Attractions I’d Like to Visit in Japan

Although half of the trip will be made up of consuming food in unusual places, I do want to see things as well. We have a handful of tours already booked, but there are plenty we don’t feel the need to prebook. I wanted to share some of those itinerary plans with you all too. Keep in mind these are just the plans we are going alone for.

Tokyo – 5.5 Days

  • Yamato no Yu Onsen
  • Tokyo Skytree – I did prebook a fast-pass on this one
  • Pokemon Center DX
  • Oedo Monagatori Onsen – Also prebooked tickets for a discount coupon
  • Ueno Zoo & Park
  • Edo-Tokyo Museum
  • Kabuki-za and a show
  • Tsukiji Market
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Meiji Shrine
  • Kanda Myojin Shrine
  • Sensoji Temple
  • Ameya-Yokocho Market
tokyo tower behind black and white dojo building during daytime
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Hakone – 1.5 Days

  • Owakudani Geothermal Valley
  • Hakone Ropeway
  • Old Tokaido Road
  • Tokaido Checkpoint
  • Yunessun Spa Resort (Hakone Kowakien Yunessun)
mt fuji japan
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Kyoto – 2.5 Days

  • Kiyomizudera
  • Nijo Castle
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park
  • Nishiki Market
  • Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion)
  • Gion District
  • Yasaka Shrine
  • Funaoka Onsen
architecture asia building culture
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Nara – Afternoon Visit

  • Nara Park – Deer!!!
  • Todaiji Temple & Daibutsu
animals antler deers fawn
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Osaka/Minoh – 1.5 Days

  • Minoo Park
  • Katsuouji Temple
  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
  • Osaka Castle
  • Dotonbori
green leafed tree near white and blue house
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. We just visited Japan. Hope you have an amazing time, it is an incredible country!


    1. TheWaifu says:

      Thank you! This is a big trip for us, and we are hoping to make the most of it. I just checked out your blog. Where did you enjoy going to the most while you were there?


  2. Mchan says:

    Last time I went to ooedo onsen, they had a huge fish foot bath ( not typical but it was great) you should try. I also tried the stone sauna which was really really hot. Kyoto has more typical sentos. I hope you have no tattoo or you won’t be able to get in.


    1. TheWaifu says:

      I will definitely have to check out the fish foot bath! I’ve always been interested in them. Luckily, we do not have any tattoos, so should have no problems with any of the onsens or sentos. Thanks for your recommendation!


      1. Mchan says:

        There is also Venus Fort nearby if you fancy seeing a Japanese interpretation of a southern France or Italian village.


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