IT'S NEVER BEEN EASIER TO EXPLORE JAPAN'S MOST FAMOUS SIGHTS

If you ever thought that visiting Japan was just something for your bucket list, think again. Jump aboard Japan’s famous, and always improving, bullet trains and travel the Golden Route. Start in modern Tokyo, pass through Hakone with its majestic views of Mt. Fuji, and then end in the ancient capital of Kyoto a land of temples and traditions. But don’t stop there. Hop the train to nearby Osaka, and old merchant’s town that is now a bustling city famous for food and its nightlife. Or go further with a trip to Hiroshima, the city of peace and the jewel of Hiroshima Bay World Heritage Site Miyajima Island.
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Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan’s economic and cultural center. Vibrant neighborhoods and fantastic cuisine are around every corner. This mecca of Japanese pop culture fused with traditional ideals is one of the world’s most entertaining cities.

Asakusa

Asakusa

There’s no livelier introduction to Tokyo's neighborhoods than Asakusa,...

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Shibuuya

Shibuya

Shibuya is an immensely popular commuter hub, packed with department stores, specialty shops,...

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Kaiseki

Gourmet Capital of the World

Japanese traditional cuisine is so unique, it has the honor of being on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage...

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Akihabara

Akihabara

Colorful Akihabara is quirky Tokyo at its best, a shopping paradise where anime (Japanese animation) and manga (comics) fans mingle...

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Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji, a 12,355-foot cone of almost perfect symmetry, is Japan’s tallest and most sacred mountain. It’s officially open for climbing in July and August, but the best views are from scenic Hakone.

Hakone

Hakone and Hot Springs

Easily accessible from Tokyo, Hakone is famous for its spectacular mountain scenery...

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Ashi

Lake Ashi and Mt. Fuji Tour

One of the most delightful ways to see Hakone is on a circular route traveling by mountain railway...

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Kyoto

Home to Japan's Imperial court for over 1,000 years Kyoto is the country's most historically significant city. It boasts 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, hundreds of shrines and temples, is home to traditional kaiseki cuisine, has many skilled artisans, and craft stores.

kiyiomizu

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kyoto’s most famous temple is an engineering wonder built to withstand earthquakes.

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ryoanji

Ryoanji Temple

This is Japan's most famous Zen rock garden. Although the temple dates from 1450 and the rock garden...

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inari

Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine

This is one of Kyoto's most visually spectacular shrines, with thousands of vermillion-colored torii gates...

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Maiko

Maiko and Geiko experience in Gion

Gion is a famous geisha district. In Kyoto, a geisha is called geiko...

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Osaka

This former merchant's town is one of Japan's largest cities famous for Osaka Castle, street cuisine, shopping arcades, comedy and a recent modern architectural renaissance that including Japan’s tallest building.

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle was the largest in Japan when completed in the 16th century, though it was destroyed twice...

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Dotonbori

Dotonbori

Osaka is a gastronomists’ town, and nowhere is this more evident than the exuberant nightlife district...

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a modern city with a long history, evident at landmarks like Hiroshima Castle and Shukkei-en Garden. It's also famous for its oysters and as a gateway to nearby Miyajima.

Miyajima

Miyajima

This gem of an island is considered one of Japan’s top scenic places. It's been held sacred since ancient times...

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Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki and Oysters

Hiroshima is famous for its own style of okonomiyaki, a savory pancake layered with cabbage, meat...

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The wonders of Japan are closer than you think. With 35 direct flights from Texas to Tokyo each week, it’s never been easier to visit Japan. Start planning your Japan getaway today.