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...

Iwaki

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - Covering much of the southeast of Fukushima prefecture, Iwaki is known for its gorgeous beaches and great waves, rich history and an even richer seafo...

Tobu Zoo

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - 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...

Gyoda Ancient Lotus Park

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Imagine stumbling upon something that has been dead for over a millennium and bringing it back to life, and you'll have an idea of what...

Tokugawa Garden

Specialities History, Parks & Gardens - The Tokugawa Garden may slip through the net for many tourists to Nagoya but don’t exclude this haven for wildlife and Japan’s seasonal bloom show...

Kitamoto

Specialities History - Although today Kitamoto is an unassuming commuter city, signs of its history as a post station on the old Nakasendo, a route from the Edo period...

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 ...

Omiya Bonsai Village

Specialities Parks & Gardens - Picture the scene: an old man tends to a bonsai tree and cheerfully talks about how it came to him. He must be over seventy...

Nikko Toshogu Shrine

Specialities History - This elaborate shrine complex reached full completion in 1636 and is the final resting place of the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Specialities History - Located in downtown Hiroshima, the Peace Memorial Park is a place for remembrance - commemorating the city and the nearly 140,000 victims lost to the....

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