with a view of the majestic Kurobe Valley

Ura-bandai Area

Ura-bandai Area
The huge variety of land astounds all who visit this region, as does the mysterious multi-colored tinge of the lake water.

Urakami Area

Urakami Area
A stronghold for believers of a banned Christian faith. The center of Nagasaki that experienced an atomic bomb blast.

Usa Shrine

Usa Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Usokae

Usokae
A year of happiness secured by a golden bird. A wooden bird bringing good luck by turning last year's lies into this year's truths.

Usuki Sekibutsu (National Treasure)

Usuki Sekibutsu  (National Treasure)
Archaeological Sites & Ruins

Utsukushi-ga-hara Highlands

Utsukushi-ga-hara Highlands
An open-air exhibition hall displaying sculptures. A 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Wajima lacquer

Wajima lacquer
Handicrafts

Wakura-onsen Hot Spring

Wakura-onsen Hot Spring
Excellent dishes of fresh products from ocean and mountain are a signature of this high-class hot spring resort

Yaku-shima Island Area

Yaku-shima Island Area
Treat yourself to Yakushima Island's delightful coastline and crystal clear waters

Yamate Area

Yamate Area
The stone-paved slope with Western-style houses and Koshi-byo Shrine are both popular attractions in this exotic atmosphere.

Yanaka/Nezu/Sendagi/Hongo Area

Yanaka/Nezu/Sendagi/Hongo Area
YA-NE-SEN where early 20th century culture still lingers

Yashima Area

Yashima Area
Lava plateau jutting out in the Seto Inland Sea, with the best view of the islands in the entire sea area.

Yashimaji Temple

Yashimaji Temple
Is a tanuki (raccoon dog) god watching the historical temple in a sacred land of mountain worship?

Yoron Island Area

Yoron Island Area
A subtropical island embraced by coral reefs. Marine sports are the most popular attractions all year round.

Yoshinogari Remains

Yoshinogari Remains
Remains of a ringed-dugout settlement, dating back to the 3rd century B.C. Yoshinogari North Tomb, displaying the mystery of ancient age.

Yubara-onsen Hot Spring

Yubara-onsen Hot Spring
Renowned suna-yu (sand bath) on riverside Hot spring flowing constantly from the source on a riverbed

Yufuin Area

Yufuin Area
A region skirting the slopes of Mt. Yufu-dake, with older inns and modern accommodations side-by-side.

Zao Area (Yamagata)

Zao Area (Yamagata)
This winter sports paradise is a real "winter wonderland," with clusters of spectacular ice-covered trees.

Zojo-ji Temple

Zojo-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Zuigan-ji Temple

Zuigan-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Zuisen-ji Temple

Zuisen-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

National Museum of Ethnology

National Museum of Ethnology
National Museum of Ethnology may refer to:National Museum of Ethnology National Museum of Ethnology National Museum of Ethnology ...

Gundam

Gundam
Gundam , also referred to as the Gundam Series is a science fiction media franchise created by Sunrise that feature giant robots called "mobile suits", with titular mobile suits that ...

Kumano Hongu-taisha Shrine

Kumano Hongu-taisha Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Maruyama-kōen

Maruyama-kōen
Maruyama-Kōen Station is a Sapporo Municipal Subway station in Chūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. The station is numbered T06.The station takes its name from the Maruyama Park, located 300 m west ...

Shunkō-in

Shunkō-in
Shunkō-in is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan and belongs to the Myōshin-ji school, which is the largest among 14 Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhist schools. The temple was established ...

Katsura Rikyū

Katsura Rikyū
The Katsura Imperial Villa , or Katsura Detached Palace, is a villa with associated gardens and outbuildings in the western suburbs of Kyoto, Japan . It is one of Japan's ...

Kōtō-in

Kōtō-in
Kōtō-in is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. It was founded by Hosokawa Tadaoki. There is a teahouse, the Shōkō-ken, and the gardens are celebrated for their momiji. A pair ...

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Nakagin Capsule Tower
The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mixed-use residential and office tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan.Completed in 1972, the building is a rare remaining ...

Toyota Automobile Museum

Toyota Automobile Museum
Industrial Tourism

Ōbai-in

Ōbai-in
Ōbai-in is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. The Hondō and Kuri have been designated Important Cultural Properties. Momoyama period monochrome fusuma paintings of Seven hermits in a bamboo grove ...

21_21 Design Sight

21_21 Design Sight
21_21 Design Sight is a museum in Roppongi in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, which opened in 2007. The museum, design museum, was created by architect Tadao Ando and fashion designer Issey ...

Atomic Bomb Dome

Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Peace Memorial , commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dōmu , in Hiroshima, Japan, is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO ...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a museum located in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, in central Hiroshima, Japan, dedicated to documenting the World War II atomic bombing that occurred with ...

Institute for Nature Study

Institute for Nature Study
Shirokane is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Currently it consists of six chōme. According to Minato, as of November 1, 2007, the population in the neighborhood is 14,840. The ...

Museum of Oriental Ceramics

Museum of Oriental Ceramics
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka is a Japanese art museum and regarded as one of the best ceramic-collections in the world. This museum collects, studies, conserves, exhibits and interprets ...

Sand Museum

Sand Museum
The Sand Museum first opened by the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori, Japan in 2006, displaying sand sculptures in temporary facilities. In 2012 it reopened in what is said to be ...

Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Market
The world's biggest marine product market. A kitchen that supports food in the metropolitan area.

Tōdai-ji

Tōdai-ji
Tōdai-ji , is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. Its Great Buddha Hall , houses ...

Umekōji Steam Locomotive Museum

Umekōji Steam Locomotive Museum
Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum is a railway museum located in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Opened in 1972, the locomotive depot houses 19 steam locomotives.The museum is owned by West Japan Railway ...

Adachi Museum of Art

Adachi Museum of Art
A great collection of modern Japanese paintings, ceramics, and sculptures.

Flame of Peace

Flame of Peace
Flame of Peace is an award granted by the Austrian non-profit organization Vereins zur Förderung des Friedens , which promotes world peace. The flame is represented by a wood carving ...

Fukui Dinosaur Museum

Fukui Dinosaur Museum
The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is a dinosaur museum located in the city of Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. It is one of Japan's many museums which are supported by a ...

Gokoku-ji

Gokoku-ji
Gokoku-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Tokyo's Bunkyō.HistoryThis Buddhist temple was established by the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, who dedicated it to his mother. It is ...

Hie-jinja

Hie-jinja
The Hie Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nagatachō, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Its June 15 Sannō Matsuri is one of the three great Japanese festivals of Edo . Other names ...

Jōmon-sugi

Jōmon-sugi
Jōmon Sugi is a large cryptomeria tree located on Yakushima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Japan. It is the oldest and largest among the old-growth cryptomeria trees on the ...

Kurama-dera

Kurama-dera
Kurama-dera is a temple in the far north of Kyoto, Japan which houses some National Treasures of Japan. It was a member of the Tendai sect and subordinate to Shōren-in ...

Shinnyo-dō

Shinnyo-dō
Shinshōgokuraku-ji or Shinnyo-dō is a Buddhist Tendai temple in Kyoto. It was established in 984 AD by Kaisan Shonin. ...

Tokyo Dome

Tokyo Dome
The first roofed baseball park built in Japan Where supreme baseball games are the main attraction

Tōshōdai-ji

Tōshōdai-ji
Tōshōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Risshū sect in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan. The Classic Golden Hall, also known as the kondō, has a single ...

Design Festa

Design Festa
International Art Event Design Festa, abbreviated as Design Festa, is a large art, performance, fashion and music festival and convention, held biannually at the Tokyo Big Sightconvention center in Japan. ...

Hokkaidō University

Hokkaidō University
Hokkaido University , or Hokudai , is one of the national universities of Japan. It is a member of the National Seven Universities, which were established as the best national ...

Hotel New Ōtani

Hotel New Ōtani
The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a large hotel located in Tokyo, Japan operated by New Otani Hotels and opened in 1964. It has hosted numerous heads of state and ...

Hōsen-in

Hōsen-in
Hōsen-in is a temple of the Tendai-shū, located in Sakyō-ku of Kyoto-shi, in the prefecture of Kyoto. It is specified as a natural monument by the Kyoto government.

Hōzen-ji & Fudō-myōō Statue

Hōzen-ji & Fudō-myōō Statue
Hōzen Temple was founded in 806 AD in Wakakusa, Nakakoma District, Japan . This temple follows the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism. ...

Jingo-ji

Jingo-ji
Jingo-ji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. It stands on Mount Takao to the northwest of the center of the city. The temple adheres to Shingon Buddhism. Its honzon is ...

Mibu-dera

Mibu-dera
Mibu-dera is a Buddhist temple in the Japanese city of Kyoto. The temple was established in AD 991 by the monk Kaiken. Several times a year the temple hosts performances ...

Ritsurin Koen Park

Ritsurin Koen Park
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji

Adashino Nenbutsu-ji
Adashino Nenbutsu-ji is a Buddhist temple in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. In 811 Kūkai is said to have founded a temple, then Honen altered it to the present Nenbutsuji. Situated high ...

Daisen-in

Daisen-in
Daisen-in is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen in Buddhism, one of the five most important Zen temples of Kyoto. The name means "The ...

Daitoku-ji Temple

Daitoku-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Ginkaku-ji

Ginkaku-ji
Ginkaku-ji , officially named Jishō-ji , is a Zen temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the constructions that represents the Higashiyama Culture of the ...

Hokkaidō Jingu

Hokkaidō Jingu
The Hokkaidō Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Sapporo, Japan. Sited in Maruyama Park, Chūō-ku, Sapporo, the Hokkaido Shrine enshrines four kami including the soul of the Emperor Meiji. ...

Kitano Tenman-gū

Kitano Tenman-gū
Kitano Tenmangū is a Shinto shrine in Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan.HistoryThe shrine was first built in 947 to appease the angry spirit of bureaucrat, scholar and poet Sugawara ...

Kokura Castle

Kokura Castle
Castle

Kumano Nachi-taisha Shrine

Kumano Nachi-taisha Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Kōraku-en

Kōraku-en
Kōraku-en , is a Japanese garden located in Okayama, Okayama Prefecture. It is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, along with Kenroku-en and Kairaku-en. Korakuen was built in ...

Manshu-in

Manshu-in
Manshu-in , also known as the Manshuin Monzeki, is a Tendai temple located near the Shugakuin Imperial Villa at Sakyō-ku, Ichijo-ji, Takenouchi-cho, in northeast Kyoto, Japan.The temple was founded by ...

Mitsui Memorial Museum

Mitsui Memorial Museum
The Mitsui Memorial Museum is an art museum in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district.CollectionThe museum's collection includes items used in the Japanese tea ceremony as well as Eastern antiques. ...

Museum

Museum
A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and makes them available for public viewing through ...

National Museum of Modern Art

National Museum of Modern Art
The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan, is the foremost museum collecting and exhibiting modern Japanese art.This Tokyo museum is also known by the English acronym MOMAT ...

Nezu Museum

Nezu Museum
Nezu Museum , formerly known as the Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, is in the Minato district of Tokyo, Japan.The museum houses the private collection of Nezu Kaichirō . The ...

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle
One of the seventeen assets of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

Ryōan-ji

Ryōan-ji
Ryōan-ji is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. It belongs to the Myōshin-ji school of the Rinzai branch of Zen Buddhism. The Ryōan-ji garden is considered one of ...

Shikina-en

Shikina-en
The gardens of Shikina-en are located on a small hill to the south of Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa. The gardens were laid out in 1799 to embellish one of ...

Shimogamo-jinja

Shimogamo-jinja
Shimogamo Shrine in Japanese, is the common name of an important Shinto sanctuary in the Shimogamo district of Kyoto city's Sakyō ward. Its formal name is Kamo-mioya-jinja . It is ...

Shōren-in

Shōren-in
Shōren-in is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Also known as the Awata Palace, it was built in the late 13th century. Shinran Shonin, the founder of the Jodo Shinshu ...

Taizō-in

Taizō-in
Taizō-in is the oldest sub-temple of the Myōshin-ji Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple, situated in the northwest of Kyoto, Japan. It was founded by Zen priest Muinsoin in 1404. The original ...

Tokyo Sea Life Park aquarium

Tokyo Sea Life Park aquarium
Walk among the fish under the sea (and among the salivating visitors)

Tōchō-ji

Tōchō-ji
Tōchō-ji is a Shingon temple in Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan. Its honorary sangō prefix is Nangakuzan . It was founded by Kūkai with support from Tadayuki Kuroda, the second lord of ...

Awa Odori Kaikan

Awa Odori Kaikan
The Awa Odori Hall is a museum in the city of Tokushima where visitors can learn about Awa Odori, watch displays of the dance and sample local products. It is ...

Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport
(Official name: Tokyo International Airport) Enhancing the fun factor with international line openings

Honmyō-ji

Honmyō-ji
Honmyō-ji is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect, Rokujōmon-ryū, in Nishi-ku, Kumamoto, Japan. It is the most high ranking temple of the sect in Kyushu. In Honmyō-ji is the ...

Kamigamo-jinja

Kamigamo-jinja
Kamigamo Shrine is an important Shinto sanctuary on the banks of the Kamo River in north Kyoto, first founded in 678. Its formal name is the Kamo-wakeikazuchi Shrine .It is ...

Makuhari Messe

Makuhari Messe
The first convention center in Japan World-class events, such as Tokyo Game Show, are held

Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Castle
A world famous Edo-period castle is the pride of Nagoya. Shachihoko, golden orcas adorning the castle roof signify prosperity.

Nijō-jō

Nijō-jō
Nijō Castle is a flatland castle in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings ...

Prada

Prada
Prada S.p.A. is an Italian luxury fashion house, specializing in ready-to-wear leather and fashion accessories, shoes, luggage, perfumes, watches, etc., founded in 1913 by Mario Prada.History

Rikugi-en

Rikugi-en
Rikugien Garden is a Tokyo metropolitan park in Bunkyō-ku. The name Rikugi-en means Garden of the Six Principles of Poetry which comes from the idea of the six elements in ...

Seiryō-ji

Seiryō-ji
Seiryō-ji is a Buddhist temple in the Saga district of Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It is also known as Saga Shaka-dō. It is devoted to the practice of Yūzū Nenbutsu. Initially, ...

Space World

Space World
Space World is a theme park in Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyūshū, Japan.Created in 1990 by Nippon Steel when the company was downsizing its steel plant in the ward, it is currently operated ...

Suwa-jinja

Suwa-jinja
Suwa Jinja is a Shinto shrine in Chizu, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Known from the time of the Mongol invasions, the shrine is celebrated for its Zelkova and momiji. The Honden ...

Tama Zoological Park

Tama Zoological Park
One of the world's largest parks of its kind where animals wander freely in their natural environment

Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown
Tokyo Midtown is a 569,000-square-meter mixed-use development in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan. Completed in March 2007, the $3 billion project includes office, residential, commercial, hotel, and leisure space, and the new ...

Yoyogi National Stadium

Yoyogi National Stadium
Yoyogi National Gymnasium is an arena in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan which is famous for its suspension roof design.It was designed by Kenzo Tange and built between 1961 and 1964 ...

Abeno Harukas

Abeno Harukas
Abenobashi Terminal Building is a multi-purpose commercial facility in Abenosuji Itchome, Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan. It consists of the New Annex , Eastern Annex , and a 300 m tall skyscraper Abeno ...

Chichū Art Museum

Chichū Art Museum
The Chichu Art Museum is a museum built directly into a southern portion of the island of Naoshima in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. It was designed by architect Tadao Ando and ...

Gifu Castle

Gifu Castle
Castle

Higashi Hongan-ji Temple

Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Idemitsu Museum of Arts

Idemitsu Museum of Arts
Idemitsu Museum of Arts is an art museum located in the Marunouchi area of Chiyoda, Tokyo . The museum was founded in 1966 and is administered as an incorporated foundation ...

JR Tower

JR Tower
Sapporo JR Tower is a skyscraper, shopping mall and office complex in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan. The Tower is located above JR Sapporo Station South entrance, and the height of the ...

Kanei-ji

Kanei-ji
Tōeizan Kan'ei-ji Endon-in is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan, founded in 1625 during the Kan'ei era by Tenkai, in an attempt to emulate the powerful religious center Enryaku-ji, ...

Kochi Castle

Kochi Castle
Castle

Kurodani Temple

Kurodani Temple
Konkaikōmyōji , also the Kurodani Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of Head Temple of the Jōdo Sect of Buddhism.The graves of Aizu and Kuwana ...

Kyoto Gosho

Kyoto Gosho
Elegant air enjoyable at Venerable place preserving ancient heritage

Kōzan-ji

Kōzan-ji
Kōzan-ji , officially Toganōsan Kōsan-ji , is a Buddhist temple of the Omuro sect of Shingon Buddhism in Umegahata Toganōchō, Ukyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. Kōzan-ji is also known as Kōsan-ji ...

Miyazaki-jingū

Miyazaki-jingū
Miyazaki-jingū is a Shinto shrine located in Miyazaki, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to Emperor Jimmu, Ugayafukiaezu and Tamayori-bime. ...

Muro-ji Temple (Nyonin Koya)

Muro-ji Temple (Nyonin Koya)
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Myōshin-ji

Myōshin-ji
Myōshin-ji is a temple complex in Kyoto, Japan, and head temple of the associated branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. The Myōshin-ji school is by far the largest school in Rinzai ...

Narita International Airport

Narita International Airport
The largest international hub airport in Japan, connecting Japan with other countries

Nison-in

Nison-in
Nison-in is a Tendai Buddhist temple complex in Ukyō-ku, a western ward in the city of Kyoto, Japan. The temple's official name is Ogura-yama Nison-kyō-in Keidai-ji . The temple is ...

Bridgestone Museum of Art

Bridgestone Museum of Art
Bridgestone Museum of Art is an art museum in Tokyo, Japan.The museum was founded in 1952 by the founder of Bridgestone Tire Co., Ishibashi Shojiro . The museum's collections include ...

Matsue Castle

Matsue Castle
Castle

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple
A temple associated with a supreme commander of ancient Japan.

Omote-sandō

Omote-sandō
Omotesandō Station is a Tokyo Metro subway station located at the intersection of Omotesandō and Aoyama-dori in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Part of the Chiyoda Line platforms extends into Shibuya.

Sapporo TV Tower

Sapporo TV Tower
The Sapporo TV Tower , built in 1957, is a 147.2 metre high TV tower with an observation deck at a height of 90.38 metres. Located on the ground of ...

Tokyo Opera City

Tokyo Opera City
Tokyo Opera City Tower is a skyscraper located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Completed in 1996, it stands 234 metres high and has 54 floors; it is the third-tallest building in ...

Children's Peace Monument

Children's Peace Monument
The Children's Peace Monument is a monument for peace to commemorate Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of child victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. This monument is located in ...

Ishibutai Kofun

Ishibutai Kofun
Tomb of the powerful local ruling Soga family in the 6th century, this tomb built by gigantic stones is a must-see in Nara

Kannon-in

Kannon-in
Kannon-in , formally known as Fudarakusan Jigen-ji Kannon-in , is a Buddhist temple in Uemachi district of the city of Tottori, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Kannon-in was built early in the ...

Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower
Kyoto Tower is an observation tower located in Kyoto, Japan. The steel tower is the tallest structure in Kyoto with its observation deck at 100 metres and its spire at 131 metres ...

National Theater

National Theater
A theater for traditional Japanese performing arts that is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Sōfuku-ji

Sōfuku-ji
Sōfuku-ji could refer to one of four Buddhist temples in Japan:Sōfuku-ji Sōfuku-ji Sōfuku-ji Sōfuku-ji ...

Tobacco & Salt Museum

Tobacco & Salt Museum
Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana and of the Solanaceae family. While more ...

Imperial Palace Outer Gardens

Imperial Palace Outer Gardens
Public Park with the beautiful and largest green and waterfront spaces in Tokyo with remnants of Edo Castle

Kumano Hayatama-taisha Shrine

Kumano Hayatama-taisha Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Ryōgen-in

Ryōgen-in
Ryōgen-in is a subtemple of the Daitoku-ji Buddhist complex, located in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It was constructed in 1502.There are five gardens adjoining the abbot's residence, including Totekiko , Isshi-dan, ...

Sapporo Clock Tower

Sapporo Clock Tower
Sapporo Clock Tower is a wooden structure and well-known local tourist attraction, located at North 1 West 2, Chūō-ku, Sapporo, the largest city on the island of Hokkaidō, northern Japan.The ...

Shin-Marunouchi Building

Shin-Marunouchi Building
The Shin Marunouchi Building , or New Marunouchi Building, is the highest building of the Chiyoda ward in Tokyo. The building was completed on April 19, 2007, and open to ...

Yushima Tenman-gu Shrine

Yushima Tenman-gu Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Hiroshima-jō

Hiroshima-jō
Hiroshima Jogakuin University is a private women's college in Asaminami, Hiroshima, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1886, and it was chartered as a university in 1949. ...

Kiyosumi Garden

Kiyosumi Garden
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is one of the oldest art museums in Japan. It is located in Okazaki Park in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto and opened in 1928 as a ...

Shōfuku-ji

Shōfuku-ji
Shōfuku-ji is the name of more than one Buddhist temple in Japan.Shōfuku-ji . A Rinzai temple in Fukuoka.Shōfuku-ji . A Rinzai temple in Tokyo.Shōfuku-ji . An Ōbaku temple in Nagasaki.Shōfuku-ji ...

National Shōwa Memorial Museum

National Shōwa Memorial Museum
The National Showa Memorial Museum is a national museum in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, managed by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The museum is commonly referred to as the ...

Japanese Sword Museum

Japanese Sword Museum
The Japanese Sword Museum or Tōken hakubutsukan situated in Tokyo, is a small museum dedicated to the art of Japanese swordmaking. The museum is run by the Society for ...

Miho Pine Grove (Miho-no-Matsubara)

Miho Pine Grove (Miho-no-Matsubara)
A pretty view of Mt. Fuji along the coast! A famous pine grove that became a stage for a legend about a celestial maiden

Shin-Sekai

Shin-Sekai
Shin Sekaï is a French singing / rapping fusion duo made up of Dadju and Abou Tall . The band's name means "New World" in Japanese , and was taken ...

Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum

Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum
A fun space for both adults and children to see, touch and experience science technology with all their senses

Toyama Castle

Toyama Castle
Castle

Akita Area

Akita Area
Discover the balance of nature and commerce. The summer festivals unite locals and tourists in thrilling street parades.

Akita Museum of Art

Akita Museum of Art
Akita Museum of Art is an art museum in the city of Akita.The original Akita Prefectural Museum of Art was opened on May 5, 1967. The new museum was opened ...

Amuse Museum

Amuse Museum
The Textile Culture and Ukiyo-e Art Museum – Amuse Museum , or simply Amuse Museum, is a private museum specializing in Japanese textile culture and ukiyo-e. It opened on 1 ...

Ancient Orient Museum

Ancient Orient Museum
The Ancient Orient Museum is a small private museum in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in artifacts of the ancient Near East and Central Asia. It has a collection of Greco-Buddhist art ...

Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun
The Asahi Shimbun is one of the five national newspapers in Japan. Its circulation, which was 7.96 million for its morning edition and 3.1 million for its evening edition as ...

Asakusa Area

Asakusa Area
The town has an old, traditional feel, with the famous Kaminari-mon Gate and large red lantern.

Asuka Area

Asuka Area
Tour many historic spots along scenic country roads. A beautiful and culturally important location of the Nara region.

Atago-jinja

Atago-jinja
The Atago Shrine in Minato, Tokyo, Japan is a Shinto shrine built in 1603 on the order of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. The current shrine was rebuilt in 1958.The shrine is ...

Bay Area

Bay Area
A huge amusement area with many gigantic facilities. Meet Hollywood movie characters at Universal Studio Japan®

Benten-dō

Benten-dō
In Japanese a Benten-dō is a Buddhist temple dedicated to Benten or Benzaiten, goddess of wealth, happiness, wisdom and music. Many such temples exist all over Japan.Because the goddess was ...

Bizan

Bizan
Bizan 眉山 2007: is a Japanese movie based on the same name novel by Japanese singer, Masashi Sada. It was directed by Isshin Inudou.PlotSakiko , works independently ...

Bizan Ropeway

Bizan Ropeway
Mount Bizan is a mountain in Tokushima. Its name is formed of the kanji for eyebrow, and it is said to have earned this name because the mountain looks like ...

Bizen

Bizen
The old-fashioned art of hand-kneaded ceramics making, in the hometown of Bizen-yaki pottery.

Cape Inubo

Cape Inubo
Stunning wild and powerful waves hitting the quay A cape with a 360 ° panoramic view

Cat Street

Cat Street
Cat Street may refer to:Catte Street, Oxford, EnglandUpper Lascar Row, Hong KongCat Street , a Japanese manga by Yoko Kamio ...

Cenotaph

Cenotaph
A cenotaph is an "empty tomb" or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. It can also be the initial tomb ...

Chiba Area

Chiba Area
Home to one of the largest convention facilities in the East. Chiba is the "town of flowers" where you also can enjoy dining and shopping.

Chichibu Area

Chichibu Area
A truly historic town embraced by mountains, with a dramatic landscape of precipitous cliffs and beautiful rock beds.

Christian Museum

Christian Museum
The Vatican Museums are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city's boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout ...

Daikanyama

Daikanyama
Daikanyamachō , or simply Daikanyama , is a place in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.The Japanese Postal Code of Daikanyama is 150-0034.GeographyDaikanyama contains luxury boutiques and upscale pastry shops. ...

Dazaifu Area

Dazaifu Area
A city famous for Tenman-gu, a shrine, dedicated to great scholars. The Kyushu National Museum was awarded three Michelin stars.

Den-den Town (electric town)

Den-den Town (electric town)
A shopping area specializing in electrical goods

Dotonbori Area

Dotonbori Area
A town with a canal loved by the locals. Masses of neon lights and the atmosphere of the 17th century coexist in the area.

Ebino Area

Ebino Area
Home of the very first designated national park. The views from the highest peak of the Kirishima Mountains are magnificent.

Ebisu Garden Place

Ebisu Garden Place
An urban complex to enjoy eating, shopping and movies

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel
The original Ferris Wheel, sometimes also referred to as the Chicago Wheel, was the centerpiece of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.Intended to rival the 1889 Paris Exposition's ...

Fukui Area

Fukui Area
Lovely cherry blossoms and cosmos, and a dynamic coastline adorn this traditional city

Fukushima City

Fukushima City
Enjoy its magnificent scenery and famous hot springs in the suburbs of Japan's "Kingdom of Fruits."

Gero Area

Gero Area
Counted with Kusatsu and Arima as one of Japan’s top hot springs! Amateur Kabuki performances held in the spring and autumn.

Gifu Area

Gifu Area
Home of Gifu Castle and traditional cormorant fishing on the Nagara River.

Gion

Gion
A representative downtown area of Kyoto where you can also enjoy traditional Japanese performing arts

Gotemba Area

Gotemba Area
Shop at the foot of the majestic Mt. Fuji. Enjoy numerous attractions, including a safari park.

Hagi Area

Hagi Area
A castle town located on the delta of the Abu-gawa River, dotted with traditional Japanese buildings.

Haisha

Haisha
Ashen Victor, known in Japan as Haisha , is a futuristic manga by Yukito Kishiro, taking place in the same universe as his Battle Angel Alita series, specifically in the ...

Hakata Area

Hakata Area
An important location for traffic and sightseeing. A former merchant town today is a business center in Fukuoka City.

Hakuba Area

Hakuba Area
Winter activities of skiing and trekking can be enjoyed throughout the year. A magnificent view of the Japanese Alps

Hamamatsu Area

Hamamatsu Area
Japan's City of Music, and a manufacturing town as well; an urban area with both mountains and the sea.

Hanamaki Area

Hanamaki Area
Hanamaki-onsen-kyo Village provides visitors with attractive, comfortable accommodations and relaxing hot springs.

Hase Area (Nara)

Hase Area (Nara)
A Kan'non statue with eleven faces. The ten-meter-tall statue was worshipped by noblewomen and ladies-in-waiting.

Hayashibara Museum of Art

Hayashibara Museum of Art
The Hayashibara Museum of Art is an art museum owned by the Hayashibara Group, and located at 2-7-15 Marunouchi, Kita-ku, Okayama, the site of a former guesthouse beside the inner ...

Heian-jingu Shrine

Heian-jingu Shrine
A famous Shinto shrine featuring an excellent garden.

Hiei-zan & Enryaku-ji

Hiei-zan & Enryaku-ji
Mount Hiei is a mountain to the northeast of Kyoto, lying on the border between the Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, Japan.The temple of Enryaku-ji, the first outpost of the Japanese ...

Higashi Hongan-ji

Higashi Hongan-ji
Higashi Honganji , or, the Eastern Temple of the Original Vow, is one of two dominant sub-sects of Shin Buddhism in Japan and abroad, the other being Nishi Honganji . ...

Hikone Area

Hikone Area
Center of trade and culture on the eastern shore of Lake Biwa and home of the stunning Hikone Castle

Himi

Himi
Dine on a wide variety of cold or warm current fish. Magnificent view of Tateyama Mountain Range that seems to "float" behind Toyama Bay.

Hirado

Hirado
The 17th century point of contact with Holland and Portugal. A spot visited by William Adams and St. Francis Xavier.

Hirosaki Area

Hirosaki Area
Home of the famous Neputa Festival. A historical castle town with amazing architectural sights and finds.

Hiroshima Area

Hiroshima Area
Six rivers flow in this "City of Water." Restored from the devastation caused by the atom bomb.

Hiroshima Museum of Art

Hiroshima Museum of Art
The Hiroshima Museum of Art is an art museum founded in 1978. It is located in the Hiroshima Central Park in Hiroshima City, Japan.AccessAstram Line Kencho-mae StationHiroden ...

Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims

Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims is one of the National Memorial Halls in Hiroshima, Japan.OverviewThe Hall was founded by the Japanese national ...

Honen-in Temple

Honen-in Temple
One of the Buddhist temples along Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk

Ibusuki Area

Ibusuki Area
The largest crater lake in Kyushu creates the unique steaming-hot sand bath experience

Ikebukuro

Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is a commercial and entertainment district in Toshima, Tokyo, Japan. Toshima ward offices, Ikebukuro station, and several shops, restaurants, and enormous department stores are located within city limits.At ...

Ina Area

Ina Area
Enjoy outdoor sports such as paragliding and camping. A park renowned for its 200 cherry trees and 20,000 azaleas.

Inuyama Area

Inuyama Area
Inuyama Castle -a national treasure- with the oldest wooden keep in Japan. The thrills of the Kiso River boat ride in poetic scenery.

Ise Area

Ise Area
The two-rock formation of Meoto-iwa, the symbol of Ise. Rock formations in strange shapes attract many visitors.

Ishiyama-dera Temple

Ishiyama-dera Temple
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Itsukushima-jinja Shrine

Itsukushima-jinja Shrine
A World Cultural Heritage Site. The shrine that stands in the sea is a renowned tourist attraction.

Iwakuni

Iwakuni
A castle town facing the Sea of Aki to the east. Its Kintai-kyo Bridge is known as one of the Japan's three great bridges.

Iwatsuki Area

Iwatsuki Area
The place known as the "City of Dolls." The view of the 700 cherry trees blooming in the ruins of Iwatsuki Castle is unforgettable.

Izumi Area

Izumi Area
Crane migrations and Bansho Park of Akune city, which used to be a watch station for illegal tradel.

Kabukicho

Kabukicho
The largest entertainment district in East Asia, with more than 4000 restaurants and amusement spots

Kaga Yuzen

Kaga Yuzen
Handicrafts

Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka
Kagurazaka is a neighbourhood in Tokyo, near Iidabashi Station. It has a shopping street at its center, lined by numerous cafés and restaurants. It is served by Tokyo Metro Tozai ...

Kakunodate Area

Kakunodate Area
Feel the flow of history through the "Little Kyoto of Michinoku," the town that brings its historical atmosphere to life.

Kappabashi-dōri

Kappabashi-dōri
Kappabashi-dori, also known just as Kappabashi or Kitchen Town, is a street in Tokyo between Ueno and Asakusa which is almost entirely populated with shops supplying the restaurant trade. These ...

Kasama Inari-jinja Shrine

Kasama Inari-jinja Shrine
Shrines, Temples & Churches

Kawagoe Area

Kawagoe Area
Spend time wandering through the rows of historical stores in "Little Edo." Be sure to try the simple, traditional sweets.

Kegon-no-taki Falls

Kegon-no-taki Falls
The most famous of the many waterfalls in Nikko

Kennin-ji

Kennin-ji
Kennin-ji , is a historic Zen Buddhist temple in Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, near Gion, at the end of Hanami Lane. It is considered to be one of the so-called Kyoto ...

Kichijōji

Kichijōji
Kichijōji is a neighborhood in the city of Musashino in Tokyo, Japan. It is centered on the commercial area to the north of its train station and has a youthful, ...

Kirishima Area

Kirishima Area
Colonies azalea bloom at one of the highest crater lakes above sea level

Kiso Area

Kiso Area
One of the most beautiful wooded areas in Japan. Beautifully restored old stone houses sit along stone-paved sloping roads.

Kite Museum

Kite Museum
The Kite Museum is a museum in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The museum building receives around 2,000 visitors every month.HistoryThe museum building was originally constructed in the ...

Korakuen Garden

Korakuen Garden
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art

Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art opened in the precincts of Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto, Japan in 1976. It is one of Japan's many museums which are supported by a prefecture.The permanent ...

Kurashiki Area

Kurashiki Area
A city where culture and industry intersect

Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station
Many railways, including Tokaido Shinkansen Line, are concentrated here. There are also many bus lines, expanding the joy of travel.

Kōenji

Kōenji
Kōenji is an area of Tokyo in Suginami ward, west of Shinjuku. The neighborhood is named after some old temples in the area.Kōenji is primarily a bedroom community with easy ...

Kōryū-ji

Kōryū-ji
Kōryū-ji is a Shingon temple in Uzumasa, Ukyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple is also known by the names Uzumasa-dera and Kadono-dera , and was formerly known as Hatanokimi-dera , ...

Lake Inawashiro-ko Area

Lake Inawashiro-ko Area
A lake that offers a unique unforgettable experience every season

MISC

MISC
Misc or MISC may refer to:miscellaneousMinimal instruction set computerMISC Berhad, Malaysia International Shipping Corporation BerhadMoi International Sports Centre, in Nairobi, Kenya ...

Maebashi Area

Maebashi Area
Various parks and gardens, and pork dishes satisfy visitors

Mashiko Area

Mashiko Area
An astounding 380 distinctive styles of pottery, including the renowned production center of Mashiko Ware pottery.

Matsue Area

Matsue Area
A castle town surrounded by Lake Shinji-ko, Nakaumi Lagoon and Shimane-hanto Peninsula. A black wooden fence house.

Matsushima Area

Matsushima Area
Over 260 splendid islands on calm Matsushima Bay. Zuigan-ji Temple represents ancient 17th century Japanese architecture.

Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo

Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
The Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo is an art gallery in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan.The building was opened in November 1987. Designed by Nihon Sekkei , it is of reinforced concrete ...

Mito Area

Mito Area
Breathe in some of Japan's history at the remnants of this former castle town, or take part in one of the lively ongoing festivals.

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower
Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is a 204-metre , 50-story educational facility located in the Nishi-Shinjuku district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The building is home to three educational institutions: Tokyo Mode ...

Mt. Haguro

Mt. Haguro
Cedar trees and stone steps stretching as far as you can see Make you feel thoughts and wishes of the people of the past

Mt. Hiei Area

Mt. Hiei Area
Enryaku-ji Temple stands on this sacred mountain, Mt. Hiei. A spectacular view over Kansai is offered to visitors.

Mt. Koya-san Area

Mt. Koya-san Area
Head Temple of Esoteric Buddhism, Shingon-mikkyo. The 25-meter-high Dai-mon Gate is the main entrance and invites visitors.

Mt. Nokogiri

Mt. Nokogiri
A vast Zen temple that is proud of its 1,300 years of history Learn the real significance of Japanese Buddhism at a picturesque place

Mt. Ontake

Mt. Ontake
An active volcano that was a holy mountain and is decorated by jewel-toned lakes and a solemn fall season

Murin-an

Murin-an
Murin-an is a Japanese garden in Kyoto, built by political and military leader Yamagata Aritomo between 1894 and 1898. It is an example of a classical Japanese promenade garden of ...

Museum of Kyoto

Museum of Kyoto
A great museum for discovering the history and culture of Kyoto

Museum of the Meiji Restoration

Museum of the Meiji Restoration
The Museum of the Meiji Restoration is a history museum in Kagoshima, Japan. Located by the Kōtsuki River, it is a gallery where visitors can learn about the Meiji Restoration. ...

Musée Tomo

Musée Tomo
Musée Tomo is a museum for contemporary Japanese ceramic art, located at 4-1-35 Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, featuring the collection of Tomo Kikuchi. ...

NHK Broadcasting Center

NHK Broadcasting Center
The NHK Broadcasting Center , headquarters of NHK, is located in Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. It includes studios and offices, as well as shops and the popular Studio Park, which ...

Nagahama

Nagahama
Nagahama may refer to:PeopleNagahama PlacesNagahama, Ehime, a former town in Kita District, Ehime, Japan; now part of ŌzuNagahama, Shiga, a city in Shiga Prefecture, ...

Nagamachi

Nagamachi
Kenroku-en Garden and Nagamachi, popular spots that represent the old city of Kanazawa, transform with the change of seasons

Naka-Meguro

Naka-Meguro
Naka-Meguro Station is a railway station in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan, jointly operated by Tokyu Corporation and Tokyo Metro.LinesNaka-Meguro Station is served by the following lines:Tōkyū Tōyoko LineTokyo ...

Nakano

Nakano
Nakano may refer to:Nakano, TokyoNakano, NaganoNakano Nakano Corporation ...

Nakano Broadway

Nakano Broadway
Nakano is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. In English, it calls itself "Nakano City".As of May 1, 2015, the ward has an estimated population of 322,731 and a population ...

Nakanoshima Area

Nakanoshima Area
An oasis of rich greenery amidst office buildings. The center of administration, economy and culture of Osaka.

Nakatsu Area

Nakatsu Area
A manually dug old tunnel. A gorge completely filled with strange-shaped rocks and stones of various sizes.

Nanzen-ji Temple

Nanzen-ji Temple
A historic temple with a distinctive Japanese rock garden.

Naramachi Koshi-no-ie

Naramachi Koshi-no-ie
A replica of a traditional house of Naramachi

National Film Centre

National Film Centre
The Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan, is the foremost museum collecting and exhibiting modern Japanese art.This Tokyo museum is also known by the English acronym MOMAT ...

New Ōtani Art Museum

New Ōtani Art Museum
The New Otani Art Museum is an art museum founded in 1991 and housed on the sixth floor of the Hotel New Otani Tokyo's Garden Court office building. The Hotel, ...

Niigata Area

Niigata Area
A beautiful "City of Water" facing the Sea of Japan, Niigata City prospers both as a port town and Japan's largest agricultural city.

Nikko Natural Museum

Nikko Natural Museum
Nikko Natural Museum showcases the different ecosystems of Nikko

Nishijin

Nishijin
Nishijin is a district in Kamigyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan, and a traditional textile produced there, more narrowly referred to as Nishijin-ori .HistoryNishijin weaving was created in Kyoto over ...

Odaiba Seaside Park

Odaiba Seaside Park
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Odawara Area

Odawara Area
The entrance to Fuji Hakone Izu National Park. A hub of the transportation system.

Okayama City

Okayama City
A castle town with a beautiful garden and museum. A crossroads for traffic in the Sanyo region.

Otsu Area

Otsu Area
The birthplace of Japanese Buddhism. "Omi Hakkei," or "eight scenic spots of Omi district."

Palette Town

Palette Town
Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during ...

Pasona

Pasona
Pasona Inc. is a Japanese multinational corporation that provides a variety of staffing services, including temporary staffing, recruiting, outplacement, and outsourcing. The company is headquartered in the Ōtemachi district of ...

Ponto-chō

Ponto-chō
Ponto-chō is a Hanamachi district in Kyoto, Japan, known for geisha and home to many geisha houses and traditional tea houses. Like Gion, Pontochō is famous for the preservation of ...

Rinnō-ji

Rinnō-ji
Rinnō-ji is a complex of 15 Buddhist temple buildings in the city of Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. The site was established in the year 766 by the Buddhist monk, Shōdō. ...

Rokuharamitsu-ji

Rokuharamitsu-ji
Rokuharamitsu-ji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Founded by Kūya in 951, the Hondō was burned during the wars at the end of the Heian period. Its replacement of ...

Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo stadium)

Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo stadium)
Get a close-up view as professional sumo wrestlers grapple with each other in earnest

Sado Island

Sado Island
Explore the unique traditional arts and entertainment of one of Japan's largest islands

Saga Area

Saga Area
The surprising size and scale of the Saga Castle main keep. Structures found there truly instill a sense of its long history.

Sakata Area

Sakata Area
The history and culture of a port city cultivated by nobles and wealthy merchants.

San-mon

San-mon
Live and Let Die is the eighth spy film in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional ...

Sankeien Garden

Sankeien Garden
Japanese Gardens & Parks

Sendai Area

Sendai Area
A castle town called "The City of Trees." The Tanabata-matsuri Festival attracts thousands of spectators each year.

Senkō-ji

Senkō-ji
Senkō-ji is a historic Japanese temple in Senko-ji Park in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan.OverviewSenko-ji was founded in the year 806, the 1st year of the Daidō era.Senko-ji is ...

Shibuya Area

Shibuya  Area
Trend-setting center for young people, shopping streets for families "Bit valley" that supports the IT industry.

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing
Shibuya is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.As of 2008, it has an estimated population of 208,371 and a population density of 13,540 people per km². The total area is ...

Shibuya Hikarie

Shibuya Hikarie
The Shibuya Hikarie is a Tokyu skyscraper and retail complex completed in 2012 and located in the Shibuya shopping district of Tokyo, Japan.The Hikarie is 183 meters tall. As of ...

Shikanoshima

Shikanoshima
Shikanoshima Island is an island in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. The island is known as the spot where the golden block seal , a national treasure, was excavated. The island is ...

Shima Area

Shima Area
Completely diverse coastline boasting a variety of landscapes. Renowned for the spectacular Ise-Shima National Park.

Shinjuku I-Land

Shinjuku I-Land
The Shinjuku I-Land Tower is a skyscraper located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Construction of the 189-metre, 44-storey skyscraper construction began in 1990 and it was finished in 1995. ...

Shinsaibashi Area

Shinsaibashi Area
A unique and vibrant shopping experience area. The wide, entertaining main street of Mido-suji in Osaka.

Shiodome

Shiodome
Shiodome is an area in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, located adjacent to Shinbashi and Ginza, near Tokyo Bay and the Hamarikyu Gardens. Formerly a railway terminal, Shiodome has been transformed into ...

Shirakawa-go Area

Shirakawa-go Area
UNESCO World Heritage Site with traditional thatched roof houses.

Shisen-dō

Shisen-dō
Shisen-dō is a Buddhist temple of the Sōtō Zen sect in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It is registered as a historic site of Japan. It stands on the grounds of its ...

Shizuoka Area

Shizuoka Area
The seat of the Shizuoka prefectural government, near the majestic Mt. Fuji. Enjoy nostalgic spectacles and magnificent scenery.

Shōfuku-ji

Shōfuku-ji
Shōfuku-ji is the name of more than one Buddhist temple in Japan.Shōfuku-ji . A Rinzai temple in Fukuoka.Shōfuku-ji . A Rinzai temple in Tokyo.Shōfuku-ji . An Ōbaku temple in Nagasaki.Shōfuku-ji ...

St Francis Xavier Church

St Francis Xavier Church
St. Francis Xavier Church, including ones named Cathedral, and variations may refer to:in AustraliaSt Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Adelaide, South Australiain GermanySt Francis Xavier Church, Dresden, Dresden, Saxonyin IndiaSt. Xavier's Church, ...

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, designed by Frédéric ...

Sumo Museum

Sumo Museum
Museum

Suwa-jinja

Suwa-jinja
Suwa Jinja is a Shinto shrine in Chizu, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. Known from the time of the Mongol invasions, the shrine is celebrated for its Zelkova and momiji. The Honden ...

Takachiho Area

Takachiho Area
Waterfalls cascading from precipitous cliffs. A village of myths, known for Yokagura, traditional sacred music, and dancing.

Takao

Takao
Takao may refer to:GeographyMount Takao, a mountain in Tokyo, JapanMount Takao, a mountain in Kyoto, Japan, location of the Jingo-ji templeKaohsiung, a municipality in TaiwanTakao Prefecture, an ...

Telecom Center

Telecom Center
Telecom Center Station is a station on the Yurikamome Line in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Tokyo Waterfront New Transit Corporation. It is numbered "U-09". It is named after the ...

The Container

The Container
The Container Store Group, Inc. is a specialty retail chain company that operates The Container Store, which specializes in storage and organization solutions.On July 1, 1978, The Container Store opened ...

Toba Area

Toba Area
An island that is the birthplace of beautiful cultured pearls. The home of women divers, past and present.

Tokushima City

Tokushima City
Home of the mid-summer Awa-odori Dance. Fun tour in the aqua-metropolis of Tokushima.

Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo Big Sight
Tokyo Big Sight is the popular nickname for the Tokyo International Exhibition Center , a Japanese convention center that opened in April 1996. Located in the Ariake district on Tokyo ...

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is an art museum focused on photography. The museum was founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and is located in Meguro-ku, a short walk ...

Tokyo Stock Exchange

Tokyo Stock Exchange
The Tokyo Stock Exchange , which is called Tōshō or TSE for short, is a stock exchange located in Tokyo, Japan. It is the fourth largest stock exchange in the ...

Toranomon Hills

Toranomon Hills
Toranomon Hills is a skyscraper complex project built by Mori Building in the Toranomon district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Designed by Nihon Sekkei. It is built around the new Loop ...

Tottori City

Tottori City
A former castle town that is now the largest city in the San'in region

Treasure House

Treasure House
The Treasure House, in Staten Island, NYC, USA, dates to about 1700 with additions in 1740, 1790 and 1860. Samuel Grasset, a tanner and leather worker, built the original section ...

Triangle Park

Triangle Park
Triangle Park is a 250-hectare mixed-use central business district development intended to serve as the gravity of all commercial activities in Metro Manila in the coming years. It is located ...

Tsukiji Area

Tsukiji Area
A center of Japanese cuisine. The world's best fish market, and it never sleeps!

Tsuwano Area

Tsuwano Area
Affectionately referred to as "Little Kyoto." A castle town with an abundance of nature and historic areas.

Tsuyama

Tsuyama
45-meter stone walls are an amazing display. Old merchants' residences with latticework and square-tiled walls.

Tōfuku-ji

Tōfuku-ji
Tōfuku-ji is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, Japan. Tōfuku-ji takes its name from two temples in Nara, Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji. It is one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan ...

Uchiko

Uchiko
A little town remaining fine old homes and warehouses. Strolling along the antique street takes you to the good old days.

Ueda Area

Ueda Area
Ueda Castle provides a sense of Japan's civil war era. Bessho-onsen Hot Spring features a variety of hot springs.

Ueno Area

Ueno Area
Known as the Gateway to the North, Ueno has many cultural establishments nesting within a vast park.

Ueno Tōshō-gū

Ueno Tōshō-gū
Ueno Tōshō-gū is a is a Shinto shrine in Taitō, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan. It enshrines the first Shōgun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu. ...

Uji Area

Uji Area
Crossing point in the Uji-gawa River that links Nara and Kyoto. National treasure Ho-o-do Hall, with a shape resembling a rising phoenix.

Umeda Area

Umeda Area
A large, exciting and very crowded underground mall underneath Osaka. The starting point for tourists of Osaka.

Usuki Area

Usuki Area
A castle town with an intriguing stone-paved road. The largest-scale rock Buddha figures in Japan, designated as a National Treasure.

Uwajima

Uwajima
A castle town with enthusiastic bullfighting and festivals.

Wakayama Area

Wakayama Area
The tower of Wakayama-jo Castle with a panoramic view of the city. Small inlets and islands enhance the beauty of Waka-no-ura.

Walker House

Walker House
Walker House, and variations including Walker Homestead and Walker Barn, may refer to:Walker House , listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Baldwin County, AlabamaJoseph M. Walker House, ...

Yamagata Area

Yamagata Area
Breathtaking cherry blossoms in Ka-jo Castle Park. The mountain temple of Risshaku-ji boasts a 1,100-year history.

Yamashina Area

Yamashina Area
The famous cherry blossoms of Mt. Daigo-san. The distinctive and formal beauty of Kiyomizu-yaki pottery.

Yasaka no To Pagoda (Hokan-ji)

Yasaka no To Pagoda (Hokan-ji)
A 46-meter tall pagoda with graceful, sloping roofs on each tier

Yasaka-jinja Shrine

Yasaka-jinja Shrine
A typical example of an old shrine of this region

Yoshino Area

Yoshino Area
A sacred site for mountain worship, Zao-do. Enjoy hiking amid the 30,000 cherry trees of Mt. Yoshino-yama.

Zao Area (Miyagi)

Zao Area (Miyagi)
This winter sports paradise is a real "winter wonderland," with clusters of spectacular ice-covered trees.

Ōhara

Ōhara
Ohara may refer to:Ōhara, ChibaŌhara, OkayamaOhara District, ShimaneOhara, おはら, 小原(small field) or 尾原(tail field)Ōhara, おおはら, 大原(big field)Chiaki Ohara, pianistHajime Ohara, professional wrestlerHiroo Ōhara, former Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, JapanKen Ohara, ...

Ōkura Museum of Art

Ōkura Museum of Art
Okura Museum of Art is a museum in Tokyo, Japan.The museum opened in Toranomon, Tokyo in 1917 to house the collection of pre-modern Japanese and East-Asian Art amassed since the ...

Ōkōchi Sansō

Ōkōchi Sansō
Ōkōchi Sansō is the former home and garden of the Japanese jidaigeki or period film actor Denjirō Ōkōchi and is located in Arashiyama, Kyoto. The villa is open to the ...

Kiyosu Castle

Kiyosu Castle
Castle

Fuji TV

Fuji TV
Fuji Television Network, Inc. is a Japanese television station that is based in Daiba, Minato, Tokyo, Japan, also known as Fuji TV or CX, based on the station's call sign ...

Kimpusen-ji

Kimpusen-ji
Kimpusen-ji is the head temple of a branch of the Shugendō religion called Kimpusen-Shugendō in Yoshino district, Nara Prefecture, Japan. According to tradition, it was founded by En no Gyōja, ...

Daishō-in

Daishō-in
Daishō-in or Daisyō-in is a historic Japanese temple on Mount Misen, the holy mountain on the island of Itsukushima, off the coast of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan. It is the 14th ...

Kōmyōzen-ji

Kōmyōzen-ji
Kōmyōzen-ji is a Zen temple in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It was founded by Tetsugyū Enshin of the Tōfuku-ji Rinzai school in 1273. Kōmyōzen-ji is celebrated for its karesansui ...

Shikoku-mura

Shikoku-mura
Shikoku Mura is an open-air architectural park in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. It houses over twenty buildings from around Shikoku dating from the Edo period through to the Taishō period, ...

Ikuta Shrine

Ikuta Shrine
Ikuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the Chūō Ward of Kobe, Japan, and is possibly among the oldest shrines in the country.HistoryAccording to Nihon Shoki, it ...

Ishite-ji

Ishite-ji
Ishite-ji is a Shingon temple in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. It is Temple 51 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. Seven of its structures have been designated National Treasures or ...

Kenroku-en

Kenroku-en
Kenroku-en , located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, is an old private garden. Along with Kairaku-en and Koraku-en, Kenroku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan.The grounds are open ...

Kōkō-en

Kōkō-en
Koko-en Garden is a Japanese garden located next to Himeji Castle in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It was constructed in 1992 at the site of the lord's west residence, to commemorate ...

Matsue-jō

Matsue-jō
Matsue Castle is a feudal castle in Matsue in Shimane prefecture, Japan. Nicknamed the "black castle" or "plover castle", it is one of the few remaining medieval castles in Japan ...

Matsuyama-jō

Matsuyama-jō
Matsuyama Castle is the name of several castles in Japan:Bitchū Matsuyama Castle is a castle in Takahashi, Okayama .Matsuyama Castle is a castle in Matsuyama, Ehime .Matsuyama Castle is a ...

Nunobiki Falls

Nunobiki Falls
Nunobiki Falls is a set of waterfalls near downtown Kobe, Japan, with an important significance in Japanese literature and Japanese art. In Japan, Nunobiki is considered one of the greatest ...

Takayama-jinya

Takayama-jinya
Takayama Jinya is a former government outpost that was established in order to bring the Hida Province under the direct control of the Edo Bakufu . It was established in ...

Tōshō-gū

Tōshō-gū
A Tōshō-gū is any Shinto shrine in which Tokugawa Ieyasu is enshrined with the name Tōshō Daigongen . Ieyasu was the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate , which is the ...

Takachiho-jinja

Takachiho-jinja
Takachiho-jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Takachiho, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to Takachihojin and Jisshyadaimyoujin. ...

Kairaku-en

Kairaku-en
Kairaku-en is a Japanese garden located in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan. Along with Kenroku-en and Koraku-en, it is considered one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Kairakuen was built relatively ...

Sendai Mediatheque

Sendai Mediatheque
Sendai Mediatheque is a library in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It was designed by Toyo Ito in 1995 and completed in 2001.HistoryThe Sendai Mediatheque held its official ...

Yoshimizu-jinja

Yoshimizu-jinja
Yoshimizu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located on Mount Yoshino in Yoshino district, Nara, Japan. It is dedicated to Emperor Go-Daigo, and the samurai Kusunoki Masashige.In 2004, It was designated ...

Isaniwa-jinja

Isaniwa-jinja
Isaniwa Jinja is a Shinto shrine in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Enshrined are Emperor Chūai, Empress Jingū, and Emperor Ōjin. A number of its buildings and treasures have been designated ...

Beppu Tower

Beppu Tower
Beppu Tower is a 100-metre-tall lattice tower located in Beppu, Ōita, Japan. Initially built to help boost tourism in the area, today the tower is primarily used as TV transmission ...

Hells

Hells
Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It first premiered in Young King Ours in 1997 and ended in September 2008. The individual chapters are ...