Japan is probably one of the places that should be on every traveler's bucket list. The place is just so rich in culture and attractions that it might take a whole lifetime to experience everything. But here's a list of the top 5 things that travelers shouldn't miss when staying in Japan.

Tsukiji Fish Market Experience

You haven't been to Japan if you don't experience the world's largest fish market at Tsukiji, Tokyo. According to World Travel Guide, the action starts at 4 AM but tourists and visitors must register at 5 AM to witness the one of a kind market that sells the freshest fish and other seafood. There are also restaurants in the area if ever you'd get hungry.

Whale And Dolphin Watching

Japan had a few whaling ports before but thought that it's environmentally healthy to offer whale-watching tours to tourists as a source of income. It would be best for tourists to visit Japan from January to April to witness these majestic mammals.

Temple 88, Okubo-Ji

According to Lonely Planet, the last temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage is something to lookout for. The 88th temple is really a prize for those determined travelers who want to finish the pilgrimage but tourists can just visit the temple too without having to go through the whole journey.

Studio Ghibli

If you're into anime, then Studio Ghibli is definitely for you. Aside from Japan's Universal Studios and Disney Resort, the Ghibli museum is full of art based on animated movies which anime lovers would really enjoy.


If you want to experience real Japanese culture, then Hokkaido is the place for you. It's considered as Japan's own version of the Wild West which would give tourists a feel of the nation's indigenous Ainu culture.

These are the 5 things that travelers shouldn't miss out when going to Japan because it's really a one of a kind experience. Now, all that's left to do is to plan your itinerary and to board that plane.