8 Beautiful Places in Japan  to Visit

8 Beautiful Places in Japan to Visit

December 6, 2018 0 By Poonam

Japan is easily one of the most magnificent places in the world. It has many beautiful places which are famous for their full range of nature and culture, from subtropical beaches to snowy mountains, futuristic skylines to ancient temples. This is an amazing country with its unique culture and society that you really can not compare to other countries in the world.

The capital of Japan: Tokyo

Population: 12.68 crores

Area: 377,972 km²

There are some interesting facts about Japan:

  • There are more seniors than kids
  • Has one of the world’s lowest crime rates
  • Most vending Machines in the World.
  • Japan Consists of 6852 Islands
  • To Clean is a part of education in many schools
  • Japan has a penis festival
  • More than 1500 earthquakes a year
  • Fruit is one of the best gifts
  • more than 3000 McDonald’s restaurants

Beautiful Places in Japan to visit

Kyoto

image of Kyoto

image of Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist destinations among the all beautiful places of Japan, which is popular for the cultural and historical heart of the country. This city is the greatest ancient city in Japan and it has many beautiful places.

This city located in western Japan along the side of Osaka Prefecture with over 4000 historical monuments like temples and charming streetscape of the old city. Millions of visitors come from outside of Japan in all year around. Kyoto is the most rewarding city in Japan.

Population: 1.5 million

Best time to visit: any time of year.

Things to do in Kyoto

  1. Kinkaku-Ji
  2. Nijo Castle
  3. Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
  4. Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine
  5. Ryoanji Temple
  6. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
  7. Yasaka Shrine
  8. Chion-in
  9. Nishiki Market

Tokyo

image of Tokyo

image of Tokyo

Tokyo is the capital of Japan and Edo is the oldest name of Tokyo. It is a beautiful place and famous for its unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture, and dining to visitors. 

Tokyo has the number of attractive green spaces. Excellent museums, historic temple, and gardens are the empirical attraction in Japan.

Population: 13.5 million

Best Time to Visit: between October to March and December to January

Things to do in Tokyo

  1. The Imperial Palace
  2. ShibuyaImperial Palace
  3. East Garden
  4. Sensoji Temple
  5. Meiji Jingu Shrine
  6. Ueno Park
  7. Shinjuku Gyoen
  8. Tokyo Tower
  9. Mt Fuji
  10. Akihabara

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Takayama

image of Takayama

image of Takayama

Takayama city is in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture. The festival of Takayama held in spring and autumn, which considered one of the best festivals in Japan. The Takayama city describes the beautiful places.

It is the heart of Japan inland. This is well known for being a rest stop near the UNESCO listed Shirakawa-go, a historic town that’s home to Gassho-style houses.

Population: 89,278

Best Time to Visit: April 30th to July 1st.

Things to do in Takayama

  1. Hida Folk Village
  2. Sanmachi Suji
  3. Experience the Most Beautiful Takayama Festival
  4. Visit the Matsuri no Mori Museum
  5. Takayama Jinya
  6. Hida Takayama Museum of Art
  7. Hida Kokubun-Ji Temple
  8. Yoshijima Heritage House
  9. Enjoy the Puppet Show
  10. Shop Til You Drop
  11. Walk across Nakabashi Bridge
  12. Higashiyama Preserved Temple

Hakone

image of Hakone

image of Hakone

Hakone is famous for hot spring, natural beauty, historical sites view of Mount Fuji and onsen. It is one of the most popular and beautiful places among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo. And this is a part of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The distance between  Tokyo and Hakone is 100km.

Population:11,389

Best time to visit: Winter

Things to do in Hakone

  1. Lake Ashinoko
  2. Hakone Ropeway
  3. The famous black eggs of Owakudani Valley
  4. Soak in quirky baths at Yunessun Spa
  5. Hakone Onsen
  6. Hakone Shrine
  7. Owakudani
  8. Hiking

Kanazawa

image of Kanazawa

image of Kanazawa

Kanazawa is sometimes known by “little Kyoto” because it is packed with first-rate sights. It Includes beautiful places are: one of the country’s best gardens, some great museums, and several beautifully preserved neighborhoods. This is one of the most beautiful cities in Japan.

Population: 4.66 lakhs

Best time to visit in Kanazawa:  Any time of the Year.

Things to do in Kanazawa

  1. Kenroku-en Garden
  2. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. Omicho Market
  4. D.T. Suzuki Museum
  5. Kanazawa Castle Park/Kanazawa Castle
  6. Kanazawa Station (JR railway)
  7. Kenrokuen (Traditional Japanese Garden)
  8. Higashi Chayagai
  9. Omicho Market
  10. Myoryuji Temple(Ninja-Dera temple)

Nikko

image of Nikko

image of Nikko

Nikko is the small city of Japan and known for its vast, rich nature and many famous sightseeing spots shrines and temple.  And many tourist visits on this place for its Especial mystical environment. This is a beautiful place famous for its Environment. There are Many beautiful places to visit.

Population: 84,197

Best time to visit in Nikko: Any time of the year.

Things to do in Nikko

  1. Shinkyo (The Sacred Bridge)
  2. Rinnoji Temple Complex- Sanbutsudo (Three Buddha Hall)
  3. Kaizando
  4. Nikko Toshogu Shrine – Yomeimon Gate
  5. Takino-o Shrine
  6. Toshogu Shrine – Fire-Story Pagoda
  7. Futarasan Shrine – Honden (Main Hall)
  8. Nikkosan Rinnoji Shrine
  9. Kanmangafuchi
  10. Irohazaka (Iroha Slope)
  11. Chuzenji Lake
  12. Nikko Chuzenji Temple – Tachiki Kannon
  13. Kegon Falls
  14. Nikko Futarasan Shrine

Tsumago

image of Tsumago

image of Tsumago

Tsumago is one of the best save post town in Japan. Located in the Kiso Valley. That is popular for an international trip. That has a number of wooden craft shops, noodle restaurants, Japanese confectionery shops, historic inns or hatago. There are many beautiful places.

Best time to visit in Tsumago: Any Time.

Things to do in Tsumago

  1. Living history
  2. Explore the Nakasendo Trail
  3. Magome village
  4. Tsumago Village
  5. Sleeping at a minshuku or a ryokan
  6. Save some time for discovery
  7. Hanaya Ryokan

Nara

Image of Nara

Image of Nara

Nara was the first capital of Japan it was called by the Heijo name. It includes the oldest and largest temples of Japan. There are very beautiful places which are famous for their natural beauty, museum, traditional and culture etc.

Population: 3.6 lakhs

Best time to visit in Nara: October to November and March to May.

Things to do in Nara

  1. Todai-Ji
  2. Kasuga-Taisha
  3. Hōryū-Ji Temple
  4. Yakushi-Ji
  5. Isui-en Garden
  6. Kofun tombs
  7. Heijo-kyo
  8. Nara Prefectural Art Museum
  9. Higashimuki Shopping District

Conclusion

Japan is a beautiful place for holidays. Millions of people come for visit in per year. This is the best anticipation industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data. Japan is famous for their culture, history,   development of new technology. Japan is a developed country. There are many beautiful places like Kyoto, Tokyo, Takayama, Hakone, Kanazawa, Nikko, Tsumago etc.

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