Japan is flourished with hundreds of tourist destinations and sometimes it can be considered a daunting task to decide which one is for you, but don’t worry! This list comes to your rescue with the names of top 7 places along with a brief description just so you know what to expect from each of them.
Fushimi Inari Shrine (Kyoto)
Fushimi Inari Shrine is popularly known for its bright red torii gates, and is one of the most relished destinations in Japan by both tourists and citizens likewise. It is known to have a soothing effect that will make you forget the hustle and bustle of city life. The hike leads up to the mountain. As you know, Japan has many shrines, but this one stands out for its uniqueness.
Aside from the perk of providing you with Onsen (hot springs) and giving you a clear view of Mount Fuji, Hakone is also blessed with the Hakone open-air museum which features works by famous artists like Picasso. A real eye treat for art lovers! With its Onsen, it stands as an epitome of relaxation making it a perfect vacation destination.
It was the villa of Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu and depicts luxury and extravagance. It was burnt down several times and finally rebuilt back to its former glory. Presently, it makes up for an amazing destination for those interested in the history of Japan or just wishes to have a look at a gold-plated temple.
Ever heard about a time machine? This temple is one of the oldest and transports you to the olden days. The traditions are still intact where people visit this place in the hope of bringing prosperity in their present life. Most importantly, It has a street called Nakamise which provides you with the best souvenirs to take back home.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial
The atomic bomb did not manage to destroy this site and it stands testimony to the violence that took place in 1945. It also stands as a symbol of hope and world peace. It happens to be the only structure that managed to escape the bombing, doesn’t that make it special? Visiting this wonderful place and praying for the betterment of world will definitely add the beauty to this expedition.
Want to have some real fun? Harajuku is famous for it colorfully dressed people cosplaying their favorite anime characters and what not. This place is mostly enjoyable for teenagers, but the large amount of shopping centre makes it desirable for everyone. It is endowed with a Yoyogi park where you can rest after an exhilarating day.
Shinjuku Gyoen Nation Garden (Tokyo)
One of the most famous gardens that comprises of three styles of exquisite gardens, namely Japanese garden, a French garden and English Garden. The Japanese garden restores its garden and provides a wonderful vantage point. The English Garden provides a relaxing atmosphere whereas the French garden gives off romantic vibes with its large flower bed.