14. Sensoji Temple (浅草寺) – Located in Asakusa, this temple, built in 628 C.E., receives 30 million visitors a year. The huge kaminarimon lantern is the highlight for many.
15. Robot Restaurant (ロボットレストラン) – This 10 billion yen restaurant in Shinjuku features giant walking robots and beautiful dancing ladies for a 1 hour showtime.
16. Tamagawadaishi-Gyokushinin (玉川大師玉眞院) – This temple contains 300 stone buddhist images illuminated in candlelight and is often considered equivalent to a pilgrimage to Shikoku.
17. Aogashima (青ヶ島) – This volcanic island is made up of a volcano within a volcano, giving it a fantasy-like reputation. The village has a total population of 165 people (2010).
18. Kamakura Daibutsuden Kotoku-in (鎌倉大仏殿高徳院) – The giant Buddha statue is considered the highlight of Kotoku-in and Kamakura. A designated national treasure, it has remained largely in its original form despite multiple repairs.
19. The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (金沢21世紀美術館) – This circular museum features artwork from contemporary artists around the world. In particular, the “Swimming Pool” by Leandro Erlich is a popular exhibit.
20. The Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum (福井県立恐竜博物館) – The name “Dinosaur Museum” says it all.
21. Eihi-ji (永平寺) – Head temples of the Buddhist Soto Sect. The compound is lined by old cedar trees.
22. Fuji-Q Highland (富士急ハイランド) – Thrill seekers would relish in the 121 degrees drop from the “Takabisha” roller coaster (steepest in the world), the speed of fourth-fastest roller coaster in the world “Dodonpa” and the 4D roller coast “Eejanaika”.