Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

Articles Sep 25, 2019 08:02

In addition to familiar landmarks such as Tokyo, Kyoto, there are many other Japanese tourist destinations that visitors should visit at least once in their lifetime to feel the very interesting and special spaces of this country.

Japan is a country that you can travel at any time of the year, especially if you love its cool and fresh climate, along with the simple and elegant beauty in its architecture and culture. Here are 10 most beautiful Japanese tourist destinations that you cannot ignore when visiting Japan.

Where to go in Japan

1. Mount Fuji

The snow-capped Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic symbols of Japan. If you do haven't seen or taste the white snow, you can go to Mount Fuji at any time of the year.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

In Mount Fuji, you can ski, build snowmen, take a walk on the snowy roads and take some breathtaking photos. On Mount Fuji, many famous ski resorts, luxury resorts and even traditional Japanese houses are waiting for you to visit and enjoy.

The most convenient thing is that you can book a tour to visit Mount Fuji. There will be a car to take visitors straight to the 5th station at an altitude of 2,300m. You can experience all kinds of exciting activities here.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

For Japanese people, Mount Fuji is always a sacred entity, which protects them and ensures their peace and prosperity. Therefore, for Japanese people in particular and tourists around the world in general, it is extremely lucky to be able to go to Mount Fuji.

2. Tokyo Tower

Every year, Tokyo Tower attracts thousands of tourists. You know, this is one of the few prime locations, allowing you to take a panoramic view of the magnificent Tokyo when the city lights up. You will be overwhelmed by a colorful picture of flashing lights, reflecting the prosperity and modernity of this city.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

With a height of 333 m, 13 m taller than the Eiffel tower, the Tokyo Tower is inspired by the Eiffel tower itself. It is also the tallest steel tower in the world. It is open for you to visit from 9 AM to 8 PM.

The Tokyo Tower is considered a symbol of rebirth for Japan after the war, so this is also a place that you should come to feel the historical pride as well as the sustainable development of the country.

3. Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto

Located in the ancient capital of Kyoto, embraced by the deep green surroundings, Kinkaku-ji Temple is an extremely famous architecture. This golden temple has 3 floors with three different architectural and cultural styles including Shinden, Bukkle and China.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

In the winter, when the snowflakes fall slightly, the scenery around the temple will be as beautiful as a picture, attracting all eyes. Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto is a peaceful, quiet and elegant space.

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4. Hiroshima Peace Memorial - Genbaku Dome

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial - Genbaku Dome is a testament to the atomic bombs that the United States dropped in 1945. Almost all tours take visitors there. This is a place to learn about the history of Japan, the pain and the way they stand up after the fire.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

Coming to this Japanese tourist destination, you will experience a little sadness, a bit of compassion, but above all it will leave you a sense of admiration and pride of the Japanese.

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial - Genbaku Dome is seen by people all over the world as a symbol of peace, calling on countries to eliminate nuclear weapons.

5. Jigokudani monkey park

Have you ever seen adorable, mischievous monkeys living in icy snow? Visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park to experience those one-of-a-kind experiences.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

Hot spring baths are familiar, but hot spring baths with monkeys make sure you haven't tried it yet. Trust me, this will be one of the most memorable baths of my life.

In addition, if you have come to Japan, you should at least once soak in a hot spring to take care of your body the same way that the Japanese have done. Ensure, the body will be healthier, more excited spirit to have enough health for the upcoming journey.

6. Horyu-ji 

Horyu-ji Temple located in Nara Prefecture is one of the oldest wooden structures in the world. Many Buddhists desire to admire and feel the sacred atmosphere here. Certainly, the architecture of the temple will not disappoint you.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

The highlight of Horyu-ji Temple is the beautiful 11-sided Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara statue with over 100 artifacts with unique artistic value. Although it was built more than 13 centuries ago, underwent many earthquakes, Horyu-ji Temple still retains its artistic value and has always been a strong spiritual fulcrum for Buddhists.

7. Himeji Castle

Ancient Himeji Castle is an extremely interesting tourist destination in Japan that you should definitely visit if you are able to visit Himeji city in Hyogo Prefecture. The castle is made from more than 36 tons of wood and covered with white plaster like cranes flying in the vast sky.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

Experiencing fierce battles with bombs during World War II and the Kobe earthquake, strangely, the castle stood still and kept the values ​​of architecture, art and culture. Himeji was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage (cultural) in 1993 and special historical sites of Japan. Various parts of Himeji Castle have been designated as national treasures or important national cultural heritages.

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8. The historic village of Shirakawa-Go and Gokayama

The ancient village of Shirakawa-go is located at the foot of Mount Haku-san, Gifu Province, Central Japan, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1995. The peaceful, dreamy and simple countryside scene in Shirakawa ancient village -go is a gift that Japanese tourists bring to visitors. Lost in this village, you will feel like getting lost in the world of sweet fairy.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

With more than 100 old houses built hundreds of years ago in the style of Gassho-zukuri architecture, it means "hands in prayer". The roof is covered with thatched grass or very thick straw to support the snow in winter. The roof is joined together like a picture of hands joined together to pray.

9. Itsukushima Shrine

Also known as Itsukushina Shinto Shrine, this Itsukushima Shrine is one of the most beautiful symbols of Japanese artistic and spiritual value. Famous for its red torii gate filled with water on all four sides, the far distance is the Misen mountain range, this painting is one of the most beautiful scenes, Japanese bold.

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

Almost everyone who comes here must have a photo to bring back as a souvenir. Certainly you are no exception.

10. Shrines and Temples of Nikkō

With 103 unique buildings, this place is located among the beautiful nature in Nikko, in Tochigi Prefecture. It is considered a famous tourist destination and a valuable asset of this land.

This place has two shrines and one temple: Nikko Tosho-gu shrine, Nikko Futarasan shrineand Rinno temple. 

Traveling in Japan: 10 best places to visit in Japan

The typical example of Nikko Tosho-gu shrine is a sculpture of three monkeys covering their eyes,  their mouths and their ears, meaning "not hearing bad things, not seeing bad things and not saying bad things". Meanwhile, Nikko Futarasan, the second largest shrine in Nikko, is the place to worship three of the region's most sacred mountains: Mount Nantai, Nyoho and Taro. In the temple displays two swords at the main hall, which is considered the national treasure of Japan.

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