Most of the first-time visitors to Japan are utterly astonished to see its wondrous places. There is a long list of attractions for people who want to visit Japan. This article will suggest ten unmissable places to visit in Japan.This will help the readers to discover and explore the best places in the country.

1-Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain peak. It is one of the most well-known hallmarks of this country. It has a towering height of 3,776 meters. It is colossal enough to be witnessed from Tokyo which is at a distance of 100 kilometers from it. Mount Fuji has been commemorated in art and literature for centuries. It is of the monumental level of significance. For this reason, even UNESCO recognized its cultural significance[1]. There are millions of people who climb Fuji in the summer season and they enjoy the refreshing sight of sunrise from this peak.

2-Imperial Tokyo

There are various hallmarks of Tokyo. One such hallmark is the Imperial Palace. Beautiful parks of the seventeenth-century surround the Imperial Palace. The Palace can be viewed from a number of fine points in the surrounding Park. In addition to this, visitors can also access East Higashi-Gyoen Garden and many other areas.

3-Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Every person is aware of the grotesque incident of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 but there is still a lot a person must know about this city. Many matchless efforts have been done to ameliorate this city. Hiroshima Memorial is situated at the place of the atomic blast, the place where most significant monuments, museums, and other memorials were destroyed. There are many grounds and gardens with their beautiful cherry blossoms of numerous colors. The Park also contains the Peace Memorial Museum. The museum displays a variety of exhibits that are about matters of world peace.

4-Historic Kyoto

It is one of the most adored cities in Japan. It is one of the cities that has the most number of visitors[2]. Fortunately, it is among the very few cities that didn’t face the destruction of world war two. People are attracted to elegant ancient streets and architecture present in this city. It is a cultural center of Japan which makes it a city of utmost significance. There are several museums and art galleries in this city. There can be seen many fascinating sculptors and paintings in these places. There is also a beautiful area called “Arashiyama Bamboo Grove” and a visit to Kyoto is incomplete without visiting this area.

5-The Island Shrine of Itsukushima

It is famously known as Japan’s Shrine Island . It covers 30 square kilometers in the bay of Hiroshima. It dates back to the eighteenth century. Most of the shrine’s building is supported only by piles. A high tide produces a terrific effect. It makes these structures look as if they are floating on water. It is a place worth exploring.

6-Temple City: Historic Nara

The city of Nara is the hub of historic buildings, national treasures, and artistic works. There are sundry significant ancient streets and ancient temples like the Kofuku-Ji Temple. There is a popular statue of the Great Buddha in Todai-Ji ( also known as Great East Temple). All of these elements make this city an unmissable place to visit in Japan.

7-Osaka Castle

This was made by the popular Japanese Politician and warrior Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It was the most significant fortress in the county in the past. Despite being destroyed and reconstructed multiple times, the current structure is akin to its original form. It contains a 42-meter tall main tower constructed on a 14-meter tall base of stone. The view of the sunset from the top floor is simply wondrous. It is the top rated attraction of Osaka.

8-Chūbu-Sangaku National Park and the Japanese Alps

Out of many spectacular parks Japan has, there is Chubu-Sangaku National Park. It is situated at the center of Honshu. It includes the Hida Mountains that are also called as the Japanese Alps. This region has some of the tallest peaks in the country,for instance Hotaka which stands at the towering height of 3,190 meters. The multitude of climbers is attracted to the Japanese Alps in the winter season. Apart from this, this park also has numerous spas and holiday resorts.

9-The Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya

It is the most significant shrine in Japan. It is situated in the city of Nagoya. It attracts millions of visitors each year. It was made in the first century. It is popular for preserving its ancient Imperial symbol that is “Grass-moving-Sword”. There are only three grass-moving-sword left in the country. It contains ancient and new paintings. These unique characteristics make this place worth visiting for every inquisitive visitor.

10-Sapporo, Hokkaido

It is situated in the northern extreme island of Japan. This city has so much to offer for tourists. It is the center of cultural activity. It hosts numerous significant events and festivities. Miscellaneous parks, galleries, museums, etc are the hallmarks of this city. Odori Park is one of the most attractive places of this city. Odori Park is at the center of its downtown area. Mount Moiwa Ski Resort is also a famous winter destination of this city. Visitors to Japan must visit the Sapporo Snow Festival held in this city each February.

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