As the rainy season in Japan is ushered in, Klook, a leading travel and tourism reservation platform for travelers visiting Japan, has compiled a list of the top 10 most popular indoor locations for foreign tourists.
So whether you're a wizard-in-training or a lover of unique animal cafes, this list has got you covered!
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Japan's Rainy Season Unveils a Tranquil Beauty
Lasting from June to mid-July, Japan's rainy season offers a mesmerizing experience for travelers. As rain showers embrace the vibrant landscapes, Japan's lush greenery comes alive in a breathtaking symphony of colors.
But enjoying the drizzle might not be for everyone. Thankfully, there is a wealth of fun indoor activities that can be enjoyed during this time of year.
How to Shine Despite the Rain: The Most Popular Indoor Attractions
The top 10 list of most popular indoor attractions for foreign tourists during the rainy season is based on the number of bookings and search results on Klook.
The most booked and searched indoor facilities and activities were selected for the list. Some of these indoor attractions are already gaining much attention even before their opening, proving that they are not just a refuge from the rain, but also fantastic destinations worth visiting.
For details and tickets, tap one of the experiences that catches your eye!
- TeamLab Planets TOKYO DMM (Tokyo)
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo - The Making of Harry Potter (Tokyo)
- Sanrio Puroland (Tokyo)
- Solaniwa Onsen OSAKA BAY TOWER (Osaka)
- Osaka Castle (Osaka)
- Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Okinawa)
- Unko Museum (Tokyo)
- Kyoto Arashiyama Fufu-no-Yu Onsen (Kyoto)
- Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou (Tokyo)
- Tokyo Joypolis (Tokyo)
The Magic Awaits
One of the most anticipated attractions is the Warner Brothers Studio Tour Tokyo – The Making of Harry Potter, which has been drawing attention even before its opening. This indoor attraction is set to provide a magical experience to all Harry Potter fans visiting Japan.
(‘Wizarding World’ and all related names, characters and indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. – Wizarding World publishing rights © J.K. Rowling.)
Immersive Art Experience at teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM
Another popular spot is teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM, a creative and interactive art concept that utilizes the latest technology. This attraction has been a popular spot among foreign tourists visiting Japan even before the pandemic, with its Instagram-worthy views and immersive experiences.
Relax in the Largest Hot Spring Theme Park in Western Japan
Solaniwa Onsen OSAKA BAY TOWER offers a vast Japanese garden spanning over 3,000 square meters. This largest hot spring theme park in western Japan allows visitors to enjoy popular hot springs and foot baths while wearing a yukata, a casual summer kimono.
Connect with Nature at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou
Founded by a couple who love owls, Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou is a unique indoor experience where visitors can interact with owls. This owl cafe, a rarity even on a global scale, receives strong support from foreign tourists visiting Japan.
These lists highlight the variety of experiences that can be enjoyed indoors in Japan during the rainy season, showing that a little rain doesn't have to dampen the spirit of adventure for tourists.
With the school break beginning in the West and Singapore in June, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan is expected to increase from June to July. These activities provide a great starting point for anyone planning a visit to Japan during this period.
(Survey data mentioned is based on search results and reservation numbers on Klook as of May 12, 2023.)
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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