Japan

By December 4, 2017

Japan

Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan consists of four major islands and is roughly the size of California. Every year, millions of tourists from across the world travel to Japan to enjoy its culture, shopping, nightlife and scenery. With a rich history and a mild climate, Japan offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. From bustling cities to ancient temples to tranquil gardens, tourists have numerous attractions to choose from during their Japanese vacation. Most tourists make a stop in Tokyo to visit its shops, restaurants and museums. Other popular cities include Kyoto (Japan’s former capital) and Osaka (Japan’s third-largest city). Travelers interested in Japanese culture can visit Buddhist temples like the Golden Pavilion or castles like Himeji Castle. Tourists interested in outdoor activities often visit a Japanese hot spring or take a trip to Mount Fuji.

Japan

Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan consists of four major islands and is roughly the size of California. Every year, millions of tourists from across the world travel to Japan to enjoy its culture, shopping, nightlife and scenery. With a rich history and a mild climate, Japan offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. From bustling cities to ancient temples to tranquil gardens, tourists have numerous attractions to choose from during their Japanese vacation. Most tourists make a stop in Tokyo to visit its shops, restaurants and museums. Other popular cities include Kyoto (Japan’s former capital) and Osaka (Japan’s third-largest city). Travelers interested in Japanese culture can visit Buddhist temples like the Golden Pavilion or castles like Himeji Castle. Tourists interested in outdoor activities often visit a Japanese hot spring or take a trip to Mount Fuji.

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Mount Fuji

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity

Mount Fuji

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity


Imperial Tokyo

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices.

Imperial Tokyo

The Tokyo Imperial Palace is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains buildings including the main palace the private residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices.


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb’s direct and indirect victims

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb’s direct and indirect victims


Historic Kyoto

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) encompasses 17 locations in Japan, within the city of Kyoto and its immediate vicinity. The locations are in three cities: Kyoto and Uji in Kyoto Prefecture and Ōtsu in Shiga Prefecture; Uji and Ōtsu border Kyoto to the south and north, respectively. Of the monuments, 13 are Buddhist temples; three are Shinto shrines and one is a castle.

Historic Kyoto

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) encompasses 17 locations in Japan, within the city of Kyoto and its immediate vicinity. The locations are in three cities: Kyoto and Uji in Kyoto Prefecture and Ōtsu in Shiga Prefecture; Uji and Ōtsu border Kyoto to the south and north, respectively. Of the monuments, 13 are Buddhist temples; three are Shinto shrines and one is a castle.


Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. The castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks and it played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period


Fukuoka’s Castle and Ancient Festivals

Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, situated on the northern shore of the Japanese island of Kyushu. It is the most populous city on the island, followed by Kitakyushu. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin.

Fukuoka’s Castle and Ancient Festivals

Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture, situated on the northern shore of the Japanese island of Kyushu. It is the most populous city on the island, followed by Kitakyushu. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin.


The Island Shrine of Itsukushima

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima, best known for its “floating” torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan.

The Island Shrine of Itsukushima

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima, best known for its “floating” torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan.


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