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Things to do in Japan

Must do activities in Japan span from water sports at beaches, shopping in the cities, tourism at temples, sightseeing at parks and learning at museums.The iconic images that immediately come to mind when thinking of a visit to Japan are the temples surrounded by cherry trees and the crowded cities. A visit to these shrines is like a trip to Japan's museums of the Buddhist religion.

For a truly local shopping experience, visiting a morning market is a must do activity in Japan. Many of these markets open at 5 am and close by 12 noon. Only local merchants have shops at the markets where you can find fresh vegetables, local textiles and hand-made folk art.

For a small country, a visit to Japan offers many museums. Most of the museums are art and with their love for all things modern, you are sure to find art that you have never experienced at one of their many modern art museums. There are also some architectural and technical museums.

The Southern Boso area of Japan offers some views of natural areas. The Minami Boso Quasi-National Park in this region displays beautiful floral gardens. A soothing hot spring allows for a relaxing respite from the many busy cities of the country.

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    A traditional onsen (hot springs) resort that dates back to the 1870's, Arai Ryokan has a serene, old-world feel, evoked by the traditional Japenes... More
  • Aritsugu

    Established in 1560, Aritsugu is famous the world over for its high-quality knives. This Tsukiji Market shop is a branch of the original 16th-centu... More
  • Audio Plaza (Hardware)

    This centrally located store offers easy one-stop shopping for those looking for travel-related electronics: translation machines with voice output... More
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    The pastry boutique was designed by Wonderwall, the cutting edge design firm behing Uniqlo stores. More
  • Bar K

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    The dark, designy, one-person deep standing bar sells single servings of sake in little jars to keep the sake fresh. More
  • Cha Ginza

    Escape the throngs of Ginza shoppers at this sleekly modern tearoom and shop. In the third-story tearoom, minimalist-white with skylights overhead,... More
  • Children’s Areas

    The airport has several free kid-friendly (and unsupervised) areas, so find the one that best suits your needs. Both the Children’s Playrooms and K... More
  • Club on the Park

    Occupying the 45th and 47th floors of the Park Hyatt Tokyo, the Club on the Park is a full-service spa open exclusively to hotel guests and private... More
  • Daimaru

    On the day of your purchase, please take the receipt for the goods purchased at Daimaru Tokyo store on the same day ... More
  • Daitoku-ji

    The riverside 685-year-old Zen monastery has 24 temples on the property. More
  • Dayrooms

    Departing passengers who have gone through passport control can take advantage of the airport’s official relaxation areas, which include a bright w... More
  • Dog

    Hidden away in the basement of an office bulding on the fringes of Harajuku, Dog is a literally an underground fashion spot, a hodge-podge of low-c... More
  • Dog's Care Joker

    Dog's Care Joker brings Roppongi Hills pampering to pooches. Luxury stores and services abound in this part of town, so its no suprise that pets sh... More
  • Duff Trimble

    Excited about: The rise of Japanese single-malt whiskeys. Trimble will put together a tour of the country’s best producers, including Yamazaki, out... More

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