Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (A-Bomb dome) and learn about the history
Visit Tokyo’s oldest temple in the Asakusa district. On the way there, stop off at the street stalls and grab some handmade Maneki Neko – traditional good luck charms.
Perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the city of Kyoto, this temple is renowned for its cherry blossoms in the spring and impressive architecture.
Visit the grounds of Osaka Castle, and walk among over 600 cherry blossom trees, a popular walking spot for
A spectacular sight to see is the 3
In western Tokyo, adjacent to
Visit Shinsekai district in Osaka at night to enjoy the view of Tsutenkaku Tower. The
Visit the Silver Temple of Ginkakuji in Kyoto’s eastern mountains, enjoy the serenity of the moss gardens and Zen of the grounds as you walk along the circular route.
Catch a ferry over to Miyajima island in Hiroshima to see Itsukushima shrine and its famous red
Head to Jigokudani Park, in Nagano, where you can watch the monkeys relax in the onsen. Useful tip: Keep your clothes on, this is for viewing only!
Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines are everywhere in Japan. We pick 11 of the most important and beautiful holy structures you have to see if you’re planning a trip to Japan.
Japan is one of the most charming countries in the world, with a rich history and wealth of hidden beauty. But where do you start? Our local insider picks the top 5 landmarks to kick-start your Japanese adventure.