There are a number of things to do in Japan that should be part of your Japan holidays. You might want to avail the help of a Japan trip planner or plan your own trip according to interest.
Of course there are a number of places to visit in Tokyo and you should also plan a Kyoto tour or as a good alternative visit the Kanagawa region. There are also enough free things to do in Tokyo if you know where to look.
The iconic image of mighty, snow capped Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain is visible from Tokyo on a clear day and located west of Tokyo on the island of Honshu. Mount Fuji can be viewed from the mountains, the lakes or even a cable car!
If you would like to view more mountains, head for the Japanese Alps- a ridge of mountains running down the spine of the island of Honshu. Takayama is a gorgeous small town nestled in the Japanese Alps.
Many tourists visit the island of Miyajima, near Hiroshima, to visit the iconic floating torii, the gateway to the Itsukushima Shrine.
Kanazawa is a less touristy but old city of Japan, steeped in quietude and history and is one of the best cities to visit in Japan.
Do make a visit to the geisha district with its beautifully preserved wooden houses part of your Japan sightseeing plan.
Nikko is a must-visit temple town and UNESCO World heritage site situated in the mountains, north of Tokyo. The Toshogu Shrine is the main attractant.
Nara was Japan’s first and most ancient capital. The Hall of the Great Buddha is an outstanding Japan tourist attraction.
Visit the Peace Memorial at Hiroshima and be amazed at how this city has been resurrected after mass destruction.
As Japan is an island nation it is not surprising that there are nice beaches in Japan, although the best ones are to be found in Okinawa, to the south. Check out the other things to do in Okinawa.