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Top 7 Place To Visit In Japan

Top 7 Place To Visit In Japan

Apr 4, 2013

Japan is an island nation found in south Asia. Its neighbors include the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia. It has a population of approximately 126 million with and an area of approximately 145000 square miles. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. Its rich culture, great traditions, beautiful scenery, cutting edge technology and mesmerizing architecture reinforce its status as a premier tourist destination. Major attractions in Japan The tourist attractions in Japan are a blend of the remnants of its rich history, great culture exquisite bequests, modern architectural marvels and futuristic innovations. Some of the most popular tourist destinations include; Miyajima This island, located off the coast of Hiroshima, is regarded by locals as the island of gods. It is found in the picturesque Seto sea and is undoubtedly one of Japans crown jewels. The Itsukushima shrine, located on this island, is a renowned world heritage site. This shrine is a common venue for weddings with lucky visitors getting to see the memorable accompanying ceremonial dance. Also found on this island is Daisho, a Buddhist temple nestled in the hills. Although missed by most tourists, this site provides many interests and is a great way to spend time away from the more raucous places on the island.(image by Martin Abegglen). Masumoto castle This Hirajiro (castle built on the plains rather than mountains) is one of Japan’s premier historical castles and is one of the four castles designated as a natural treasures in Japan. This castle is incredibly beautiful and has an air of grandeur about it. Its secondary Donjon and the turret adjoined to its main keep making it unique and by far the most beautiful of Japans castles. Its magnificent wooden anterior with steep wooden stairs, the Somei yoshima trees all around it and phenomenal architecture make it one of Japan’s premier tourist destinations. Okinawa Chiraumi Aquarium This aquarium is located within the Ocean Expo Park, which is regarded as the place that exclusively reflects Okinawa’s history and natural wealth. This aquarium contains within it the immensely beautiful and captivating mysteries of the sea. These mysteries include the largest fish in the world, the...