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11 spots you shouldn’t miss visiting in Japan

Known all over the world as the “Land of the Rising Sun”, more and more Filipinos are finding their way towards Japan to enjoy their famous cherry blossoms, historic landmarks, and lovely tourist spots.

TFT Lifestyle TV’s Dan on the Go found his way to Japan and gives a glimpse of what to expect from the Far East as he documents his travel with Fujifilm’s Instax.

Here are the tourist spots you shouldn’t miss:

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan towering to 12,389.2 ft. A staple tourist site for many first-time visitors, Mt. Fuji is famous for its snow white peaks which is an awesome sight to behold for both tourists and residents alike.


If you’re planning to capture a lovely view of the sunset in Japan, Hakone’s elevated, mountainous areas will show you one of your most memorable sunset views. Hakone is located at the Kanagawa Prefecture within the district of Ashigarashimo.

Izu, Granpal Park

During the evening, visitors will be mystified as Izu, Granpal Park lights up in full colour with their festive lights and their lively light show.


Foodies will delight at the authentic taste of Japan’s finest sushi at Sushiro restaurant in Japan. With over 30 years of making Sushi and other Japanese delicacies, diners can enjoy over 80 varieties of dishes from 100yen onwards.

Rainbow Bridge

Japan’s iconic Rainbow Bridge connects millions of travellers daily as it carries three transportation lines, eight traffic lanes, walkways, and observation towers. At night, the bridge lights up showcasing a wonderful lighted spectacle for tourists.


Located in the heart of Shinjuku is Ichiran, known as the go-to place for one of Tokyo’s best tasting Ramen. With the taste of meats infused within the very soup base, the ramen serving is indeed one of those experiences that will excite your palates.


One of Japan’s most famous landmarks is Shibuya that houses the busiest pedestrian lane in the world. One look at the place and you’ll be reminded that it has been used frequently by many Hollywood movies as their preferred location for establishing shots in Japan.


Tourists planning to shop and dine must head over to Shinjuku as it houses majority of the options and best deals for food, souvenirs, and many more.

Hachiko Statue

Another popular tourist site in Japan is the Hachiko statue – with its timeless film of the same name, the story behind the statue is about a dog who proved his loyalty as he patiently waited for his master to return at the Shibuya Station.


Harajuku is another go-to place in Japan filled with many interesting dining options that aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, the taste is also as good as it looks!

Meiji Shrine

Visitors can also visit the Meiji Shrine, known as the shrine dedicated to the first emperor of Japan. Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken.

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