10 Astounding Places to visit in Japan

Venturing into an island encircled by the mighty Pacific ocean is a traveler’s delight. The experience is a scintillating mix of nature’s exotic beauty and thrilling adventure. Japan is an ideal destination to twine with nature and enliven into its stunning landscape. It is tough to select the best places to visit in Japan, amongst its abundant and breathtaking tourist destinations. I have made an attempt to prioritize and present before you the 10 best places to visit in Japan which you must not miss out on.

The places are must be added to your bucket list while touring Japan. They present the diverse landscape and culture of Japan. You will be awestruck at the magnificence of the country’s panoramic landscape and mystic wonders.

Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital city, symbolizes the exquisite prominence of Japan in the world. It is one of the prominent places to visit in Japan. The city is adorned by a superb combination of world-class restaurants, amusement theme parks, and historical buildings. The kids can spend a wonderful time at Disneyland and DisneySea. The key attraction of Tokyo is the Skytree. It is a gigantic structure, ranking next to the famous Burj Khalifa of Dubai. There are plenty of shopping opportunities in the city, perfect to fulfill your purchasing spree. You must not miss visiting the famous eateries like the Sometaro, Tapas Molecular Bar and so on.

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Shibuya

Shibuya is one of the busiest and popular places to visit in Japan. You will be amazed to witness the famous Shibuya crossing. It is believed that the city experiences an average of 2.8 million in a day. It is less at the weekend though because of the holidays in schools, offices, universities, etc. The square near the crossing bustles with shops, selling a wide variety of items. You can also visit the Roppongi Hills in the city outskirts. Well, if you love parties and liveliness then you must wait to enjoy the nightlife at Shibuya. The city illuminates with sparkling lights and vibrant pubs.

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Kyoto

If you want to spend some time in serenity, Kyoto is the place to visit. The town is one of the calmest places to visit in Japan. Surrounded by parks, gardens, meandering streams, and palaces, it is a beautiful replica of a dreamland. The key attraction of the place is the magnificent Imperial Palace. A walk around the downtown is a heavenly experience, a perfect way to spend a day in complete relaxation. You must also plan to visit the Castle of Nijo and the Kiyomizu Temple.

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Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the world-famous tourist destination of Japan. Its beauty is unparalleled. Witnessing the snow-clad mountain is a memorable experience to cherish forever. Adventure enthusiasts love the place as it provides a wide array of opportunities to fulfill their quench for their desire to explore. Trekking, hiking, rock climbing, skiing are some of the sports and fun-filled activities to be enjoyed at the Mountain. It is one of the most favorite places to visit in Japan among nature lovers and photographers. 

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Hiroshima

Learning about history and its significant impact on the country is both thrilling and interesting. Hiroshima has witnessed the devastations of the atom bombs sparling. But surprisingly they have recovered and occupy a higher rank among the popular places to visit in Japan. The historic monuments and buildings symbolically represent the rich heritage of the city. You must visit the castle, memorial park and museum if you are eager to know about the detailed history of the city. Another attraction of the place is the shrine of Itsukushima.

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Takayama

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, stands the town of Takayama. It provides you with an opportunity to experience the rustic charm of the countryside. The hamlet offers a tranquil environment, immersed in an atmosphere of solitude. If you wish to spend your weekend in peace and undisturbed, it is the ideal destination for you to visit. The city celebrates the upcoming spring by organizing the famous festival Sanno Matsuri.

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Hakuba

Hakuba is especially renowned for hosting different types of winter sports. It is best to visit the city during the snowfall. Nested within the Alps mountain ranges of Japan, the place is the epitome of beauty. The snow-clad mountains beckon adventure freaks and sports lovers from different parts of the world. You can go snowboarding, skiing, and hiking along the mountain slopes.

Kawaguchi

The city is specifically significant for the world-famous lake Kawaguchiko. The glittering waters of the lake at the backdrop of Mount Fuji presents a spectacular aura in the adjacent surroundings. Watching the sunrise and the sunset near the lake waters is an unforgettable experience. The place is also known for hosting the Shibazakura (pink moss) festival.

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Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a stunning town embellished with hot springs, ponds, volcanoes, and parks. The entire place represents a fairy tale town, especially loved by the kids. If you are being accompanied by toddlers and young kids, then you must miss visiting this place. The little ones can enjoy a fun-filled day at the Asahiyama Zoo. They will also like to visit the different national parks in the town, providing ample space for playing different kinds of sports.

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Yokohama

Yokohama is the place to witness the skyline of Japan. As the city illuminates at night, the entire environment sparkles and glows in brightness. It is specifically entertaining to walk across the Minato Mirai waterfront. The reflection of the lights on the waters spread an aura of surreal charm in the surroundings. You must surely visit Chinatown and Sea Paradise.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the best places to visit in Japan. The destinations will not leave you disappointed. You will be enticed to return once more to this wondrous country.

Author

Kuntala

A travel enthusiast craving to explore the exotic destinations in the world, deciphering the mysteries and the thrill concealed in them.

Kuntala

A blogger interested in travelling and exploring new places and sharing ideas with all. Curious about the unique features of a place and its ethereal beauty.

36 thoughts on “10 Astounding Places to visit in Japan

  • July 15, 2021 at 1:24 pm
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    Wow! Looks incredible – would love to see Mount Fuji one day! Who knows, best of luck with your adventures and your blog!

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  • July 15, 2021 at 4:25 pm
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    I’ve never made it to Japan vbut absolutely dying to go. So many incredible places to visit on this list!

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  • July 15, 2021 at 4:56 pm
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    such nice place to explore! great shots too. Thank you for sharing.

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  • July 15, 2021 at 5:41 pm
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    Amazing pictures! I planned to visit Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo last year but didn’t travel there due to pandemic. Japan has so much to offer and it I’d worthwhile to spend weeks exploring around.

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  • July 15, 2021 at 6:05 pm
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    So many beautiful places to visit! I hope to visit Japan one day.

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  • July 15, 2021 at 7:08 pm
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    I’ve been all over the world but have yet to visit Japan! It’s on my list though, looks amazing!

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  • July 15, 2021 at 7:18 pm
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    Thanks for sharing this! At least now I have some ideas on where to go when time comes! One of my dream is to visit Japan!

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  • July 15, 2021 at 7:24 pm
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    Yes! Japan is one of my favorite places! This is so nice I really love Japan!

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  • July 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm
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    I would love to see this myself! It looks like a great place to visit. 🙂

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  • July 15, 2021 at 8:46 pm
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    WOW! I bet visiting Japan would be an amazing trip. I’d like to visit Tokyo and Hiroshima.

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  • July 15, 2021 at 8:58 pm
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    Japan is definitely in our list of must-visit countries. I’m praying that the pandemic ends soon so that we can all travel.

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  • July 15, 2021 at 9:02 pm
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    What a fantastic list of astounding places to visit in Japan. I love the Minato Mirai waterfront and exploring Kyoto. Great pictures.

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  • July 15, 2021 at 10:39 pm
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    It would be amazing to visit Japan someday. These all look like fantastic places to explore.

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  • July 15, 2021 at 11:08 pm
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    Each of these locations look amazing — I love the pictures here. I would like to visit Mount Fuji and Hiroshima.

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  • July 15, 2021 at 11:52 pm
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    I don’t know much about Japan but would love to go. This was really interesting as it’s give me a few places to add to my must see list x

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  • July 15, 2021 at 11:55 pm
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    We’ve been to Tokyo and Shibuya. I’ve always wanted to go to Hokkaido as well.

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  • July 16, 2021 at 1:00 am
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    I’ve been to some of these places and really enjoyed Japan a lot. Sadly, each time I wanted to see Mount Fuji, it was rainy and cloudy 🙁

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  • July 16, 2021 at 1:21 am
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    My husband and daughter really want to visit Japan! All of these places look amazing, thanks for sharing them.

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  • July 16, 2021 at 7:46 am
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    Hokkaido and Kawaguchi are so beautiful. I have been to Nagoya only on a layover, so I wasn’t able to explore much.

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  • July 16, 2021 at 2:26 pm
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    Hokkaido stuck my attention. Hokkaido is one of our milktea flavors. I am pretty sure it has its origin in the town of Hokkado.

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  • July 16, 2021 at 2:49 pm
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    Japan is beautiful! From buzzing cities to laid back towns! You just can’t get enough!

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  • July 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm
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    I would definitely love to visit Japan someday, I’ve planned about this way before some things came up but will someday resume it.

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  • July 16, 2021 at 9:01 pm
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    I’ve never been to Japan before but ever since I was young, I’ve been fascinated by this country. Definitely my goal in the future to go there someday and thanks for this informative post.

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  • July 17, 2021 at 5:01 am
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    Mount Fuji is definitely on my short list of places that i want to visit. It is breathtaking in more ways than one.

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  • July 17, 2021 at 12:51 pm
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    I agree with you and I love all these places in Japan, still my favourite is Tokyo as it’s so dynamic and modern 🙂

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  • July 17, 2021 at 3:19 pm
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    Astounding indeed. Four places mentioned above have already been visited. Rest will do in my next visit to Japan.

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  • July 17, 2021 at 7:15 pm
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    I would love to visit all these wonderful places. Japan looks like it is beautiful a place to visit for sure.

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  • July 17, 2021 at 8:47 pm
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    Looks like great place to visit. I wish I can visit here someday.

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  • July 18, 2021 at 1:04 pm
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    I’ve always loved Japan, specially Tokyo and Osaka (though it isn’t on the list) and visit it every year since 2010. There’s something about this country that’s exciting and captivating. I’m curious about Hiroshima and I’ve been wanting to travel there. Hokkaido looks enticing too!

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  • July 18, 2021 at 1:11 pm
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    I live in Japan and have been to most of these places (especially Takayama and Hakuba as I lived around those places). I used to live in Yamanashi and saw Mt. Fuji a lot. My recommended place is Okinawa as there is so many beautiful places and lots of interesting culture. (Okinawa was its own kingdom long time ago)

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    • July 18, 2021 at 11:07 pm
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      Thank you for your recommendations and sharing your experience

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  • July 19, 2021 at 8:38 am
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    Tokyo, Shibuya and Yokohama are some of my favorite places in Japan. I hope I can visit Osaka and Nara next time. I miss Japan so much!

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  • July 19, 2021 at 6:10 pm
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    Mount Fuji is absolutely gorgeous, it stands so majestically. Such a beautiful place to visit. Hiroshima always makes me sad, I love that they have overcome it all and have been rebuilt

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