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100 Things to do in Japan. What to see in Japan.

100 Things to do in Japan. What to see in Japan. Where to go in Japan.
Japan has 47 amazing prefectures. Let’s discover some popular spots. Some places in the list are not known by everyone.


1. Mt Fuji

Mt fuji, highest point, mountain, beautiful place, the most popular mountain in japan, beautiful view, most beautiful mountain in the world.

2. Fushimi Inari

Fushimi inari taisha, kyoto, trails up the mountain, close to the city centre, sightseeing, adventure, japanese tradition, temples, shrine, fox, most popular shrine in Japan.

3. Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji fish market, central wholesale market, the largest fish market in the world, very fresh sushi, you must wake up early in the morning.

4. Kinkakuji

Kinkaku-ji, most famoust, apanese tradition, temple, Kyoto, golden pavilion, world famous, golden temple, amazing picture spot, beautiful pond.

5. Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya crossing, shopping district, shibuya station, one of tokyo’s busiest railway stations, the fashion center of japan, nightlife, Tokyo, Starbucks, electronic billboard, Halloween party, many bars and restaurants.

6. Tea Ceremony
tea ceremony osaka
Tea ceremony, unique cultural experience, mediation and tea drinking, japan culture, the best cultural activity, tea experiences, Japanese culture, fun, kimono dressing, Osaka, harmony, respect, peace and purity.

7. Hida Takayama

Old town feeling, traditional Japan, wooden buildings, small village, houses from the Edo-period, most popular historic historic town in Japan.

8. Dotonbori Bridge

Best night view in Japan, many people, great for street food, fun place, bars and restaurants, the heart of Osaka, shopping, canal, Shinsaibashi, Namba, river cruise, the Glico-Man.

9. Universal Studios Japan

The largest amusement park, Spiderman, Sesame Street, costumes, parades, great place for families, fun place, theme park in osaka, hanging out with friends and family.

10. Nara Deer Park

Nara deer park, so many deers, Nara park, a large park in central Nara, Nara’s main attraction, relaxing, feeding deers, fun, next to temples, next to Todaiji temple, Nara is Japan’s first capital.

11. Todaiji

World’s largest Buddha statue, big Buddha, historically significant temple, Nara, good to study Buddhism, good to understand Japan’s history and culture.

12. Mount Koya

Mount koya, shingon buddhism, natural and spiritual, temples in a forest, kobo daishi, kukai, Wakayama, kōyasan, temples, shrines, japanese culture, travelling japan, hiking, in the middle of the mountain, remote place.

13. Sumo Game & Sumo Practice

Sumo game & sumo practice, sumo experience,  japan, cultural activity, centuries old tradition, once in a lifetime experience, Japanese culture, fun, shintoism, chanko nabe.

14. Kiyomizu Dera

Kiyomizu temple, unesco world heritage, kyoto, the most famous place in kyoto, the most crowded temple, narrow streets, good photo spot, no nails used in the temple, kiyomizudera, japan, japanese tradition, ancient kyoto

15.Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

Arashiyama, bamboo forest, kyoto, one of kyoto’s top sights, sandal ride, beautiful lake, fall leaves, many temples, monkey park, kimono forest, many things to do, great picture spot, spiritual.

16.Asakusa Temple

Asakusa temple, buddhist temple, sensō-ji , Tokyo, pagoda, incense burning, souvenir shops, the biggest lantern at the gate (kaminarimon), rickshaw ride, Skytree tower.

17. Kobe Beef

Try Kobe beef in Japan, originally from Kobe, not very expensive, avilable in many places in Japan, massaging cows, not the most popular beef in Japan (Japanese people think Tajima-gyu is the best).

18. Himeji Castle

Himeji castle, himeji, UNESCO World Heritage Site, the most popular castle in Japan, ninja, sightseeing, adventure, japanese tradition, temples, day-trip from Osaka.

19. Kokoen Garden

Kokoen garden, Near Himeji Castle, japanese garden,  hyōgo, Japanese friendship garden, unique flowers, beautiful in all seasons.

20. Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Hiroshima peace memorial, atomic bomb dome, hiroshima peace memorial park, memorial, unique feeling, great learning experience, not far from the Miyajima island and Itsukushima Jinja.

21. Meiji Jingu

Meiji jingu, meiji shrine, shibuya, Tokyo, shinto shrine, Japan, very large park, historical buildings, giant Tori-gate, most popular spot in Tokyo.

22. Kimono Experience

kimono experience, japan culture, cultural activity, kimono, japanese culture, fun, feeling Japanese culture.

23. Tokyo Disneyland

tokyo disneyland, fun, good for children, fun for kids, theme park, tokyo disney resort

24. Itsukushima Shrine

itsukushima shrine, shinto shrine, island itsukushima, miyajima, torii gate, hiroshima , japan, sightseeing, adventure, japanese tradition, temples, shrine

25. Nijo Castle
nijō castle, the most popular castle in Kyoto, flatland castle, ninja, located in the city centre, beautiful small castle.

26. Ryoanji

Ryoanji temple, meditation, zen garden, most famous rock garden, Kyoto, great spot, fun, world famous, UNESCO world heritage site.

27. Kenrokuen

kenrokuen, one of the most famous Japanese gardens, old private garden, japanese garden, great gardens of japan, beauty , cherry blossoms, pine trees, beautiful park, japan

28. Shinsaibashi Street Food

Best place to eat street food, great place for shopping, shinsaibashi street food, palace for shopping, place for eating, heart of osaka, Dotonbori, Namba. Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori are not different places.

29. Wisteria Tunnel

wisteria tunnel, walk, wisteria flowering plants, beautiful garden, dangling purple flowers, amazing photo spot, botanical tunnels, tunnels, extraordinary flora, natural wonders, architectural oddities kitakyushu, japan

30. Kaiyukan Aquarium

Japan’s 2nd largest aquarium, family fun, for family with kids, entertainment, fun, aquarium, marine inhabitants, shark whale, penguens, free with the Osaka-pass-ticket.

31. Samurai Experience

Samurai experience, Samuri Museum, Bushido, real samurai transformation, Japanese culture, cultural activities, samurai, japanese culture, fun, Osaka.

32. Osaka Castle
Best things to do Osaka
Osaka’s most famous spot, historic area, good for families with kids, japanese garden, Nishinomaru garden, not far from Maikoya.

33. Harajuku

harajuku, district in shibuya, center of japanese youth culture and fashion, shopping, boutiques, cafés, tokyo, unique fashion style, street fashion, many young people.

34. Kyoto Imperial Palace

the kyoto imperial palace, kyoto, world famous, fun,ruling palace, stunning, beautiful

35. Eiga Mura

Toei uzumasa eiga mura, great for kids,it used to be a movie set, Japanese streets, good photo spots, ancient japan, traditional shows, kyoto studio park, theme park, jidaigeki films, samurai, ninja.

36. Kifune Shrine

kibune, not very crowded, undiscovered yet, forested valley, kifune shrine, kyoto, greenery, japanese ryokan, relaxing, great spot

37. Genko-an Temple

beatiful japanese architecture, fall leaves, blood on the floor, samurai spirit, round windows, picture spot, buddhist temple.

38. Jigoku Dani, Hell Forest

jigoku dani, hell forest, monkey park, natural springs, hot springs, volcanoes, natural wonders, japan, japan travel, snow monkey park, snow monkey resorts, snow monkey tour

39. Ghibli Museum

ghibli museum, mitaka, tokyo, technology museum, mitaka station, magical place, ghibli museum in tokyo, musem in tokyo, amusement parks, art, museums and collections, museums

40. Kawaii Monster Cafe

kawaii monster cafe, japan, monsters, restaurants, commercial curiosities, dining

41. Sanjusan Gendo

Sanjusangendo, Japanese garden, green pond, Rengeo-in, 1001 statues of Kannon, Shrine, big hall

42. Zauo Fishing Restaurant

Zauo Fishing Restaurant , Catch a fish and eat, catching fish, good family activity, kids like it.

43. Hachiko Statue

Hachiko statue, the loyal dog Hachiko , strange statue, japan

44. Cat island

cat island, tashirojima, cats, anomalous islands, cultures and civilizations, fascinating fauna, islands, animals

45. Naoshima Art island

Naoshima Art island, Naoshima, island, island town, beautiful island, chichu art museum, modern art, art lovers, world class art, inland sea, main attractions, main attractions, ferry ride

46. Fox Island

Fox Island, Fox Village, foxes, wild animals, open area, walk around, petting zoo, feeding area

47. Rice field Art in Inakadate

rice field art in inakadate, rice field, horticultural marvels, outsider art

48. Naeba Ski Resort

Naeba Ski Resort, ski school, ski resort, skills, skiing, rest, Japan, Mount Takenoko, Niigata Prefecture

49. Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival, Snow Festival, festivals, light shows, ice sculptures, amazing sculptures, winter wonderland

50. Jigokudani Monkey Park

jigoku dani, hell forest, monkey park, natural springs, hot springs, volcanoes, natural wonders, japan, japan travel, snow monkey park, snow monkey resorts, snow monkey tour

51. Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Sky Tree, tokyo skytree tower, observation tower, tower, broadcasting, restaurant, tallest structure in Japan, top level, clear view, crowded place, glass floor, metropolitan building, lower floor, highest point, viewing deck, must visit place

52. Abeno Harukas

tallest building, Abeno Harukas, Abenobashi Terminal Building, observation deck, marriott hotel, kintetsu department store, big shopping mall, view at night

53. Sakurajima

Sakurajima, active volcano, island, ashes, you may need to wear a mask, volcano in Japan, active volcano

54. Huis Ten Bosch

huis ten bosch, theme park, illumination at night, many flowers and tulips, sasebo, light show, amusement parks, ferris wheel, lots of fun, virtual reality, walk around, entrance gate, canal cruise

55. Aogashima Island

Volcanic Japanese Island, Japan’s most beautful island, Aogashima Island, Aogashima, Aogashima Volcano, Volcano, Anomalous Islands

56. Amano Hashidate

Amanohashidate, Japan’s most picturesque bay area, Miyazu Bay, Sandba, Heaven, Kyoto, Sky View, Amazing View, Drive, Trip, Adventure, Travel, Japanese Sightseeing

57. Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen, resort area, old traditional town, old hot springs area, Japanese hot springs, onsen bath houses, onsen town, public onsens, onsen experience, open air bath, bath house, japanese onsen

58. Beppu Onsen

hot springs, Beppu Onsen, resort area, Japanese hot springs, onsen bath houses, onsen town, public onsens, onsen experience, open air bath, bath house, japanese onsen

59. Gunkanjima Island

Gunkanjima Island, Japan, Anomalous Islands, Ghost Towns, Incredible Ruins, Boat Ride, Crumbling Buildings

60. Okinawa Diving

Okinawa Diving, Okinawa, Diving, dive master, amazing experience, fun dives, diving center, great dive

61. Shibazakura

Shibazakura, purple flowers, undiscovered, fields, japan, amazing view, walk, good view

62. Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle, Japan’s 2nd most popular castle, shrine, japan, sightseeing, adventure, japanese tradition, temples, shrine, japanese history, historical castle

63. Sushi making experience

Sushi making experience, culture, Japanese culture, sushi making, traditional cooking, cooking experience, Maikoya, japan

64. Meet a Geisha

Meet a Geisha, geisha expirience, Maikoya, japanese culture, Geisha Tradition

65. Kamakura Giant Buddha

Kamakura Giant Buddha, Kōtoku-in, temple, bronze statue of Amida Buddha, great buddha, huge statue, the main attraction

66. Robot Restaurant

Robot Restaurant, Pre Show, Show Starts, Loud Music, Crazy Fun, Amazing Automata, Electrical Oddities, Bars, Restaurants, Bizarre Restaurants and Bars, Strange Statues

67. Pilgrimage of 88 Temples in Shikoku Island

Pilgrimage of 88 Temples in Shikoku Island, The Shikoku Pilgrimage, pilgrimage, temple, japan, japanese culture

68. Visit a sushi-roll restaruant

It is good to go to a roll-sushi restaurant, a unique sushi experience, sushi on the conveyor belt.

69. Samurai Test Cutting Experience

samurai experience, tameshigiri, cutting a tatami, using real samurai sword, feeling like a real samurai, japan culture, cultural activities, samurai, japanese culture, fun, Osaka

70. Nebuta Matsuri

Nebuta Matsuri, Nebuta festival, Japan’s most famous festival, Aomori Nebuta Festival, Japanese summer festival, Aomori, festival, japan

71. Gion Matsuri

Gion Matsuri, Gion festival, Japan’s 2nd most famous festival, The Gion Festival, one of the most famous festivals in Japan, Kyoto, Kyoto’s Gion district, festival, japan

72. Awa Odori

Awa Odori, Awa festival, Japan’s 3rd most famous festival, the Awa Dance Festival, largest dance festival, festival, japan

73. Food Sampling in Shinsekai Tsutenkaku

Food Sampling in Shinsekai Tsutenkaku, Tsutenkaku, Famous tower in Osaka, Namba, Shinsaibashi, sightseeing, Shinsekai.

74. Pachinko Experience

Pachinko Experience, game, fun, interesting game, mini casino experience in Japan, small casino , very common.

75. Shirakawago Old Houses

Shirakawago Old Houses, shirakawa-go, cultural, japanese culture, mountain villages, world heritage, old village, small village, observation point

76. Gold Ice Cream
Japan golden ice cream
Gold Ice Cream, Golden Ice Cream in Osaka, unforgettable experience, Maikoya, Osaka, Japan

77. Honenji

Honenji Temple, castle, shrine, japan, sightseeing, adventure, japanese tradition, temples, shrine, japanese history, historical castle

78. Toshogu

Hiroshima Toshogu Shrine, Japanese culture, Sightseeing, Hiroshima, Travelling Japan, Temples, Japanese shrine

79. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Japan’s biggest water tank, whale sharks, churaumi aquarium, dolphin show, huge tank, sea creatures, the main attraction, marine life, touch pool, big sharks, sea world

80. Owl Cafe Experience

Owl Cafe Experience, Owl Cafe, unique experience, fun, cafe, animal cafe, experience in Japan, travelling Japan

81. Adventure world Panda Zoo

Adventure world Panda Zoo, popular spot in Wakayama, great from families, Adventure World, wild animals, fun park, panda bears, zoo, rides, safari, japan, attraction

82. Mount Shosha

Mount Shosha, the last samurai, Hollywood movie spot, temple buildings, mountain top, ropeway station, himeji castle, walk up, rope way

83. Hakuritsu Sake Brewery

Hakuritsu Sake Brewery, Japanese Drink, Japanese Sake, Rice Wine, Fushimi district, Made in Japan, Japanese Traditional Drink

84. Tottori Sand Dunes

Tottori Sand Dunes, sand dunes, camel ride, walk around, panoramic view

85. Owakudani Thermal Spring

Owakudani Thermal Spring, volcanic valley, hot springs, undiscovered, very famous hot spring,

86. Ise Jingu

Ise Jingu, Japan’s most famous shrine, consists of more than 50 small shrines, Ise Grand Shrine, Ise shrine, japanese culture, shinto religion, imperial family, pilgrimage site

87. Experience Karaoke

Experience Karaoke, good for young people, drinks, pizza, hot dog, sleeping, karaoke

88. Ramen Museum

Ramen Museum, Japanese food, Japanese noodle, good spot for families.

89. Oya History Museum

Oya History Museum, musems, japanese history, japanese culture, underground cavern

90. Alice in a Labyrith Cafe

Alice in a Labyrith Cafe, Restaurant , Restaurants and Bars, Tokyo, Ginza District

91. Yunessun Wine Hot Spring

Yunessun Wine Hot Spring, Hot Springs, Rest, Swimming Pools, Amusement Parks, Relaxing, Yunessun Spa Resort

92. Adachi Museum of Art

Adachi Museum of Art, modern Japanese art,, modern art, musems in japan, musem

93. Korakuen

Korakuen, the most beautiful garden in Japan, relaxing Japanese garden, Okayama.

94. Byodoin Temple

Byodoin Temple, Buddhist Pure Land, Japanese Tradition, Temples, Shrine, Kyoto, beautiful garden, Heian period.

95. Hokan-ji Temple, Yasaka Tower

Hokan-ji Temple, Japan’s most famous pagoda, Yasaka Tower, Yasaka-no-to , Yasaka Pagoda, pagoda, temple, Kyoto, Japan

96. Samurai Museum

Samurai Museum, samurai Experience, Maikoya, The Night Museum

97. Maid Cafe

Maid Cafe, restaurant, cafe, bars, new experience, Tokyo, Japan

98. Hammock Cafe

Hammocks, unique cafe atmosphere, hammocks everywhere, relaxing cafe environment.

99. Nifrel

Nifrel, enjoy seeing natures, nature , park, Japan

100. Iga Ninja Town

ninja museum, ninja, Ninja Museum of Igaryu, museum, experience in Japan, travelling Japan, Nara, Japanese culture

101. Uji Tea Gardens

Uji Tea Gardens, uji, green tea, tea ceremony, japan culture, cultural activities, tea experiences, japanese culture, fun

102. Rice Harvesting Experience

Rice Harvesting Experience, japan culture, cultural activities, rice fields

103. Kitano Settlements

Kitano Settlements, downtown Kobe, looks like Europe, Kitano-chō, european style, historic buildings, settlement area.
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Best Things To Do in Kyoto? What To Do in Kyoto? Where To Go in Kyoto?

100 Best places in Kyoto


1. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

Arashiyama, bamboo Forest, Kyoto, one of Kyoto’s top sights, sandal ride, beautiful lake, fall leaves, many temples, near Jojakkoji Temple, near Tenryuji Temple, near Okochi Sanso Garden, grove, path, Torokko Arashiyama

2. Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto, Trails up the mountain, Close to the city centre, Sightseeing, Adventure, Japanese Tradition, Temples, Shrine, near Tofuku-ji Temple, near Sekihoji Temple, near Komyoin, Fushimi-Inari, Inari

3. Kiyomizu temple

Kiyomizu temple, UNESCO World Heritage, Kyoto, the most famous place in Kyoto, the most crowded temple, narrow streets, good photo spot, no nails used in the temple, Kiyomizudera, Japan, Japanese Tradition, Ancient Kyoto, near Kiyomizu-Zaka Street, near Otowa no Taki, near Jisyu Shrine, Gion-Shijo, Otowa Waterfall, Under renovation

4. Kyoto Imperial Palace

The Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto, World Famous, Fun, ruling palace, Stunning, Beautiful, near Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, near Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), near Aoi Matsuri, city center, Kyoto center, near Pontocho, Demachiyanagi

5. Kyoto Tea Ceremony maikoya

Kinkaku-ji, Most Famoust, Japanese Tradition, Temples, Shrine, Kyoto, Deer Garden, Golden Pavilion, World famous, near Ryoanji Temple, near Hirano Shrine, near Toji-in Temple, Northen Kyoto, Kyoto station, Kitano Hakubai Cho
6. Tea ceremony Kyoto
Tea ceremony, unique cultural experience, mediation and tea drinking, japan culture, the best cultural activity, tea experiences, Japanese culture, fun, kimono dressing, Kyoto, harmony, respect, peace and purity.

7. Ginkakuji temple

Ginkaku-ji, Silver Pavilion, the birth of Japanese Tea Ceremony, Sightseeing, Adventure, Japanese Tradition, Temples, Shrine, Kyoto, Higashiyama Culture, Muromachi period, near Shinnyodo Temple, near Philosopher’s Walk, near Honen-in, sand garden, raked sand, Mototanaka

8. Toji Temple

Tō-ji, Buddhist temple, Shingon sect, Kyoto, Heian capital, Rashomon, near Kyoto Railway Museum, near Kyoto Aquarium, near Aeon Mall Kyoto, Southern Kyoto, 5 story pagoda, Kyoto station, wooden pagoda, Toji station

9. Eiga Mura – Toei Kyoto Studio Park

Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura, Japanese streets, good photo spots, anceint Japan, traditional shows, Kyoto Studio Park, theme park, jidaigeki films, Samurai, Ninja, Edo period, haunted house, film set, power rangers, movie stodio, western Kyoto, near Ninna-ji Temple, near Myoshinji Temple, near Koryu-ji Temple, near Taizoin, Uzumasa-Koryuji
10. Kyoto samurai and ninja museum
Samurai experience, Samuri Museum, Bushido, real samurai transformation, Japanese culture, cultural activities, samurai, japanese culture, fun, Osaka.

11. Kamogawa riverside

The Kamo River, Kamogawa, walking spots, Kyoto, Japanese Tradition, riverbanks, popular walking spots, Demachiyanagi Station, Kyoto center, city center, stepping stones, near Kiyamachi Street, near Zuisen-ji Temple, near Pontocho Kaburenjo
12. Geisha, Tea ceremony and cultural experiences at Maikoya
Geisha, Maiko, tea ceremony, matcha, kimono , kimono rental, Japanese calligraphy, origami, samurai experience, ninja, cultural museum, kintsugi, sumie

13. Arashiyama Monkey Park

Arashiyama Monkey Park, Kyoto, Japanese Tradition, Mt Arashiyama, hang out with monkeys, near Jojakkoji Temple, near Tenryuji Temple, near Okochi Sanso Garden, grove, path, Torokko Arashiyama

14. Arashiyama Kimono Forest

Arashiyama Kimono Forest, Kyoto, Kimono, Japanese Tradition, gorgeous, cylinder-shaped pillars, Randen, near Togetsukyo Bridge, near Diorama Kyoto Japan, near Kogenji Temple, Arashiyama station

15. Byodo-in Temple

Byodoin Temple, Buddhist Pure Land, Japanese Tradition, Temples, Shrine, Kyoto, beautiful garden, southern Kyoto, near Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, near Uji River, near Ujigami Shrine, Uji

16. Enryakuji

Enryaku-ji, Mount Hiei, Japanese Tradition, Temples, Shrine, Kyoto, Mount Hiei, Ōtsu, Cable Enryakuji, near Hiyoshi Taisha, near Kyu Chikurinin Garden, near Enryakuji Temple Amida Do

17. Nijo Castle

Nijō Castle, flatland castle, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Ninja, The most famous castle in Kyoto, located in the city centre, Kyoto center, city center, near Shinsenen, near Mikane Shrine, near Nijo Jinya, Nijo
Japanese calligraphy experience
18.  Kyoto Calligraphy

Calligraphy, Japanese Calligraphy orShodo, Kyoto, things to do in Kyoto, fun, japanese culture, cultural experience, tradition, shuji, shodo, kakizome, cultural activities

19. Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine, breathtaking shrine, Located in the centre of Kyoto, Kyoto center, city center, near Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, near Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, near Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

20. Shimagamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine, Shinto sanctuary, One of the oldest Shinto shrines, Shinto shrines in Japan, Kyoto center, city center, near Jotenkaku Museum, near Tadasu No Mori Grove, near Kawai Shrine, Mototanaka, Chayama

21. Philosopher’s walk

Philosopher’s walk, Higashiyama district The Philosopher’s Path, Fun walking, near Ginkaku-ji Temple, near Shinnyodo Temple, near Honen-in, Mototanaka, small canal, peaceful walk

22. Kyoto Manga Museum

The Kyoto International Manga Museum, manga, japanese comics, Japanese books, Japanese culture, Kyoto, Sightseeing, fun, Japanese hobby, Anime, Things to do in Kyoto, Kyoto center, city center, near Nostalgic Architectural Structure at Sanjodori, near Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto, near Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts & Crafts, Karasuma

23. Daikakuji

Daikakuji, large temple, fun Sagano district, Adventure, Japanese Tradition, Temples, western Kyoto, near Gio-ji Temple, near Seiryoji Temple, near Sagano Romantic Train, Golden pagoda, Saga-Arashiyama

24. Katsura Imperial Villa

The Katsura Imperial Villa, Katsura Detached Palace, The greenery, so beautiful, Not so far from the city centre, Kyoto center, city center, near Nishi Kyogoku Sports Complex, near Yatsubashian and Shishuyakata, near Shimokatsura Goryo Shrine, Katsura

25. Kodaiji

Kodaiji, an outstanding temple, Higashiyama District, Adventure, Japanese Tradition, Temples, near Ishibe Alley, near Entoku-in, near Nenenokomichi

26. Gion Street

Gion, Geisha district, Shijo Avenue, Yasaka Shrine, Kamo River, Ochaya, Chanoyu, Sado, Geiko, Geisha, Maiko, Shrine, near Hanamikoji Street, near Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, near Ichirikitei, Gion-Shijo

27. Tofukuji

Tofukuji, large Zen temple, Chanoyu, Sado, Geiko, spectacular autumn colours, sothern Kyoto, near Unryuin, near Sennyuji Temple, near Komyoin, Tofukuji station

28. Kyoto Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine, Gion Shrine, Ochaya, Chanoyu, Sado, located in Kyoto city centre, Gion, near Gion Matsuri, Maruyama Park, Yoshimoto Gion Kagetsu, Gion-Shijo

29. Ryoanji

Ryoanji Temple, The rock garden, Kyoto, Great Spot, Fun, World Famous, Zen garden, white gravel, Northen Kyoto, near Kinkakuji Temple, near Ninna-ji Temple, near Haradanien, Ryoanji station

30. Maruyama Park

Maruyama Park, cherry trees, Higashiyama District, Trip Ochaya, Chanoyu, Sado, most crowded spot, Hanami, near Yasaka shrine, food stalls, near Gion Matsuri, near Yoshimoto Gion Kagetsu, Gion, Gion-Shijo

31. Nanzenji

Nanzenji Temple, Zen temple, Higashiyama mountains, forested, Kyoto, sanmon gate, Gion, near Eikando Zenrinji Temple, near Nanzenji Suirokaku, near Keage Incline, Sanjo, Misasagi

32. Tenryuji Garden

Tenryuji, Arashiyama district, great Zen temple, world heritage site, the city’s five great Zen temples, bamboo grove, western Kyoto, near Arashiyama, near bamboo forest, near Sagano, Torokko Arashiyama station, Arashiyama station

33. Kitano Tenmangu

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, several hundred shrines across Japan, Sugawara Michizane, scholar, politician, Shrine, Kyoto, plum trees, flea market, Nishijin District, near Hirano Shrine, near Senbon Shakado, near Flea Market Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kitano Hakubai Cho

34. Sanjusangendo

Sanjusangendo, Japanese garden, green pond, Rengeo-in, 1001 statues of Kannon, Shrine, big hall,thousand statues, near Chishaku-in, near Kyoto National Museum, near Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum, near Toyokuni shrine, Tofukuji, Kyoto station

35. Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market, Japanese food, Shopping street, Japanese restaurats, Sushi, Sea Food, Kyoto Food, sashimi, knife shop, covered market, great market, Shinkyogoku Shopping District, near Satsuma Yashiki no Ato, near Nishiki Daiyasu, near Wantsuchii, near Kyoto Nishiki Koji, near Honno-ji, Karasuma

36. Taiko center kyoto studio

Taiko center kyoto studio, Japanese musical instrument, Things to do in Kyoto, Trip, taiko drums, Japanese traditional arts exports, drumming lesson, Shimogyo-ku, near Mibudera, near Daisenji, near Inabado, Omiya

37. Sagaraden nomura

Sagaraden nomura, Japanese decorative craft, lacquerware woodwork, Things to do in Kyoto, Trip, Adventure, Travel, Kyoto, Beautiful rainbow luster, workshop, souvenir, western Kyoto, near Arashiyama, near Bamboo forest, near Sagano, near Seiryo-ji temple, Saga-Arashiyama

38. Kyoto handicraft center

Kyoto handicraft center, The Imperial Court, Japanese arts, Things to do in Kyoto, the Imperial Court for over 1000 years, Japanese arts, woodblock prints, samurai swords, quality souvenirs, city center, Kyoto center, near Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, near Heian Shrine, near Shogoin, near Hosomi Museum, Sanjo

39. Roketsu dyeing studio

Roketsu dyeing studio, Yamamoto Roketsu Dyeing Studio, Traditional Japanese Crafts, Things to do in Kyoto, Fun, Japanese art culture, wax, drawing, workshop, Kyoto center, city center, near Yatsubashian and Shishuyakata, near Shofukuya, near Ebisu, Nishi-Kyogoku

40. Kyoto Shibori Museum

Kyoto Shibori Museum, Shibori, Japanese Traditional Dyeing Technique, Things to do in Kyoto, Trip, Adventure, Travel, Kyoto, Japanese Traditional Culture, Travel, Japanese music culture, textiles, silk, dyeing, workshop, Kyoto center, city center, near Nijo-jo Castle, near Mikane Shrine, near Onishi Seiwemon Museum, near Shiorian, Nijo, Omiya, Karasuma

41. Marumasu Nishimuraya

Marumasu Nishimuraya, Kyo-Yuzen, Furoshiki, Traditions of Kyoto, Japanese Traditional Culture, Trip, Adventure, Travel, Kyoto, Japanese music culture, Great experience, KyoCafe, workshop, dyeing, Kyoto center, city center, near Mikane Shrine, near Onishi Seiwemon Museum, near Shiorian, near Kyoto Rental Cycle,Karasuma. Shijo-Omiya, Nijo

42. Housengama Pottery Class

Housengama Pottery Class, Japanese Traditional Pottery Culture, Trip, Adventure, Travel, Kyoto, Japanese Tradition, Fun, Japanese art culture, hand craft, pottery in kyoto, workshop, dyeing, near Toyokuni shrine, near Imakumano Shrine, Shichijo

43. Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower, Japanese Culture, Trip, Travel, Adventure, Japanese Tower, Sightseeing, Kyoto, Miyako, World Famous, Symbol of Kyoto, Rare modern iconic landmark, Shimogyo-ku, observation deck, free binoculars, tallest building, near Kyoto Station Building, near Porta, near Kyoto Tourist Information Center, Kyoto station

44. Daitokuji

Daitokuji, large walled temple, Rinzai sect’s, Kyoto, Japanese Zen Buddhism, Sightseeing, Travel, Trip, Adventure, northern Kyoto, Zen garden, stone garden, rock garden, temple complex, near Kotoin, near Imamiya Shrine, near Ryogen-in Temple, Kitaoji station

45. Eikando

Eikando, Buddhism, Nanzenji, Nanzenji, illuminations, fun, Eikando, evening illuminations, autumn colors, japanese maples, near Nanzen-ji Temple, near Nanzenji Suirokaku, near Philosopher’s Walk, Keage station

46. Okochi Sanso

Ōkōchi Sansō, Home, Garden, Japanese jidaigeki, Denjirō Ōkōchi, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Tradition, teahouse, bamboo grove, western Kyoto, near Tenryuji Temple, near Arashiyama, near Jojakkoji Temple, Torokko Arashiyama station

47. Uji

Uji, cultural center, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Matcha, Green Tea, Japanese Tea Culture, Travel, Japanese cultural centre, Uji river, Kyosakae temple, Agata Jinja, Byodoin, Uji station

48. Amano Hashidate

Amanohashidate, Miyazu Bay, Sandba, Heaven, Kyoto, Sky View, Amazing View, Drive, Trip, Adventure, Travel, Japanese Sightseeing, cable car, pine trees, natural bridge, spit, Amanohashidate spit, Japan rail pass, near Amano Hashidate Beach, near Chionji, near Fuchu park, Amanohashidate station

49. Sagano Sightseeing Tram ride

The Sagano Scenic Railway, Sagano Romantic Train, Sagano Torokko, Hozugawa River, Kameoka, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Trip, Adevnture in Japan, Sightseeing, Scenic train, Saga Torokko, Kameoka station, near The Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum, near Rokuoin Temple, near Arashiyama Kimono Forest, near Prunus, Saga-Arashiyama

50. Kifune Shrine

Kibune, Forested Valley, Kifune Shrine, Kyoto, Greenery, Japanese Ryokan, Relaxing, Great spot, near Mt. Kurama, near Kurama-dera, near Kifune shrine Okumiya, near Kibune Fujiya, Kibuneguchi

51. Sanzen-in

Sanzenin Temple, Ohara, Kyoto, Kyoto, Trip, Shrines, Adevnture in Japan, Sightseeing, Central Kyoto, Kyoto city, Kyoto center, moss gareden, Karasuma line, near Hosenin, near Oharano Sato, near Shorin-in Temple, near Raigo-in temple, Ohara Sightseeing Hoshokai, near Mausoleum of Emperor Go-Toba

52. Kurama-dera

Kurama-dera, hot springs, Onsen, Kurama Onsen, Relaxing, Trip, Adventure, Sightseeing, Family Trip, Travel, Easily accessible, near Mt. Kurama, near Kurama-dera, near Kifune shrine Okumiya, near Kibune Fujiya, Kibuneguchi, Kifune, Kurama, forest, scenery, Kurama station

53. Kyoto National Museum

Kyoto National Museum, Japan’s oldest and most distinguished museums, Trip, Adventure, Sightseeing,Kyoto, Archaeology, pottery, artifacts, japanese culture, japanese history, japanese art, arts, near Sanjusangendo Temple, near Chishaku-in, near Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum, Tofukuji, Gion-Shijo

54. Higashi Honganji

Higashi Honganji, Higashi Honganji, Two large temples, Jodo-Shin Sect, True Pure Land Sect, Japan’s largest Buddhist sects, Japanese Buddhism, Kyoto, Japanese Tradition, Japanese Culture, Fun Place, Trip, Sightseeing, Travel, wooden sculpture, Kyoto station, hair rope, near Shosei-en Garden, near Kyoto Tower, near Kansai Tourist Information Center Kyoto, Gojo station

55. Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Shugakuin Imperial Villa, Emperor Gomizuno, the Japanese traditional imperial style, Japanese Culture, Temples, Shrines, Sightseeing, The Imperial Household Agency, Japanese gardens and buildings, eizan line, emperor, northern Kyoto, near Sekizan Zen-in Temple, near Hijirimeisan Rinkyu Temple, Shugakuin, Takaragaike

56. Kyoto Railway Museum

Kyoto Railway Museum, JR West, Umekoji Train, Locomotive Museum, Kyoto, Family Trip, Travel, Sightseeing, Fun Place to Visit, Things to do in Kyoto, steam engine, bullet train, train lovers, modern train, sky terrace, Shimogyo-ku, near Umekoji Park, near Kyoto Aquarium, near Rokusonno Shrine, Kyoto station, Nishioji

57. Gekkeikan Ōkura Sake Museum

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, Japanese Drink, Japanese Sake, Rice Wine, Fushimi district, Made in Japan, Kyoto, Japanese Traditional Drink, plum wine, tasting room, brewing process, Southern Kyoto, near Teradaya, Chokenji Temple, near Shorinin, Chushojima

58. National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Art museum, English acronym MoMAK, Fun place to visit, Travel, Trip, Sightseeing, Familiy Place, Things to do in Kyoto, Japanese Art, Beauty, japanese exhibition, exhibits, Kyoto center, city center, near Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, near Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, near Heian Shrine, Higashiyama

59. Tenryū-ji

Tenryū-ji, Tenryū Shiseizen-ji, The head temple, The Tenryū branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, located in Ukyō Ward, Kyoto, bamboo grove, large pond, japanese garden, japanese maple, western Kyoto, Arashiyama, near bamboo forest, near Sagano, Arashiyama station, Torokko Arashiyama station

60. Daigo-ji

Daigoji, the Shingon sect, Japanese Buddhism, World Heritage Site, Designated, The large temple, mountainside, near Daigo-ji Temple Sanbo-in Palace Garden, near Doju-no-tou Tower, Daigo station

61. Chion-in

Chionin, the head temple, Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism, Millions of followers, Buddhist sects, Great place to see, sanmon gate, wooden gate, under renovation, great bell, Chionin bell, japanese garden, Gion, near Yasaka Shrine, Awata Shrine, Near Nanzen-ji Temple, near Maruyama Park, Gion-Shijo

62. Ninna-ji

Ninnaji, World Heritage Sites, the Omuro School, the Shingon sect of Buddhism, Great Temple, Travel, Trip, Fun, Reigning emperor, Northern Kyoto, story pagoda, bell tower, zen garden, rock garden, near Ryoan-ji, near Hitotei, near 5 storied pagoda, near Kusho Myojin Honden, Omuro Ninnaji

63. Kenin-ji

Kennin-ji, a historic Zen Buddhist temple, Higashiyama, Gion, at the end of Hanami Lane, Kyoto Gozan, Sightseeing, five most important Zen temples of Kyoto, Trip, Adventure, twin dragons, dragon painting, painted celling, zen garden, tatami, japanese architecture, Gion, near Yasui-Konpiragu, near Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theater, near Musoshin Gion, near Nishiraiin, near Taisho-in, Gion-Shijo

64. Shōren-in

Shorenin, the Tendai sect, apanese Buddhism, at the foot of Kyoto’s Higashiyama mountains, monzeki temples, the imperial family, tatami, night illumination, camphor trees, painted screens, near Chionin Temple, near Shorenin Garden, near Awata Shrine, near Yasaka shrine, Higashiyama station,

65. Nonomiya Shrine

Nonomiya Shrine, a Shinto shrine, Arashiyama district, Kyoto, Japanese Tradition, Bunka, Japanese Culture, Travel, Trip, Fun Place to Visit, Sightseeing, western Kyoto, wishes, zen, bamboo forest, Arashiyama bamboo forest, Kyoto bamboo forest, near Sagano, near Tenryuji Temple, near Jisaiin, near Anryuji, Torokko Arashiyama station

66. Jōjakkō-ji Temple

Jojakko-ji temple, Autumn colours, Autumn leaves, Amazing view, Sightseeing, Adventure, Temples, Great place to viisit, Japanese Tradition, Beautiful, Japanese Culture, Fun place, Pagoda, bamboo forest, maple trees, japanese maple, Arashiyama, garden, japanese garden, western kyoto, near Okochi Sanso Garden, near Anryuji, near Nison-in Temple, Torokko Arashiyama stationCulture, Fun place

67. Murin-an Villa

Secret garden, Meiji villa, nice garden, not crowded, hidden spot, teahouse, waterfall, city center, Kyoto center, central Kyoto, near Awata Shrine, near Kyoto city zoo, near Nanzen-ji Temple, near Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Keage station, near Konchi-in

68. Honen-in Temple

Big gate, moist garden, quiet, moss covered, stones, buddhist temple, secret garden, moss, mossy roof, Philosopher’s Path, Philosopher’s walk, graveyard, near Ginkaku-ji Temple, near Higashiyama Jisho-ji, near Daimonjiyama, near Shinnyodo, near Zenrinji(Eikan-do), Demachiyanagi

69. Ishibekoujimamecha

Izakaya, Japanese food, traditional interior design, Japanese garden, kaiseki meal, High satisfaction rate, cozy place in Kyoto, relaxed athmosphere, near Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine, near Ryozen Museum of History, near Yasui Konpiragu, near Gion Corner, Gion-Shijo

70. Hub British Pub Kyoto

Bar, sports bar, pub, hub, alcoholic drinks, wine bar, sake tasting, beer, fast food, fried food, pizza, meeting with local people, western pub in Kyoto, western style in Kyoto, city center, Kyoto center, central Kyoto, near Kiyamachi Street, near Pontocho Kaburenjo, near Suya, Zuisen-ji Temple,

71. Sennyu-ji Temple

Sennyu-ji Temple, beautiful garden, buddhist temple, near tofuku-ji temple, secret spot, silent, natural, Autumn colours, hidden gem, japanese maples, Southern Kyoto, near Unryuin, near Imakumano Kannonji, near Hidenin, Tofukuji

72. Chishaku-in Temple

Chishaku-in Temple, Buddhist temple, near Kyoto National Museum, near sanjusan gendo, beautiul garden, quiet, pine trees, azale flowers, panel paintings, Japanese paintings, pond garden, japanese culture, japanese sculpture, near Imahie Jingū Shrine, near Kyoto National Museum, near Toyokuni Shrine, Shichijo

73. Genko-an Temple

Beatiful Japanese architecture, fall leaves, blood on the floor, samurai spirit, round windows, picture spot, buddhist temple, zen window, northern Kyoto, no photos, near Koetsuji Temple, near Shozan Resort Kyoto, near Imamiya Shrine, Kitaoji station

74. Yogen-in Temple

Yogen-in Temple, Bloody ceiling, mass suicicde of the samuraii, Buddhist temple, quiet temple, next to sanjusangendo, historical spot, hidden spot, secret garden, bloody celling, no photos, no camera, near Sanjusangendo Temple, near Chishaku-in, near Kyoto National Museum, near Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum, Shichijo

75. Haradani-en

Haradani-en, sakura trees, cherry blossom, beautiful flowers, quiet, Japanese garden, near Kinkakuji, blooming sakura, yelow azaleas, private garden, Northern Kyoto, near Kinkakuji Temple, near Ryoanji Temple, near Doumotoinsyo Museum, Utano, Omuro-Ninnaji

76. Kyoto botanical garden

Kyoto botanical garden, Japanese garden, bonsai trees, so many beautiful flowers, near subway station, big garden, Japanese pond, located between Kitaoji and Kitayama Avenue, not crowded, northern Kyoto, karasuma line, bonsai collection, tropical plants, nature lovers, huge garden, near Garden of Fine Arts, near Town of Salmon, near Kamogawa Delta, Kitayama

77. Omi shrine

Omi shrine, Shiga, Japanese Tea Culture, Travel, Sightseeing, Denkmal, dragon sculpture, dragon statue, pagoda, Omi-Jingu-Mae, near Biwako Otsukan, near Lake Biwa Sosui-no Sakura, near Onjo-ji Temple, near Fukuoji Shrine, near Omijingugaien Park

78. Mii Dera

Mii Dera, Shiga,Travel, Sightseeing, Adventure, Japanese Tradition, Emperor Tenji, the foot of Mount Hiei, Buddhist temple, temple complex, japanese temple complex, near Onjo-ji Temple, near Lake Biwa Sosui-no Sakura, near Nagara Shrine, Mii Dera station

79. Hikone Castle (Lake Biwa)

Hikone Castle, Shiga, Lake Biwa, The hilltop castle, the Ii daimyo, Japanese feudal lords, steep stairs, edo period, near Genkyuen, near Hikone Castle Museum, near Yumekyobashi Castel Road, Hikoneshi Konki Park, Hikone station

80. Shrahige Shrine (Lake Biwa)

Shiga, Lake Biwa, Shrahige Shrine, Vermilion-lacquered torii, Standing in the lake, Matchmaking, Better luck, Prosperous business, Takashima, near Ukawa Shijuhattai Sekibutsugun, near Otomegaike Pond, near Omizo Castle Ruins, Omi Takashima

81. Genkyu-en Garden (Lake Biwa)

Shiga, Lake Biwa, Genkyu-en Garden, Near Hikone-jo Castle, Omi, Xiaoxiang, China, Daimyo, Japanese feudal lord, japanese garden, teahouse, near Hikone Castle, near Hikone Castle Museum, near Yumekyobashi Castel Road, Hikoneshi Konki Park, Hikone station

82. Hakodateyama Ski Resort (Lake Biwa)

Hakodateyama Ski Resort, Ski, Winter Sports, Shiga, Lake Biwa, Near JR Omi-Imazu Station, Heavy fall of quality snow, 690m above sea level, near Shokaku-ji Temple, near Imazu Sports Park, near Hioki Shrine, Omi-Imazu station, Omi-Nakasho station, Hakodateyama

83. Keiunkan (Lake Biwa)

Keiunkan, Shiga, Lake Biwa, Japanese guest house, Travel, a state guest house, Nagahama, Meiji period, plum bonsai, bonsai exhibition, near Kurokabe Square, near Yanmar Museum, near Nagahama Railway Square, near Kaiyodo Figure Museum Kurokabe Ryuyukan, Nagahama

84. Hikiyama Museum (Lake Biwa)

Hikiyama Museum, Shiga, Lake Biwa, Japanese Culture, Japanese festival, cultural museum, Hikiyama Festival, Japanese traditional performances, japanese art, near Kurokabe Square, near Yanmar Museum, near Nagahama Railway Square, near Kaiyodo Figure Museum Kurokabe Ryuyukan, Nagahama
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Places to go in Osaka – Osaka Attractions Map


1. Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle, 大阪城 (Osaka Jo).Famous castle, historic area, good for families with kids, Japanese garden, popular spot.

2. Dotonbori

Dotonbori (道頓堀)
The most popular tourist area in Osaka, shopping, street food, restaurants, entertainment, department stores. More popular at night.

3. Shinsaibashi

Shinsaibashi (心斎橋)
Place for shopping, place for eating, heart of Osaka, dotonbori, Namba.

4. Tsūtenkaku

Tsūtenkaku (通天閣)
Famous tower in Osaka, Namba, Shinsaibashi, sightseeing, Shinsekai, restaurants, Biliken.

5. Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン Yunibāsaru Sutajio Japan)
Good place for Families, Osaka, Fun place, theme park in Osaka, hanging out.

6. Geisha Tea Ceremony at Maikoya

Unique tea ceremony experience. Tea Ceremony, tea garden, sado, wabisabi, Japanese tea culture, geisha, maiko, tradition.

7. Kaiyukan

The Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (海遊館 Kaiyukan)
It is one of the largest public aquariums in the world, shark whale, sea lions, penguins.

8. Osaka Takoyaki Museum

Osaka Takoyaki Museum (大阪たこ焼きミュージアム)
There are many famous takoyaki shops in in the museum.

9. Sumiyoshi Taisha

Sumiyoshi taisha (住吉大社), Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine, a Shinto shrine in Sumiyoshi, Osaka.

10. Umeda Sky Building

The Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル Umeda Sukai Biru), the nineteenth-tallest building in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. One of the city’s most popular points.

11. Shitennō-ji

Shitennō-ji (Japanese: 四天王寺, Arahaka-ji, Nanba-ji, or Mitsu-ji) , Buddhist temple in Ōsaka, Japan. The first Buddhist temple, the oldest official temple in Japan.

12. Ramen Museum

The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum (インスタントラーメン発明記念館 Insutanto-rāmen Hatsumei Kinenkan)
Ramen Museum, Japanese food, Japanese noodle, good spot for families.

13. Lucky Owl Cafe

Lucky Owl Cafe
Good place for families, animal cafe, unique cafe, fun spot.
大阪市中央区道頓堀のLUCKYOWL(ラッキーアウル).

14. The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living

The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living (大阪くらしの今昔館)
The Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, small miniature streets and towns. Indoor museum.

15. Osaka Temmangu Shrine

Osaka Temmangu Shrine (大阪天満宮)
Osaka Temmangu Shrine is the most famous Tenjin shrine in Japan.

16. Tenjinbashi Street

Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street (天神橋筋商店街)
Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street is one of the longest shopping streets in Japan.

17. Kuromon Ichiba Market

Kuromon Ichiba Market (黒門市場)
Shopping street, flea market, fish market, fresh fish, “Osaka’ s Kitchen”, well-known touristic spot.

18. Aqualiner

Aqualiner
From Osaka castle to Dotonbori, good to see the canal.

19. Dotonbori River Cruise

The Tombori River Cruise (道頓堀リバークルーズ)
20 minutes, 9 bridges, good sightseeing.

20. Umeda Joypolis

Umeda Joypolis (梅田ジョイポリス)
Fun place, good spot for dating, families, sightseeing, travelling Japan.

21. Den Den Town

Den Den Town (でんでんタウン)
Anime stores, manga stores, Anime products, fun place to visit, centre of Osaka, neon street, Naniwa sightseeing spot.

22. Minoh Waterfall

Minoh Waterfall (箕面の滝)
Nature, beauty, green, waterfall, Osaka, Adventure, sightseeing.

23. Senkoji Temple

Senkoji Temple (全興寺)
Temple, Japanese tradition, Japanese culture, sightseeing spot. Senkoji is located in the suburb of Osaka. Ordinary temple in the middle of the local shopping street.

24. Keitakuen Garden

Keitakuen Garden (慶沢園)
Japanese Chisen-kaiyushiki garden (Japanese garden with a pond in the center). In the Tennoji Park.


25. Fukuebisu Dotonbori Okonomiyaki Restaurant

Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き o-konomi-yaki)
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese salty pancake. It has many different kinds of ingredients.

26. Hozenji Temple

“Hōzen Temple (法善寺 Hōzen-ji) . Famous Buddhist temple, central location.

27. Chihaya Akasaka Village

Chihayaakasaka (千早赤阪村 Chihayaakasaka-mura). A village located in Minamikawachi District, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Chihaya Castle, Akasaka Castles.

28. Namba Yasaka Shrine

Namba Yasaka Shrine (難波八阪神社)
It is a famous shrine in Nanba, photography spot, Tutelary deity of the Namba district.

29. Tempozan Ferris Wheel

Big ferris wheel, it takes 17 minutes, good view of the Osaka Bay area, colorful lights.

30. Doguyasuji Street

Doguyasuji Street (道具屋筋)
Cooking utensils, souvenirs, gift shops, knife stores, kitchen items.

31. Hozenji Yokocho Street

Hozenji Yokocho Street (法善寺横丁)
Good photo spot, old narrow Japanese street, traditional Japan view.

32. Abeno Harukas

Abenobashi Terminal Building (阿部野橋ターミナルビル)
Japan’s tallest building, the biggest department store in Japan.

33. Samurai Experience Maikoya

Samurai (侍) , samurai museum, the best samurai experience in Osaka, samurai swords, samurai helmets. Good for families, good for kids.
34. Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya
Tea ceremony experience, meditation, green tea, Sen No Rikyu, convenient location, unique experience.

35. Osaka Museum of History

“The Osaka Museum of History (大阪歴史博物館, Ōsaka Rekishi Hakubutsukan). Next to Osaka Castle, 3 floors, everything is in Japanese.

36. Don Quijote Dotonbori

Don Quijote Dotonbori (ドン・キホーテ道頓堀)
Unique Japan products, daily necessities, sundries, jewelry, appliance, little restaurants, unique toys, unique gifts. Good for young people, good for shopping.

37. Spa World Tennoji

Spa World Tennoji (スパワールド)
Indoor swimming pool, good for families, hot spring.

38. Kidzania Koshien

For children aged 4-15 years old, many brands, many activities for kids, good indoor activity choice for families.

39. ATC Cosmo Square

ATC Cosmo Square (ATC コスモスクエア)
The Asia & Pacific Trade Center, an amusement center for kids, many cafes, good ocean view, anime festival on Sundays.

40. Jankara Karaoka Nanba

Jankara Karaoke (ジャンボカラオケ)
Jankara Karaoke is one of the most popular Karaoke chains in Japan.It is usually open 24 hours a day. Guests enjoy free unlimited drinks and room service.

41. Nakanoshima Koen Park

“The Nakanoshima Park (中之島公園 Nakanoshima kōen). The first public park in Osaka, opened in 1891, 11 hectares , Osaka Central Public Hall, rose garden, green area to take a rest.

42. Maishima Incineration Plant

Maishima Incineration Plant (舞洲スラッジセンター). Waste treatment, recycling center, environmental conservation center, unique architecture in Osaka.

43. Banpaku Koen Park

Banpaku Koen Park (万博記念公園)
The Expo’70 Commemorative Park, about 260 Hectares, Facilities of the Expo’70, the Japanese Garden, the Japan Folk Crafts Museum, Osaka.

44. Zauo Fishing Restaurant

Zauo Fishing Restaurant (釣船茶屋ざうお)
Catch a fish and eat, catching fish, good family activity, kids like it.

45. Nifrel

Nifrel (ニフレル)
Small zoo and aquarium, near Expo Park, owls, birds, fish, tiger, crocodile, hippo, lemur.

46. Tennoji Zoo

“Tennōji Zoo (天王寺動物園, Tennoji Dobutsuen). Tennōji Park in Tennōji-ku, Osaka, more than 100 years old, bird conservatory, lions, giraffe, goat, rabbit, monkey, gorilla, baby stroller O.K.

47. Tsurumi Ryokuchi Koen Park

Tsurumi Ryokuchi Koen Park (花博記念公園鶴見緑地)
The International Garden and Greenery Exposition, a world exhibition of flowers, Morocco section, China section, The Netherlands section.

48. Utsubo Koen Park

Utsubo Park (靱公園 Utsubo-Kōen). Not far from Shinsaibashi, good for picnic, good for families.

49. National Bunraku Theater

The National Bunraku Theatre (国立文楽劇場 Kokuritsu Bunraku Gekijō). Traditional theater in Japan, Bunraku shows in Osaka, two halls and an exhibition room, Not far from Shinsaibashi.

50. Nagai Koen Park

“Nagai Park (長居公園 Nagai kōen) . Great for picnic, great Japanese garden, green area, kids park, central location.

51. Takashimaya Nanba

Takashhimaya Namba (大阪タカシマヤ) , luxury shopping in Nanba, traditional Japan shops, the bonsai exhibition, kimono exhibition, gold Buddha exhibition.

52. Japan Mint

The Japan Mint (独立行政法人造幣局 Dokuritsu Gyōsei Hōjin Zōheikyoku) Popular during the Sakura season, not in other seasons.

53. Rinku Outlet Mall

Rinku Outlet Mall (りんくうプレミアム・アウトレット)
The largest outlet mall in Western Japan, near Kansai International Airport, American style, more than 210 shops.

54. Daimaru Shinsaibashi

Daimaru (大丸) popular department store in Shinsaibashi, gift ideas, near Shinsaibashi shopping street.

55. Calligraphy Experience at Maikoya

Japanese calligraphy, a unique Japanese tradition, cultural activity, memorable experience.

56. Osaka Museum of Science

The Osaka Science Museum (大阪市立科学館 Ōsaka Shiritsu Kagakukan). Science museum, good indoor activity, sceintific experiment exhibitions, good for kids.

57. Tokyu hands in Shinsaibashi

“Tokyu Hands Inc., known as Tokyu Hands (東急ハンズ Tōkyū Hanzu). Japanese department store, unique Japan goods, gift ideas.

58. National Museum of Art

The National Museum of Art (国立国際美術館 Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan). Near Nakanoshima Park, Japan art, Western art.

59. Sakai Harvest Hill

Sakai Harvest Hill (堺・緑のミュージアム ハーベストの丘)
Green area, flowers, Japanese garden, country side, good for families.

60. Kobe A-1 Steak House Umeda

Popular Kobe beef reataurant, originally from Kobe, not very expensive, near Umeda.

61. Museum of Oriental Ceramics

The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka (大阪市立東洋陶磁美術館). Best ceramic collection in the world.

62. Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum

Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum (上方浮世絵館)
Kamigata Ukiyoe, Kamigata woodblock prints, small museum, Near Shinsaibashi, near Hozenji temple.

63. Fujita Art Museum

“The Fujita Art Museum (藤田美術館 Fujita Bijutsukan). Family owned art museum, not a central area.

64. Yodobashi Camera in Umeda

Yodobashi Camera Co., Ltd. (株式会社ヨドバシカメラ Kabushiki Gaisha Yodobashi Kamera). The largest electronics store in Osaka, central location, near Umeda, cheap electronics.

65. Hoshida Enchi Park

Hoshida Enchi Park (府民の森ほしだ園地)
Countryside, green area, flowers, outside the city, good family activity.

66. Cat Cafe (Cat Tail) in Shinsaibashi

Many cute cats, ¥1000/hour for 1 beverage.

67. Taiyuji Temple

“Taiyū-ji (太融寺) is a Buddhist temple in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan.

68. Round 1 Sennichi Mae

Round 1 Sennichi Mae (ラウンドワン千日前). Bowling, karaoke, game center, good for kids, indoor activity, good for rainy days.

69. Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Park

Osaka Castle has a large area, Nishinomaru Park has the best photo spot.

70. Sakai City Museum

Sakai City Museum (堺市博物館 Sakai-shi Hakubutsukan). Sakai has the world’s 3rd largest tomb, interesting museum.

71. Daisen Koen Park

Daisen-Oki National Park (大山隠岐国立公園 Daisen Oki Kokuritsu Kōen). Near Sakai City museum, great picnic area, popular weekend spot in Osaka.

72. Meiji Dairy Factory

Meiji Dairy Factory (明治なるほどファクトリー大阪)
Meiji Dairy Factory Tours. Kids make yoghurt, kids play with food toys.

73. Legoland Tempozan

Legoland Tempozan (レゴランド・ディスカバリー・センター大阪)
The LEGOLAND Discovery Center is ideal for children aged 3-10. Lego rides, 4D cinema, playing with lego.

74. Koyaike Park

Koyaike Park (昆陽池公園)
Japanese garden, rare birds, calming atmosphere in Osaka.

75. Koshien Stadium

Hanshin Koshien Stadium (阪神甲子園球場 Hanshin Kōshien Kyūjō). In Nishinomiya, good to watch a baseball game, unique Japan activity.


76. Konpeitou Museum

Konpeitō (金平糖, コンペイトー). Japanese sugar candy, different colors, different flavors, good for families with kids.

77. Kids Plaza Umeda

Kids Plaza Umeda (キッズプラザ大阪)
The most popular kids activity, central location, near Umeda, education via playing.

78. Kwansei Gakuin University Campus

Kwansei Gakuin University (関西学院大学 Kansei Gakuin Daigaku), Kangaku (関学). In Nishinomiya, great campus, Western style.

79. Nangou Fisheries Center

Nangou Fisheries Center (南郷水産センター)
Many fishing pools for kids, fun fishing activity, best fishing spot in Osaka.

80. Mitsui Outlet Park

Mitsui Outlet Park (三井アウトレットパーク 大阪)
Brand-name stores, discounted prices, convenient location.

81. Okumizuma Athletic Sports

Okumizuma Athletic Sports (奥水間アスレチックスポーツ)
Fishing activity, eel catching, BBQ, outdoor activities for kids.

82. Hankyu Umeda

“Hankyu Department Store (阪急百貨店 Hankyū Hyakkaten), Near Umeda, good cafeterias, good restaurants.

83. Misaki Park

Misaki Park (みさき公園) “Misaki Koen.” Outside the city, green area.

84. Rinku Park Beach

Rinku Park Beach (りんくうビーチ). Very popular during the summer, great beach, sand, suntanning, close to the Kansai airport.

85. Umeda Loft

Umeda Loft (梅田ロフト) “Umeda Lofuto.” Gift ideas, convenient location.

86. Hanshin Racecourse

Hanshin Racecourse (阪神競馬場 Hanshin-keibajō) . Horse racing, unique Japan activity, capacity of 139,000 people.

87. Kimono Trial Maikoya

The kimono (着物, きもの) is a traditional Japanese garment. Best kimono collection in Osaka, best yukata collection in Osaka, kimono photography, kimono experience, kimono trial.

88. Cooking Class Maikoya

Cooking in Osaka, sushi making in Osaka, okonomiyaki in Osaka, takoyaki in Osaka, private cooking class in Osaka.

89. Kura Sushi Umeda

Kura Sushi Umeda (くら寿司)
Cheap and cheerful sushi place in Umeda!

90. Osaka University Campus

Osaka University (大阪大学 Ōsaka daigaku), or Handai (阪大 Handai). The 3rd most famous university in Japan.

91. Nanba Parks

Namba Parks (なんばパークス Nanba Pākusu). Near Nanba, convenient location, near Swissotel, unique architecture.

92. Hirakata Koen Amusement Park

Hirakata Park (ひらかたパーク Hirakata Pāku). “Hirapah”, anpanman, Japan style amusement park. The location is not convenient.

93. Maruhan Nambashinkan

Maruhan Nambashinkan (マルハン難波新館)
Pachinko in Namba, unique Japan experience.

94. Orange Street

Orange Street (オレンジストリート)
Fashionable shops, cafes, boutiques, general merchandise stores and interior goods shops, good for young people, popular among Asian tourists.

95. Climbing Bouldering Gravity Research

Climbing Bouldering Gravity Research (グラビティリサーチ梅田) Stylish bouldering gym in Umeda!

96. GLION

GLION MUSEUM (ジーライオンミュージアム)
Classic car museum , cars from Japan, cars from Europe.

97. Ikeda Castle

(池田城) , IkedaJo. A beautiful small castle in Ikeda. Not far from the city center. Japanese garden.

98. Kishiwada Castle

(岸和田城), KishiwadaJo. Small castle in Osaka. Not far from the city center, beautiful rock garden.

99,100: Unique Cultural experience at maikoya and the samurai museum
Facts about Osaka
-8 million people live in Osaka.
-Osaka is the 2nd largest city in Japan.
-Osaka Castle was demolished completely during the WWII. Osaka was heavily bombed during WWII.
-Osaka’s nickname is “Japan’s kitchen.”
-Famous comedians in Japan are from Osaka.
-People in Osaka are friendlier than people in Tokyo (typical image).
-The tallest tower in Japan is in Osaka (Abeno Harukas).
-The oldest official Buddhist temple is in Osaka (Shitennoji).
-Osaka is the birthplace of “tea ceremony.”
-Osaka is the birthplace of takoyaki and okonomiyaki.
-Osaka is the birthplace of “Bunraku.” Bunraku is the Japanese style puppet theater.
-“WORLD EXPO 1970” was held in Osaka.
-Osaka is only 25 minutes away from Kobe. Osaka is only 30 minutes away from Kyoto.
-First “USJ” outside the USA.
-Osaka was the capital of Japan.
-These Japanese phrases are only used in Osaka.
1- “Nande yane” ( why)
2- “Akan” ( impossible)
c) “Hommani” (are you serious)

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The Art of Bonsai Trees

The art of Bonsai shaping and tree training is referred to as one of the oldest and most intricate arts in the industry of botanical and gardening.
The word bonsai is derived from the Japanese words “bon”, meaning tray, and “sai”, meaning tree, with a literal meaning of creating/planting miniature trees on a tray. Although it originally started in Japan, there are similar traditions, which practiced in other nations and cultures, such as the art of “hon-non-bo” in Vietnam and “Penjing” in China.
bonsai tree
These living, miniature natural masterpieces increase greatly in aesthetic appeal and financial value as the tree matures over time. There are a variety of different styles of bonsai trees, as well as many different kinds of tree that can be used to plant a Bonsai. Styles of Bonsai include formal upright, informal upright, literati, cascade, raft bonsais and semi-cascade, all of which can range amazingly in size from miniature to large. Additionally, both fruit trees and flowered trees can be used for this art.
Flowering bonsai