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Name Category Location
 
Hikawa-maru
Moored on the waterfront, more or less in the...
Nautical Sites Yokohama
 
Advertising Museum Tokyo
The unique Japanese gift for graphic and...
Museums / Galleries Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Ame-ya Yoko-cho Market
The sprawling stalls have become especially...
Markets / Bazaars, Neighborhoods / Streets Ueno
 
Asakusa Jinja
Several structures in the famous Senso-ji shrine...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Ashi-no-ko
From Owaku-dani, the descent by gondola to...
Bodies of Water Hakone
 
Backstreet shops of Tsukiji
If you have time for only one market, this is the...
Markets / Bazaars, Neighborhoods / Streets Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Bank of Japan
The older part of the complex is the work of...
Museums / Galleries Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Basha-michi
Running southwest from Shinko Pier to Kannai is...
Neighborhoods / Streets Yokohama
 
Belfry
The tiny hillock Benten-yama, with its shrine to...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Benzaiten
Perched in the middle of Shinobazu Pond, this...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Bridgestone Museum of Art
This is one of Japan's best private...
Museums / Galleries Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery
High on the edge of the Imperial Palace moat,...
Parks, Cemeteries Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Chinatown
The largest Chinese settlement in Japan—and...
Neighborhoods / Streets Yokohama
 
Chugu-shi
A subshrine of the Futara-san Shrine at Tosho-gu,...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Chuzen-ji
A subtemple of Rinno Temple, at Tosho-gu, the...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Cospa Gee Store
Fans of anime will enjoy this zany Japanese...
Stores / Malls Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Decks Tokyo Beach
Overlooking the harbor, this seven-story...
Stores / Malls Odaiba
 
Dembo-in
Believed to have been made in the 17th century by...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Dragon's Head Falls
If you've budgeted an extra day for Nikko, you...
Bodies of Water Nikko
 
Edo Wonderland
Edo Wonderland, a living-history theme park a...
Museum Village Nikko
 
Edo-Tokyo Museum
From an open plaza on massive pillars an...
Museums / Galleries Greater Tokyo
 
Engaku-ji
The largest of the Zen monasteries in Kamakura,...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Enno-ji
In the feudal period, Japan acquired from China a...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Fuji Television Building
Architecture buffs should make time for Odaiba if...
Film / TV Studios Tokyo
 
Futara-san Jinja
Nikko's holy ground is far older than the...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Gora
This small town is at the end of the train line...
Towns Hakone
 
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
This complex on the hills overlooking Hakone...
Spas Hakone
 
Hakone Museum of Art
A sister institution to the MOA Museum of Art in...
Museums / Galleries Hakone
 
Hakone Open-Air Museum
Only a few minutes' walk from the Miyanoshita...
Museums / Galleries Hakone
 
Hakone Ropeway
At the cable-car terminus of Soun-zan, a gondola...
Viewpoints Hakone
 
Hakone Sekisho
This barrier, a checkpoint on the road with a...
Historic Districts / Sites Hakone
 
Hakone Sightseeing Cruise
Look for the Hakone Sightseeing Cruise. The...
Tours Hakone
 
Hama Rikyu Tei-en
A tiny sanctuary of Japanese tradition and nature...
Gardens / Arboretums Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Hanayashiki
Dubbing itself "the old park with a smile,"...
Amusement Parks Tokyo
 
Hanazono Jinja
Constructed in the early Edo period, Hanazono is...
Religious Sites Shinjuku
 
Hanzo-mon
The house of Hattori Hanzo (1541–96) once...
Military Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Harbor View Park
The park—a major landmark in this part of the...
Parks Yokohama
 
Hase-dera
The only temple in Kamakura facing the sea,...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Hirakawa-mon
The approach to this gate crosses the only wooden...
Viewpoints Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Hokoku-ji
Visitors to Kamakura tend to overlook this lovely...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Idemitsu Museum of Art
The strength of the collection in these four...
Museums / Galleries Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Imperial Palace East Garden
Tokyo's most central and most overlooked oasis of...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Imperial Palace Outer Garden
When the office buildings of the Meiji government...
Gardens / Arboretums Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Iseyama Kodai Jingu
A branch of the nation's revered Grand Shrines of...
Religious Sites Yokohama
 
Jakko Falls
Falling water is one of the special charms of the...
Bodies of Water Nikko
 
Japanese Sword Museum
It's said that in the late 16th century, before...
Museums / Galleries Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Jigen-do
Tenkai (1536–1643), the first abbot of Rinno...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Jochi-ji
In the Five Mountains hierarchy, Jochi-ji (Jochi...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Jomyo-ji
Founded in 1188, this one of the Five Mountains...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kabuki-za
Soon after the Meiji Restoration and its enforced...
Arts / Performance Venues Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Kabuto Jinja
This is a minor shrine, so if you have had your...
Religious Sites Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Kamakura Great Buddha
The single biggest attraction in Hase is the...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Kamakura
 
Kamakura Treasure Museum
This museum was built in 1928 as a repository for...
Museums / Galleries Kamakura
 
Kamakura-gu
This Shinto shrine was built after the Meiji...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kaminari-mon
The main entryway to Senso-ji's grounds towers...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Kan-ei-ji
In 1638 the second Tokugawa shogun, Hidetada,...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History
One of the few buildings in Yokohama to have...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Kanda Myojin
This shrine is said to have been founded in...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Kannon Hall
This National Treasure was a part of Abbot...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Kappabashi
In the 19th century, according to local legend, a...
Commercial Districts Tokyo
 
Kasai Seaside Park
The star attraction here is the Diamonds and...
Amusement Parks Greater Tokyo
 
Kegon Falls
More than anything else, the country's most...
Bodies of Water Nikko
 
Kencho-ji
Founded in 1250, Kencho-ji (Kencho Temple) was...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kite Museum
Kite flying is an old tradition in Japan. The...
Museums / Galleries Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Kogeikan
A Gothic Revival redbrick structure from 1910 is...
Museums / Galleries Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Lake Chuzenji Ferry
Explore Lake Chuzenji on chartered 60-minute boat...
Tours Nikko
 
Landmark Tower
Although no longer Japan's tallest...
Viewpoints Yokohama
 
Maid in Angels' (M.I.A.) Cafe
The Maid in Angels' (M.I.A.) Cafe is not...
Restaurants Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Marine Tower
For an older generation of Yokohama residents,...
Nautical Sites Yokohama
 
Meigetsu-in
This temple is also known as Ajisai-dera (the...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Meiji Shrine
This shrine honors the spirits of Emperor Meiji,...
Religious Sites Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Minato Mirai 21
If you want to see Yokohama urban development at...
Commercial Districts Yokohama
 
Mitsukoshi
Even if you don't plan to shop, this branch of...
Stores / Malls Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Miyanoshita
The first stop on the train route from...
Resorts Hakone
 
Monument to Masasuna Matsudaira
Opposite the Sacred Bridge, at the east...
Memorials / Monuments Nikko
 
Mori Art Museum
Occupying the 52nd and 53rd floors of Mori Tower,...
Museums / Galleries Roppongi
 
Mori Tower
When it opened in 2003, the Roppongi Hills...
Architectural Sites, Viewpoints Roppongi
 
Moto-machi
Within a block of Ishikawa-cho Station is the...
Neighborhoods / Streets Yokohama
 
Museum of Maritime Science
This museum houses an impressive collection of...
Museums / Galleries, Nautical Sites Tokyo
 
Myth of Tomorrow
This once-lost mural by avant-garde artist Taro...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Nakata Shoten Okachimachi
This store probably has more shades of green than...
Stores / Malls Ueno
 
National Art Center, Tokyo
Tokyo's largest rotating exhibition space is...
Museums / Galleries Roppongi
 
National Diet Building
The Japanese parliament occupies a perfect...
Government Buildings Imperial Palace and Government District
 
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Make sure to stop by the third floor of this...
Museums / Galleries Tokyo
 
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Founded in 1952 and moved to its present site in...
Museums / Galleries Imperial Palace and Government District
 
National Museum of Western Art
Along with castings from the original molds of...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
National Science Museum
The six buildings of the complex house everything...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
National Theater
Architect Hiroyuki Iwamoto's winning entry in the...
Arts / Performance Venues Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Nezu Museum
On view are traditional Japanese and Asian...
Museums / Galleries Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Nihombashi Bridge
Originally built in 1603, this was the starting...
Bridges / Tunnels Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Nikolai Cathedral
It's curious that a Russian Orthodox cathedral...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Nippon-maru Memorial Park
The centerpiece of the park, which is on the east...
Museums / Galleries, Parks Yokohama
 
Odaiba Kaihin Koen
This artificial beach and its boardwalk are...
Beaches, Viewpoints Tokyo
 
Odaiba's Hot Spring Theme Park
Once upon a time, when bathtubs in private homes...
Hot Springs / Spas Tokyo
 
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
The gift of former Toho Mutual Life Insurance...
Museums / Galleries Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Ote-mon
The main entrance to the Imperial Palace East...
Historic Districts / Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Palette Town
This complex of malls and amusements is...
Stores / Malls Tokyo
 
Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
On the north side of the Heike Pond at...
Museums / Galleries Kamakura
 
Radio Kaikan
Eight floors featuring a variety of vendors...
Stores / Malls Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Rinno-ji
This temple belongs to the Tendai sect of...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Sacred Bridge
Built in 1636 for shoguns and imperial messengers...
Bridges / Tunnels Nikko
 
Sankei-en
Opened to the public in 1906, this was once the...
Houses / Mansions Yokohama
 
Sanrio Puroland
As a theme park dedicated to the world's most...
Amusement Parks Greater Tokyo
 
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
The painter Seiji Togo (1897–1978) was a...
Museums / Galleries Shinjuku
 
Sengaku-ji
In 1701, a young provincial baron named Asano...
Religious Sites Greater Tokyo
 
Senso-ji Complex
Even for travelers with little interest in...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Senso-ji Main Hall
Established in 645, the bright red Main Hall has...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Shinagawa Aquarium
The fun part of this aquarium in southwestern...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Tokyo
 
Shinjuku Gyo-en National Garden
This lovely 150-acre park was once the estate of...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums Shinjuku
 
Shinjuku Park Tower Building
Kenzo Tange's Shinjuku Park Tower has in some...
Architectural Sites Shinjuku
 
Shinobazu Pond
When an inlet of Tokyo Bay receded around the...
Bodies of Water Ueno
 
Shitamachi Museum
Japanese society in the days of the Tokugawa...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Shogitai Memorial
Time seems to heal wounds quickly in Japan. Only...
Memorials / Monuments Ueno
 
Silk Museum
From the opening of its borders to the...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Sogetsu Ikebana School
The schools of ikebana (flower arranging), like...
Educational Institutions Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Soji-ji
One of the two major centers of the Soto sect of...
Religious Sites Yokohama
 
Soun-zan
The Hakone Tozan Cable Car travels from Gora to...
Mountains Hakone
 
Statue of Hachiko
Hachiko is the Japanese version of Lassie; he...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Statue of Takamori Saigo
As chief of staff of the Meiji Imperial army,...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Ueno
 
Sumo Museum
Walk straight out to the main street in front of...
Museums / Galleries Greater Tokyo
 
Sunshine International Aquarium
This aquarium has some 750 kinds of sea...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Tokyo
 
Suntory Museum of Art
Based on the principle of dividing profits three...
Museums / Galleries Roppongi
 
Suzumoto
Originally built around 1857 for Japanese...
Arts / Performance Venues Ueno
 
Taiko Kan
Become a taiko (drum) master for a day as you...
Museums / Galleries Tokyo
 
Taiyu-in Mausoleum
This grandiose building is the resting place of...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Tama Zoo
More a wildlife park than a zoo, this facility in...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Tokyo
 
Thanko
As the king of wacky electronics from Japan,...
Stores / Malls Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Toden Arakawa Trolley
Take the JR Yamanote Line to Otsuka, cross the...
Scenic Drives Greater Tokyo
 
Togo Shrine Flea Market
You'll find Japanese antiques, old movie posters,...
Markets / Bazaars Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Tokei-ji
A Zen temple of the Rinzai sect, Tokei-ji holds...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Tokudai-ji
This is a curiosity in a neighborhood of...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Tokyo Anime Center
As an information source and exhibitor of images...
Stores / Malls Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Tokyo Disneyland
Mickey-san and his coterie of Disney characters...
Amusement Parks Greater Tokyo
 
Tokyo International Forum
This postmodern masterpiece, the work of...
Squares Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
By far the most ecclectic of Ueno's art museums...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office
Dominating the western Shinjuku skyline and...
Arts / Performance Venues, Government Buildings Shinjuku
 
Tokyo National Museum
This complex of four buildings grouped around a...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Tokyo Sea Life Park
The three-story cylindrical complex of this...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Tokyo
 
Tokyo Station
The work of Kingo Tatsuno, one of Japan's first...
Transportation Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Tokyo Tower
In 1958 Tokyo's fledgling TV networks needed a...
Architectural Sites, Viewpoints Roppongi
 
Toshima-en
This large, well-equipped amusement park in the...
Amusement Parks Greater Tokyo
 
Tosho-gu
This shrine, built in 1627, is dedicated to...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Tosho-gu
With its riot of colors and carvings, inlaid...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Treasury House
An unhurried visit to the precincts of Tosho-gu...
Museums / Galleries Nikko
 
Tsukiji Fish Market
The world's biggest and busiest fish market was...
Markets / Bazaars Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Tsukiji Hongan-ji
Disaster seemed to follow this temple, which...
Religious Sites Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Tsuru-ga-oka Hachiman-gu
This shrine is dedicated to the legendary emperor...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Two-Tiered Bridge
Making a graceful arch across the moat, this...
Bridges / Tunnels Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Ueno Royal Museum
Although the museum has no permanent...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Ueno Zoo
The two main gardens of Japan's first zoo,...
Zoos / Aquariums Ueno
 
Umagaeshi
In the old days, the road became too rough for...
Viewpoints Nikko
 
Urami Falls
A poetic description says it all and still holds...
Bodies of Water Nikko
 
World Porters
This shopping center, on the opposite side of...
Stores / Malls Yokohama
 
Yamashita Koen
This park is perhaps the only positive legacy of...
Parks Yokohama
 
Yamatane Museum of Art
The museum specializes in Nihon-ga—traditional...
Museums / Galleries Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Yasukuni Jinja
Founded in 1869, this shrine is dedicated to...
Religious Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Yokohama Cosmo World
This amusement-park complex claims—among its...
Amusement Parks Yokohama
 
Yokohama Doll Museum
This museum houses a collection of roughly 3,500...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery
This Yokohama landmark is a reminder of the port...
Cemeteries Yokohama
 
Yokohama History Archives
Within the archives, housed in what was once the...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Yokohama Museum of Art
Designed by Kenzo Tange and housed at Minato...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Yoritomo's tomb
The man who put Kamakura on the map, so to speak,...
Memorials / Monuments Kamakura
 
Yoyogi Koen
This park is the perfect spot to have a picnic...
Parks Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Yushima Seido
The origins of this shrine date to a hall,...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Zenpuku-ji Temple
This temple, just south of the Ichinohashi...
Religious Sites Roppongi

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