The Ultimate Bucket List for Japan

Be the ultimate traveler to Japan and check everything off!

By Travelbook
November 08, 2019

Osaka Bucket List

  1. See the glorious Osaka Castle.

  2. Spend an entire day at Universal Studios Japan.

  3. Strike a pose with the Glico Running Man in Dotonbori.

  4. Spot the iconic giant crab, also in Dotonbori.

  5. Enjoy the view at Abeno Harukas, the tallest skyscraper in Japan.

  6. Bring your kids to Osaka Legoland.

  7. Be amazed by the underwater world in NIFREL, an “Interactive Aquazoo.”

  8. See up close the gigantic sea creatures in Osaka Aquarium.

Kyoto Bucket List

  1. Take a selfie with the torii gates at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

  2. Admire the beauty of the golden Kinkaku-ji Temple.

  3. Visit Kyoto Railway Museum and learn more about Japan’s train system.

  4. Spot a geisha in Gion, Kyoto’s geisha district.

  5. Explore the bamboo forest in Arashiyama.

  6. Feed the monkeys in Arashiyama Monkey Park.

  7. Shop for delicious treats in Nishiki Market.

  8. See the famed rock garden in Ryoanji Temple.

Hiroshima Bucket List

  1. Say a prayer for peace at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

  2. Take a picture of the Hiroshima Castle.

  3. Know more about sake brewing at Saijo Sake Breweries.

  4. Visit the Itsukushima Shrine during high tide to see the floating torii gate.

  5. Take a trip down memory lane with the old houses in Takehara.

  6. Breathe in some fresh air at Shukkeien Garden.

Okayama Bucket List

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  1. Go for a stroll in Okayama Korakuen Garden.

  2. Enjoy a view of Okayama Castle.

  3. Know the tale of Momotaro in Kibitsujinja Shrine.

  4. Go shopping for jeans in Jeans Street in Kojima.

  5. Go cycling in Kibiji Cycling Road.

  6. Be impressed by numerous art pieces in Inujima Island.

  7. Try the 20-minute boat ride in Kurashiki.

Nara Bucket List

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  1. Feed a deer in Nara Park.

  2. Be amazed by the big buddha in Todaiji Temple.

  3. Enjoy the bliss with the religious art pieces in Todaiji Museum.

  4. Browse the many good finds in the shops of Naramachi.

  5. Marvel at the five-story wooden pagoda in Kofukuji Temple.

  6. Go hiking in Mount Noshino

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Yamaguchi Bucket List

  1. Visit the Rurikoji Temple at night when the pagoda is illuminated.

  2. Rent a kimono and walk around Hagi Castle Town.

  3. Enjoy the view on the observation deck of Iwakuni Castle.

  4. Relax in the old garden of Ryufukuji Temple.

  5. Keep your feet warm in the hot springs of Yuda Onsen.

  6. Admire the unique architecture of Kintaikyo Bridge.

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