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

Unazuki Onsen

Unazuki Onsen is a small hot spring resort town close to Kurobe city in Toyama prefecture.

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Hata Hata (Mitaka)

A common place to visit among students and salarymen, this bar in the neighborhood of Mitaka serves beer with local dishes. Among the food items offered in the

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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 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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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

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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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Sight in Tokyo

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 Tokyo

Utsukushi no Yu Onsen

Located in suburban Tokyo, this onsen (hot spring) complex features indoor and outdoor bathing areas, saunas, a jacuzzi bath, massage chair area and communal di

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Bubbles Chill Coffee

Bubbles Chill Coffee, located near Ikejiri Ohashi station, is a stylish coffee stand which serves freshly brewed coffee for take out.

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Sight in Osaka

Ibaraki Municipal Kawabata Literature Memorial Hall

This museum is dedicated to Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata and his work.

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Sight in Kanagawa

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

The Venetian Glass Museum offers a unique experience, displaying over 100 pieces of medieval and modern glass art surrounded by lush, blooming grounds. Througho

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Sight in Hokkaido

To Ov Cafe

Works by Sapporo-based artists are displayed in this gallery and cafe. To Ov (pronounced "To On") puts on two to three different exhibitions every month. Closed

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Sight in Fukushima

Takakura Shrine

Famous, small shrine in Fukushima Prefecture.

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Sight in Tokyo

Igusa Hachiman-gu Shrine

Igusa Hachiman-gu Shrine is famous for its Yabusame (mounted archery) festival held every 5 years.

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Sight in Tochigi

Nikko Strawberry Park

At this farm, visitors can taste the strawberries for which Tochigi prefecture is especially famous. You get 30 minutes to pick and eat as many strawberries as

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Sight in Tokyo

Ryogoku Terrace Cafe

With views along the Sumida River, Ryogoku Terrace Cafe boasts a verdant terrace and is home to "run cube" shower and locker facilities for runners.

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Sight in Oita

Usukiyaki

Usukiyaki is a pottery workshop located in Usuki which prides itself on creating 'Usuki-yaki', a traditional, once-extinguished ceramic ware that has been brought back to life as a contemporary product, based on the few historical records that remain from the pottery’s original incarnation.

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Sight in Oita

Wakaeya

Wakaeya is a long-established restaurant, opening in Kitsuki City in 1698. The restaurant's famed dish is Tai Chazuke Ureshino (sea bream with rice and tea), with the ‘Ureshino’ translating literally to ‘I’m happy!’. The story behind the name is that in the Edo period, the lord of Kitsuki Castle had been eating the Tai Chazuke every day and would proclaim his joy (Ureshino!) at getting to do so. The current owner is 16th generation of his family to manage the establishment, and still uses the same recipe which gained a feudal lord’s seal of approval over 300 years ago, and even offers a tofu-based vegetarian version, please pay him a visit!

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Sight in Oita

Kumano Magaibutsu Stone Buddha

Constructed sometime in the late Heian Period, the Kumano Magaibutsu Stone Buddhas are found atop a steep flight of stone steps in Hirano. The image of Fudō Myōō measures 8.07 and is one of the largest stone buddhas in the country. Designated as an Important Cultural Property, be sure to pay a visit next time you're in Oita!

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Sight in Oita

Futago-ji Temple

Located on the slopes of Mount Futago (721m) in Oita Prefecture's Kunisaki Peninsula, Futago-ji was established in 718 by Ninmon and became the central temple of Rokugō-Manzan.

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Tenryo Hita Whiskey Museum

Featured on NHK, this private museum with a collection of over 50,000 items of whiskey related memorabilia and even has its own bar!

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Sight in Oita

Mt. Kirikabu

Located in Oita's Kusu Town, Kitikabu is a stump shaped mountain that's a popular spot for paragliders and even features a swing set to make you feel like you're swinging off its edge!

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Sakura Waterfall

Located a short walk from Amagase station in Oita's Hita City, Sakuradaki is a spectacular waterfall that has been referenced in texts from as early as the 8th century.

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Sight in Oita

Kitsuki Retro-kan

Step back in time at Kitsuki Retro-kan, a museum featuring an impressive collection of Showa-era products as well as a stage for live music performances.

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Sight in Oita

Harajirozaemon

Established in 1899 and with a reputation as one of the world's best soy sauce manufacturers, Hita City's Harajirozaemon is a factory and storefront which uses traditional methods to create soy sauce, miso and a type of Japanese lemonade called ramune.

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Iwate

Iwate is the prefecture with the largest landmass in Japan. It is on the Pacific coast in the northern Tohoku region. The capital city Morioka is famous for its

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Ishikawa

Ishikawa prefecture is a small, thin prefecture on the western coast of the Honshu island, next to the Sea of Japan. It is closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, making it

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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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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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Yamagata

Yamagata has been called 'hidden' Japan and is definitely not on the regular tourist routes. It is Japan's largest prefecture and you can find it along the Sea

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Aichi

Aichi is the center of the Chubu region in Japan, and its capital is Nagoya. Nagoya is the fourth most populated urban area in Japan, and is home to a large aut

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Nara

A cradle of traditional Japanese history and culture, Nara breathes the spirit of Yamato - the Japanese nation. Formerly known as “Heijyokyo", Nara was the firs

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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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Shiga

Shiga prefecture is part of the quirky and friendly Kansai region. It includes the vast waters of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The north sho