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Things to see in Japan

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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.

Japan's Top Attractions

  • Discover Mt Fuji
    Mt Fuji

    The iconic image of Japan and captured in numerous works of art, admired and revered for centuries by the Japanese.

  • Discover Japan's Cherry Blossoms
    Japan's Cherry Blossoms

    Awash with all manner of shades of pink Japan's cherry blossom season is the most awaited and anticipated time of year.

  • Discover Koya San
    Koya San

    Nestled in a high valley, surrounded by mountain peaks and home to over 100 temples.

  • Discover Osaka Castle
    Osaka Castle

    A wonderfully formidable, castle with a moat and towering ramparts, all set in a lovely park.

  • Discover Japan's Autumn Leaves
    Japan's Autumn Leaves

    Vivid and intense, the red, orange, and yellow foliage of the autumn leave create an iridescent sparkle throughout the country.

  • Discover Matsushima Bay
    Matsushima Bay

    One of Japan's most famous attractions, considered one of the country's top scenic sites.

  • Discover Kinkakuji Temple
    Kinkakuji Temple

    A place of peace and tranquillity in a quiet corner of Kyoto – its main hall covered in layers of gold leaf.

  • Discover Ryoanji Temple
    Ryoanji Temple

    The home of Japan's most famous garden, a display of perfect harmony and elegant simplicity.

  • Discover Peace Park
    Peace Park

    Located in the heart of Hiroshima, the Peace Memorial Park is a peaceful, green expanse dedicated to the victims of the atom bomb.

  • Discover Beppu Hot Springs
    Beppu Hot Springs

    One of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts, home to more than 2,000 onsen.

  • Discover Kumamoto Castle
    Kumamoto Castle

    One of the three premier castles in Japan with large castle grounds and a variety of buildings.

  • Discover Mount Aso
    Mount Aso

    An active volcano, the largest in Japan and one of the biggest in the world providing impressive panoramic views.

  • Discover Kenrokuen Garden
    Kenrokuen Garden

    Considered one of Japans three most beautiful gardens located in Kanazawa.

  • Discover Nagamachi District
    Nagamachi District

    Nagamachi District is a stunningly preserved samurai district in the centre of Kanazawa.