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Echigo Hillside Park

Get lost in this huge flower haven twice the size of Tokyo's Yoyogi Park with festivals and events in every season.

Gifu City

Home to Japan’s most ancient fishing tradition and a historic castle with sweeping sights of surrounding mountains and greenery, this city could be central Japan’s best kept secret.  

Yasaka Shrine

Gain beauty and celebrate the famous Gion Festival around here.

Inamuragasaki Beach

Dark sand and endless ocean: Catch a wave in Kamakura.

Higashizawa Rose Park

The beauty of 20,000 roses — best in summer and fall!


Hama-rikyu Gardens

Get a refined taste of a traditional Edo garden without having to brave the crowds of the Imperial Palace.

Inokashira Park

Inokashira Park

Turning 100 years old in 2017, this much-loved park is one of the city's greenest getaways.

Nakanoshima Park

Great people watching, a lush rose garden, beer, and grass you can actually sit on.

Tokyo, Japan- December 26,2015: Fuji TV Building headquarters at sunset in Odaiba


A Giant Gundam, Rainbow Bridge, Edo-inspired onsen, not to mention the coolest museums: what doesn’t Odaiba have to offer?

Bonsai on display.

Omiya Bonsai Village

Experience hundreds of different narratives through the knots and leaves of a beautifully curated bonsai forest.

Nagoya, Japan - November 27, 2012: Ryusenko Lake at Tokugawa Gardens. The garden dates from the early Edo period and was opened to the public in 1932.

Tokugawa Garden

Even a samurai needs to unwind.