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!

Featured

Sight in Toyama

Unazuki Onsen

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

Sight in Tokyo

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

Sight in Ehime

Mount Kiro Observatory Park

Open all year round, this observation point allows for a 360-degree vista of the Seto Inland Sea and is famous for the spectacular sunset views it provides of t

Sight in Yamagata

Dewa Sanzan Jinja Shrine

This shrine's title is a generic term for three famous mountains in Iwate: Mount Gassan, Haguro, and Yudono. Dewa Sanzan's main shrine is on the summit of Mount

Sight in Kanagawa

Nirai Kanai

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

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

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

Today's selected

Sight in Kyoto

Yurino Incense Sachet Shop

Yurino Incense Sachet Shop stocks a wide range of beautiful and traditional sachets filled with powdered incense.

Sight in Akita

Satoku Garden

Satoku Garden is a souvenir shop in Akita Prefecture that sells a variety of products including traditional Japanese sweets, fashion accessories, and household

Sight in Yamagata

Showa-kan

The Showa-kan is a Japanese style resort (ryokan) in Ginzan hot-spring, and has an outside bath on the top floor looking out over the valley.

Sight in Tokyo

Ikebukuro Station

Sight in Tokyo

Asakusa Kagetsudo

Kagetsudo is a popular Melonpan (Japanese sweet bread) shop and cafe in Asakusa. They are open every day all year round from 9 am until they sell their last Mel

Sight in Niigata

Beech Forest

This unique forest labeled as “bijinbayashi” literally means in English “beautiful lady forest. For the past 90 years these tall and slender trees have been gro

Sight in Tokyo

Fuku Yakitori

Specializing in yakitori, or grilled chicken skewers, Fuku is located on a quiet street in the residential neighborhood of Yoyogi-Uehara.

Sight in Akita

Tamagawa Onsen Hot Spring

Located in the “hell zone,” a high-temperature geothermal field, this hot spring gushes with highly acidic—and scorching hot—water. It is the only place in Japa

Sight in Kanagawa

Chihana-an

Using buckwheat flour produced in Japan, this restaurant specializes in soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles). Customers are welcomed by an old-fashioned entrance,

Newest Sights

Sight in Oita

Kitsuki Historic District

Located in the North-Eastern region of Oita Prefecture, Kitsuki is famed for its traditional buildings and quaint streets which have been largely untouched by modern urban development and still very much resembles an Edo period samurai town.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

Regions

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Niigata

Niigata prefecture has a long coastline facing the sea of Japan, because of this it was a critical port area during the Edo period in the 17th and 18th centurie

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Shiga

Shiga prefecture is part of the quirky and friendly Kansai region. It includes the vast waters of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The north sho

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Osaka

As the second largest city in Japan, Osaka is often compared to the capital city Tokyo—both popular travelling destinations in Japan. But some would venture to

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Chiba

Chiba Prefecture is just next door to the megalopolis of Tokyo, it's a special place with a long history. Chiba has abundant farm land, historic temples, tradit

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Yamanashi

Yamanashi, about 1½ hours from Tokyo, is surrounded by high mountains and is covered by huge beautiful forests, including Mount Fuji and the 5 lakes area. Visit

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Ishikawa

Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it

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Gifu

Gifu prefecture, known as the unofficial “center” of Japan, was and is very important to Japan in many aspects. For starters, it holds the record for most open

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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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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**,