There's no shortage of incredible places to see in Japan.
But so much choice can be potentially overwhelming. Where's right for you?
Discover with me the most amazing places Japan has to offer.

Places To Go in Japan

Himeji Castle, Kansai

Must See

There are some essential sights and places you don't want to miss.

I'll guide you through the must see destinations.

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Japan is made up of more than 6,800 islands. There are hidden gems throughout the country.
Let me help you discover them.
Japan Island Guides

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Off The Beaten Path

Hate tourist traps?  So do I. Join me as I explore Japan's remote atolls and hidden towns.

Or browse by popular tags...

Osaka  |  Tokyo  |  Kyoto  |  Kobe  |  Nagoya  |  Kansai  |  Ashiya  |  Okinawa

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So many places. So little time!

Everywhere in Japan sounds wonderful. So how exactly do you choose between all these incredible places to build your dream trip to Japan?

My range of articles will provide you not only with my top recommendations, but enable you to discover off the beaten path destinations you never knew existed.

From the big city lights to remote villages, through mountains and along coastlines of little-known islands, below you'll find the best. Let's get started!

Discover Japan's Islands

Use my personal Island Guides to learn more about Japan's distinctive island chain

City Travel Guides

Each of these Japan City Guides is written by an expert so you get the best insider knowledge

Urban adventures, culinary hotspots, history and culture, iconic landmarks, theme park fun, natural wonders - Japan's cities have it all. Let Klook be your guide.

Top Recommendations

From the must-see cities for first-timers, to little-known, remote nature spots, Viator offers a rich and broad range of destinations in convenient tours, trips and tickets.

Off The Beaten Path

Get off-the-beaten-path with Klook and explore Japan's remote paradise: the Yaeyama Islands - and beyond.

Popular Destination Videos

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The Real Japan

A Spring Day
Exploring Sendai City

Ainokura Village
(UNESCO World Heritage)

Winter's Day Walk
In Ashiya City

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My List Of Recommended Japan Travel Resources

Whether you’re thinking about your first trip to Japan, or you're a seasoned multi-tripper looking for some fresh inspiration, all the travel advice and resources out there can be overwhelming.

That’s why I've compiled my Recommended Japan Travel Resources for you.

This list is filled with carefully selected travel resources. And I only include the best services and products. Those I use myself or recommend to my clients.

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Plan Your Trip

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Things To Do

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