Japan Dec 2020 -> Jan 2021

Personal plan for my friends and i during our 6(tbd) weeks of japan.
Update: 17/01/20 - Still adding locations we want to see and explore.

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Sight in Ishikawa

Kenroku-en Garden

Located next to Kanazawa Castle, this traditional garden with an area of 11.4 hectares is one of the "Three Great Gardens of Japan". It houses a big pond called

Walk 1.8km
Nomachi
Public Transit
Ajigaura
Walk 2.6km
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Sight in Ibaraki

Hitachi Seaside Park

Hitachi Seaside Park is a large public park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, especially famous for its seasonal flower gardens.

Walk 2.6km
Ajigaura
Public Transit
Nishiyonchome
Walk 227m
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Sight in Hokkaido

Sapporo Snow Festival

This festival, held every February, displays ice and snow statues in the city center of Sapporo. About 2 million visitors from all over the world attend this wi

Walk 227m
Nishiyonchome
Public Transit
Hiroden-Miyajimaguchi
Walk 2.2km
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Sight in Hiroshima

Itsukushima Jinja Shrine

This shrine is known for the unique and bold concept of being built in the sea as well as its elegant architectural style called “Shinden-zukuri”.

Walk 2.2km
Hiroden-Miyajimaguchi
Public Transit
Shiroshita
Walk 541m
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Sight in Okayama

Okayama Castle

Okayama Castle is a hirayamajiro (hilltop castle) and was built in the 14th century.

Walk 541m
Shiroshita
Public Transit
houkaiinn
Walk 869m
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Sight in Okayama

Handayama Botanical Garden

Handayama Botanical Garden is a vast garden with over 150,000 trees of 3200 different varieties, and is famous especially during cherry blossom season.

Walk 869m
houkaiinn
Public Transit
Kita-Omiya
Walk 544m
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Sight in Saitama

Omiya Park

This public recreation ground is considered one of the most popular parks in the Saitama area. Measuring about 67.9 ha, Omiya Park is locally known for its Japa

Walk 229m
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Sight in Saitama

Saitama Prefectural Gokoku Jinja Shrine

“Gokoku” is a type of Shinto shrine, designated as a place of worship for those who have died in war. The Saitama Prefectural Gokoku Jinja Shrine is said to ens

Walk 385m
Kita-Omiya
Public Transit
Komagome
Walk 389m
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Sight in Tokyo

Gate and Warehouse Square

The name of this place, "Mon To Kura No Aru Hiroba", literally translates to "Square with a Gate and Warehouse". This is a small garden with Somei-Yoshino cherr

Walk 62m
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Sight in Tokyo

Rikyuan

This little Japanese restaurant specializes in traditional soba (buckwheat) noodle dishes. You will find it a five-minute walk northwest from Komagome station.

Walk 426m
Komagome
Public Transit
Namba
Walk 117m
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Hotel in Osaka

New Japan Capsule Hotel Cabana (Male Only)

Boasting a spa, a rooftop bar and a restaurant, New Japan Capsule Hotel Cabana (men only) offers 1-person sleeping cabins only a 4-minute walk from Namba Subway

Walk 117m
Namba
Public Transit
Mato
Walk 10.4km
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Sight in Tochigi

Kegon Falls

The only outlet for Lake Chuzenji, which was formed by the natural damming of a river after Mount Nantai erupted, this waterfall has a 97-meter​ drop. A dozen o

Walk 10.4km
Mato
Public Transit
Sakurajima
Walk 493m
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Sight in Osaka

Universal Studios Japan / USJ

Located around 1 hour by bus from the Kansai International Airport, the Universal Studios Osaka is now most famous for attracting the crowds for The Wizarding W

Walk 493m
Sakurajima
Public Transit
Noboribetsu
Walk 5.7km
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Sight in Hokkaido

Jigokudani

Jigokudani is a valley with continuous volcanic activity that supplies Noboribetsu Onsen Hot Spring with hot water.

Walk 5.7km
Noboribetsu
Public Transit
Yudanaka
Walk 2.7km
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Hotel in Nagano

Jinpyokaku

Located just 2 km from Jigokudani Monkey Park, Jinpyokaku offers a luxurious Japanese-style hot springs experience. A variety of baths, exquisite Japanese cuisi

Walk 2.7km
Yudanaka
Public Transit
Mato
Walk 11.5km
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Sight in Tochigi

Ryuzu Waterfall

This waterfall flows over 210 meters of stair-casing volcanic rock, and splits into two separate waterfalls just before the drop. From May to June flowers calle

Walk 11.5km
Mato
Public Transit
Shioya
Walk 21.4km
Food
Sight in Kagawa

Morikuni Bakery

Just because this beautiful little bakery is tucked away from the general public, doesn't mean it's not guaranteed to give you a bang of flavor for your buck! Freshly baked every day, the Morikuni Bakery sells some of the crustiest bread loaves made with... sake?! Next time you're in town, we HIGHLY recommend you try some of the best sake-infuse sweet buns while sitting in their designer bakery.

Walk 21.4km
Shioya
Public Transit
Nomachi
Walk 480m
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Sight in Ishikawa

Myoryu-ji Temple (Ninja-dera/Ninja Temple)

Myoryu-ji is a Buddhist temple, commonly called the Ninja Temple or Ninja-dera for its former use as a disguised military station. Visitors may only enter with

Walk 480m
Nomachi
Public Transit
Kanazawa
Walk 153m
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Sight in Ishikawa

Musubi

Musubi is a handmade Omusubi (rice ball with a filling) shop located in Kanazawa city.

Walk 153m
Kanazawa
Public Transit
Hokutetsu-Kanazawa
Walk 1.8km
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Sight in Ishikawa

Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle, next to Kenroku-en Garden, was originally built in the 16th century and has been subsequently restored in its totality.

Walk 1.8km
Hokutetsu-Kanazawa
Public Transit
Sangubashi
Walk 587m
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Sight in Tokyo

Meiji-Jingu Shrine

This is one of the most popular Shinto shrines for tourists and locals alike that is dedicated to the deified spirits of the Meiji Emperor and his consort, and

Walk 587m
Sangubashi
Public Transit
Nihombashi
Walk 179m
Otaku
Sight in Tokyo

Pokémon Café

Pokémon fans unite! ⚡️Enjoy a 90 minute meal with your fav pokemons at the Pokémon Café in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Walk 97m
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Sight in Tokyo

Nihonbashi Tamai

Nihonbashi Tamai is a restaurant specialized in conger eel.

Walk 96m
Nihombashi
Public Transit
Musashi-Koyama
Walk 276m
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Sight in Tokyo

Shimizu Yu

This bathhouse is located only three minutes from Omotesando Station. The recently renovated Shimizu Yu offers complimentary body soap and shampoo, as well as t

Walk 276m
Musashi-Koyama
Public Transit
Kiyomizu-Gojo
Walk 890m
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Sight in Kyoto

Otanihonmyo

Located close to the well-known Kiyomizu Temple, this temple was founded by the Buddhist Jodo Shinshu sect and features a graveyard of more than 15,000 tombston

Walk 890m
Kiyomizu-Gojo
Public Transit
Toya
Walk 7.2km
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Sight in Hokkaido

Lake Toya-ko

Lake Toya-ko is one of the most transparent lakes in Japan and the scenery that surrounds the lake attracts many visitors from Japan and abroad.

Walk 7.2km
Toya
Public Transit
Honkawagoe
Walk 1.2km
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Sight in Saitama

Osawa House

It is the oldest storehouse in Kawagoe and designated as a national important cultural property since it represents one of the few remaining storehouses that we

Walk 1.2km
Honkawagoe
Public Transit
Shin-Kobe
Walk 722m
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Sight in Hyogo

Kitano-cho

Kitano is a part of Kobe city that is known as a former district of foreign merchant and diplomat residences.

Walk 722m
Shin-Kobe
Public Transit
Nanukamachi
Walk 1.4km
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Sight in Fukushima

Aizu Sake Brewing Museum

The Aizu Sake Brewing Museum contains the actual equipment that was used to make Sake in this brewery, along with educational material, old documents and other

Walk 1.4km
Nanukamachi
Public Transit
Hama-Kanaya
Walk 1.2km
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Sight in Chiba

Nokogiriyama Observation Deck

Mount Nokogiri, which literally means "Saw Mountain", is a 329-meter high mountain with a view over Tokyo Bay, Tokyo Skytree, Mount Fuji and Izu Oshima. The Nih

Walk 371m
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Sight in Chiba

Nihon-ji Temple

Located on the slopes of Mount Nokogiri, this Buddhist temple is known for its "Great Buddha", the Nihon-ji Daibutsu.

Walk 1.5km
Hama-Kanaya
Public Transit
Sakashitamachi
Walk 295m
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Sight in Toyama

Takaoka Big Buddha

Takaoka Big Buddha is one of Japan's most famous Buddha statues, and its reconstruction lasted 26 years.

Walk 295m
Sakashitamachi
Public Transit
touhokufukushidaimae
Walk 2.7km
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Sight in Miyagi

Sendai Daikannon (Daikanmitsu-ji Temple)

Offering views of Sendai and the Pacific Ocean from the upper observation window, this 100-meter tall statue of the Goddess of Kannon is a well-known "power spo

Walk 3.6km
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Sight in Miyagi

Osaki Hachiman-gu Shrine

Osaki Hachiman-gu Shrine is located in Aoba-ku of Sendai city and is a designated National Treasure. Construction of the shrine was ordered by feudal lord Date

Walk 903m
touhokufukushidaimae
Public Transit
Takehara
Walk 341m
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Sight in Hiroshima

Takehara Historic Old Town

Also referred to as "Small Kyoto" this town in Hiroshima has many traditional Japanese style buildings, including breweries and various stores. The town is hom

Walk 341m
Takehara
Public Transit
Tadanoumi
Walk 3.2km
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Sight in Hiroshima

Okunoshima (Rabbit Island)

Located in the Inland Sea of Japan, this small island is accessible by ferry from Tadanoumi and Omishima. It is famous for its large rabbit population which has

Walk 3.2km
Tadanoumi
Public Transit
yufuinn
Walk 1km
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Sight in Oita

Kiki's Bakery

This bakery was created after the image of the bakery from the Ghibli movie "Kiki's Delivery Service". The bakery offers fresh butter croissants and other handm

Walk 1km
yufuinn
Public Transit
Kichijoji
Walk 1.1km
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Sight in Tokyo

Ghibli Museum

[NOTICE: The museum will be closed for periodic maintenance during the following dates in 2016: November 7-11.] Dedicated to promoting the animated works of St

Walk 1.1km
Kichijoji
Public Transit
Yura
Walk 1.1km
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Sight in Tottori

Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory

This museum is dedicated to the works of Gosho Aoyama, a local artist most famous for creating the globally successful manga Conan Detective/Case Closed. Fans a

Walk 1.1km
Yura
Public Transit
yoshidaguchi
Walk 3.4km
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Sight in Hiroshima

Koriyama Castle Honmaru Remains

Koriyama Castle was the residence of the Mori family, who ruled the Akinokuni region during the Sengoku period.

Walk 3.4km
yoshidaguchi
Public Transit
hosorogi
Walk 1.2km
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Sight in Fukui

Kanazu Forest of Creation

The Kanazu Forest of Creation is a place where nature and art come together and influence each other. It is located a 10 minute taxi ride from Awaraonsen statio

Walk 1.2km
hosorogi
Public Transit
Daishoji
Walk 7.6km
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Sight in Ishikawa

Yamanaka Onsen

Yamanaka Onsen is a hot spring town located along the Kakusenkei Gorge, and is best known for its healing hot spring waters that are believed to soothe many phy

Walk 4.2km
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Sight in Ishikawa

Araya Totoan

Araya Totoan is a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan) that has been run by the same family for eighteen generations! The interior is furnished with various cerami

Walk 3.6km
Kagaonsen
Public Transit
ichijoudani
Walk 3.9km
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Sight in Fukui

Ichijo Falls

Located in Ichijo Valley, the water of this 12-meter-high waterfall is considered to be sacred. Sasaki Kojiro, a famous sword master of the early 17th century,

Walk 2.5km
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Sight in Fukui

Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

The Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins are composed of the Ichijodani Castle and its surrounding castle town built in the Sengoku period. The region was controlled b

Walk 1.5km
ichijoudani
Public Transit
Gion-Shijo
Walk 993m
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Sight in Kyoto

Ninenzaka·Sannenzaka

Leading towards Kiyomizudera Temple are a couple of charming stone paved paths up the hill that pilgrims used to use in the past called Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka