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Top Popular Tourist Attractions in Japan Where Tradition Meets the Future
- TOKYO SKYTREE (SM) - TOKYO SKYTREE(SM) is the tallest free-standing broadcasting tower in Japan, standing at 634 meters. Two enclosed decks are located at heights of 350 and 450 meters, making them the highest observation decks in Japan and some of the highest in the world. On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Fuji.
- Shibuya - The Shibuya Intersection is the world's largest in volume – about 500,000 people pass through this intersection every single day! And on a real busy day, the number of people crossing on a single green light can be as many as 3,000 people! As a famous shopping district and where the Hachiko statue is situated, Shibuya is a place always worth visiting for frequent and new visitors.
- Hakone - A local favorite, Hakone, is surrounded by nature and easily accessible from Tokyo, making its way up to one of Japan’s most popular destinations. On a good day, catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji, otherwise simply be here to be captivated by the serenity of its surrounding beauty by visiting the Hakone Jinja Shrine, taking a dip in a hot spring resort nearby, or hop on a sightseeing cruise.
- Hitachi Seaside Park - Along the outskirts of Tokyo lies a famous Hitachi Seaside Park. In spring, the daffodils, tulips and nemophila blooms, flocking many tourists from afar. Making a good family outing, this park caters to every generation with facilities such as a beach, cycling paths, amusement parks, and local restaurants. At the end of April to middle of May, the vast hills of Hitachi Seaside Park are covered by the blue flowers Nemophila, merging the skies above it to offer scenery like no other.
- Asakusa - The iconic Kaminarimon Gate which leads to Senso-ji in Asakusa, a popular Buddhist temple dating to as far back as the 7th century holds deep historic roots during the Edo period. A variety of shops can be found at Nakamise Street, a 250m long street connecting Kaminarimon to the temple offers local street snacks and souvenirs. A traveller’s tip: walk along this stretch with a snack in hand and travel back in time.
- Meiji Jingu Shrine - Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most highly regarded shrines in Japan, which was built to honor Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken. The third 'Torii' closest to the main shrine of Meiji Jingu Shrine is made from Japanese cypress standing 8 meters high, and 11.5 meters wide, is said to be one of the largest wooden 'Torii'. A man-made forest surrounds this shrine, and with Harajuku just a stone’s throw away, it's hard to imagine how a single noise never seem to breach into this sacred and historical site.
- Odaiba - Extending out onto the waterfront, a ride on Yurikamome or water buses brings you to the high-tech man-made island known as Odaiba which offers a wide variety of shopping, food and even a theme park. Visit the “Mega Web” which is a theme park / museum of cars showcasing the latest technology of Toyota and some you can even ride in, or take a picture with the 18-meter life-sized Gundam statue in front of Diver City Tokyo which houses the Gundam Front on the 7th floor.
- Mount Fuji - The famous Mount Fuji was conferred World Heritage Site status is 2013. Japan's iconic image and highly popular tourist destination is 2 hours away by train and bus from Tokyo / Shinjuku. Whether it is the Fuji Five Lakes or one of the 36 views you choose to catch a glimpse, any view of Mount Fuji is worthwhile on your visit to Japan.
- Special cafés - Everyone has heard about some unique café that exist in Tokyo. One of which is the Akihabara maid café or an animal-themed cafe where visitors can play with cats, owls and reptiles – while you eat! These cafes are so popular that it has somehow become part of the city’s culture.
- Clock Tower - The Clock Tower (Tokeidai) is a historical and cultural symbol of Sapporo, and also a museum where visitors can learn about the tower’s history and Sapporo City on the first floor, while the second floor houses the clock and a spacious ceremony hall depicting architecture influences of buildings from the colonial American Midwest.
- Otaru Canal - Otaru Canal stands as a testament to the history and development of Hokkaido. A stroll during the day is perfect to see artists presenting their work to passers-by while the Otaru Bell Tower rings in the background or at the night when the old fashioned lamps are lit, there always seem to be a magical atmosphere throughout. A short walk way to Sakaimachi Street reveal an array of sushi restaurants, Yatai street stalls and even a famous cheesecake shop!
- Susukino - Perhaps hustle and bustle is more of your thing, Susukino is Japan’s largest entertainment district north of Tokyo. The area is packed with stores, bars, restaurants, karaoke shops, pachinko shops and other entertainments. To ramen lovers, Ramen Yokocho (Ramen Street) is a must and if shopping is up on the list, visit Tanukikoji Shopping Street.
- Jozankei - Famously known as the hot spring district in Hokkaido, Jozankei is a town located just an hour away from the central of Sapporo, making it an ideal choice to fit any itinerary. The onsen waters of Jozankei were discovered in 1866 which drew dozens of Ryokan (Japanese inn), restaurants and shops to cater to tourists and locals. Visitors are spoiled by not only the amount of onsen resorts, but relaxing views and activities no matter what season.
- Flower fields - Flower fields are highly sought for in Hokkaido and one of it is the lavender field in Farm Tomita at Nakafurano Town. This spot is especially popular during summer where flowers are in full bloom., Tourists flock from all over the world to get the best lushes landscape views of lavender and flowers with Tokachi mountains as its backdrop.
- Blue Pond (Aoiike) - Outside the hot spring town of Shirogane Onsen lies the Blue Pond or ‘Aoiike’, which was named after its deep blue colour caused by natural minerals dissolving in the water. The pond is actually man-made as an erosion control system built to protect the town of Biei from volcanic mudflows. Now, the Blue Pond stands as a captivating sight or to anyone looking for their next perfect wallpaper.
- Lake Toya - Located in the southern part of Hokkaido, Lake Toya is a part of "Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark", joining the Global Geoparks Network. It’s one of Hokkaido's leading tourist destinations due to its convenient access, hot springs and natural beauty. Truly a sight to behold, the 2008 G8 Summit was held at Toya further enhancing its image, making it renown to the world.
- Dotonbori - Dotonbori, one of Osaka’s most popular destinations is a large scale downtown that runs along the Dotonbori canal. Alongside Shinsaibashi, this district boasts a massive range of shopping, entertainment and food! At night time, hundreds of neon lights are lit up with bedazzling mechanized signs throughout every street, especially the most famous Glico Running Man and Kani Doraku Crab.
- Fushimi Inari Taisha - Famously known as the shrine of luck dedicated to Inari, the Shinto God of rice, Fushimi Inari Taisha is famous for thousands of red ‘Torii’ leading to the sacred mountain of Inari. This shrine is not just popular, but is most important out of more than 30,000 other sub-shrines in Japan. Each Torii here is donated by both individuals and businesses because ‘Torii’ in Japanese sounds like‘to be fulfilled’, leading to many dedicating a torii to the shrine in hopes of good luck.
- Nara - Nara Park, in harmony with the vast nature and precious historic cultural heritage is one not to be missed. The park is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer, considered as messengers of the gods, having around 1,200 deer that are represented as a symbol of the city and considered as a national treasure. Don’t forget to feed the deer with crackers available for sale and while you’re at it, try bowing to them!
- Osaka Castle - Osaka Castle was built by famous commander Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583. A destination for both kids and adult depicts much history and life during the Samurai era. You can also dress up as a Samurai and have your photo taken! The park is one of Osaka’s most popular Hanami spots during the cherry blossom season, where visitors and locals have picnics and enjoy the beautiful greenery surroundings.
- Okonomiyaki - Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki are local must-try favorites of the Kansai region. A great place to start is Dotonbori and while there are many restaurants that serve this delicacy, every chef has his secret recipe that gives a unique taste. ‘Kote’, a special utensil, is given to customers for eating their Okonomiyaki.
- Kaiyukan - Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is one of the world’s largest aquarium. There are over 14 large tanks, each recreating a specific region of the Pacific Rim, taking visitors on a virtual tour of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the breathtaking underwater world, and don’t forget to spot the whale sharks and rays located in the central tank of the aquarium.
- Sagano Bamboo Forest - Chikurin no komichi is a bamboo forest in Kyoto/Sagano well known to many visitors and locals alike. It’s amazing how you can suddenly lose track of time enjoying the little pleasures of tranquillity during a stroll or bicycle ride with light wind whistling through this bamboo-lined path and its stalks swaying gently back and forth.
- Arashiyama - Arashiyama is a pleasant district located in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Visitors can enjoy its natural setting especially during spring and autumn overlooking Togetsukyo Bridge (Arashiyama’s well-known, central landmark). Many local shops, restaurants and attractions are found nearby such as Tenryuji Temple, a famous bamboo forest and pleasure boats that can be rented.
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