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Things to do in Japan

Things to do in Tokyo

Things to do in Tokyo

Tokyo, along with being the capital of Japan, is a combination of a number of attractions. These include the Tokyo National Museum, the Imperial Palace, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Sea Life Park, the Tsukiji Market where ...

Things to do in Yokohama

Things to do in Yokohama

In terms of population, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan. It has the Cup Noodles Museum, the Yokohama Museum of Art, Hara Model Railway Museum, the Sankeien Garden, the Osanbashi Pier, and other things to see. The city hosts the Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival as well as the Yokohama ...

Things to do in Hiroshima

Things to do in Hiroshima

Hiroshima has been completely transformed since the atomic bomb attack. The city has erected memorials to the terrible incident and now glorifies peace. The city is all bustle these days and is an active industrial city. There are parks and historical structures that have still survived open for visitors. ...

Things to do in Kamakura

Things to do in Kamakura

Kamakura is often described in history books as a former de facto capital of Japan being the seat of the shogun during the Kamakura period. Kamakura has a number of seasonal festivals you could try inquiring about, and there are quite a number of temples located there. The most prominent sites are the Hase ...

Things to do in Kyoto

Things to do in Kyoto

Kyoto is a city of great historical significance, it was the imperial capital of Japan for a thousand years. The city’s monuments are regarded a UNESCO world heritage site and, it has quite a few popular tourist destinations. There are a number of shrines and museums you can visit. There are plenty of ...

Things to do in Nara

Things to do in Nara

Eight temple and ruins, along with Kasugayama Primeval forest collectively form the ‘Historic monuments of Ancient Nara’ which are also classed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was also one of Japan’s capitals and lends its name to the Nara period. Nara’s deer have their own legend in ...

Things to do in Osaka

Things to do in Osaka

Osaka was historically a merchant city of Japan and earned the nickname ‘the nation’s kitchen’, serving as a center for rice trade during the Edo period. In the modern days, the city is famous for its shopping and lifestyle. The city’s Osaka aquarium Kaiyukam is certainly worth visiting for ...

Things to do in Kanazawa

Things to do in Kanazawa

Kanazawa is a city with history and has quite a few points of interests to offer to its tourists. Among them are the Higashichaya Old Town, a historic site, and the beautiful Omicho market. The Kenroku garden sees quite a lot of visitors and is one of the best spots to visit. Also famous is the Myoryuji ...

Things to do in Kobe

Things to do in Kobe

The Japanese city of Kobe is famous for acting as a historical entry point to foreign culture. The city had already started trading with foreign ships before Japan first opened its doors some years later. Japan’s first mosque, Sikh temple, synagogue and other European architecture stand testament to the ...

Things to do in Hakone

Things to do in Hakone

Hakone is a designated a geo-park by UNESCO. Hakone has quite a few natural landmarks to visit; among these are the Hokone hot springs, the Sulfurous vapors and warm rivers of Owakudani and Lake Ashinoko. Manmade are the Hakone Shinto shrine, open air museum and Pola Museum of Art. Hakone is only a town ...

Things to do in Hakodate

Things to do in Hakodate

Among the first cities to open trade to foreigners, Hakodate features European architecture. Mount Hakodate is a definite visit while you’re there. Open day and night, it offers an impressive view of the city. Goryokaku is an impressive star shaped historical fort. Goryokaku tower is another landmark to ...

Things to do in Nagoya

Things to do in Nagoya

Nagoya is one of Japan’s major economic centers and the headquarters to the automotive giants Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi motors. It has a few historical points from the Tokugawa Shogunate’s period. You might be keen to visit the modern museums, like the Toyota commemorative museum and the SCMAGLEV ...

Things to do in Okinawa

Things to do in Okinawa

Okinawa or Okinawa islands are a chain, which stretch to the south of Japan. The islands are home to some very beautiful beaches like Nishihama Beach and Yonaha Maehama Beach. Okinawa’s aquatic attractions such as aquariums and destinations such as Kabira bay and Iriomote Island are numerous. A beautiful ...

Things to do in Fukuoka

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historically there were 2 cities divided by the river line. The city’s port and railway lines are marked by the name of Hakata, the former city’s name. The city is modern and the tourist sites it offers are parks and the Hakata station. There are shopping malls and centers, and impressive landmarks ...

Things to do in Kagoshima

Things to do in Kagoshima

Kagoshima is a historical city that has sites from the Satsuma rebellions. Mount Sakurajima overshadows the city. It has museums and monuments dedicated to the region’s history. You may visit the Segan-en Garden and the Shiroyama observatory. There are shopping centers and lookout points that center ...

Things to do in Sapporo

Things to do in Sapporo

Sapporo is a very new city and lacks in traditional Japanese architecture. It is divided and organized by a strict grid system. The city’s organization makes it very ‘cyclable’, so go ahead and rent a cycle to get about. The city is still fairly large and is home to 2 million. There are also a number ...

Things to do in Sendai

Things to do in Sendai

Sendai is a large city that is referred to affectionately by its people as not too big and not too small. The city has some history as well and it began to flourish with the arrival of Date Masamune who built a castle in the region. The city has covered walkways making it perfect for pedestrians. Jozenji- ...

Things to do in Nagasaki

Things to do in Nagasaki

Nagasaki has recovered from the atomic bomb blast that obliterated the city half a century ago. Its residents do not mention the event now and there are few memorials in the city that one will see. The city offers gardens and parks to its visitors themed on peace; Mount Inasa is one natural stop that ...

Things to do in Takayama

Things to do in Takayama

Locally known as simply Takayama, Hida-Takayama is a city to the north of Japan, it is famous for its historical well preserved streets of the Edo period. Visit popular spots like Shinhotaka ropeway and the beautiful Hida Minzoka Mura folk village. Visit Sanmachi Suji, and other museum and heritage sites. ...