Mount Fuji is probably one of the most recognizable landmarks in Japan. This volcano stands at 12,389 ft. and even though it’s about 60 miles away, most days it can be seen from Tokyo. The snow-capped dome is featured in lots of Japanese art and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013.
Japan has many natural hot springs to offer but Shibu Onsen in Yamanouchi is one of the most exciting. Not only can you take a dip in the restorative waters, but you may just find a few primate friends enjoying the waters as well. Snow monkeys are frequent visitors to the hot springs in the area. This top attraction has nine different bathhouses, all intended to help cure and restore different illnesses. You can collect different stamps at each stop and it’s rumored that if you collect all nine stamps, you will be blessed with good luck.