Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

by Coelho - TripleLights travel specialist

1- Yajima Taiken Koryukan (Sado)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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Head out into the waters of the inlet by tarai bune which originated in Sado. There is the enchanting view of two small islands and the red arched bridge, and on good days, you can enjoy the crystal blue sea.

Business hours
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
0259-86-2992
Price
- Adult: 500 JPY
- Child: 300 JPY
Website
www.visitsado.com

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2- Hasedera Temple (Kamakura)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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Hasedera Temple was constructed on the mountainside with views of both the ocean and city. The beautiful garden is blooming with hydrangeas and irises all year round and as such, the temple has also become acclaimed as the ‘flower temple’.

Business hours
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 4:30 PM )
Phone
0467-22-6300
Price
- Adult: 300 JPY
- Child: 100 JPY
Website
www.hasedera.jp

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3- Shukunegi (Sado)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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Shukunegi is a historically preserved ward which has existed since the Edo Era as a Sado port town. The streets brimming over with atmosphere and built by shipwrights are splendid.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
Phone
0259-86-3200
Price
Admission to enter Shukunegi private houses
Seikurou House: Adults 400 yen Children 200 yen

Website
www.visitsado.com

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4- Arakurayama Sengen Park (Mount Fuji)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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Located halfway up Mt. Arakura in Fujiyoshida City of Yamanashi Prefecture, this is a park from where you can get a full view of the city against the backdrop of Mt. Fuji. Known as a prominent viewing spot for Mt. Fuji, it is also popular as a famous spot for cherry blossoms.

Phone
0555-22-1111
Price
- Free
Website
www.yamanashi-kankou.jp

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5- Sado Mine (Sado)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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With shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa leading the development during the Edo Era, it was said that Sado Mine had financed the Edo government for 300 years due to the rich amounts of gold mined there. Currently, it has been preserved for its industrial heritage.

Business hours
- Everyday (8:30 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
0259-74-2389
Price
Tour courses (approx. 60 min)
Adults 1400 yen Children 700 yen
Doyuko or Souda Yuukou courses only
(Doyuko: about 40 min Souda Yuukou: about 30 min) 
Adults 900 yen Children 450 yen
Yamashi course with guide (April-November advance reservation
Website
www.sado-kinzan.com

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6- Ryogoku (Tokyo)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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Encountering the many wrestlers during a sumo tournament in Tokyo feels like you’ve slipped back in time to the Edo Era. You can see their lifestyle and eat like them through the many haberdasheries for these king-sized men and restaurants with their huge portions.

Phone
03-5608-6951
Website
visit-sumida.jp

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7- Futatsugame (Sado)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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The extremely clear ocean that has been selected as one of the top 100 swimming areas in Japan and the sight of the path sinking into the sea due to the rise and fall of the tides provide a superb view of an ever-changing beach!

Phone
0259-26-2311
Website
www.visitsado.com

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8- Jodogahama (Iwate)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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The ancient landscape of Jodogahama (Pure Land Beach) has a superb view representing the Sanriku region with its white beach drawing a soft line and precipitous and exposed stone mountains created in the bay.

Phone
0193 -65 -1690
Price
- Free
Website
www.japan-iwate.info

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9- Sado Island Taiko Center (Sado)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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The taiko drum center operated by the world-famous taiko performing arts ensemble Kodo. Beating taiko of all sizes, sharing in the sound will bring a smile to your face before you know it. Feel the charm of this enjoyably heartwarming experience!

Business hours
- Tuesday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
- Wednesday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
- Thursday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
- Friday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
- Saturday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
- Sunday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
0259-86-2320
Price
- Adult: 2000 JPY
- Child: 1000 JPY
Website
www.sadotaiken.jp

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10- Densho-en (Iwate)

Top 10 Best Hidden Spots in Japan You Must Visit

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In Tono with its pastoral Japanese countryside scenery, there is Densho-en which relates the lifestyle of the old days to the present day. Know about Tono in a variety of ways such as seeing, hearing, making and eating.

Business hours
- Everyday (9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM )
Phone
0198 -62-8655
Price
- Adult: 320 JPY
- Child: 220 JPY
The workshops at the Crafts Center require prior reservations and separate admission.
E.g. Ema 500 yen Otedama 500 yen Straw craft 500 yen

Kataribe 5000 yen (Up to 80 people per 1 kataribe) * prior reservations are required.

Website
www.japan-iwate.info

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