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 Kyoto

Gallery Sanjo Gion

Gallery Sanjo Gion is an art gallery located in Kyoto City that has a range of artwork from numerous genres such as Japanese and Western paintings, engravings,

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Sight in Okinawa

Kumejima Tsumugi

Kumejima Tsumugi is a museum about tsumugi, the handwoven silk that originated in this area.

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Sight in Niigata

Hoshitoge Rice Terraces

Niigata Prefecture is well known as one of the most famous prefectures for rice. The #1 branded rice, Koshihikari has for awhile now been ranked very highly wit

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Sight in Saga

Karatsu Burger (Oteguchi)

This food stall sells handmade burgers, a local specialty of Karatsu City. Well known for their homemade demi-glace sauce, Karatsu Burger prepares each burger w

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Sight in Miyagi

Tashirojima Island

Tajirojima Island is a small island with less than 100 human inhabitants. The island is commonly known as "cat island" due to the fact that the population of th

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Sight in Tokyo

Takadanobaba Mikado Arcade

Located in Tokyo's student village of Takadanobaba, this gaming arcade is stocked with vintage gaming machines from the 1980s and 1990s.

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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 Yamagata

Haikarasan-dori

Haikarasan is a sweets and dessert shop (with a small selection of soba and ramen as well) famous for its Haikarasan curry bread (a deep-fried bread filled with

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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 Okinawa

Hyakuna Garan

Hyakuna Garan is only a 35-minute drive from Naha Airport where guests can enjoy a breathtaking 220-degree view, taking in both sunrise and sunset as well as th

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Sight in Shiga

Lake Biwa

This lake is the largest freshwater lake in Japan and spans about 670 km². Many boat tour companies offer tours around the lake. Lake Biwa is said to be one of

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Sight in Fukuoka

Nishi Park

Nishi park is located in the center of Fukuoka City, which is the only place that is selected in Fukuoka City as the 100 cherry blossoms in Japan. ** Busine

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Sight in Kyoto

Gallery Sanjo Gion

Gallery Sanjo Gion is an art gallery located in Kyoto City that has a range of artwork from numerous genres such as Japanese and Western paintings, engravings,

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Sight in Nagasaki

Daitokuji Park & Umegasaki Jinja Shrine

Daitokuji Park and the Umegasaki Shrine are great places to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main city. Here you can experience a traditional

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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.

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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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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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Kagoshima

Lush and tropical, Kagoshima Prefecture inhabits the southernmost part of Kyushu and includes a string of islands stretching to Taiwan. The most famous of these

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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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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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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

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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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Kagawa

Kagawa Prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Shikoku Island. It is currently the smallest prefecture in Japan, and is settled on the Seto Inland Sea next

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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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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