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...

Tottori Manga Kingdom

Specialities Art & Design - Tottori might be the least populated prefecture in Japan but that’s only if you’re counting the human demographic. As the native 'hood for a number 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...

Konosu

Specialities Art & Design - While rural Konosu is known for being home to the widest part of the Arakawa river - itself, Japan’s widest river - that isn't really why...

Nagasaki Bio Park

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - Need a kawaii overload? Spot a capybara taking an onsen bath and a miniature road reserved for guinea pig commuters at the Nagasaki Bio Park...

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...

Sunshine Aquarium

Specialities Zoos & Aquariums - On the top of a building in the heart of Tokyo, the Sunshine Aquarium is a rooftop oasis - where sky, ocean and people meet. Head...

Ghibli Museum

Specialities Art & Design - Whether you're a fan or not of Miyazaki’s whimsical animation, you shouldn't miss out on the official Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. It’s an absolute...

Akihabara

Specialities Anime & Manga, Art & Design - 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...

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