Awesome Places to Visit in Japan

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Japan is one of the most popular tourist destinations. With its scenic beauty, calm rivers and lush green landscape, this island nation attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year. Aside from its natural beauty, Japan also offers comfortable accommodation, tons of outdoor activities and historical places to visit.

As there are plenty of popular places to visit in Japan including World Heritage sites, natural monuments, museums, national geoparks and historic sites, you need to plan your tour tactfully to enjoy all the places. Some renowned places to visit are listed below:

Himeji castle:

Himeji castle known as White Heron Castle is a finest example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture. The castle has a network of 83 buildings including storehouses, corridors, gates, and turrets with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. It is the most viewed castle in Japan and one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. When you visit Japan, try to witness the beauty of his historical castle that portrays the Japanese castle architecture and feudal period defensive system in an extraordinary way.

Mount Fuji:

Mount Fuji considered as one of the holy mountains is a popular trekking spot for visitors. In 2009, around 300,000 people climbed Mount Fuji. The best period to hike up Mount Fuji is from July to August. During the hiking season, accommodation and other facilities are available to offer a better hiking experience for visitors. If you planning to visit Mount Fuji during the peak season make sure to reserve the flight ticket to avoid unnecessary delays later.

Nikko:

It is a popular tourist destination that has a number of famous shrines and temples. When it was developed as a mountain resort, it became more popular among the visitors. As the city is surrounded by beautiful forests, peaceful streams and mountains, a large number of tourists visit Nikko which is located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture.

Miyajima:

Miyajima also known as Itsukushima is a shrine island. It is renowned for the Itsukushima Shrine which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As there are many attractions nearby Miyajima, plan your trip accordingly to witness the beauty of all the shrines and Mount Misen.

Matsumoto castle:

Matsumoto castle also known as crow castle is located in the city of Matsumoto. It is one of the popular castles in Japan along with Kumamoto and Himeji. Its water-filled moat makes it unique from other castles. It depicts the beauty of traditional Japanese architecture in a unique way. It is also listed as national treasure of Japan. It is a flatland castle as it is built on a plain rather than on a hilltop.

When you visit Japan, try to visit a few castles to witness the beauty of Japanese architecture. The author has many years collective experience of living in Japan and has written many articles regarding tours to Japan and places to visit Japan in the past.

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Japan is one of the popular tourist destinations. With its scenic beauty, calm rivers and lush green landscape, this island nation attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year.


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