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What to See in Japan

Anyone who attempts to buttonhole Japan’s myriad attractions in a blithe sentence or two is making a serious mistake. From exotic temples to glass-and-steel cathedrals dedicated to consumerism, a lot more lies in between the two extremes in the Land of the Rising Sun. It goes without saying that Kyoto Toilet Museum might seem strange to westerners but for the Japanese it is a bone fide attraction.

Shrines and royal palaces abound as do picturesque parks – not to be missed in spring for their almost surreally beautiful cherry blossom while in the more modern realm shrines to perhaps Japan’s biggest export – the motor car – are there to be explored in the shape of industrial museums. In Osaka you’ll be able to watch a movie on the largest IMAX screen in the world as well as visit one of the planet’s largest aquariums while Sapporo has seemingly never stopped its 1972 Winter Olympics party and is the place to be once the snow starts falling.

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  • Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

    Top 10 Things to Do in Japan

    Japan is a truly rewarding place to visit. From ancient temples to some of the tallest, most modern buildings in the Read More»

  • Sensoji Temple

    Sensoji Temple

    Senso-Ji Temple is perhaps the most revered of all Buddhist shrines in Tokyo. Also referred to as Asakusa Kannon, this Read More»

  • Kinkakuji Temple

    Kinkakuji Temple

    Kinkakuji temple is one of the most visited attractions of Kyoto. Literally meaning ‘Temple of the Golden Pavilion,’ Read More»

  • Miyajima Torii and Itsukushima Shrine

    Miyajima Torii and Itsukushima Shrine

    One of Japan’s ‘Three Great Sights’, Itsukushima Shrine is otherwise known as ‘Miyajima’, which means ‘Shrine Island’ in Read More»

  • Kiyomizu Shrine

    Kiyomizu Shrine

    Kiyomizu shrine or Kiyomizu dera is one of the most spectacular temples in Japan, situated on the majestic Mount Read More»

  • Himeji Castle

    Himeji Castle

    Unlike many other Japanese castles, Himeji Castle was never destroyed in wars, earthquakes or fires and survives in its Read More»

UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other Attractions in Japan

Horyuji Temple

Horyuji Temple

Horyuji Temple is one of the most significant Buddhist shrines in Japan, located in Ikaruga that is about ten kilometers Read More...

Minato Mirai 21 - Yokohama's Harbor of the Future

Minato Mirai 21 - Yokohama's Harbor of the Future

Minato Mirai 21 is a seaside urban development in Yokohama and features many futuristic buildings and the country’s Read More...

Miyajima Torii and Itsukushima Shrine

Miyajima Torii and Itsukushima Shrine

One of Japan’s ‘Three Great Sights’, Itsukushima Shrine is otherwise known as ‘Miyajima’, which means ‘Shrine Island’ in Read More...

Nikko Park Temples

Nikko Park Temples

Spectacular mountainous background, scintillating waterfalls and amazing hot springs – Nikko temple complex abounds in Read More...

Kiyomizu Shrine

Kiyomizu Shrine

Kiyomizu shrine or Kiyomizu dera is one of the most spectacular temples in Japan, situated on the majestic Mount Read More...

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

Unlike many other Japanese castles, Himeji Castle was never destroyed in wars, earthquakes or fires and survives in its Read More...

Japan Attractions Guide A-Z

Tokyo Attractions

Tokyo Attractions A-Z

Tokyo is one of the world’s most exciting cities and offers both the ancient and the modern in one day. Many people Read More...

Kyoto Attractions

Kyoto Attractions A-Z

Just a simple walk along the narrow streets will show that the many old wooden shops, stores and teahouse are still very Read More...

Osaka Attractions

Osaka Attractions A-Z

Osaka is a large prefecture covering a huge area so to explore all its attractions in a short period of time might not Read More...

Nara Attractions

Nara Attractions A-Z

Nara was the first capital of Japan (710-794). It is home to three of Japan’s World Heritage Sites and many impressive Read More...

Sapporo Attractions

Sapporo Attractions A-Z

With a population of 1,800,000, Sapporo is the fifth-largest city in Japan. A lot of historical attractions, as well as Read More...

Kobe Attractions

Kobe Attractions A-Z

Kobe's main attractions are an integral part of the city's landscape and history, with museums celebrating its past Read More...

Nagoya Attractions

Nagoya Attractions A-Z

Nagoya is a mélange of both the old and the new. After suffering heavy bombing in WWII the city has been extensively Read More...

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