Best Activities In Japan

Here're best Activities in Japan. We released a ranking of reviews about Activities posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Japan.

Review Ranking

1

Yubu Island

3 Review

Address:Komi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:15 min from Iriomote Island Water Buffalo Platform, by a water buffalo wagon. Or, you can walk across from Iriomote Island to Yubu Island.

Tel:0980-85-5470

Hours:9:00-17:00

Yuhu Island locates 400m away from Iriomote Island, and the whole island is a botanical gardens of subtropical plants. The way to cross to this island is a vehicle pulled by water buffalo! It's really healing to cross the sea on the swaying water buffalo vehicle with a sound of shamisen.

2

Angel Road

4 Review

Address:Yoshima Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa

Access:Bus: 10 min from Tonosho Port, get off at 'Kokusai Hotel'. Car: 8 min by car from Tonosho Port and free parking area is available.

The sand beach appearing by the tidal range is called Angel Road, and it's said that lovers who cross this road by holding hands can become happy. I recommend to visit here at romantic dusk.◎2 times in a day, you can cross the road during 2 hours before and after low tide. You need to check the time of low tide beforehand.

3

Address:Oshioi Mitai Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki

Access:90 min by bus from Nobeoka Station. By car, 120 min from Miyazaki Airport or Miyazaki Station.

Manai Fall is located in Takachiho Gorge of Miyazaki Prefecture. We can feel its strong presence at a very close range on the boat. You must see the impressive collaboration of fresh greens and waterfall!

4

Address:Chuo, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama

Access:15 min by train from Okayama to Kurashiki, then 10 min walk. By car, 15 min from Kurashiki IC, or 50 min from Okayama IC.

Okayama's popular tourist destination 'Bikan Chiku (Historical Quarter)'. It was flourished as a merchant town and now it leaves buildings with beautiful white walls and willow trees along the river, which are the taste of Edo Period. You can enjoy boating and rickshaw like traveling to the old times of Japan. And also the delicious food around here.◎Access: about 10min from Kurashiki Station. There're lot of parking lots around the area. The boating is so popular that you should buy tickets as soon as you arrive.

5

Address:Ikemasoe Irabuaza, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:2min be boat from Sarahama Airport

There are some blue caves in Japan but one of them in Irabu island is the most transparent. I felt like coming to the fantastic world.

6

Address:Futami Port Chichijima, Ogasawara-mura, Tokyo

Access:Tours leaves from Futami Port

You could enjoy a dynamic whale watching on a tour boat leaving Chichi-jima Island. The best season is between February and April.

7

Mt. Fuji

5 Review

Address:Fujisan Kitayama, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka

Mt.Fuji climbing is restricted within the short term during the year. On the way to its top, you have to experience the hard roads and environment. But, at the end of the journey on the top, the supreme panorama extends as far as the only successful people can see.

8

Address:2650 Ojimiyaura, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki

Tel:0987-29-1900

Hours:9:30-17:00

Closed:1st・3rd Wed

"Sunmesse Nichinan" in Nichinan City, Miyazaki Prefecture. The view from the swing on a small hill is very beautiful! You can also take pictures with moai and colorful statues!

9

Address:Odaiba Palette Town 138 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Access:5 min walk from Tokyo Teleport Station, 5 min walk from Aomi Station. 20 min by car from Shinagawa Station. Toll parking area is available.

Hours:11:00-19:00 [Tri]11:00-21:00 [Sat]10:00-21:00 [Sun・Holidays]10:00-19:00

Closed:2nd・4th Tue

It's a place brings me emotion from start to end. I couldn't put my finger away from my camera. I bought the advance ticket, so I could enter the hall without waiting so long.

10

Address:478 Ishihara Sumiyou-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima

Access:By car, 70 min from Amami Airport, or 20 min from Nase Port.

You can enjoy canoe when the tide is high at a primeval forest of mangrove in Amami. The most impressive is the mangrove tunnel! Let's enjoy going slowly, but be careful not to bump. ◎To Amami Oshima, you can access by plane and ferry, and then, car and bus are available.

11

Address:Zamami-son / Tokashiki-mura, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa

Kerama Islands is a nice diving spot you can access from Okinawa main island by boat. The clearest sea in Japan makes me feel like swimming in the aquarium! You can meet the coral reefs of course, and popular tropical fish such as clownfish.◎You can find diving shop at Karama Islands, or access by boat from Okinawa main island's shops. Some of them prepare diving-experience (available without diving licence), so even beginners can enjoy.

12

Address:2 Nishinakajima Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:7 min walk from Hankyu Minamikata Station. 7 min walk from Subway Nishinakajima Station. By car or taxi, 12 min from Osaka Station.

A sky lantern event held on August 18th and 19th in Yodogawa, Osaka. (It's held around 7/7 every year, but it was postponed because of rain this year.) About 3000 sky lanterns flew to the night sky, it was so wonderful scenery.

13

Address:2 chome, Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Access:5 min walk from Kudanshita Station

The cherry blossoms and petals reflected on the surface of the water made me feel very beautiful and happy. This year, I am handing out numbered tickets at the boat station, so please be aware that you can not get on if you do not have a numbered ticket in advance.

14

Address:Kabira, Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan

Access:35 min by car, from Ishigaki Airport

This is a little-known beach near Kabira Bay. You have to go through a rattling road to get here, but the spectacular view that awaits you.

15

Kabira Bay

14 Review

Address:934 Arakawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:By bus, 40 min from Ishigaki Airport. By car, 35 min from Ishigaki Airport or 30 min from Ishigaki Port.

Kabira Bay has an exceptional beauty and won three Michelin-star. Looking through a glass boat, there spreading the coral sea of tropical fish.

16

Nitta Kanko

1 Review

Address:97 Taketomi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Tel:0980-85-2103

You can see the sights of tasteful ancient town of Okinawa on the water buffalo's carriage making his way step by step slowly.

17

Nara Park

10 Review

Address:469 Zoshi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

Access:On foot: 5 min from Kintetsu Nara Station, 20 min from JR Nara Station. By bus: 2 min from Kintetsu Nara Station, or 9 min from JR Nara Station to Nara Park. By car: 45 min from Osaka, 60 min from Kyoto.

Tel:0742-27-8036

More than 1000 wild deer live in the huge park with lush greenery, and we can meet them freely. Some stands sell Shika Senbei (deer's cracker), and you can feed them, but please beware of so many deer getting together around you!

18

Oboke Gorge

5 Review

Address:1520 Nishi Yamashiro-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima

Access:By car, 30 min from Otoyo IC, 35 min from Ikeda IC, 50 min from Kawanoe IC. 25 min walk from Oboke Station.

You can enjoy pleasure boat in beautiful Oboke Gorge above the Yoshino River. There're amazingly clear water, impressive rocks, and, only in spring, carp streamers in the sky.◎Treasure boat is available from Oboke-kyo Man'naka. Adult: 1080 yen Child: 540 yen for about 30 min tour.

19

Address:6939-1 Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto-shi, Kochi, Muroto-shi, Kochi

Access:By car, 40 min from Kan'noura Station, 90 min from Nangoku IC, or 90 min from Kochi Airport.

Tel:0887-22-5161

The sand and mud were piled up, became the layered rock, then they had taken much time to be pushed up to the ground. This Turbidite is a place you can touch things once in the seafloor, and it's like an art of nature.◎The rocks are bigger than I thought, I can feel the energy of great nature.

20

Aso Bay

1 Review

Address:Mikata Mitsushima-machi, Tsushima-shi, Nagasaki

You can enjoy it like an adventure. There are beautiful islands at the saw tooth coastline and you can see the beautiful scenery while kayaking. Kagoshima's proud of such an outdoor sport.

21

Address:5-6 Dogoyunomachi, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime

Access:By train, 25 min from JR Matsuyama Station to Dogo Onsen Station, then 5 min walk. By car, 30 min from Matsuyama Airport. Nearby toll parking area is available. By bus, 40 min from Matsuyama Airport.

Tel:089-921-5141

Hours:6:00-23:00

Dogo Onsen Main Building is a symbol of the Japan's oldest hot spring town. Some nearby hotels lend summer kimono 'yukata', and many tourists enjoy taking pictures of the historical building with yukata.◎Please enjoy onsen, too. At a second-floor lounge with comfortable breeze skimming along, you can have tea and sweets served only here.

22

Kawara Bath

1 Review

Address:Misasa Misasa-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori

A public open air hot spring made at a dry riverbed. The local people come after another to take a bath. It can be seen in the area hot spring culture has taken root.

23

Address:114-5 Otsu Bussyozan-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

Access:12 min walk from Kotoden Busshozan Station. By car, 25 min from the center of Takamatsu City.

Tel:087-889-7750

Hours:11:00-24:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]9:00-24:00

Closed:4th Tue

The simple structure of white wall and wood is like a café. The thick water seems to be good for skin, open-air bath and water contains carbonic acid gas are popular among the young and elders.

24

Hamana Lake

1 Review

Address:Hamanako, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

This is a brackish lake located in the west in Shizuoka, and connected with the Sea of Enshu. These complicated geographical features are said to be created by the myth giant Daidarabocchi. You can enjoy the varied and great scenery from a sightseeing boat and a ropeway.

25

Address:2-5 Kitanaka Nakashibetsu-cho, Shibetsu-gun, Hokkaido

Tel:0153-72-0471

Hours:6:00-19:00,8:00-18:00

When the snow lies, they begin to lend sleighs and walking skis for free! On the Sunday noon, tube rafting is sometimes held. When it gets cold, let's warm in the arena like a spaceship.

26

Address:32-1 Togeshita Nanae-cho, Kameda-gun, Hokkaido

Tel:0138-66-2000

Hours:9:00-17:00

A small theater and a museum concerning tangle weed. They prepare free tasting in a stand you can enjoy, but it is better for me to see the producing factory with tangle weed soft ice cream in my hand.

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Water Buffalo Carriage Spots

Nitta Kanko

1 Review

Address:97 Taketomi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Tel:0980-85-2103

You can see the sights of tasteful ancient town of Okinawa on the water buffalo's carriage making his way step by step slowly.

Swing Spots

Address:Kabira, Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan

Access:35 min by car, from Ishigaki Airport

This is a little-known beach near Kabira Bay. You have to go through a rattling road to get here, but the spectacular view that awaits you.

Kayak Activities

Address:Ikemasoe Irabuaza, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:2min be boat from Sarahama Airport

Over the sugar cane fields, there's a private beach! I went to the Blue Cave by clear kayak and snorkeled to see the fish! The contrast of the sea and sky is beautiful, isn't it?

Snorkelling Activities

Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Sekisei Lagoon has the largest scale of corals. A sea area designated as Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park has so clear water that coral reefs and colorful fish live together here. Once you dive into the sea, you certainly forget the time passing.◎Access: it's good to take part in snorkel tours from Ishigaki, Taketomi or Iriomote Island.

Diving Activities

Yabiji

1 Review

Address:872-4 Kugai, Hirara, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:5 kilometers from Miyako-jima Island by boat.

Yabiji is located at the sea 5 ~ 15 kilometers northern away from Miyako-jima Island. Japan's largest coral reef which is 25 kilometers round and consisted of over 100 large and small islands. Countless tropical fish are flocking to the colorful coral reef. It's a famous diving and snorkeling spots in Miyako-jima Islands.

Cruise Activities

Address:Fukura Port, Minamiawaji-shi, Hyogo

Tel:0799-52-0054

Hours:9:00-17:00

Uzushio, a swirling current is formed by the unique geographical features of Naruto Strait. Our boat goes closer to the center of this mysterious current. No one knows where the swirling current is formed, and what happens next, this cruise must call your adventure!

Strawberry Picking Activities

Address:4263-1 Miyakoda-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Access:10 min walk from Fruit Park Station

Tel:053-428-5211

Hours:9:00-21:00

Strawberry picking of various top-grade strawberry like, Akihime, Benihoppe, Kaorino, and Yotsuboshi, with condensed milk as much as you want for 30 min. Frees are different by the time. There're barbecue place, restaurant and winery, so we can enjoy the park all day long. What's more, we can stay in Glamping from this year. That's must be Instagrammable, isn't it?

Area

Kansai

Address:2 Nishinakajima Yodogawa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Access:7 min walk from Hankyu Minamikata Station. 7 min walk from Subway Nishinakajima Station. By car or taxi, 12 min from Osaka Station.

A sky lantern event held on August 18th and 19th in Yodogawa, Osaka. (It's held around 7/7 every year, but it was postponed because of rain this year.) About 3000 sky lanterns flew to the night sky, it was so wonderful scenery.

Chugoku

Address:Chuo, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama

Access:15 min by train from Okayama to Kurashiki, then 10 min walk. By car, 15 min from Kurashiki IC, or 50 min from Okayama IC.

Okayama's popular tourist destination 'Bikan Chiku (Historical Quarter)'. It was flourished as a merchant town and now it leaves buildings with beautiful white walls and willow trees along the river, which are the taste of Edo Period. You can enjoy boating and rickshaw like traveling to the old times of Japan. And also the delicious food around here.◎Access: about 10min from Kurashiki Station. There're lot of parking lots around the area. The boating is so popular that you should buy tickets as soon as you arrive.

Shikoku

Angel Road

4 Review

Address:Yoshima Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa

Access:Bus: 10 min from Tonosho Port, get off at 'Kokusai Hotel'. Car: 8 min by car from Tonosho Port and free parking area is available.

The sand beach appearing by the tidal range is called Angel Road, and it's said that lovers who cross this road by holding hands can become happy. I recommend to visit here at romantic dusk.◎2 times in a day, you can cross the road during 2 hours before and after low tide. You need to check the time of low tide beforehand.

Kyushu・Okinawa

Yubu Island

3 Review

Address:Komi Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:15 min from Iriomote Island Water Buffalo Platform, by a water buffalo wagon. Or, you can walk across from Iriomote Island to Yubu Island.

Tel:0980-85-5470

Hours:9:00-17:00

Yuhu Island locates 400m away from Iriomote Island, and the whole island is a botanical gardens of subtropical plants. The way to cross to this island is a vehicle pulled by water buffalo! It's really healing to cross the sea on the swaying water buffalo vehicle with a sound of shamisen.

Hokkaido・Tohoku

Address:On'nebetsu-mura Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido

Shiretoko Goko Lakes is registered as a World Natural Heritage, and surrounded by the virgin forest. On sunny days, the beautiful Shiretoko mountain range is reflected on the lake surface! Many wildlife such as Yezo-deer, brown bears and birds live here, you can enjoy the nature on the ground pathways.

Kanto

Address:Futami Port Chichijima, Ogasawara-mura, Tokyo

Access:Tours leaves from Futami Port

You could enjoy a dynamic whale watching on a tour boat leaving Chichi-jima Island. The best season is between February and April.

Tokai

Mt. Fuji

5 Review

Address:Fujisan Kitayama, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka

Mt.Fuji climbing is restricted within the short term during the year. On the way to its top, you have to experience the hard roads and environment. But, at the end of the journey on the top, the supreme panorama extends as far as the only successful people can see.

Koshinetsu

Address:1-4-8 Gouda, Okaya-shi, Nagano

Access:20 min walk from Okaya Station. Or 5 min by car from Okaya IC

Tel:0266-23-3489

Hours:9:00-17:00

Closed:Wed

Okaya once had the biggest produce of raw silk in the world. You can learn the history of growing silkworm that had supported Japanese modernization, from the exhibitions of historical records and precious machines in existence. And at Miyasaka Silk Factory, you can see how to spin silk actually, then, the delicacy of raw silk and the high-level skills will make you moved. ◎By car, 5 min from Okaya IC of Nagano Speedway, or 10 min from JR Okaya Station. Entrance fee: 500 yen, 13-15years old 300 yen, 6-12 years old 150 yen.

Hokuriku

Address:4-2-29 Ohno-cho, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-266-1311

Hours:9:00-17:00

Closed:Wed

Benkichi Ohno's memorial museum has lots of his inventions. Everyone must be absorbed in 3-D puzzle and forget the time passing! Why don't you try?

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