Japan, a small Asian nation comprised mostly of small-island is one of the top country in terms of technology and industries surprises many people. It has a rich and fascinating history that dates back thousands of years. Japan is most famous for its Buddhist and Shinto temples that are so well established that it draws the attention of thousands of pilgrims and patrons every year. At the same time, Japan has so much more for its tourists that never want to miss the all of Japan.
Despite war and natural devastations, the country has well preserved its heritage together with newly constructed buildings. In one terms, it is the only country in the world that despite being the worst sufferer have managed not just overcome successfully but is developed and doing far better than many other nations big nations. To show you a little bit of japan, I am focusing on the top tourist attraction places in japan. Although, you can enjoy japan only by being there, but the prior knowledge of what you must not miss is more than important.
Here Are The 9 Top Tourist Sightseeing Places in Japan:
1. Mount Fuji
It is one of the recognizable landmark of japan. Being the highest mountain peak (3,776 m), it is tall enough to be seen from Tokyo.
In Japanese literature and art, Fuji has made its prominent position.
Places near to Mount Fuji are also named after it like Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, etc. The best time to visit here is summer when you can watch sunset from its summit and even climb it.
2. Imperial Palace In Tokyo
It is one of the most famous landmark of Tokyo. The parks surrounding this palace are there from the 17th century. It still is not a complete property, but is used by the imperial family. Simply strolling the park can offer enough to your eyes. The famous points near the park are Nijubashi Bridge or “The double bridge,” & “Ginza” district, which is famous for shopping. Once you visit this palace, you surely will find more to enjoy.
3. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
There need not must to say about the deadly atomic bombing in Hiroshima in August in 1945. To remember the lives of numerous innocent lives that fell victim to others wrong deeds, this park was constructed as a memorial. Although many delicate people avoid visiting here but it is a must visit place to realize the value of life and utilize it for something good. Do you know what more is in this park? Countless number of crane made from origami paper can be seen here to wish for peace and rest to the innocent lives.
4. Historic Kyoto
Kyoto being one of the most visited cities of Japan attracts more than 10 million visitors every year. Fortunately, this place never managed to escape the devastation of WWII. One you visit her, you will find so much to explore. It has old streets, architecture which is not changed much till now.
Legacy remains intact is what you will find here through museums, culture, painting, sculptures and in many other forms.
Make sure that you do no miss “Golden Pavilion,” “Kyoto Imperial palace” “Arashiyama Bamboo Grave” and “Nijo castle.”
5. The Island Shrine of Itsukushima
Miyajima, famous in all over the world as Japan’s shrine island is best known as the abode of Itsukushima shrine that is said to have been dedicated to the princess daughter of the God of Wind, Susanoo. It is located at small ferry ride from the mainland Hiroshima. Since 8th century, most of the Japanese shrine buildings are built mostly small level above water and supported by few piles. When tides come, these structures appears stunning and make you feel as if floating. Inside the shrines, you will find so much feasting to the eyes.
6. Okinawa Churaumi Aquariam
You might have been to several aquariums in the world but there is no aquarium as Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium. It is very big and all around you. When you visit here, you surely will never complain about the facilities. This is one place where you can spend your entire day with your mate or your family.
7. Temple City: Historic Nara
The lovely and unspoiled city of Nara has managed to maintain the historic buildings, ancient Japanese art and several buildings. Other than old streets, the city has also to boost about its magnificent temples such as Great Todai-Ji temple, Tofuku-Ji Temple. The origin of these temples dates back from 7th and 8th century. Make sure that at no chance you miss coming here.
8. Kurobe Dam
These days, dam visiting has become one of the Japan’s newest tourist trend. Here, couples and infrastructure fans come more often for something new. It is not just its beautiful location in the wooded mountains of Toyama prefecture but water being released from time to time makes it more splendid to look at.
9. Osaka Castle
This temple was built by Emperor Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1586, at that time, it was the largest and the most important fortress in the country. Although it was destroyed later but the government did everything to rebuilt it and because of continuous effort, today it stands as true as original. Visit its top floor to feast your eyes with the superb view.