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Places to visit in Japan

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So you are interested in visiting Japan but you don’t know where to begin.

To get you started here's our guide to the best places to visit in Japan. Click on the tiles to learn more about what makes each place special, including the must see attractions and how to discover them on a Wendy Wu Tour.

For the real lowdown on the best places to go in Japan and expert friendly advice on how to plan your trip, give our travel experts a call.

Top Places to go in Japan

  • Discover Kyoto
    Kyoto

    The image of classical Japan, Kyoto has learned the art of balancing its incredibly old, rich culture with the contemporary world.

  • Discover Tokyo
    Tokyo

    One of the world’s largest cities, Tokyo is a huge fascinating patchwork of fascinating districts and neighbourhoods.

  • Discover Osaka
    Osaka

    Tokyo's rebellious younger sibling renowned for its quirky personality. Nicknamed 'Japan's Kitchen' after its love of food.

  • Discover Kyushu
    Kyushu

    Gorgeous Kyushu island is renowned for its breath-taking natural beauty, rejuvenating hot springs, superb food and unique history.

  • Discover Hiroshima
    Hiroshima

    A vibrant and happy-go-lucky metropolis, Hiroshima has emerged from the ashes of the atom bomb a peaceful place.

  • Discover Miyagi
    Miyagi

    Nestled on the Pacific east coast of Honshu, Miyagi is a special place of snow-capped mountains and breathtaking coastal scenery.

  • Discover Sapporo
    Sapporo

    Best known for its proximity to fantastic ski slopes and its annual Snow and Ice Festival, Sapporo also boasts a big foodie scene.

  • Discover Kobe
    Kobe

    Perfectly compact and easy to explore, cool is the prevailing atmosphere in Kobe. The city is best known, however, for its iconic beef.

  • Discover Yokohama
    Yokohama

    Bright and breezy Yokohama boasts a charming shoreline, cosmopolitan dining and one of the world's largest Chinatowns.

  • Discover Aichi Prefecture
    Aichi Prefecture

    Aichi is full of national parks, castles, ancient shrines and Samurai history, as well as plenty of tech-related attractions.

  • Discover Iwate Prefecture
    Iwate Prefecture

    Iwate prefecture is known for its spectacular Pacific coastline, forests, soaring peaks and rural culture.

  • Discover Shizuoka Prefecture
    Shizuoka Prefecture

    Home to iconic Mt Fuji, Shizuoka's is also called the Japanese Riviera, thanks to its beautiful stretches of easily accessible sand.

  • Discover Oita Prefecture
    Oita Prefecture
  • Discover Saitama Prefecture
    Saitama Prefecture

    Right on the doorstep of Tokyo, you'll find a wealth of Edo heritage in the area as well as a surprising amount of natural beauty.