Most Popular Tourist Cities In Japan That You Must Visit

Japan is a country in East Asia with a number of islands around 6.852, located at the western end of the Pacific Ocean, in the east of the Sea of ​​Japan, and the borders with China, Korea, and Russia. Japan is the second largest economy in the world after the United States. Japan, Germany and South Korea is the third country that was once listed as the countries with the fastest economic growth in the history of the world.If you have an opportunity to visit Japan, there are several tourist attraction that you should visit. Japan culture famous with it’s historical stories such as empire and more. Below are the list of popular city in japan that you must visit.

1. Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavilion in KyotoKyoto is a city located on the island of Honshu, Japan. The city is part of the metropolitan area of ​​Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto. Kyoto has many historic sites and is the capital of Kyoto Prefecture. In Kyoto many cultural relics are the most important cultural tourism destination in Japan. Kyoto is always beautiful throughout year, snow in winter, Sakura bloom in the spring, the hills are cool in summer, and the sight of colorful autumn leaves.

Kyoto, which is rich in temples, shrines and gardens, often named as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Go to the Fushimi Inari Shrine down the lane with under thousands of small red torii gate. Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), including the bustling attractions, this place must be visited.

2. Tokyo

Tokyo city ights at nightTokyo is the capital of Japan as well as densely populated areas in Japan, and the largest metropolitan area in the world by population of about 33.75 million in the urban area. Tokyo is a modern and cosmopolitan city with skyscrapers, neon lights, electronics shops, big shopping complex, as well as a myriad of bars and clubs.

Tokyo has many museums. In Ueno Park, there are four national museums: Tokyo National Museum, the largest museum in the country specifically to traditional Japanese art; National Museum of Western Art, and Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art, with a collection of modern art over 40,000 Japanese and Japanese movies and foreign.

3. Osaka

Osaka CastleOsaka is a city in the Kansai region, Japan. Apart from being the capital of Osaka Prefecture, the city was designated as one of the City Selected by Local Autonomy Law. Osaka is the third most populous city in Japan after Tokyo and Yokohama. It is located on the island of Honshu, at the mouth of Yodo River on Osaka Bay.

Osaka is an ideal starting point for exploring the Kansai region; World Heritage Site Kyoto, Nara Temple and Tomb of Koya-san is scary is 90 minutes by train. The city’s best attractions such as Osaka Castle, and Shinsaibashi Namba, Aquarium Kaiyukan in Tempozan, Universal Studios Japan (USJ), Osaka, Shopping Centers Tenjinbashi, Tsutenkaku, Tennoji Zoo, Shitennoji and Sumiyoshitaisha shrines.

4. Sapporo

Sapporo citySapporo is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The city is located in Subprefektur Ishikari, Hokkaido, and is the fourth most populous city in Japan after Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Sapporo Snow Festival annually visited by more than two million tourists from around the world. If you want to know the full diversity of Japanese cuisine, Sapporo is always ready to welcome and pamper culinary enthusiasts. Tourist attractions that you can visit at Sapporo such as Clock Tower Sapporo, Former Hokkaido Government Building, Susukino, Odori Park, Sapporo Beer Museum, Sapporo TV Tower and others.

5. Yokohama

Minato Mirai at nightYokohama is located in the west part of Tokyo Bay. It is located just 30 km from Tokyo and connected with rail, highway roads, and highways passing through the city of Kawasaki. You can visit Minato Mirai 21, Landmark Tower (Japan’s tallest building), Harbor View Osanbashi, Kannai District, Garden Yamashita (Yamashita Koen), Yokohama Marine Tower, Yokohama Akarenga Soko (the historic building), Yokohama Chinatown, Yokohama Curry Museum, Shin Ramen Museum -Yokohama.

6. Nagasaki

Nagasaki City viewNagasaki is one of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the atomic bomb was to kill as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki by the end of 1945. Nagasaki is the capital and largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located on the southwest coast of Kyushu, Japan. In here, you can visit historical places related to the atomic bombs in the past, Sōfuku-ji (National treasure of Japan), Miyo-Ken a temple where the white snake is worshiped and many more.

7. Ishigaki, Okinawa

Kabira bayIshigaki is a city in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The disputed Senkaku Islands and Ishigaki Island belongs to the area of ​​Ishigaki city. The city is the center of economic, political, cultural and Yaeyama Islands. Ishigaki City area includes all areas that the breadth of Ishigaki Island 221 km ² or 85 sq mi. The island is surrounded by coral reefs. The highest point on the island of Ishigaki is Omotodake (Mount Omoto) in height 526 m or 1.730 feet. The uninhabited Senkaku Islands is 150 kilometers or 93 miles north of the island of Ishigaki. Senkaku Islands region width is about 63 km ² or 24 sq mi.

Ishigaki attractions that you can visit such as Gongen Do (Shinto shrine in the city center) and Torin Ji Temple, Miyara Donchi (building homes from the 1819), Yaeyama Islands Museum Shiritsu Yaeyama Hakubutsukan, Fuzaki Kannon Do (shrine since 1742), Tojinbaka, Kabira bay on northwest Ishigaki Island and of course the beautiful panorama from the beach.

8. Kagoshima

Kagoshima and SakurajimaKagoshima is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture is located at the southwestern end of the island of Kyushu in Japan. Kagoshima is sometimes called the “Naples of the Eastern world” because it is located in the bay (Aira Caldera), hot weather, and the Sakurajima volcano. Interesting places you can visit, among others, Ishibashi Park, Kagoshima Aquarium, Botanical Garden, Museum of the Meiji Restoration, bunch-en Garden, Kagoshima shopping arcade and do not forget to Kagoshima Ohara Festival.

9. Hakodate, Hokkaido

Sakura flowerWinter in Hokkaido is very cold with an average temperature of -2.5 degrees Celsius in the coldest month. Hakodate also snowing pretty much, on average 380 cm per year. Spring usually starts with a little snow, but gradually warmed up in line with the season.Hakodate is a city and port in Subprefektur Oshima, Hokkaido, Japan. The capital Subprefektur Oshima.

Hakodate is located in the middle of Kameda peninsula. The city is located at the foot of Mount Hakodate the peak can be reached by climbing, cable car, or motor vehicles. The view from the summit of Mount Hakodate night belongs to the three most beautiful night scene in Japan, together with the night view of Mount Inasa in Nagasaki and Mount Rokko in Kobe. The former Goryōkaku fort is now used in as a public park and is popular in Hokkaido for hanami (cherry blossom viewing). Sakura along with chrysanthemums, a Japanese national flower that blooms in the spring, around the beginning of April until the end of April.

10. Kobe

Kobe attractionsKobe is a city in Japan, located on the island of Honshu. Kobe is part of the metropolitan area of ​​Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto. Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan’s major ports along with the ports of Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Tokyo. Kobe is located in the Kansai region in Japan, in Hyogo Prefecture in the southwest of Osaka.

Kobe famous for its delicious beef  and pure sake, Japanese port city of Kobe is a thriving metropolis with an international feel. Sake brewing season which took place from October to April is the best time to do sightseeing “Kura” (a Japanese word that means the making of sake). Other places you can visit include Kobe Port Tower, Kobe-Ohashi, Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, Harborland, Arima-Onsen and others.

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