Discover Japan's iconic sights with InsideJapan Tours.

At InsideJapan we like to put emphasis on cultural experiences because we believe in getting beneath the surface of a country, not just seeing the sights. Nevertheless, sightseeing is an important part of every holiday - and Japan has so many iconic landmarks that it would be a crime to ignore them!

This is why we provide you with detailed Destination Guides for every location you'll visit. Think of them as like a Lonely Planet, but better. Every guide has been meticulously researched and written from scratch by members of the InsideJapan team, who between them have visited practically every inch of the country.

With attraction descriptions, potted histories, recommendations, addresses (in English and Japanese), maps, directions, telephone numbers, opening times and much more - you'll never be lost for something to do or see in Japan.

  • Hot spring ryokan stay

    A must-do on any trip to Japan is to spend a night in a traditional Japanese inn complete with futon bedding, fabulous food and hot spring baths.

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  • Ryokan dinner

    There's no such thing as a dinner menu in a ryokan; instead prepare yourself for a banquet of beautifully presented, regional & seasonal specialities.

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  • Neon lights of Shinjuku

    The Tokyo of the films; an urban jungle of fluorescent neon stretching high into the sky.

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