Sightseeing in Japan

From the busy city streets of Tokyo to scenic national parks, Japan has plenty to offer avid sightseers. Today we'll look at some places and activities for everyone.

In the countryside

Don't be fooled by the neon city lights - Japan is home to plenty of unspoiled terrain! From lakes and mountains to the famous hot springs, there are countless things to do and places to visit outside the main city areas. Do any of these tickle your fancy?

After this lesson you'll be keen to do some sightseeing in Japan!

Pronunciation for sightseeing in Japan

こくりつ こうえん

国立公園

Kokuritsu kōen

National park

スキー リゾート

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Sukī rizōto

Ski resort

もり

Mori

Forest

おんせん

温泉

Onsen

Hot spring

やま

Yama

Mountain

みずうみ

Mizuumi

Lake

ていえん

庭園

Teien

Garden

ビーチ

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Bīchi

Beach

しっち たい

湿地帯

Shicchi tai

Marshland

のうか

農家

Nouka

Farmhouse

まち

Machi

Town

むら

Mura

Village

きょうこく

峡谷

Kyōkoku

Gorge

しま

Shima

Island

かわ

Kawa

River

のはら

野原

Nohara

Field

のうじょう

農場

Noujō

Farm

For the adventurous

Feeling adventurous? These places and activities are for you thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts!

テーマ パーク

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Tēma pāku

Theme park

ハイキング トレイル

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Haikingu toreiru

Hiking trial

スキー リゾート

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Sukī rizōto

Ski resort

バンジー ジャンプ

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Banjī janpu

Bungee jumping

スノー ボード

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Sunō bōdo

Snow boarding

カヤック 

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Kayakku

Kayaking

ラフティング

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Rafutingu

Rafting

カヌー

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Kanū

Canoeing

キャンプ

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Kyanpu

Camping

パラグライダー

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Paraguraidā

Paragliding

Cultural & Historical sites

For those of you interested in Japanese culture and history, you can't miss out on visiting these places:

はくぶつかん

博物館

Hakubutsukan

Museum

おてら

お寺

Otera

Temple

じんじゃ

神社

Jinja

Shrine

おしろ

お城

Oshiro

Castle

れきしてき まちなみ

歴史的町並み

Rekishiteki machinami

Historical town

Places to relax

If you are looking for some relaxation, try visiting these places:

おんせん リゾート

温泉リゾート

Onsen rizōto

Hot spring resort

ゆさん こうらくち

遊山行楽地

Yusan kōra kuchi

Mountain resort

すいぞくかん

水族館

Suizokukan

Aquarium

ビーチ リゾート

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Bīchi rizōto

Beach resort

ゴルフ リゾート

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Gorufu rizōto

Golf resort

Whew - that's a lot of excitement for one day! You might not be able to experience everything in today's lesson but whatever you decide to do, it's sure to be lots of fun. Good luck!

Here are a few recommended Japanese lessons to try next!

Sayōnara!

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Sayaka Matsuura
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