Shuri Castle

Specialities Landmark - Inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2000, the red Shuri Castle is a reminder of the flourishing Ryukyu Kingdom, when overseas trade networks linki...

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Specialities Landmark - On the 23rd December, in the return up to Christmas, Japan celebrates the Emperor’s Birthday. Crowds flock from Tokyo Station to the Imperial Palace w...

National Theatre of Japan

Specialities Traditional - Noh and Kabuki might not do it for everyone, but whether you’re an avid theatre geek or a complete novice, the National Theatre provides an...

Jimbocho

Specialities Neighborhoods - Book lovers dream of famous libraries like the Citadel in Game of Thrones or Hogwarts’ library in Harry Potter; but visitors to Japan get their...

Hinomisaki Lighthouse

Specialities Landmark - Japan’s tallest masonry lighthouse and ranked in the top 100 historic lighthouses in the world, Hinomisaki Lighthouse is one of the more unique sites ...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Specialities Landmark - Everyone gets excited about the Skytree and the Tokyo Tower, but there's a cheaper place – cheaper because it's free – to catch a view...

Akihabara

Specialities Anime & Manga - Akihabara isn’t called Electric Town for no reason. As soon as you step off the train, you’re bombarded with adverts for all the latest gaming...

Saitama Craft Center

Specialities Traditional - "Like this," says a man as he shakes a wooden frame with steady, even strokes. The water drains out from the bottom, leaving a thin...

Fukuoka Tower

Specialities Landmark - Rising 234 metres above the city of Fukuoka, the Fukuoka Tower cuts an imposing figure in the cityscape. It boasts the greatest height of any...

Otome Road

Specialities Anime & Manga - Interested in the 2D side of Japan? Head to Otome Road in Ikebukuro, which has anime and manga goods, voice actor CDs, doujinshi (self-published works...

8bit Cafe

Specialities Anime & Manga - Shinjuku is Inception come true for those looking to see into the future – skyscrapers touching the clouds, high-rise buildings so close that they're ...

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