Japan is the perfect location for your holidays. From modern skyscrapers to undisturbed bamboo forest and neon arcades to peaceful temples, it’s like nowhere else on the planet. 

Discover some incredible places with this our top 10!

10) Hiroshima

A Peace Memorial Museum at Hiroshima is a deep experience for pay respects to the victims of the atomic bombing.

It’s an attractive stay to explore the modern city that was almost entirely rebuilt after World War 2. Visit the Miyajima island and trying the delicious local specialities.

Hiroshima, Japan

9) Nara

Nara is full of historic treasures including many UNESCO world heritage sites.  During the Nara period, Nara was the capital of Japan. 

The Daibutsu-den (Hall of the Hreat Buddha) at Todaiji is the main sight. Inside is the 15-metre tall gold and bronze statue of Buddha. 

Tame sika deer (or Japanese deer) roam through the town, especially in Nara Park. They have learned to bow in order to receive senbei (crackers) from visitors.

Daibutsu-den, Nara, Japan

8) Tsumago

A picture-perfect traditional mountain village in the Kiso Valley is Tsumago.  You’ve stepped back in time in the traffic-less streets of wonderful restored wooden inns.

The panoramic view during spring is very impressive. 

The Nagiso Museum of History contains information on the areas history, the preservation of row houses and data about row houses throughout the country.

Tsumago, Japan


Mount Koya is one of the most interesting places in Japan to experience the traditional side of the country. 

The sacred temple town is located in the forest-covered mountains of Kansai and is one of the best places to get a taste of life as a monk. 

Koya-San, Japan

6) Nikko

You could visit Nikko as a day trip from Tokyo, but it’s worth spending a night or two to explore one of the most beautiful places in japan including lakes, waterfalls and hot spring. 

Nikko is a temple town and UNESCO world heritage site in the mountains a few hours north to Tokyo.

Nikko, Japan

5) Kanazawa

Kanazawa grows in popularity for a quieter place to experience geisha districts with preserved gardens in the country, a stunning castle, and many art museums to explore. Don’t miss visit Kenroku-en Garden, one of the top three gardens in Japan.

Kanazawa, Japan

4) Hakone

In the evening from the lake, there are unforgettable sunsets with Mount Fuji to enjoy.

This place is perfect for admire Mount Fuji View, the Japan landmark.

Then Hakone is fun to visit because you can do a loop of the sight on different modes of transport, for example, a pirate boat!

Don’t forget eating a black egg cooked in the hot sulphur springs at volcanic Owakudani.

Mount Fuji, Hakone, Japan

3) Takayama

The historical centre is full of traditional wooden houses and colorful shrines. Is very gorgeous small town on the edge of the Japan Alps. Can see the extravagant floats at the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall and Hida Mountains. 

Takayama is known for its local foods, including sansai (mountain vegetables) and was kana (river fish)

Takayama, Japan

2) Tokyo

One of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. Will host the 2020 summer Olympics and 2020 Summer Paralympics. 

Tokyo is also home to some of the weirdest activities ever done. From themed cafes (cats, owls, maids, robots) to sensory-overload shows and arcades to play go-karting. 

Don’t forget visiting beautiful Shinjuku and walking across the famous Shibuya Crossing.

Tokyo, Japan

1) Kyoto

If Tokyo is ultramodern, Kyoto is the heart of traditional Japan counterpart.

This is traditional Japan as you imagined it—geisha, kimonos emerging wooden teahouses, forests of bamboo, temples and shrines in gold and silver and scarlet, Zen gardens, intricate feasts served on lacquered plates, graceful tea ceremonies, and markets full of intriguing but unidentifiable ingredients. 

Don’t miss getting your fortune from a vending machine at Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Temple).

Golden Temple, Kyoto