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Name Category Location
 
Hikawa-maru
Moored on the waterfront, more or less in the middle of Yamashita...
Nautical Sites Yokohama
 
Advertising Museum Tokyo
The unique Japanese gift for graphic and commercial design comes...
Museums / Galleries Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Ame-ya Yoko-cho Market
The sprawling stalls have become especially famous for the traditional...
Markets / Bazaars, Neighborhoods / Streets Ueno
 
Asakusa Jinja
Several structures in the famous Senso-ji shrine complex survived...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Backstreet shops of Tsukiji
If you have time for only one market, this is the one to see...
Markets / Bazaars, Neighborhoods / Streets Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Basha-michi
Running southwest from Shinko Pier to Kannai is Basha-michi...
Neighborhoods / Streets Yokohama
 
Belfry
The tiny hillock Benten-yama, with its shrine to the goddess...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Benzaiten
Perched in the middle of Shinobazu Pond, this shrine is dedicated...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Bridgestone Museum of Art
This is one of Japan's best private collections of French impressionist...
Museums / Galleries Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery
High on the edge of the Imperial Palace moat, this cemetery holds...
Parks, Cemeteries Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Chinatown
The largest Chinese settlement in Japan—and easily the city's...
Neighborhoods / Streets Yokohama
 
Cospa Gee Store
Fans of anime will enjoy this zany Japanese costume-shop experience...
Stores / Malls Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Decks Tokyo Beach
Overlooking the harbor, this seven-story complex of shops, restaurants...
Stores / Malls Odaiba
 
Dembo-in
Believed to have been made in the 17th century by Kobori Enshu...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Edo-Tokyo Museum
From an open plaza on massive pillars an escalator takes you...
Museums / Galleries Greater Tokyo
 
Engaku-ji
The largest of the Zen monasteries in Kamakura, Engaku-ji (Engaku...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Enno-ji
In the feudal period, Japan acquired from China a belief in Enma...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Fuji Television Building
Architecture buffs should make time for Odaiba if only to contemplate...
Film / TV Studios Tokyo
 
Futara-san Jinja
Nikko's holy ground is far older than the Tokugawa dynasty, in...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Hakone Kowakien Yunessun
This complex on the hills overlooking Hakone offers more than...
Spas Hakone
 
Hakone Open-Air Museum
Only a few minutes' walk from the Miyanoshita Station (directions...
Museums / Galleries Hakone
 
Hakone Ropeway
At the cable-car terminus of Soun-zan, a gondola called the Hakone...
Viewpoints Hakone
 
Hama Rikyu Tei-en
A tiny sanctuary of Japanese tradition and nature that's surrounded...
Gardens / Arboretums Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Hanayashiki
Dubbing itself "the old park with a smile," Tokyo's premier retro...
Amusement Parks Tokyo
 
Harbor View Park
The park—a major landmark in this part of the city, known, appropriately...
Parks Yokohama
 
Hase-dera
The only temple in Kamakura facing the sea, this is one of the...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Hokoku-ji
Visitors to Kamakura tend to overlook this lovely little Zen...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Idemitsu Museum of Art
The strength of the collection in these four spacious, well-designed...
Museums / Galleries Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Imperial Palace East Garden
Tokyo's most central and most overlooked oasis of green and quiet...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Iseyama Kodai Jingu
A branch of the nation's revered Grand Shrines of Ise, this the...
Religious Sites Yokohama
 
Japanese Sword Museum
It's said that in the late 16th century, before Japan closed...
Museums / Galleries Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Kabuki-za
Soon after the Meiji Restoration and its enforced exile in Asakusa...
Arts / Performance Venues Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Kamakura Great Buddha
The single biggest attraction in Hase is the Great Buddha—sharing...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Kamakura
 
Kaminari-mon
The main entryway to Senso-ji's grounds towers above the ever-present...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Kannon Hall
This National Treasure was a part of Abbot Tenkai's attempt to...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Kappabashi
In the 19th century, according to local legend, a river ran through...
Commercial Districts Tokyo
 
Kegon Falls
More than anything else, the country's most famous falls are...
Bodies of Water Nikko
 
Kencho-ji
Founded in 1250, Kencho-ji (Kencho Temple) was the foremost of...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Lake Chuzenji Ferry
Explore Lake Chuzenji on chartered 60-minute boat rides....
Tours Nikko
 
Landmark Tower
Although no longer Japan's tallest building—that title now goes...
Viewpoints Yokohama
 
Maid in Angels' (M.I.A.) Cafe
The Maid in Angels' (M.I.A.) Cafe is not exceptional by any standard...
Restaurants Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Meiji Shrine
This shrine honors the spirits of Emperor Meiji, who died in...
Religious Sites Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Minato Mirai 21
If you want to see Yokohama urban development at its most self-assertive...
Commercial Districts Yokohama
 
Mitsukoshi
Even if you don't plan to shop, this branch of Tokyo's first...
Stores / Malls Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Miyanoshita
The first stop on the train route from Hakone-Yumoto, this is...
Resorts Hakone
 
Mori Art Museum
Occupying the 52nd and 53rd floors of Mori Tower, this museum...
Museums / Galleries Roppongi
 
Myth of Tomorrow
This once-lost mural by avant-garde artist Taro Okamoto has been...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
National Art Center, Tokyo
Tokyo's largest rotating exhibition space is home to major international...
Museums / Galleries Roppongi
 
National Diet Building
The Japanese parliament occupies a perfect example of post–World...
Government Buildings Imperial Palace and Government District
 
National Museum of Western Art
Along with castings from the original molds of Rodin's Gate of...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
National Theater
Architect Hiroyuki Iwamoto's winning entry in the design competition...
Arts / Performance Venues Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Nezu Museum
On view are traditional Japanese and Asian works of art owned...
Museums / Galleries Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Odaiba Kaihin Koen
This artificial beach and its boardwalk are home to a small replica...
Beaches, Viewpoints Tokyo
 
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
The gift of former Toho Mutual Life Insurance chairman Seizo...
Museums / Galleries Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Palette Town
This complex of malls and amusements is located at the east end...
Stores / Malls Tokyo
 
Radio Kaikan
Eight floors featuring a variety of vendors selling mini-spy...
Stores / Malls Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Rinno-ji
This temple belongs to the Tendai sect of Buddhism, the head...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Sankei-en
Opened to the public in 1906, this was once the estate and gardens...
Houses / Mansions Yokohama
 
Sengaku-ji
In 1701, a young provincial baron named Asano Takumi-no-Kami...
Religious Sites Greater Tokyo
 
Senso-ji Complex
Even for travelers with little interest in history or temples...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Senso-ji Main Hall
Established in 645, the bright red Main Hall has long been the...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Shinjuku Park Tower Building
Kenzo Tange's Shinjuku Park Tower has in some ways the most arrogant...
Architectural Sites Shinjuku
 
Shinobazu Pond
When an inlet of Tokyo Bay receded around the 17th century, Shinobazu...
Bodies of Water Ueno
 
Silk Museum
From the opening of its borders to the beginning of the 20th...
Museums / Galleries Yokohama
 
Sumo Museum
Walk straight out to the main street in front of the West Exit...
Museums / Galleries Greater Tokyo
 
Suntory Museum of Art
Based on the principle of dividing profits three ways, Suntory...
Museums / Galleries Roppongi
 
Taiyu-in Mausoleum
This grandiose building is the resting place of the third Tokugawa...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Thanko
As the king of wacky electronics from Japan, Thanko sells everything...
Stores / Malls Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Tokei-ji
A Zen temple of the Rinzai sect, Tokei-ji holds special significance...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Tokudai-ji
This is a curiosity in a neighborhood of curiosities: a temple...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Tokyo Disneyland
Mickey-san and his coterie of Disney characters entertain just...
Amusement Parks Greater Tokyo
 
Tokyo International Forum
This postmodern masterpiece, the work of Uruguay-born American...
Squares Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
By far the most ecclectic of Ueno's art museums hosts large-scale...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Tokyo National Museum
This complex of four buildings grouped around a courtyard is...
Museums / Galleries Ueno
 
Tokyo Sea Life Park
The three-story cylindrical complex of this aquarium houses more...
Zoos / Aquariums Greater Tokyo
 
Tokyo Station
The work of Kingo Tatsuno, one of Japan's first modern architects...
Transportation Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Tokyo Tower
In 1958 Tokyo's fledgling TV networks needed a tall antenna array...
Architectural Sites, Viewpoints Roppongi
 
Tosho-gu
This shrine, built in 1627, is dedicated to Ieyasu, the first...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Tosho-gu
With its riot of colors and carvings, inlaid pillars, red-lacquer...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Tsukiji Fish Market
The world's biggest and busiest fish market was moved to from...
Markets / Bazaars Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Tsuru-ga-oka Hachiman-gu
This shrine is dedicated to the legendary emperor Ojin, his wife...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Urami Falls
A poetic description says it all and still holds true: "the water,"...
Bodies of Water Nikko
 
Yasukuni Jinja
Founded in 1869, this shrine is dedicated to approximately 2.5...
Religious Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Yoritomo's tomb
The man who put Kamakura on the map, so to speak, chose not to...
Memorials / Monuments Kamakura
 
Yoyogi Koen
This park is the perfect spot to have a picnic on a sunny day...
Parks Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
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