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So you have decided to fulfill your dreams of traveling to Japan, a timeless place that combines traditional culture with modern innovations. The question is, where should you go in Japan?

You could explore the dynamic city of Tokyo, go …… more

So you have decided to fulfill your dreams of traveling to Japan, a timeless place that combines traditional culture with modern innovations. The question is, where should you go in Japan?

You could explore the dynamic city of Tokyo, go back in time on the old streets of Kyoto, or escape to Hokkaido for a close to nature experience. The ideas of where to go in Japan are endless. Luckily, listed below are highly- favorable attractions that are definitely worth visiting. Whether you are interested in lively cities, art, architecture, Japanese cuisine, natural scenery, gardens, temples, shrines, castles, or all of the above, there is something for everyone.

Let’s start with the #1 destination in Japan, Tokyo, the country’s capital and most populous city. Famously known as the heart of Japan, Tokyo offers an unlimited number of places to see and things to do. Check out the electric town of Akihabara, the center of anime and manga culture. Experience Japanese Buddhism culture at the Asakusa Sensoji Temple, the oldest and most colorful temple in Tokyo. Head to the tallest structure in Japan and landmark of Tokyo, the Tokyo Skytree, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city from one of the record-breaking observatories. Visit Shibuya, a thriving shopping and entertainment district, famous for its Shibuya Crossing that is featured in numerous films and photographs

The list goes on, but that would take ages! One must travel to Tokyo to truly understand this special city and everything within it.

Another idea of where to go in Japan is the ancient city of Kyoto, once the longtime capital of Japan and residence of the Emperor. It is arguably one of the biggest cultural centers of Japan, home to national treasures and priceless structures. Visit one of the most celebrated temples in Kyoto, the Kiyomizudera Temple, which affords its visitors an excellent view of the city on its renowned wooden stage. Explore the photo-worthy Fushimi-Inari Shrine, best recognized for its vermillion tunnel of torii gates featured in the film “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Experience the intriguing atmosphere of Gion, the oldest geisha district in Kyoto. Then, visit the outskirts of Kyoto in Arashiyama, best known for its serene Bamboo Groves you can stroll through.

Kyoto offers a one-of-a-kind experience consisting of tranquil environments and cultural significance. If you wish to visit a unique city with historic sites and an old- town feel, this is the place for you.

Hokkaido is the place to go to in Japan if you are interested in natural scenery, hot springs, and relaxation. Visit the picturesque harbor town of Otaru, well-known for its nostalgic buildings and romantic canal. Make your way to Furano & Biei to surround yourself with lavender farms, rolling hills, and vibrant flowers. Journey to the famous hot spring resort of Noboribetsu, which holds 9 different mineral-contained waters, making it one of the most exceptional spas in the world. Head to the scenic Lake Toya, which features hot springs and one of Japan’s most active volcanos. If you are missing the big city feel, stop by Sapporo to indulge in delicious beer and ramen.

Hokkaido is renowned for its beautiful mountains, pristine lakes, lush forests, and snowy winters. If you are an outdoors lover, Hokkaido should be on your list of where to go in Japan.

There are many destinations to go to in Japan, including shopping districts in Osaka, Buddhist attractions in Nara, historical monuments in Hiroshima, and the iconic Mt. Fuji. If you are interested in visiting any of these sites or would like to learn more about them, feel free to browse through our diverse itineraries that offer dates of departure during every season.



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