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!

Featured

Sight in Toyama

Unazuki Onsen

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

Sight in Tokyo

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

Sight in Ehime

Mount Kiro Observatory Park

Open all year round, this observation point allows for a 360-degree vista of the Seto Inland Sea and is famous for the spectacular sunset views it provides of t

Sight in Yamagata

Dewa Sanzan Jinja Shrine

This shrine's title is a generic term for three famous mountains in Iwate: Mount Gassan, Haguro, and Yudono. Dewa Sanzan's main shrine is on the summit of Mount

Sight in Kanagawa

Nirai Kanai

Nirai Kanai is a foot and body massage studio specializing in reflexology, located in Yokohama's Chinatown.

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

Sight in Tokyo

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

Today's selected

Sight in Tokyo

Illuminations at Tokyo Midtown

Famous annual indoor and outdoor holiday displays and light show at the popular Tokyo Midtown Shopping area.

Sight in Kyoto

Hidamari

Hidamari is a small cafe that serves a variety of food and drink.

Sight in Nagano

Ogawa no Shou Oyakimura

Sight in Nagasaki

Koi-no-Oyogu Machi

One of the most popular sights of Shimabara, this spot's name translates to Town of the Swimming Carp. Here, visitors can watch over 1500 carp of varying colors

Sight in Tokyo

Sumiyoshi Shrine

Sight in Osaka

Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine (Tsuyuten Jinja Shrine)

Tsuyuten Jinja Shrine, commonly known as Ohatsu Tenjin Shrine, is dedicated to lovers and their eternal love.

Sight in Tokyo

Zenjoji Temple

Sight in Tokyo

Japan Folk Crafts Museum (Mingeikan)

Japan Folk Crafts Museum has a collection of more than 17,000 new and old craft works, both from Japan and from abroad. Ceramics, paintings, kimonos and sculptu

Sight in Tochigi

Suga Jinja Shrine

Suga Shrine, located in Oyama, is said to have been visited by Tokugawa Ieyasu prior to the great battle of Sekigahara, at which time he held a council of war a

Newest Sights

Sight in Oita

Kitsuki Historic District

Located in the North-Eastern region of Oita Prefecture, Kitsuki is famed for its traditional buildings and quaint streets which have been largely untouched by modern urban development and still very much resembles an Edo period samurai town.

Sight in Oita

Kokopelli Western Riding

Kokopelli Western Riding is one of Japan's premier horse riding establishments and caters for all ages and from absolute beginners to established riders.

Sight in Oita

Kunisaki Peninsula

Located in Northern Oita, on Japan’s Kyushu Island, the Kunisaki Peninsula is an area of unspoiled natural beauty and part of the Setonaikai National Park.

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.

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!

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!

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.

Sight in Oita

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!

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!

Regions

Prefecture

Aomori

Aomori prefecture is surrounded by the sea and boasts amazing natural beauty and opportunity for outdoor adventures. It is the home of Lake Towada, the Hakkoda

Prefecture

Kochi

Kochi, on Shikoku Island, is quite rural. In fact, 85% of the prefecture is covered in forests. This lush, green area is perfect for adventurers and is famous f

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Ibaraki

If you're a nature person, you’ll fall in love with Ibaraki, a scenic coastal prefecture northeast of Tokyo. With up to 15% of its land area dedicated to natura

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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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Fukushima

Fukushima has been a place of scenic beauty and history for centuries, but since 2011 the world equates the name with the difficulties at the Fukushima nuclear

Prefecture

Hyogo

With a nationally famous baseball team, two coasts on two different seas, and a high-class type of beef named after its capital, Hyogo is a prefecture of many t

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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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Saga

Saga has a natural beauty that inspires. It is one of the few prefectures that has two different ocean borders: The Sea of Genkai on the north and on its south

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Fukuoka

Fukuoka is located on the northern side of the island of Kyushu. It includes the two largest cities in the area, Fukuoka City, its capital, and Kitakyushu. The