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Popular Attractions in Japan

If you're a first time visitor to Japan, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Japan.


What are some good attractions in Japan?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Japan.

Akihabara
Sotokanda Tokyo, Japan
Mt. Fuji
Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park Tokyo, Yamanashi Prefecture
Kinkaku-ji
Japan, 京都府京都市北区金閣寺町1 Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 075-461-0013
Takeshita Street
Tokyo, Japan
Nikko
Nikko-shi, Tochigi
Ueno Park
13-9 Taito, Tokyo
Sensoji Temple
東京都台東区浅草2丁目3−1 Asakusa, Tokyo 81 3-3842-0181
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Shinjuku, Tokyo 03-3350-0151
Fushimi Inari Taisha
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 075-641-7331
Todai-ji
406−1 Nara, Nara Prefecture 0742-22-5511
Meiji Jingu Shrine
代々木神園町1-1 渋谷区, Tokyo
Shinjuku Station
Tokyo, Japan
Himeji Castle
Japan 079-285-1146
Kiyomizu-Dera
Kyoto 075-551-1234

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"You could choose a hotel in Shinjuku because there you have direct acces from/to the airport with the Narita Express, and on saturday I'd visit Akihabara, Ginza, Marunouchi, Shibuya, Omotesando."  See More

"You can do a day trips to Hakone, Mt Fuji and the snow monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park from Tokyo."  See More

"The Kinkaku-ji is a must-visit in Kyoto for its antiquity, history and sheer opulence of structure."  See More

"These areas would be good for you: Takeshita Street of Harajuku : for 10 - 25 years old Shibuya 109 of Shibuya station : for 10 - 30 years old Shinjuku Station : for 20 - 50 years old"  See More

"If you're starting in Tokyo, Nikko and Hakone are great."  See More

"I'd recommend toco hostel near Ueno Park ."  See More

"Sensoji Temple in Asakusa-have fortunes in English there, by the way."  See More

"Some of the more popular things would be to go see the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden or Meiji Jingu Shrine."  See More

"Last time we went to Tokyo with my wife we staid in an airbnb near Harajuku, in Omotesando."  See More

"Hey, to get around Kyoto you can easily walk but if you want to visit Fushimi Inari Taisha (the big red tori gates) then take the JR west list from Kyoto Station to Inari Station then its just a short walk."  See More

"Also, a lot of temples are listed in the UNESCO heritage list like the Todai-ji Temple."  See More

"Tsukiji fish market Meiji Jingu Shrine Omotesando and Harajyuku Gyozalo shopping area Asakusa (Sensoji temple, souvenir shopping"  See More

"If you get to Kyushu, visit Nagasaki or go to Beppu-great onsen, can have a sand bath in the hot beach sand, visit the "Hells" Himeji Castle very interesting if you get down that way."  See More

"Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-Dera are pretty popular among tourists, but i recommend Rengeoin Sanjusangendo-temple."  See More

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  1. Akihabara
  2. Mt. Fuji
  3. Kinkaku-ji
  4. Takeshita Street
  5. Nikko
  6. Ueno Park
  7. Sensoji Temple
  8. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  9. Omotesando
  10. Fushimi Inari Taisha
  11. Todai-ji
  12. Meiji Jingu Shrine
  13. Shinjuku Station
  14. Himeji Castle
  15. Kiyomizu-Dera
Where can I find out more about Japan?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Japan.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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