Japan is amazing country in Asia, a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world. It also famous for one of the most cleanest place to live. The following destinations are some famous places in Japan that attracts a lot of tourists to visit everyday.
1. Tokyo Tower
Travelers who like to mingle with people will love Tokyo. The Japanese capital’s metropolitan area is the most populous in the world. From viewing spring cherry blossoms in traditional gardens to the fish market at Tuskiji. Tokyo Tower is both an active broadcasting facility and an ideal spot for travelers to take in the dazzling cityscape below.
2. Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). The volcano’s exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as a popular tourist attraction for sightseers and climbers. It is a physical, cultural, and spiritual symbol of Japan.
3. Golden Pavilion
Kinkaku-ji or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion is the most popular tourist attraction in Japan and Kyoto. The pavilion was originally built as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in the late 14th century. Golden Pavilion is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. It is really a nice place to walk around and take some photos for your trip.
4. Tokyo Imperial Palace
Tokyo Imperial Palace is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace, the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices.
5. Todaiji Temple
Tōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. Todaiji is a World Heritage temple in Nara Park famous for its Great Buddha. The temple is one of the world’s largest wooden structures that was built in 743.
6. Great Buddha of Kamakura
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a colossal outdoor representation of Amida Buddha, one of Japan’s most celebrated Buddhist figures. Great Buddha is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 11.4 meters, it has long been the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan.
7. Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex situated in the city of Himeji which is located in the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan. If you are staying in Kyoto or Osaka, Himeji is easily accessible, making this a fantastic day trip to consider.
Kiyomizu-dera is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. An indoor waterfall fed from the outside river keeps the temple in harmony with nature and not one nail was used in construction.
9. Jigokudani Monkey Park
Jigokudani Monkey Park offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. There is usually snow in the region from December to March, and the best timing for a visit is January and February. Monkeys enter the bath around the year, but they sometimes need some encouragement to do so by park wardens throwing food into the pool, especially during the warmer seasons of the year.
10. Hiroshima Peace Memorial
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. This harsh reminder of a world at war reminds visitors of the importance of human life and honors the victims so they will never be forgotten.