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Regions of Japan:
Hokkaido
Tohoku
Kanto
Chubu
Kinki
Chugoku
Shikoku
Kyushu
Okinawa
 
Top Destinations:
Tokyo
Kyoto
Kamakura
Osaka
Hiroshima
Yokohama
Nara
Nikko
Takayama
Kanazawa
Nagasaki
more destinations...
 
Complete Sightseeing Guide

Japan offers a very wide range of attractions, from historical and cultural treasures to modern and futuristic sights and beautiful forests, mountains and sea coasts.
Temples A list of Japan's most famous temples.
Shrines A list of Japan's most famous shrines.
Gardens A list of Japan's most famous gardens.
Castles A list of Japan's most famous castles.
Hot Springs Hot springs can be found all over Japan.
Historic Districts A list of well preserved historic districts.
Theme Parks A list of Japan's best amusement parks.
Festivals Every municipality has at least one.
Fireworks Popular events during summer.
Museums A list of some of Japan's best museums.
Open Air Museums Exhibiting Japan's architectural heritage.
Contemporary Art A list of places to see contemporary art.
Aquariums A list of Japan's best aquariums.
National Parks A list of Japan's national parks.
Hiking A guide to hiking in Japan.
Cherry Blossoms During March, April or May in most of Japan.
Autumn Leaves During October or November in most of Japan.
Flowers A list of flowers popular in Japan.
Hands-on activities About hands-on activities that can be enjoyed in Japan.
Winter Sports Skiing and snowboarding in Japan.
Where to find snow A list of places with snow during winter.
Drift Ice (Ryuhyo) About the drifting sea ice seen in Eastern Hokkaido.
Under Construction A list of sights affected by renovation or construction works.

Besides Western style hotels and pensions, a variety of uniquely Japanese style accommodations can be found in Japan, such as ryokan and minshuku.
Accommodation Overview over the various accommodation types.
Ryokan Traditional Japanese style inns.
Minshuku Japanese style bed and breakfasts.
Business Hotels No-frills Western style hotels found around stations.
Vacation Rentals Renting an apartment or house on a trip to Japan.
Hostels Information on hostels.
Capsule Hotels Information on this unique lodging type.

Most of Japan's major cities offer efficient public transportation networks, and are connected with each other by the shinkansen, the Japanese bullet train.
 
Air:
International Flights International air travel to Japan.
Narita Airport Tokyo's international airport.
Kansai Airport Osaka's international airport.
Domestic Flights Domestic air travel in Japan.
Discount Air Tickets How to save on domestic air travel.
 
Rail:
Railways Information on Japanese trains.
Shinkansen The Japanese high speed or bullet train.
Night Trains About Japanese sleeper trains.
Taking trains Instructions on how to use trains in Japan.
Timetables About printed and online train timetables.
Guide to Train Tickets Introduction to regular and discount rail tickets .
Japan Rail Pass About the Japan Rail Pass.
 
Bus:
Highway Bus Information on long-distance buses.
Bus How to use local buses.
 
Other:
Domestic Ferries Ferry routes between Japan's islands.
Car Rental About renting a car in Japan.
Bicycles About bicycles in Japan.
Taxi How to take a Japanese taxi.
Highways About Japan's network of expressways.

The Japanese cuisine is one of Japan's greatest attractions. A great variety of Japanese cuisine and food from around the world can be enjoyed in Japan.
Dishes Introduction of some of the most popular dishes.
Restaurant Types Overview over the various restaurant types.
Dining out How to dine at a Japanese restaurant.
Table manners Introduction of basic table manners.
Chopsticks How to use chopsticks properly in Japan.

More general travel information and background information on Japan can be found below. Please visit the question forum if you cannot find an answer to your question(s).
 
Before you go:
  When to travel When to travel to Japan.
  What to bring About baggage and coin lockers.
  Immigration About different types of visa.
  Itineraries Suggested travel itineraries for Japan.
  Trip Reports Trip reports by other travelers.
  Tour Packages About individual and guided package tours.
 
Money matters:
  Money in Japan How to get your yen and make payments.
  Travel Cost Sample budgets for travelling in Japan.
  Budget Travel How to save money on your travels in Japan.
  Banking Information about banks.
  ATMs Information about international ATMs.
 
Pratical Information:
  Mobile Phones How to get a mobile phone for your trip.
  Internet Access How to access the internet during your trip.
  Postal Services About post offices and Japanese addresses.
  Delivery Services About luggage delivery services.
  Electricity About voltage and Japanese plugs.
  Emergencies What to do in an emergency.
 
Shopping:
  Shopping Guide A guide to shopping in Japan.
  Shop Directory A directory of intersting shops in Japan.
  100 Yen Shops About 100 Yen Shops.
  Convenience Stores About Japanese convenience stores.
  Department Stores About Japanese department stores.
  Supermarkets About Japanese supermarkets.
 
Background Information:
  Japan A-Z Covering most aspects of modern and old Japan.
  Arts and Crafts Introduction to Japan's arts and crafts.
  Etiquette Introduction to the Japanese etiquette.
  History Introduction to Japanese history.
  Language Introduction to the Japanese language.
  Entertainment Introduction to Japan's world of entertainment.
  Tradition Introduction to traditional Japan.

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