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Unique Places to Visit in Japan Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

Going sightseeing in Japan is a feast for the eyes. Here are some must see places in Japan.

Akihabara (秋葉) is a great place to get electronic goods, video games, computers, anime figurines and DVDs, comic books and other items. There are some high end stores that offer the latest technological products on the market, but there are also some small shops that offer cheap prices for used parts and items.

Shinjuku (新宿) is a city partitioned by neighborhoods that are known for their uniqueness. For example Kagurazaka (神楽) is known for being one of the last strongholds where geishas perform traditional Japanese dance and music, and Nishi-Shinjuku (西新宿) is where you can find the most number of skyscrapers.

Dōtonbori (道頓) is known for its bright neon signs on bars, restaurants and other establishments. Dōtonbori is known for its food. There are all sorts of restaurants that specialize in a particular item of food, like ramen, fugu, and crab. There are certain landmarks that have been famous in the area for years. An example of this is a giant mechanized crab on the Kani Doraku Crab.

Shibuya (渋谷区,) is a great place to enjoy the nightlife. There are lots of clubs, cafes and meeting places for young people to hang out. The most recognizable landmark of Shibuya is the statue of Hachikō (ハチ), an Akita dog who is remembered for his loyalty to his master. If you’re up for some shopping, you might like Omotesando Hills, which is a large shopping complex and Shibuya 109.

Odaiba (お台) is a beautiful artificial island with shopping malls and expensive hotels. The most distinguishing landmark is the Daikanransha (大観覧). The Daikanransha is a large ferris wheel that glows at night. Other attractions include a replica of the Statue of Liberty, Fuji Television Studios and a science and technology museum called Miraikan (未来).

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  1. Red Flava:

    Amazing pictures. I’ll make sure I visit these cool places when I go to Japan in the future. 😀