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 Yamanashi

Yamanaka-ko Community Plaza Kirara

Yamanaka-ko Community Plaza Kirara is a multipurpose complex but is possibly most famous for its boardwalk, which allows a prime position for photographing Moun

Sight in Iwate

Kitayamazaki Coast

Kitayamazaki is part of the 200 km long Sanriku Fukko National Park as well as the 700 km long Michinoku Shiokaze Trail and a popular scenic spot on the Iwate c

Sight in Tokyo

Matsugashita Miyabi Onsen

Open air hot spring

Sight in Yamanashi

Fugaku Wind Cave (Lava Cave)

The Fugaku Lava Cave or Wind Cave is a natural phenomenon and a fun activity at the foot of Mt. Fuji.

Sight in Tokyo

Fukagawa Enmado

Sight in Yamagata

Michinoeki Nishikawa Gassan Meisuikan

Gassan Meisuikan is a beer brewery, restaurant and souvenir shop located near the Gassan Mizusawa-onsen Hot Spring. The local beer "Gassan" is made with water f

Sight in Yamagata

Fumoto-ya

Fumoto-ya is a souvenir shop/Japanese restaurant specialising in soba (a type of Japanese noodle), and is located at the entrance to the climb up to Risshaku-ji

Sight in Tokyo

炭火焼 とり庄(餐厅)

Sight in Tokyo

Disk Union (Ochanomizu)

This branch of one of Japan's most famous record store chains specializes in new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs and books. Disk Union is open daily and popular with

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. The historical ambiance of the city, combined with its unique hilly terrain has lead to it becoming both a popular destination for tourists who wish to take a step back in time and tv studios who require an authentic backdrop to film historical dramas.

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

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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Akita

In Akita, on the Sea of Japan coast in the northern Tohoku region, visitors can revel in Japan’s natural beauty. You can climb mountains, look over beautiful lakes, and visit coastal towns.

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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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Okayama

Okayama prefecture is situated along the Seto inland sea across from Shikoku. Just 15 minutes outside the capital city, visitors can enjoy the preserved old can

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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

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Niigata

Niigata prefecture has a long coastline facing the sea of Japan, because of this it was a critical port area during the Edo period in the 17th and 18th centurie

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Toyama

Toyama is a small prefecture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It has mountainous borders inland with wonderful natural views, hiking trails, hot springs and ev

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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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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