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 Kagoshima

Ibusuki Natural Sand Bath Center Saraku

Saraku is a special sand bath on the coast of Ibusuki in Kagoshima, Kyushu.

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Sight in Gifu

Wide View Hida Train

The Wide View Hida Train is a scenic train journey that takes you from Nagoya to Toyama.

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Sight in Oita

Monkey Mountain Craft Brewery

Monkey Mountain is one of Oita’s coolest craft beer distilleries! With all the best ingredients from all around the world, Monkey Mountain currently sells five specialty types of high-quality beers.

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Sight in Tokyo

Cafe Bar Pray (Tenshitoakuma No Pray)

Originally named Cafe Bar Pray, it now goes by the name of Tenshitoakuma no pray. This is a angel and demons cosplay themed bar located in Sotokanda, near the T

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Sight in Gunma

Ikaho Onsen Hot Spring Town

Ikaho is a hot spring resort town that is said to have existed since the 8th century. It is famous for its two different kinds of hot spring water (called "shir

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Sight in Tokyo

Lush

Lush is a cosmetics shop, originally from the UK, that sells handmade, organic soaps, shampoos, bath bombs and more.

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Sight in Gunma

Mount Haruna

Haruna-san, or Mount Haruna, is one of Gunma prefecture's three famous mountains besides Akagi-yama and Myogi-san. It is also sometimes referred to as Mount Har

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Sight in Hiroshima

T's Cafe Gate In

T's Cafe is located in Hiroshima's Kamiya-cho and is located just a few minute's walk from the Atom Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Park.

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Sight in Niigata

Sato Sweets

Sato Sweets is a traditional Japanese sweets shop located in Itoigawa City.

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Sight in Tochigi

Tobu World Square

This theme park exhibits more than a hundred 1:25th scale replicas of famous buildings from around the world, including UNESCO-designated World Cultural and Her

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Sight in Hyogo

Cat Cafe Miacis (Higashikakogawa)

This cat cafe features a variety of cats for visitors to play with. Guests are encouraged to relax and have a coffee break with the resident felines. Some of th

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Sight in Tokyo

TIC Tokyo - Tourist Information Center

TIC Tokyo provides tourist information of Tokyo.

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Sight in Hokkaido

Kushiro Marshlands (Kushiro Shitsugen National Park)

Located between Kushiro City and Akan National Park, this park offers bird watching, nature viewing, and walking trails. In 1987, it was designated as a nationa

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Sight in Nagasaki

Cafe Olivea

Cafe Olivea is a small restaurant and cafe in Nagasaki Prefecture.

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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).

Locations

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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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Miyagi

Miyagi is on the Pacific coast in the Tohoku Region. It’s castle-town capital, Sendai City, has a long history which you can experience in many interesting muse

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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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Tottori

Tottori prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast is best known for its sand dunes (Tottori Sakyu) and Sand Sculpture Museum. The spiritual center of mountain wor

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Hiroshima

The traditional center of the Chugoku region of Japan, and home to over 2.8 million people, Hiroshima is famous and infamous in its history and major sights. Hi

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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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Tokushima

Tokushima prefecture is a mountainous area located on the island of Shikoku. It is home to the first 23 temples of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage starting with temple

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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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Saitama

Saitama is often overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbor Tokyo, but for those who care to look closer, Saitama abounds with amazing experiences. Take