5 Best Places to Visit in Japan

5 Best Places to Visit in Japan

You can find everything in Japan. From busy shopping districts to serene temples, from hectic nightlife to solemn religious festivals, from robots to manga characters, everything is present in Japan. If you plan to visit Japan, you may need to include these 5 best places to visit in Japan in your trip plan.

  1. Tokyo

Because you will most likely land in the Capital City, you may want to explore it first before going to other parts of the country. For tourists like you, Tokyo is attractive because it is the location of the famous neon-filled Ginza shopping district, because of its thousands of restaurant, because you can enjoy delicious fishes at Tuskiji, and finally because you can enjoy tea time while seeing cherry blossoms at any traditional gardens in the city and at Shinjuku Gyoen.

  1. Kamakura

Kamakura is similar to Kyoto due its many temples. Once an important imperial city, Kamakura is now better known as a famous seaside resort. The city is located not very far from Tokyo. You can visit the many temples that this city has and especially the large bronze Buddha statue which the locals call Daibutsu. The resort is considered one of the best places to visit in Japan for tourists looking for great seaside scenery and delicious seafood.

  1. Kyoto

Kyoto was the capital city before Tokyo and is a favorite destination for temple lovers. Historical Shinto and Buddhist temples, the most notable of which is Fushimi Inari Shrine, are located in every corner in this city. Due to its deep religious and cultural atmosphere, Kyoto is the best place to watch Gion Matsuri and other festivals.

  1. Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki are famous because they were the only two cities on earth where atomic bomb was ever detonated as a weapon. Both cities are perfect sites to observe the disastrous impact of the bomb. Memorials of the bombing are the focal points of tourism in both cities. You can visit the Bomb Dome, Peace Park, Peach Memorial Museum, and Peach Memorial Park in Hiroshima and the National Peace Memorial Hall in Nagasaki.

  1. Takayama

Takayama is a perfect retreat after your tiring trip around Japan. Takayama is a peaceful and quiet town where you can enjoy settings in a rural area and explore the most pristine version of Japanese culture. The Sanmachi section of the town is especially popular due to the exotic shops and restaurants that line along its three rural streets. If you are looking for serenity, Takayama is one of the best places to visit in Japan.

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