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Experience “the Land of the Rising Sun,” where tradition meets modernity. The skyline features high-rise buildings, ancient temples and snow-capped mountains.

Japan is a country of tremendous contrasts. Ancient and modern converge as the transient beauty of “wabi” meets the elegance and refinement of “sabi.” Japan features magnificent traditional monuments, such as temples, tranquil gardens and shrines, alongside starkly modern high-rise buildings. These stunning fusions are set in a dramatic landscape of rugged snowy mountains, dense forest and scenic coastline.

Tokyo, the country’s capital, is a contemporary city filled with bustling shopping districts, fantastic restaurants and a lively nightlife. Visit Tokyo’s Sumida district to find a sumo stadium, fascinating museums and the Sumida River. Experience hanami (cherry blossom viewings) in April and a fireworks festival in July. Explore Harajuku to see an ancient shrine and wild fashions of the Harajuku youth on Sundays. Enjoy a fun-filled night out in Roppongi.

The majestic snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji rises beyond Tokyo’s skyscrapers. Visit Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park to see dense mountainous forest, lakes and waterfalls. Climb the summit of the revered mountain in June or July. For more stunning mountain ranges, visit the northern island of Hokkaido and the Japan Alps on Honshu. In Honshu’s western region, find the stunning cities of Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. Head south to Kyushu, Japan's third-largest island, home to hot spring resorts and the country's most active volcano.

Explore ancient Zen gardens at Ritsurin Park in Takamatsu. Discover Japan’s charming agricultural villages, set in a lush forested landscape. Find breathtakingly beautiful castles dotted across the countryside. Try regional cuisine and delicious sashimi, Japanese-style raw seafood.

Japan’s climate varies greatly from north to south, making it a great year-round destination. Visit in spring for the fragrant cherry blossom season or in autumn to see beautiful maple leaves turning crimson. Japan’s Golden Week, a long public holiday, falls in late April. The rainy season begins in May in the south and moves north to reach Hokkaido by late July. Summers can be very humid. Winters are mild on Honshu’s Pacific coast.

Reach Japan by air via Haneda Airport or Narita International Airport in Tokyo, or Kansai International Airport in Osaka. Enjoy Japan’s famous rail network and explore city and countryside quickly and conveniently. Buses, taxis, ferries and plenty of domestic flights also cover the country.

Popular cities in Japan

Shibuya showing a high rise building, street scenes and modern architecture
Tokyo
Known for Shopping, Temples and Urban

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Reasons to visit

  • Shibuya Crossing
    Shibuya Crossing
  • Tokyo Sky Tree
    Tokyo Sky Tree
  • Tokyo Big Sight
    Tokyo Big Sight
Dotonbori which includes boating, a city and a river or creek
Osaka
Known for Dining, Shopping and Castles

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Reasons to visit

  • Amerikamura
    Amerikamura
  • Spa World
    Spa World
  • Tsutenkaku Tower
    Tsutenkaku Tower
Yokohama showing a city and street scenes
Yokohama
Known for Shopping, Chinatown and Museums

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Reasons to visit

  • Landmark Tower
    Landmark Tower
  • Yamashita Park
    Yamashita Park
  • Yokohama Arena
    Yokohama Arena
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
Saitama
Known for Natural Parks, Museums and Temples

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Reasons to visit

  • Saitama Super Arena
    Saitama Super Arena
  • Keyaki Hiroba
    Keyaki Hiroba
  • Omiya Park
    Omiya Park
Atsuta Shrine featuring street scenes, religious aspects and a temple or place of worship
Nagoya
Known for Shopping, Historical Buildings and Castles

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Reasons to visit

  • Atsuta Jingu Shrine
    Atsuta Jingu Shrine
  • Nagoya City Science Museum
    Nagoya City Science Museum
Nara
Nara
Known for Temples, Gardens and Monuments

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Reasons to visit

  • Todaiji Temple
    Todaiji Temple
  • Yakushi-ji Temple
    Yakushi-ji Temple

Popular places to visit in Japan

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Spend a day reflecting on the atomic bombing that devastated Hiroshima in 1945 and discover the city’s mission for peace at this beautifully designed park in the city center.

Disneyland® Tokyo
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Disneyland® Tokyo

Ride roller coasters and watch theatrical shows as you witness the magic of Disney come to life at this family-friendly amusement park and resort.

Osaka Castle Park
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Osaka Castle Park

Venture to Osaka-jō Hall and Osaka Castle—just two of the top sights around Osaka Castle Park, a city also notable for its shopping and museums.

Kinkaku-ji
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Kinkaku-ji

Built in the 14th century for a shogun, then rebuilt twice, this temple is now a Buddhist site and its top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.

Fushimi Inari Shrine
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Fushimi Inari Shrine

This shrine at the base of Inari Mountain is dedicated to the goddess of rice and prosperity. See its thousands of red gates around a network of beautiful trails.

Nara Park
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Nara Park

Check out Todaiji Temple and Nara Kenko Land—just two of the top sights around Nara Park, a city also notable for its temples and monuments.