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

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

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 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 Aichi

Toyota Kaikan Museum

This automobile museum is located right next to the Toyota head office in Toyota City, Aichi. Here, the company displays their latest Toyota and Lexus models as

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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

Beauty
Sight in Tokyo

Boudoir

Boudoir is a bilingual salon that offers facials, waxing, and mani-pedis. They have a very simple and understandable website that English speaking customers can really appreciate.

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Sight in Saitama

Vanitoy Bagel

Vanitoy Bagel offers over 20 varieties of freshly-made bagels and serves coffee and other drinks.

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Sight in Ishikawa

Ohi Museum

Located northeast of the Kanazawa Castle grounds, this museum exhibits the works of pottery masters from the Chozaemon family, currently in its 11th generation.

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Sight in Gifu

Daikokuya

With the original architecture still intact, this old-fashioned store sells red miso. Daikokuya also sells other local ingredients, such as soy sauce and vinega

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Sight in Hokkaido

Shofukuya

Local sweets and Hokkaido soft serve ice-cream shop located in downtown Otaru, English menus available.

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Sight in Miyagi

Okama Crater

In Okama Crater, also known as Goshikinuma, is a volcanic lake located in the Zao mountain range.

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Sight in Ishikawa

Hyakuyaku Kitchen

While not a purely vegetarian restaurant, Hyakuyaku Kitchen offers a variety of vegetarian dishes using wholesome, local ingredients. Meat dishes mostly feature

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Sight in Tochigi

Kuranomachi Old Town

This site is an approximately 4km long walk through an antiquated town with old buildings, old shops and a taste of old-fashioned culture of the Edo, Meiji, and

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Sight in Tokyo

Neighborhood And Coffee (Daizawa)

Formerly known as Inspired by Starbucks, this is a high-end version of the classic Starbucks coffee shop. Neighborhood And Coffee in Daizawa offers freshly brew

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Sight in Oita

Beppu Onsen Hoyo Land

This particular hot spring, located in Beppu, has many proven healing properties and is also said to be the place visited by Kukai, a famous Japanese monk back

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Sight in Oita

Beppu Global Tower

Towering over Beppu City at 125 meters is arguably the best location to see Beppu from up close: Beppu Global Tower. Feel like you’re dangling over Beppu with the 360 panoramic glass views or enjoy your lunch outside on the seated Observation Deck with views of where the mountain meets the sea!

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Sight in Oita

Saiki-jo Castle

The walk up to Saiki Castle ruins is only a steep 15 minutes but we can promise you that the view from up top is worth it! All in one place, you can see Yufuin town, the river estuary, coast and on a good day, even the islands of Shikoku in the distance!

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Sight in Oita

Charo

Tucked away in the streets of central Yufu City is a collection of beautifully created, designed, curated traditional Japanese sweets! These wagashi sweets focus on Japan’s changing seasons so whenever you decide to visit this spot, you’ll definitely be in for a treat!

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Sight in Oita

Tenchi-an Yufuin Hanare Soba Restaurant

A soba-specialty store among Yufuin’s backstreets serves some of the best homemade noodles in town. The chewiness of the noodles dipped into the duck soup broth makes for a ridiculously refreshing meal, perfect for both summer and winter!

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Sight in Oita

Croissant and Coffee Shop

Woke up early to see the mist on Lake Kinrin? Maybe coffee will help wake you up! Right next to the lake is straight-to-the-point specialty cafe, ’Croissant and Coffee Shop. Croissant and Coffee Shop is not only a beautifully-designed crook of the neck cafe but serves some of the best coffee ice-cream we’ve ever tried!

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Sight in Oita

Sagiridai Overlook

At the Sagiridai Overlook, you can literally hear the hills and mountains echo with song, as it’s the best location to participate in the annual “Ushikui Shouting Contest”– an event where participants scream at the top of their lungs for release and then eat delicious beef. Only a 10-minute hike from Yufuin, the Overlook’s parking lot is the perfect place to see both Mount Yufu and Yufuin Town shine!

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Sight in Oita

Sato-no-Eki Kanawa

In the city of steam, we recommend you try Beppu’s iconic hot-spring steamed delicacies! The natural minerals in the steam give the food a deliciously unique taste, bringing out the true flavors of the food through additive-free cooking.

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Sight in Oita

Beppu Ropeway

Beppu Ropeway is Kyushu’s biggest ropeway at 101-seats, and climbs the steep 800m up Mount Tsurumi for you! Beppu Ropeway takes you to an incredible view that oversees the valleys of OIta, Beppu, the Kuju Mountains, Mount Yufu, Chugoku and Shikoku Regions. During all times of the year, Beppu Railway and Mount Tsurumi offers plenty of seasonal delights for everyone: cherry blossoms for the Spring, cool breezes in Summer, beautiful orange and red leaves in Autumn and hoarfrost in Winter. Public buses to and from Beppu Ropeway runs every 15-20 minutes depending on the season. Please note: schedules may change due to weather conditions, maintenance or inspections.

Lifestyle
Sight in Oita

Beppu Hell Nights

An annual spooky event that utilizes the wistful natural steams of Beppu to make a night full of thrill, horror, and suspense! Beppu Hell Night is an experimental new night-time event in Kannawa district, filled with ghostly illuminations, creepy crawlies and best of all, some great festival food! This event is held at a range of places: Shiraike Jigoku (White Pond Hell), Umi Jigoku (Sea Hell), Kamado Jigoku (Cooking Pot Hell), and Kyuukimuryu Jigoku (Old Gold Dragon Hell).

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Tochigi

Tochigi is famed for its onsen (hot springs), ski resorts and large natural parks. Approximately 21% of the prefecture is designated as parks. Its capital, Utsu

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Mie

While often overlooked due to its more popular neighbors like Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Mie prefecture offers a unique cultural experience for those who visit. B

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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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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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Shizuoka

Majestic Mount Fuji, rolling hills of green tea plantations, and the gorgeous coastline of the Izu Peninsula give Shizuoka a rich character that makes it a grea

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Hokkaido

If your idea of a perfect vacation involves majestic forests, clear blue lakes, pillowy powder snow, and amazing, farm-fresh food, Hokkaido is an absolute dream

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Okayama

Okayama prefecture is situated along the Seto inland sea across from Shikoku. Just 15 minutes outside the capital city, visitors can enjoy the preserved old can

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Kochi

Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous f

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Miyazaki

Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity he