My Japan Bucket List

All Japan
Climb Mt. Fuji
Go to the Nihon Sanmeien (Kenroku-en, Kairaku-en, and Koraku-en)
See the Nihon Sankei (Miyajima, Matsushima Bay, Amanohashidate)
Hokkaido
Attend the Sapporo Snow Festival
Go to Cape Soya – Northernmost point in Japan
Aomori
Go to the Aomori Nebuta Festival
Visit the giant Shoko-chan statue at Kizukuri Station
AkitaIwateMiyagi
Go to the Sendai Tanabata Festival
Go to the Japan Kokeshi Museum in Naruko Onsen
Yamagata
See the world’s largest collection of jellyfish at Kamo Aquarium
Visit at least one of the infamous sokushinbutsu mummies in Tsuruoka
Spend the night in Ginzan Onsen
Niigata
Have a drink at the Ponshukan
Check out the Tunnel of Light at Kiyotsukyo Gorge
Ride a tarai bune on Sado Island
Go to the Wara Art Festival
Fukushima
See the Miharu Takizakura in full bloom
Tochigi
See the carvings at Toshogu Shrine
See the Ashikaga wisteria in full bloom
Gunma
Visit all the places on Jomo Karuta cards
Drive over all 11 melody roads
Take a bath at Sekizenkan
Visit all 3 sacred mountains (Haruna, Akagi, Myogi)
Ibaraki
Go to Hitachi Seaside Park during Nemophila season and during Red Kochia season
ChibaSaitamaTokyo
Tokyo Disneyland/Disney Sea
Team Lab Borderless
Climb all the stairs on the Tokyo Tower
Kanagawa
Kamakura Daibutsu
Eat an egg in Owakudani
Go to the Kanamara Festival
Yamanashi
See the view from Chureito Pagoda
See Diamond Fuji
Nagano
Go to the Matsumoto Castle Ice Sculpture Festival
Go to the Obuse Hokusai Museum
See the monkeys in the onsen at Jigokudani Yaen-koen
Toyama
See the Hotaruiku (Firefly Squid)
Walk through the Snow Corridor on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
IshikawaGifu
Go to Shirakawa-go
See Monet’s Pond
FukuiShizuoka
Go to a tea field
Aichi
ShigaMie
Visit Ise Grand Shrine
Wakayama
See the pagoda at Nachi Falls
Collect all the goshuin of the Kumano Kodo
Nara
Feed the deer
See the Todaiji
Kyoto
Drink the water at Kiyomizu-dera
Climb to the top of Fushimi Inari-taisha
See the Daimonji
Osaka
Go to Osaka Castle
Take a selfie with the Glico Man
Check out the Hankyu Brick Museum
Hyogo
See Himeji Castle
Go to the Kobe Luminaire
Tottori
Nageire-do Hall
Fudoin Iwayado Temple
Go to the Gegege no Kitaro Town – Sakaiminato
Okayama
ShimaneHiroshima
Stand in front of the Great Torii Gate at Itsukushima at low tide
Yamaguchi
EhimeKochiKagawa
Oita
Get buried in the black sand in Beppu
FukuokaSaga
Nagasaki
See the guinea pig bridge at Nagasaki Bio Park
KumamotoMiyazaki
Kagoshima
Go to Cape Sata – the southernmost point in Honshu
Okinawa
See the whale sharks at Churaumi Aquarium
Watch the Naha Tug-of-War

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