Things to Do in Japan

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Things to do

Here at Scott Dunn, our experts know the best things to do in Japan - as well as when to do them, and how to do them right. In a country as diverse as Japan, you can enjoy everything from hiking and skiing, to shopping, visiting temples, relaxing in natural hot springs, and experiencing the country’s unique local cuisine.

Certainly, avid foodies won’t be disappointed - from authentic street food tours to Michelin-starred dining or homemade sushi making, we can organise a variety of gastronomical experiences for your trip.

For active types, there are all manner of fantastic outdoor activities in Japan. Niseko offers spectacular skiing in the winter and hiking and biking in the summer. You could even climb the majestic Mt Fuji, or kayak on the beautiful Lake Kawaguchi as the sun rises. Other unique experiences in Japan include learning about Samurai culture, attending a sumo wrestling match, or participating in a beautiful Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto.

The list of things to do in Japan is seemingly endless, so whether you’re off on a romantic trip for two, or an action-packed family adventure, let our specialists recommend the very best things to do in Japan for a truly magical holiday.

A Day in Kanazawa

A Day in Kanazawa

Kanazawa, Kanazawa & Around, Japan

Explore Kanazawa today and visit the magnificent Kenrokuen Garden and Omicho Fresh Food Market. Afterwards, head to the Samurai district and learn about the life of a samurai in the past.

Amanemu - Discover traditional Ama diving

Amanemu - Discover traditional Ama diving

Ise Peninsula, Japan

Visit an Ama diving hut where you can discover the beauty of Ama diving. This traditional free-diving has been performed by local women for thousands of years who dive for shellfish and pearls. Meet these incredible women and enjoy freshly caught seafood.

Aomori City Tour

Aomori City Tour

Aomori, Northern Honshu, Japan

Discover Aomori and visit the unique Nebuta House Warasse Museum, the local Furukawa Market and the Aomori Museum of Art. End your day in the Sannai Maruyama Ruins.

Art and the Countryside, Teshima

Art and the Countryside, Teshima

Takamatsu, Japan

Take a Teshima city tour which includes the Dan-yama Observation tower, Karato Freshwater Spring and the Teshima Art Museum. Lunch is enjoyed at Shima Kitchen. Lastly, head to Les Archives du Coeur for an interesting take on art.

Azumino Day Trip

Azumino Day Trip

Matsumoto, Central Honshu Mountains, Japan

Enjoy a day trip to Azumino, surrounded by stunning nature and flanked by the beautiful mountains. Visit Hotaka Shrine and learn about their culture. Proceed to Hotaka's famous Foot Hot Spring.

Boat Ride on Lake Akan

Boat Ride on Lake Akan

Lake Akan, Hokkaido, Japan

Take a Boat Tour and enjoy the scenery of the unspoiled lush forest around Lake Akan and the famous Marimo, one of Japan's unique natural wonders.

Cruise on Sumidagawa River

Cruise on Sumidagawa River

Tokyo, Japan

Enjoy a scenic cruise along Sumidagawa river and end in the beautiful Hamairkyo garden. Relax amongst nature and enjoy a cup of tea.

Cultural Immersion of Takachiho

Cultural Immersion of Takachiho

Takachiho, Kyushu, Japan

Today, explore two significant shrines of Takachiho - the Takachiho Shrine and Amanoiwato Shrine.

Dynamic Summer tour in Akan

Dynamic Summer tour in Akan

Lake Akan, Hokkaido, Japan

Start with a visit to Lake Mashu before continuing to a local farm for a hands-on experience of cow milking. Continue to Mt Iou and Sunayu Lake Sussharo before ending with an cultural immersion in the Ainu Kotan.

Hakodate Sightseeing

Hakodate Sightseeing

Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

Wander around Hakodate and visit Fort Goryokaku and Tower, as well as the Trapitine Convent. Stroll the Motomachi District and admire the European Church and Building. Afterwards, head to the top of Mt Hakodate by ropeway for a panoramic view of the city.

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