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Things to see in Japan

Japan Attractions


The fascinating land of pink cherry blossoms, sushi and Manga comics, Japan is a cultural explosion of historic attractions, neon-lit cities and exquisite mountainous landscapes. Thankfully this mystical country retains plenty of its ancient charm resulting in an 'East meets West' experience of a lifetime for visitors.

Head to the capital of Tokyo for a spot of shopping, sample authentic Japanese sushi and maybe even enjoy a little karaoke. Although famous for its glitz and neon glam this ultra impressive modern metropolis also has ancient shrines and temples round just about every corner, making the sightseeing a wonderful combination of old and new.

Head south to the city of Hiroshima, the country's most famous tourist attraction, where thousands of visitors make a pilgrimage to Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, taking in the museums and lively city that has emerged triumphantly from the horror of the atomic bomb dropped during World War II. Hiroshima is a must for anybody interested in modern history and is a deeply moving place to visit.

Once you have had enough of Japan's cities, visit the countryside and marvel at the picturesque volcanoes, take a dip in the hot springs and explore the mountainous interior of the islands. Japan is a beautiful country and even in the cities the parks are punctuated with cherry blossom trees and mathematically correct Zen gardens which never cease to amaze foreigners.



Akihabara

Tokyo's electronic wonderland has become world-renowned. In a small area west of Akihabara Station lies a bright cluster…

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Edo-Tokyo Museum

Tokyo's museum dedicated to detailing the city's history, art, culture and architecture through the medium of visual…

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Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima's original castle, built in the late 16th century, was totally destroyed in the atomic blast during World War…

read more


Minamiza Kabuki Theatre

Kabuki is a traditional Japanese dance-drama known for its stylised take of performance and the elaborate make-up worn…

read more


Mount Aso

The composite active volcano of Mount Aso lies almost in the centre of Kyushu Island and is Japan's largest active volcano…

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Mount Fuji

The dormant volcano of Mount Fuji, 62 miles (100km) southwest of Tokyo, has been revered since ancient times and no exploration…

read more


Peace Memorial Park

Around the epicentre of the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima in 1945, a complex of buildings and monuments has been…

read more


Sanjusangen-do

The temple of Rengeoin, in eastern Kyoto, is better known by its popular name of Sanjusangen-do, and houses an amazing…

read more


Senso-ji Temple

The Asakusa neighbourhood of Tokyo draws visitors to admire the city's oldest temple, Senso-ji, founded in 628 AD with…

read more


Tokyo Imperial Palace

Japan's Imperial Palace is regarded as the heart and soul of Tokyo, standing on a huge site that still bears the remains…

read more


Tokyo National Museum

Close to Ueno Station, and enclosed in the beautiful, spacious park of the same name - also called the Tokyo Metropolitan…

read more


Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower is modelled in the vein of the Eiffel Tower in France, only in true Japanese style, it is more colourful…

read more

 


Things to see in Japan

Japan Attractions


The fascinating land of pink cherry blossoms, sushi and Manga comics, Japan is a cultural explosion of historic attractions, neon-lit cities and exquisite mountainous landscapes. Thankfully this mystical country retains plenty of its ancient charm resulting in an 'East meets West' experience of a lifetime for visitors.

Head to the capital of Tokyo for a spot of shopping, sample authentic Japanese sushi and maybe even enjoy a little karaoke. Although famous for its glitz and neon glam this ultra impressive modern metropolis also has ancient shrines and temples round just about every corner, making the sightseeing a wonderful combination of old and new.

Head south to the city of Hiroshima, the country's most famous tourist attraction, where thousands of visitors make a pilgrimage to Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, taking in the museums and lively city that has emerged triumphantly from the horror of the atomic bomb dropped during World War II. Hiroshima is a must for anybody interested in modern history and is a deeply moving place to visit.

Once you have had enough of Japan's cities, visit the countryside and marvel at the picturesque volcanoes, take a dip in the hot springs and explore the mountainous interior of the islands. Japan is a beautiful country and even in the cities the parks are punctuated with cherry blossom trees and mathematically correct Zen gardens which never cease to amaze foreigners.



Akihabara

Tokyo's electronic wonderland has become world-renowned. In a small area west of Akihabara Station lies a bright cluster…

read more


Edo-Tokyo Museum

Tokyo's museum dedicated to detailing the city's history, art, culture and architecture through the medium of visual…

read more


Hiroshima Castle

Hiroshima's original castle, built in the late 16th century, was totally destroyed in the atomic blast during World War…

read more


Minamiza Kabuki Theatre

Kabuki is a traditional Japanese dance-drama known for its stylised take of performance and the elaborate make-up worn…

read more


Mount Aso

The composite active volcano of Mount Aso lies almost in the centre of Kyushu Island and is Japan's largest active volcano…

read more


Mount Fuji

The dormant volcano of Mount Fuji, 62 miles (100km) southwest of Tokyo, has been revered since ancient times and no exploration…

read more


Peace Memorial Park

Around the epicentre of the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima in 1945, a complex of buildings and monuments has been…

read more


Sanjusangen-do

The temple of Rengeoin, in eastern Kyoto, is better known by its popular name of Sanjusangen-do, and houses an amazing…

read more


Senso-ji Temple

The Asakusa neighbourhood of Tokyo draws visitors to admire the city's oldest temple, Senso-ji, founded in 628 AD with…

read more


Tokyo Imperial Palace

Japan's Imperial Palace is regarded as the heart and soul of Tokyo, standing on a huge site that still bears the remains…

read more


Tokyo National Museum

Close to Ueno Station, and enclosed in the beautiful, spacious park of the same name - also called the Tokyo Metropolitan…

read more


Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower is modelled in the vein of the Eiffel Tower in France, only in true Japanese style, it is more colourful…

read more