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.
Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Japan.
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
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.