Things to Do & Attractions in Japan

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 151 Reviews

One of the most moving day trips you can take in Japan is to Hiroshima. Prosperous once again, the city will forever be synonymous with the tragedy of war ...  Read more

Kokugikan Sumo Stadium & Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 147 Reviews

The Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, also known as the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, is Tokyo’s largest indoor sports arena hosting sumo wrestling tournaments. Sumo is Japan’s ...  Read more

Lake Shikotsu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Despite the harsh winters of Hokkaido, Lake Shikotsu—a crater lake formed some 40,000 years ago—never freezes. In fact, it’s the northernmost ice-free lake in ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The hot-spring town of Jozankei is the perfect place to escape for a relaxing weekend soaking in the healing waters of myriad natural geothermal baths. This ...  Read more


5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

As one of Sapporo’s most popular outdoor hot springs, Hoheikyo Onsen is an ideal place to relax in healing, naturally heated waters while enjoying the ...  Read more

Robot Restaurant

4.5 star rating: Recommended 701 Reviews

The surreal Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district (red-light district) may well be unlike anything you've seen before. A sci-fi Japanese cabaret ...  Read more

Nikko National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 127 Reviews

Known for its impressive botanical garden, intricate Iemitsu mausoleum and ornate Toshogu Shrine (a UNESCO World Heritage site), Nikko National Park is an ...  Read more

Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

The Golden Pavilion, or Kinkaku-ji,  is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto, and a major highlight of any visit to the city. The three-story pagoda ...  Read more

Nijo Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

A truly impressive fortified complex, Nijō Castle was built in 1603 as the official residence of the first Tokugawa shogun. With its moats, walls, secret ...  Read more

Kiyomizu Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

The Kiyomizu Temple is an ancient institution, dating back to 798 AD and the days of Nara. Its classic design influenced temple architecture for centuries.  ...  Read more

Tsukiji Fish Market

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Located in the heart of Tokyo, the Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish market in the world, handling 2,000 tons of seafood every day. In ...  Read more

Mt Fuji

4 star rating: Recommended 2052 Reviews

As Japan's highest mountain, the legendary Mt Fuji stands 12,388 feet (3,776 meters) tall. Whether you hike all the way to the top or take it easy at the ...  Read more

Asakusa Temple

4 star rating: Recommended 257 Reviews

The Asakusa Temple (also known as Asakusa Kanon, Senso-ji, Sensoji) combines majestic architecture, centers of worship, elaborate Japanese gardens, and ...  Read more

Imperial Palace

4 star rating: Recommended 127 Reviews

The primary residence of the Emperor of Japan, Tokyo’s Imperial Palace is set in the center of the city, constructed where the original Edo Castle once stood. ...  Read more

Meiji Shrine

4 star rating: Recommended 105 Reviews

The Meiji Shrine is the most important and popular Shinto shrine in Tokyo. It was dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken in 1926. The ...  Read more

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