Top 25 Travel Destinations in Japan

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Most of the travel destinations in Japan take the traveller through all what Japan has to offer cutting across the scenic beauties of the landscapes on one hand and the relics of history and architecture and man-made wonders on the other hand. With a really vast number of accommodations turning up and offering suitable facilities that start from the deluxe types and come down to the budget class, Japan has emerged to be one of the top travel destinations.

1. Todaiji


Todaiji was built as the head of all the provincial Buddhist temples in Japan. Daibutsuden, the wooden Buddha hall is largest in the world.

2. Aso Kuju National Park

Aso Kuju National Park

Encompassing the thrilling landscape, surrounding the active volcanoes on Mount Aso and central Kyushu’s Kuju Mountains, the AsoKuju National Park offers scenic vistas.

3. Gassho zukuri Minkaen

Gassho zukuri Minkaen

Located in Shirakawa, this conserves and exhibits a large number of gasshozukuri farmhouses along with other structures, which had been relocated here from other villages.

4. Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland

The most visited among the theme parks in Japan, Tokyo Disneyland is based on the films that Walt Disney produces and consists of 7 themed sections.

5. Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park

Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park

The national park goes over the marine habitats to be found surrounding the Yaeyama Islands in the south-western Okinawa, and the tropical islands, evoking paradisiacal images.

6. Space World

Space World

Situated in Kitakyushu, the city is located on the northernmost tip of the Kyushu Island. The Space World shows a huge amusement park boasting more than thirty attractions.

7. Unzen- Amakusa National Park

Unzen- Amakusa National Park

Situated in western Kyushu, this national park contains Mount Unzen which is an active volcano that erupted during the early 1990s.

8. Historical Hokkaido Village


The theme of the open air museum following the development of Hokkaido Island during Meiji Period, it is one of the top travel destinations in Japan.

9. Setonaikai National Park

Setonaikai National Park

A huge portion of Seto Island Sea is covered by this national park that covers a distance of four hundred kilometres consisting of a huge number of islands.

10. Boso no Mura

Boso no Mura

The crafts and the local lifestyle of Chiba Prefecture’s Boso region is nowhere better represented than the open air museum that reproduces a local village.

11. Universal Studios

Universal Studios

The first of the theme parks to be built in Asia under the Universal Studios brand, it offers thrilling super hero movies for its guests.

12. Glover Garden

Glover Garden

The garden offers very good views of the Nagasaki, while exhibiting the houses of the former Western residents from the 2nd half of the nineteenth century.

13. Meiji Mura

Meiji Mura

The best and the largest of the open air museums in Japan, the Meiji Mura shows Japanese buildings built in the Meiji Period.

14. Kitsuki


The unique aspect of Kitsuki is that two samurai districts on the hills sandwich the merchant district located in the vale in between. The district is pleasantly preserved.

15. Higashiyama


There are narrow streets that ascend the slope to Kiyomizudera, one of the most popular temples in Kyoto, lined by shops, buildings, and restaurants.

16. Aomori Museum of Art

Aomori Museum of Art

This is a contemporary art museum that is situated outside the downtown Aomori city. The museum exhibits a great collection of imaginary pieces.

17. Tsumago


This post town has been preserved beautifully along old Nakasendo where the buildings come down from Edo period when they were restaurants and lodgings.

18. Naoshima Island

Naoshima Island

This is one of the top destinations in Japan for contemporary art. There are a number of interesting museums and is one of the primary venues of SitouchiTriennale.

19. Omizutori


This may be better termed a religious service of the Buddhists rather than a festival, held annually in Todaiji Temple’s Nigatsudo Hall. The torches burning in the balcony of the wooden hall is the most spectacular sight.

20. Kanda Matsuri

Kanda Matsuri

Tokyo’s Kanda Masturi consists of a number of events that is held throughout a week. A procession in central Tokyo through the entire day is the highlight of this festival.

21. Chichibu Yomatsuri

Chichibu Yomatsuri

This count among three of the most famous festivals in Japan and features yatai, large festival floats.

22. Tokyo Sea Life Park

Tokyo Sea Life Park

This is one of the most popular travel destinations in Japan, at Kasai RinkaiKoen, which is a huge seaside park built on the reclaimed land at the outskirts of Tokyo. The bonito and yellow fin tuna are real pleasure to watch.

23. Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise

This amusement park is built upon the ocean theme south of Yokohama. Dolphins, whale sharks, walruses can be frequently viewed along with other creatures.

24. Sumida Aquarium

Sumida Aquarium

The museum is moderately sized and built on the fifth and sixth floors of the entertainment district of Tokyo Solamachi, at Tokyo Skytree base.

25. Yudono San

Yudono San

This is one of the most sacred shrines in Japan, with an atmosphere of mystery looming large.

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