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Nikko National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

The Nikko National Park is home to Buddhist shrines, incredible lakes, mountains, and natural beauty. It is renowned for its Botanical Garden, the intricate ...  Read more

Imperial Palace

4 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is home to the head of state, and is where the Imperial Family lives. It is also the former site of the Edo Castle. Filled with ...  Read more

Nopporo Forest Park

Escape from the city to explore the history and natural beauty of Hokkaido in the Nopporo Forest Park. The park includes untouched forests with more than 100 ...  Read more

Hama Rikyu Gardens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Considered to be Tokyo’s best green space, the Hama Rikyu Gardens offer a Central Park-like experience with Tokyo’s skyscrapers towering in the background. The ...  Read more

Arashiyama Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

For classic Kyoto in a nutshell, head to Arashiyama Park. The perennially popular area is rich in temples and a riot of fall colors in November, with pink ...  Read more

Happo-en Garden

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Happo-en means "beautiful from every angle." When visiting the Happo-en Garden in Tokyo, you’ll see that the name doesn’t even begin to describe this ...  Read more

Ueno Park (Ueno Koen)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Ueno Park is a public park made up of museums, historical landmarks, and natural beauty. It houses the Tokyo National Museum, the National Science Museum, and ...  Read more

Heian Shrine

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

No wonder this serene destination was once featured in "Lost in Translation" the Heian Shrine is easily one of Kyoto's most beautiful. Built in 1884 to ...  Read more

Chidorigafuchi

During springtime, the parks and green spaces in Tokyo and around Japan come to life with colorful pink blossoms. Springtime is cherry blossom season, and for ...  Read more

Deer Park (Nara Park)

Deer Park (Nara Park) sits at the heart of Nara, a city of great historical importance and the birthplace of modern Japanese culture, located 19 miles (31 km) ...  Read more

Kasai Rinkai Park

Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo’s largest park, opened in 1989 on Tokyo Bay, a beautiful area that overlooks the water and the city beyond. Built on reclaimed land, ...  Read more

Odori Park (Odori Koen)

Visit this lush green space at the heart of downtown Sapporo to join one of the many cultural festivals held here, or to simply relax and enjoy the outdoors. ...  Read more

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

You'll want to grab an (english language) map upon entering this large park that stretches across Shinjuku and Shibuya. There is a lot of ground to cover here. ...  Read more

Tokyo Metropolitan Jindai Botanical Park

In a city with many elegant parks and gardens, the Jindai Botanical Park is unique in its scope and focus. The site, located in suburban Chofu, was once part ...  Read more

Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park, one of the largest parks in Tokyo, was the site of the 1964 Summer Olympic Games before it was turned into a public area three years later. Today, ...  Read more

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