Sights

Welcome to the Sights section, where you can find information on over 10,000 sights dotted across the entire nation of Japan. These are made up of cafes, museums, parks, attractions, landmarks and robot resturants (obviously), take a look at some of our favourites below!

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Sight in Toyama

Unazuki Onsen

Unazuki Onsen is a small hot spring resort town close to Kurobe city in Toyama prefecture.

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Hata Hata (Mitaka)

A common place to visit among students and salarymen, this bar in the neighborhood of Mitaka serves beer with local dishes. Among the food items offered in the

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Sight in Kanagawa

Nirai Kanai

Nirai Kanai is a foot and body massage studio specializing in reflexology, located in Yokohama's Chinatown.

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Sight in Toyama

Toyama Glass Art Museum

A short walk from Nishicho Station, this museum features collections of works by local artists in its permanent collection and, throughout the year, holds speci

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Sight in Tokyo

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum

The mission of the Costume Museum is for visitors to further their understanding of costume cultures throughout the world and to deepen their appreciation of th

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Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum

It is in memory of Emperor Hirohito’s brother, Prince Yashuhito Chichibu, known in Japan as the Sportsman Prince.

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Mount Takao Beer Mount

Beer Mount is a beer garden by the Mount Takao cable car station and runs from mid-June until mid-October.

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Sight in Niigata

Okuaga Furusatokan

Okuaga Furusatokan is a museum located in the town of Aga in Niigata Prefecture.

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Sight in Kyoto

Gallery Shirakawa

Gallery Shirakawa displays artworks by famous artists from all over the world.

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Sight in Tokyo

Chocolatier Palet D'or

Located inside the Tokyo Station building, this chocolate shop is owned and managed by the renowned Japanese chocolatier Shunsuke Saegusa. It offers a variety o

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Sight in Tokyo

Mokuhankan

Described by owner David Bull as "My attempt to see if traditional woodblock printmaking can perhaps find a place in contemporary society", this venture in the

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Sight in Mie

Murai Bankoen

A ninja themed cafe with a very special ambassador. Come to Murai Bankoen to sample their amazing green tea ice cream and meet Chacha, the ninja cat!

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Sight in Toyama

Starbucks Coffee (Toyama Kansui Park)

This Starbucks, situated within Toyama Kansui Park, was awarded the "Best Store Award" in 2008 by the Starbucks Company for its beautiful store design. Visitors

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Sight in Yamaguchi

Karato Market

This fish market sells a variety of fresh seafood. The fishermen are selling themselves and offer their products for affordable prices. Visitors can buy pieces

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Sight in Osaka

Yodoyabashi Bridge

Yodoyabashi Bridge, spanning the Tosabori River, was built by the wealthy Yodoya family during the Edo period.

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Sight in Oita

Kokopelli Western Riding

Kokopelli Western Riding is one of Japan's premier horse riding establishments and caters for all ages and from absolute beginners to established riders.

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Sight in Oita

Kunisaki Peninsula

Located in Northern Oita, on Japan’s Kyushu Island, the Kunisaki Peninsula is an area of unspoiled natural beauty and part of the Setonaikai National Park.

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Sight in Oita

Usukiyaki

Usukiyaki is a pottery workshop located in Usuki which prides itself on creating 'Usuki-yaki', a traditional, once-extinguished ceramic ware that has been brought back to life as a contemporary product, based on the few historical records that remain from the pottery’s original incarnation.

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Sight in Oita

Wakaeya

Wakaeya is a long-established restaurant, opening in Kitsuki City in 1698. The restaurant's famed dish is Tai Chazuke Ureshino (sea bream with rice and tea), with the ‘Ureshino’ translating literally to ‘I’m happy!’. The story behind the name is that in the Edo period, the lord of Kitsuki Castle had been eating the Tai Chazuke every day and would proclaim his joy (Ureshino!) at getting to do so. The current owner is 16th generation of his family to manage the establishment, and still uses the same recipe which gained a feudal lord’s seal of approval over 300 years ago, and even offers a tofu-based vegetarian version, please pay him a visit!

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Sight in Oita

Kumano Magaibutsu Stone Buddha

Constructed sometime in the late Heian Period, the Kumano Magaibutsu Stone Buddhas are found atop a steep flight of stone steps in Hirano. The image of Fudō Myōō measures 8.07 and is one of the largest stone buddhas in the country. Designated as an Important Cultural Property, be sure to pay a visit next time you're in Oita!

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Sight in Oita

Futago-ji Temple

Located on the slopes of Mount Futago (721m) in Oita Prefecture's Kunisaki Peninsula, Futago-ji was established in 718 by Ninmon and became the central temple of Rokugō-Manzan.

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Sight in Oita

Tenryo Hita Whiskey Museum

Featured on NHK, this private museum with a collection of over 50,000 items of whiskey related memorabilia and even has its own bar!

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Sight in Oita

Mt. Kirikabu

Located in Oita's Kusu Town, Kitikabu is a stump shaped mountain that's a popular spot for paragliders and even features a swing set to make you feel like you're swinging off its edge!

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Sight in Oita

Sakura Waterfall

Located a short walk from Amagase station in Oita's Hita City, Sakuradaki is a spectacular waterfall that has been referenced in texts from as early as the 8th century.

Locations

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Ehime

Ehime is home to Dogo Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot springs with a history going back almost 1,000 years. In the loosely auto-biographical novel **Botchan**,

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki is in the southwest of Japan on the island of Kyushu and includes several islands between Kyushu and South Korea. Mountains on one side and the sea on

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Saga

Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south

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Tokyo

Tokyo is all about contrasts. Its irresistible charm comes from the clash between its cutting-edge style and traditional culture. From the organized chaos of [S

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Okinawa

There’s a reason why over 10 million people visit Okinawa every year – Japan's southernmost island is a natural wonder, with pristine beaches, friendly people a

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Kanagawa

Kanagawa is a dynamic part of the greater Tokyo area. The capital city, Yokohama, features the famous Chinatown district, a port area with dining and shopping p

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Yamagata

Yamagata has been called 'hidden' Japan and is definitely not on the regular tourist routes. It is Japan's largest prefecture and you can find it along the Sea

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Kyoto

Kyoto is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Japan. The historical city is home to iconic landmarks such as Kiyomizu Temple, Kinkaku-ji and the Fushimi-inari shrine.

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka is located on the northern side of the island of Kyushu. It includes the two largest cities in the area, Fukuoka City, its capital, and Kitakyushu. The