Top 10 best things to do in Japan

Top 10 best things to do in Japan

Are you a fan of mangaJapanese culture or love the sushiTHE Japan is a destination for you. With a population of 126.5 million and one of the most visited countries in East Asia. Japan is a destination that will enrich you, not only for its Japanese culture or its Japanese gastronomy, but also for these breathtaking landscapes.

Top 1: Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji known to be a volcano sacred in Japan as much as the symbol, which is inscribed as Unesco World Heritage. The mountain, which is 3,776 meters high, is the highest peak in Japan.

In addition, being symmetrical, it is a place very visited by artists who aspire to this mountain. At the top, you can admire the view of the rising sun or sunset. Popular destination for religious people (Shintoism and Buddhism), it is also known for pilgrimages, hiking, excursions and treks. You have at your available in the various stations punctuating the ascent with restaurants, inns, shops, equipped sanctuaries and the cable car.Japan

Top 2: Cherry blossoms

The period of flowering of japanese cherry trees is to be contemplated during the beginning of spring, at the end of March at the beginning of April. Japanese cherry trees also known as Sakura is the emblem of Japan. Very popular during the festival and tradition of hanami “Flower viewing” is to admire the cherry blossoms with friends or family, millions of people make the trip to admire this spectacle. You can have a nice time picnicking or relaxing. The duration of contemplation is very short, an average of two weeks.

Top 3: Itsukushima Temple

Itsukushima Shrine or also known as Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is famous for being in the middle of the water. The temple is located on the island of Miyajima, the sanctuary is a sacred place for Shintoists. The temple is part of the Unesco World Heritage and illustrates the beauty of a panorama uniting natural landscape and human creation. It is an enormously visited place, because of the setting in which it is established. You can admire the landscape.

Top 4: Fushimi Inari Taisha

THE Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine was created to bring prosperity and security. Every year we find this place filled with tourists who come to admire the temple. The temple enjoys popularity due to the fact that it contains 10,000 toriis. The sanctuary is dedicated to the Inari rice goddess and to wealth. People come for a hike to gaze at thousands of vermilion torii gates. In addition, there are places to rest and restaurants.


Top 5: Kawachi Fuji Gardens

Kawachi Fuji Gardens are at Kita Kyushuwhich hosts an impressive collection of wisteria flavored with twenty different species: blue, white, purple, pink and blue purple. The period to admire these flowers is from late April to mid-May, during flowering.

Top 6: the bamboo forest of Sagano

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove also named Sagano Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, a place visited by tourists and photographers. This bamboo grove is part of the largest walk that offers a moment of serenity and contemplation in the region of Kyoto.

Top 7: Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is classified as Unesco World Heritage, designed in the 14th century, was a theater of historical events. After five years of renewal, visitors can enjoy and admire the unique architecture of the castle in good condition. It is also known because it is one of the twelve wooden castles of Japan and the largest Japanese castle.

Top 8: Senso-ji Temple

Senso-ji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo which is located in the neighborhoods from Asakusa. It is part of the must-see cultural site of Japan. This Buddhist temple is appreciated by not only Japanese people but also tourists. It is dedicated to the Buddhist goddess Kannon. Found in the sanctuary statutes and monuments. Senso-ji Temple is one of the most traditional places in Tokyo and contains several buildings. In addition, it is a place visited by pilgrims.

Top 9: Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji)

For the top nine, we advise you to visit the Kinkaku-ji Temple which is located in the former capital of Kyoto. Kyoto Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion also named Rokuonji is a Buddhist temple that welcomes many visitors to Japan every year. You can admire the architecture of the pavilion with golden walls, covered with gold leaf. The Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion is a must-see and special place due to the fact that it combines three types of architecture. The ground floor is in the style of the palaces of the Heian period, the first floor that of the houses of the samurai, and finally the second floor in the style of the Zen temples. The place is popular for such beautiful scenery and temple walks. Unfortunately, entry is prohibited in the temple due to the many secrets and relics of the Buddha.

Top 10: Todai-ji temple in Nara

Todai-ji Temple is part of Unesco World Heritage which is located in the city of nara. The Todai-ji “great temple of the East” is the largest covered wooden building in the world. The temple is famous for its Nara Park and monumental statue of bronze buddha. The temple is sacred and an ancient command center of Buddhism. The major piece of Todai-ji is the huge statue of Buddha fifteen meters high, which we discover when entering Daibutsu-den.


Here are some breathtaking places to visit in Japan. Obviously, this does not include all the cultural richness, landscape that Japan has to offer. If you like history and visit it, Japan is a destination you will love. This country offers you everything you need to have an unforgettable vacation.

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