Identified as the “Land of the Rising Sun", Japan is a country which is comprised of islands . As a travel destination, it offers a fascinating time for the visitors. A wide range of attractions, sights, historical places and natural beauties of the country combine with a colorful cultures in this country. In Japan the past meets the future.
Japan attractions can be visited by dividing the country into regions. Eastern and Central Region, Northern Region, Southern Region and Western Region. In Japan, there are hundreds of cities. Also, these regions are named as Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa.
There are hundreds of cities in Japan each of which has its own aspect. Among top cities in Japan are Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Nara, Kyota, Hiroshima, Kamakura, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Chiba, Kawasaki etc. Tokyo is the modern capital and densely populated city of Japan. It is a fabulous city. Some of Tokyo attractions are Imperial Palace, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Sensoji Temple Asakusa, Shibuya, Meiji Jingu Shrine, the Yashukuni-jinja shrine, Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Tokyo Disneyland. Hama Rikyu Garden is considered to be the best garden in Tokyo. For sure Tokyo is the must see city of Japan.
The Kyoto Imperial Palace Park, Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji - Golden Pavilion, The Museum of Kyoto, Ryoanji Temple, Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple are popular places to see in Kyoto. Hiroshima is a port city which was destroyed by an atom bomb. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the Asa Zoological Park are must-see places for the travelers. In Kanazawa, the visitors can see Kenrokuen Park and Honda Museum. Popular sights of Osaka are Osaka Aquarium, Osaka Castle and Universal Studios Japan. Yokohama is Japan's second largest city. Nagasaki Peace Park, Confucian Shrine, Chinatown are popular places to see in Nagasaki. Fukuoka has several beautiful attractions: Hakata Canal City, Tochoji Temple, Sky Dream Fukuoka, Hokozaki Shrine, Ohori-koen Japanese Garden.
Hokkaido with its beautiful natural suroundings attract many travelers. Mt. Fuji is one of the must see places in Japan. Kumamotojo has a fame as a Japanese castle. Shikoku -88 Temple Pilgrimage- owns sacred Buddhist temples. Nikko National Park, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and Japan Alps National Park are among popular National parks of Japan.
If what kind of things can be done in Japan is asked, these may be listed:
Attending a Sumo match.
Participating in meditation in a Buddhist temple.
Taking part in a traditional tea ceremony.
Climbing Mount Fuji.
Enjoying and visiting cherry blossom spots.
Tasting sake and sushi.
Japan owns hundreds of places to see. The names given above are just some of the travel attractions.
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