10 Strange Japanese Places That Are Worth A Visit

There are the places that everyone recommends you visit… the temples of Kyoto… Nara’s giant Buddha statue… the cement jungle that is Tokyo…

To those people I say “bah” and “pshhh, you don’t know what you’re missing out on,” because there’s a whole category of places you’d never think of visiting in Japan that aren’t on the radars of pretty much any Japan travel resources. Some of these areas are what’s known as Bkyuu (B級 = B-rank) spots. As in, where the “Akyuu” spots are the Golden Pavilions and the Todaijis and the Tokyo Towers of the world, the “Bkyuu” spots are the less touristy, weirder, and usually harder to get to. Luckily for you, these are the places I tend to spend most of my time in.

Some of these places we’ve written about – others we’ll be writing and doing video about in the future. All of them are Bkyuu and off the beaten track. The kinds of places people aren’t telling you about. (read more!)

• Okunoshima aka Rabbit Island

• Makomanai Takino (aka Easter Island, Japan)

• Meguro Parasite Museum

• Jesus Christ’s Gravesite

• Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum

• Yoro Park: The Site Of Reversible Destiny

• Tashirojima, aka Cat Island

• Robot Restaurant

• Jigokudani (aka Monkey Park)

• World’s Shortest Escalator