Hirado

Specialities Festivals - Hirado, a city in northwestern Nagasaki prefecture, consists of three islands (Oshima, Ikitsuki, Hirado) and a part of mainland Nagasaki (Tabira). It'...

Teshima

Specialities Festivals - Somewhere near the edge of the world floats Teshima, a remote and sparsely-populated island sheltering mystifying works of contemporary art. Most of t...

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 Festivals, 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...

Dazaifu Tenmangu

Specialities Festivals - Towering over the streets of Dazaifu city in Fukuoka prefecture, the Dazaifu Tenmangu is one of many shrines dedicated to Tenjin, the Shinto god of...

Ueno

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Forget Stacey’s mom, Ueno has got it going on. Like cherry blossoms and temple ruins? Head on down to Ueno Park. Can’t get enough of...

Sun Messe Nichinan

Specialities Parks & Gardens, Theme Parks - A nod to the famous Moai of Easter Island, the Sun Messe statues are the only replicas allowed to be made of the originals in...

Ikebukuro

Specialities Festivals - Ikebukuro really has it all-in-one. This once small historical village, (literally meaning "pond bag"- classy) has grown into a shopping and anime par...

Nagatoro

Specialities Sports - A morning on the river, viewing the trees as a boatman guides the traditional wooden raft down still waters. Handmade soba for lunch, cold and...

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...

Tobu Zoo

Specialities Theme Parks - Dubbed a Hybrid Leisure Land, Tobu Zoo in Saitama is a zoo and rollercoaster and water park all rolled into one. Make your way to the zoo on the we...

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