©

The Most Interesting Historical Places in Japan

Plan your next trip here

Historical Places in Japan

  • © 1
    Fushimi Inari Taisha serves as the starting point for the hiking trails, covered by densely packed vivid orange gates, that snake up the moun
    Tours from $18
  • © 2
    Nijo-jo Castle , Kyoto
    Originally built in 1603 and holding World Heritage Site status, Nijo-jo Castle presents an exemplary look at Japanese feudal architecture. T
    Tours from $18
  • © 3
    Kiyomizu-dera , Kyoto
    Have your wishes granted at Kiyomizu-dera, an independent Buddhist temple and World Heritage Site dating back to 1633. Constructed during the
    Tours from $18
  • © 4
    Himeji Castle , Himeji
    A World Heritage Site, Himeji Castle represents the largest structure of its kind in Japan. Constructed in the 14th century, the grandiose ca
    Tours from $153
  • © 5
    Pay a visit to Sanjusangendo Temple, a Buddhist temple known for its 100 sculptures of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The current shrine dates
    Tours from $18
  • View more attractions

    Plan your trip to Japan

    • Get a personalized plan

      A complete day-by-day itinerary
      based on your preferences
    • Customize it

      Refine your plan. We'll find the
      best routes and schedules
    • Book it

      Choose from the best hotels
      and activities. Up to 50% off
    • Manage it

      Everything in one place.
      Everyone on the same page.

    Where to stay in Japan

    Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
    Live like a local, find unique places to stay
    Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

    See plans by other users

    6 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in South Korea & Japan BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY February, culture, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN January, teens, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Osaka Prefecture BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Kyushu-Okinawa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
    View more plans