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Japan

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Popular things to do in Japan

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Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple Kyoto
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Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Site
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine Kyoto
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Meiji Jingu Shrine Shibuya
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Theme Park
Universal Studios Japan Osaka
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Duration: 6 hours
One of the most fascinating Asian countries, Japan offers a unique blend of traditional and modern to curious travelers from around the world. Things to do in Japan range from strolling the manicured pathways of Sengan-en Garden to admiring the panorama from an observation deck at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Take a look at Japanese feudal architecture at Nijo Castle, visit a Shinto shrine at the scenic island of Miyajima, tour a Buddhist temple complex at Kiyomizu-dera, or take your children to a thrilling ride at Universal Studios Japan.

Historic Sites in Japan

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World heritage site
Nijo Castle Kyoto
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Kinkaku-ji Kyoto
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Duration: 1 hour
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World heritage site
Himeji Castle Himeji
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Castle
Osaka Castle Chuo
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Japan

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Garden
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden Shinjuku
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Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium Motobu-cho
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Duration: 3 hours
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Disney Park / Activity
Tokyo Disneyland Maihama
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Duration: 8 hours
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History Museum
Edo-Tokyo Museum Sumida
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Japan

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History Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Hiroshima
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Tokyo National Museum Uenokoen
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
The Hakone Open-Air Museum Hakone-machi
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Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum Nagasaki
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Japan

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World heritage site
Mount Fuji Chubu
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Duration: 4 hours
Island
Miyajima Hatsukaichi
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Duration: 6 hours
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Water Body
Kabira Bay Ishigaki
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Duration: 1 hour
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Mountain
Mt. Koya Koya-cho
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Japan

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Scenic Walking Area
Sengan-en Kagoshima
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Snow Monkey Resorts Nagano
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Duration: 4 hours
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Art Museum
Adachi Museum of Art Yasugi
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Hakuna Matata Nakano
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cooking Class
Cooking Class Japan Cross Bridge Meguro
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Duration: 3 hours
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Sports Clinic
Hakuba Snow Sports School Hakuba-mura
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Duration: 1 hour
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Outdoor Activity
Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei Kyoto
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Duration: 30 minutes

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