Travel Japan

12 of the Coolest Places to Visit in Japan

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Points of interest: Modern architecture, the collections of contemporary art, and the aesthetics

Asahiyama Zoo (Asahikawa, Hokkaido)
Asahiyama Zoo
Points of interest: One of the most visited zoos in Japan, featured in 2009 film Penguins Flying in the Sky

Cup Noodle Museum (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Cup Noodle Museum
Points of interest: Instant ramen history and exhibits, create your own cup of ramen

Dotonbori (Osaka)
Dotonbori
Points of interest: Osaka’s entertainment hub

Ghibli Museum (Tokyo)
Ghibli Museum
Points of interest: Beautiful and unique museum dedicated to Studio Ghibli works, the animated short films on show everyday, and more

Hakone Tozan Railway Line (Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Points of interest: Odest mountain railway in Japan, the picturesque and breathtaking views that include wooded valleys and other scenic attractions
Hakone Tozan Hayakawa Bridge

Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kyoto)
Points of interest: Famous Shinto shrine in Kyoto, home to thousands of torii, stunning mountain trail
Fushimi Inari Shrine

Meiji Shrine (Tokyo)
Meiji Shrine
Points of interest: An important Shinto shrine in Tokyo, vast wooded grounds

Omotesando (Tokyo)
Omotesando
Points of interest: High-end shopping district with beautiful tree-lined boulevard

Takeshita-dori (Tokyo)
Takeshita-dori
Points of interest: Youth fashion and trendy shopping destination

Tsukiji Fish Market (Tokyo)
Tsukiji Fish Market
Points of interest: Bustling marketplace, go-to place for some fresh seafood, known for its tuna auction and wholesale marketplace, delicious and fresh sushi breakfast at the outer market

Universal Studios Japan (Osaka)
Universal Studios Japan
Points of interest: First Universal Studios theme park in Asia, the amusement parks has different sections that include Amity Village, Hollywood, Jurassic Park, New York, San Francisco, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter , Universal Wonderland, and Waterworld