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What are Japan's must see sights? It’s probably the first question on the lips of anyone thinking of visiting the country.
Whether you are a first time visitor looking for the top attractions in Japan or a seasoned traveller wanting to get off the beaten track – we can help.
Here’s our guide to the best things to see in Japan. Click on the tiles to find out why they should be on your bucket list and how to experience them on one of our holidays.
For the real inside track on the top sights in Japan and expert friendly advice on how to include them in your trip, give our travel experts a call.
The iconic image of Japan and captured in numerous works of art, admired and revered for centuries by the Japanese.
Awash with all manner of shades of pink Japan's cherry blossom season is the most awaited and anticipated time of year.
Nestled in a high valley, surrounded by mountain peaks and home to over 100 temples.
A wonderfully formidable, castle with a moat and towering ramparts, all set in a lovely park.
Vivid and intense, the red, orange, and yellow foliage of the autumn leave create an iridescent sparkle throughout the country.
One of Japan's most famous attractions, considered one of the country's top scenic sites.
A place of peace and tranquillity in a quiet corner of Kyoto – its main hall covered in layers of gold leaf.
The home of Japan's most famous garden, a display of perfect harmony and elegant simplicity.
Located in the heart of Hiroshima, the Peace Memorial Park is a peaceful, green expanse dedicated to the victims of the atom bomb.
One of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts, home to more than 2,000 onsen.
One of the three premier castles in Japan with large castle grounds and a variety of buildings.
An active volcano, the largest in Japan and one of the biggest in the world providing impressive panoramic views.
Considered one of Japans three most beautiful gardens located in Kanazawa.
Nagamachi District is a stunningly preserved samurai district in the centre of Kanazawa.