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Historic temples, sacred shrines, centuries-old castles, high technology and, of course, fine food. These are all attractions in Japan. But there's so much to do that it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. Here's a good place.
  1. Old Japan: Shrines, Temples, Castles and Gardens
  2. Off-beat Attractions
  3. Hot Springs
  4. Events and Festivals in Japan
  5. Sakura and Ume: Flowers of Japan
  6. Theme Parks
  1. Fall Foliage
  2. Entertainment
  3. Japan Tours
  4. Attractions by Region
  5. Attractions by City
  6. Sports and Outdoor Activities

Old Japan: Shrines, Temples, Castles and Gardens

 If you go to Japan, you must visit a shrine, temple and castle, or you might as well stay home.

Off-beat Attractions

Run a race, make a fan, tour a train station. Make the most of your trip.

Hot Springs

Japanese Onsen Bath

Japan is well-known for its many volcanoes, and consequently there are a lot of hot springs all over Japan. Soak up the tradition.

Events and Festivals in Japan

Tanabata Festival Picture

Many types of festivals and events are held throughout the year in Japan. Some are traditional events, and others are rather modern. Find events you are interested in visiting from here.

Sakura and Ume: Flowers of Japan

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

In spring, cherry blossoms, or sakura, can be viewed all over in Japan. Check when is the best time and place.

Theme Parks

Ghibli Museum

Are you visiting Japan with your children? Consider an amusement park.

Fall Foliage

Japanese Maple

Few visit Japan in the fall. That's too bad. The foliage can rival the best in New England.

Entertainment

Japan offer visitors various entertainment options, such as traditional Japanese theaters, concerts, movies, dances, and more.

Japan Tours

Hato Bus

If you are visiting Japan for the first time or don't have lot of time to spend in Japan, you might want to join a guided tour to look around. Here are some of them.

Attractions by Region

Attractions in Hokkaiodo, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kinki regions are listed.

Attractions by City

Here are attractions in cities of main tourist interest.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Here are some activities to spend some time outside in Japan.

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