Ok so seriously, im so tired of temples, Tokyo, and shopping districts. Where are the unique stuff that everyplace has. For example, France has the catacombs and underground opera house. Google keeps turning up the same results for 'unique', 'strange' and interesting places in Japan. So please anybody out there tell me about some cool places in Japan other than where everybody always goes. So no kyoto, tokyo, okinawa, kyushu, onsens, and sapporo! Any help is immensely appreciated. Thank you.
What about Otaru in Hokkaido?
Renowned by its glass works, its historical Victorian-style architecture, its canals, its beer and its musical boxes.
While you're there, don't miss Tenguyama.