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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide


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  1. Home
  2. Attractions
  3. Art & Spots
  4. Art & Spots

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Art & Spots

  • Tourist Facilities

    A database of the major shrines and temples, castles, gardens, museums, art museums and traditional handicraft centers.

  • Free Attractions

    Many businesses have museums open to the public, providing a glimpse of the latest technologies or traditional skills. Facilities, divided by industry, are introduced.

  • Theme Parks

    Japan has many theme parks, including Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan. Theme parks (mainly those near Tokyo and Osaka) are introduced.

  • Museums & Art Museums

    Miho Museum
    Mitsuo Aida Museum
    National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Feature: New Tourist Destinations

  • A Heart for Art

    Not so long ago, any mention of Japanese art almost invariably referred to ukiyoe, kimono, tea ceremonies, flower arrangements or other aspects of traditional culture. These days, however, Japan is perhaps more famous for its anime and manga, and great works of Japanese contemporary art...

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