Japan, also known as the Land of the Rising Sun, is one of the most famous travel destination in the world. This country is a unique combination of traditional and modern, from the development in architecture and technology. Almost all of historical sites in Japan like temples are still used for their original purposes up to this day. The beauty of Japan is always there all year. From the striking beauty of Mount Fuji to its magnificent temples and monuments, find out the most popular tourist attractions in Japan:
Your trip to Japan wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Japan’s highest mountain. It is widely popular among photographers and climbers. Every year, 30% of 200,000 people who climb it are foreigners. Mount Fuji has for centuries been celebrated in art and literature.
This is the most famous Buddhist temple in Japan. Also known as Kinkakuji, it is literally covered in gold leaf and is surrounded by stunning Japanese gardens. The leaves beautifully highlight the reflection of the pavilion in the pond and the pond’s reflection on the building.
This is Tokyo’s most famous landmark as it serves as the home of the Emperor of Japan. It also functions as an administration center and museum to showcase Japanese art and history. Although majority of the area is not accessible to the public, there are some welcoming areas for receiving guests and the visiting public.
You might have seen this place in different Japanese TV shows, animes, and mangas. This is the second tallest man-made structure in Japan and functions as a communications and observation tower.Tourists can climb the tower to see the Tokyo skyline a la Eiffel Tower.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
The park was built to commemorate the lives lost during the world’s first nuclear attack. The Memorial Park lies at the epicenter of the atomic blast of that fateful day. But most importantly, the park is now a symbol of lasting peace Hiroshima has since become.
The Island Shrine of Itsukushima
It is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima best known for its “floating” torii gate. It has been a holy place of Shintoism since the earliest times. The shrine also illustrates the Japanese concept of scenic beauty, which combines nature and human creativity and imagination.
This is the place is a feast for eyes. It is known as the world’s largest wooden building and is home of the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue. The structure stores important Japanese and Buddhist historical artifacts. You can also see deer roaming freely at the grounds as they believe that they are the Shinto gods’ messengers.
Great Buddha of Kamakura
It is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha in the city of Kamakura, Japan. The statue was said to be originally created in 1252 in the Kamakura Period. But in the 15th century, a tsunami washed out the said structure, and now it stands in the open air.
Due to its elegant and white presence, this castle is widely known as Japan’s most spectacular castle for its impressive size and beauty and its well preserved, intricate castle grounds. Himeji Castle is also a popular cherry blossom spot during the blooming season.
Despite of war and natural disasters, Japan prove that they are resilient and cannot be break. They can rebuild and preserve their important temples for the generations to come. Therefore, a visit to Japan is a memorable adventure these days.