Best Tourist Spots In Japan

Here're best Tourist Spots in Japan. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Japan.

Best Tourist Spots In Japan [1-10]

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HITACHI SEASIDE PARK

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Nemophila Harmony like Blue Carpet

It is the Nemophila Harmony in Hitachi-kaihin park. The scenery looks like a blue carpet and goes well with the blue sky.

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Blue World! A Flower Garden Of The Same Color As The Sky

Now, people from not only Japan but also all over the world visit here without a break. Miharashi Hills have proudly blooming nemophilas with so wonderful blue view at Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki. I want you all to visit here at least once, because it's the best one among tourist attractions.◎Access: Cars must be involved in a traffic jam. You can use a shuttle bus from JR Katsuta Station, or use Hitachinaka Kaihin Railways.

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Coming Soon! Let's Go to See the No.1 Carnival of Autumn Colored Kochia in the World

Twilight is the best time to see the red colored kochia, bassia scoparia. It was a little cloudy when I took the photos but this year, the bright red sky after sundown and kochia will be seen together! Can't wait!

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Chichibugahama Beach

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Like Salar de Uyuni!? One Of The 100 Best Sunsets In Japan

Chichibugahama Beach is popular as a beautiful place for sunset viewing, and has a long shoal to the offshore. The reflecting scene on the water surface is like ' Salar de Uyuni' in Bolivia, since there's no wave in the shoal.◎The beach is about 1km long. Parking lot for more than 100 cars (it tolls in the season for swimming).

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Mirror Of The Sky. 30 Minutes Magic Hour

Chichibugahama Beach in Mitoyo, Kagawa. It's called as Japanese Uyuni Salt Lake. We aimed for 30-minutes magic hour when the low tide and the sunset happen at the same time. It's really amazing scenery! I think I want to come again soon!

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Mystical Reflections Of Chichibuga-hama, Called Japanese Uyuni Salt Lake

Chichibuga-hama, located Mitoyo, Kagawa Prefecture, is a beach as long about 1 km. In the twilight, the gradations of the sky are reflected on the tide pools, and you can take mystical pictures like shadowgraphs.

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Big Torii's Reflection At Low Tide!

You can see various beautiful figures of Itsukushima Shrine by the tidal current because its precinct partly belongs to the sea. Big Torii floating on the sea at high tide is wonderful, but what is more, at low tide, you can walk to it and see the beautiful reflection in the pool.◎The most beautiful reflection can be seen when the Torii is soaked a little bit in the water. You need to look for a pool with no waves.

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A Moving Scene Of Torii & Fireworks In Summer Night Miyajima

Miyajima of Hiroshima Prefecture, has large fireworks display every summer. The scene of fireworks behind the torii gives us goose bumps. I really want you all to see it actually ones in your lives.

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Magnificent Itsukushima Shrine And Beautiful Setouchi Scenery

There're less tourists in Miyajima in early morning, and you can look around leisurely. When the tide is low, you can go very close to the big torii gate and must be surprised at the size. How about enjoy walking in Miyajima Island with the scenery of Setouchi Region and the deer that can make you calm?◎Access: 10min by ferry from Miyajima-guchi Pier. There're two ferry services between Miyajima-guchi and Miyajima, JR Miyajima Ferry and Miyajima Matsudai Kisen Tourist Ship.

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Nabana no Sato

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Breathtaking Reflections Of Begonia

Have you ever seen such magnificent and breathtaking begonia flowers? From the other side of a big pond, a great scenery spreads in front of you. I felt the scenery seen with the naked eye was more beautiful than photos.

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Wonderful Begonia Garden Is A Must-Visit Place, Not Only The Famous Illuminations

Begonia Garden is very photogenic place where we can find flowers all wherever we see. People who like cameras, can enjoy here at least 30 minutes!

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Fantastic Light Tunnel As Long As 200 Meters Long

You can see the biggest illumination in Japan in Nabana no Sato. There're two tunnels, the one is as long as 200m fantastic gallery of light, and another is 100m and has different themes every year. And the theme for this year is cherry blossom.

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Winter Shirakawago, A Beautiful World Heritage Covered With Snow

Shirakawago Village covered with snow in winter has so beautiful scenery that you should see in spite of the coldness. Time flied so quickly when I walking along the snowy Gassho frame houses. The snowy mountains seen from Deai suspension bridge are also breathtakingly beautiful.◎The village is located between the mountains in Gifu Prefecture. Its scenery of traditional houses with thatched roof was registered to be World Cultural Heritage as 'Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama' in 1995. You can access to Shirakawago by bus, but you need to reserve the bus as soon as you can because it'll be full up quickly in travel season.

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Impressive Snowscape Of Shirakawago With Many Gassho Zukuri Architectures

Shirakawago is the most famous as a village of Gassho Zukuri architectures. In the season of snowfall, you can see the stunning view of these houses from an observatory. ( I took this pisc on Feburary 7th in 2010.) Now, the illumination event is held only for 4 days a year and you need to get numbered ticket.◎Lighted Shirakawago is for Only 4 days a year. You need to get numbered ticket, look within 20min, don’t use a tripod for camera, the rule has become severer than before. But they may change every year, so it's better to check the HP at first. http://lightup.asia/?lang=en

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A Temple With 'Gassyo' Pose! Only One In Japan, Myozen-ji Temple Has A Steep Roof

Deep in Shirakawa-go Village, a temple of a mysterious appearance. A main temple, a priest's house and a bell tower all have 'Gassyo (steep roof looking like to put hands flat together in prayer)' structure, and that's the only one in Japan. These buildings with 'Gassyo' pose seem to pray for the village, and the scenery is beautiful beyond comparison.

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Metasequoia Avenue

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2.5 Kilometers Road Of Beautiful Metasequoia Avenue, One Of The 100 Most Scenic Roadside Trees In Japan

The Metasequoia Avenue is beautiful every season. Specially in summer, you can see the wonderful scenery of shining greens and the zebra road weaved by lights and shadows.

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I Found In Japan! A Metasequoia Lined Street As Long As 2.5km

At Makino Highland, located in the north of Lake Biwa. As many as 500 trees of metasequoia line up along the street of 2.5km. Enjoy the different expressions of each season, like lush greens in spring and summer, the splendor of the leaves in autumn and the snowy scene of white branches in winter.

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Metasequoia Avenue

It's very nice place we can enjoy various seasonal scenery. The trees and green mountain are both beautiful. I feel the time glides slowly in the calm atmosphere.

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Shoju-in Temple

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A Photogenic Temple In Kyoto♡ Inome Window That Brings Good Fortune

Shoju-in Temple is now a topic of conversation. One of the reason is this Inome Window with attractive fresh greens. Inome means heart shape and brings good fortune, then it has been used since the ancient times! What is more, at the same drawing room, there're 160 beautiful painting on the ceiling to delight the visitors.

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Wind Bell Festival For Bright Summer Scene And The Cool Sounds

Shouju-in Temple is famous for heart-shaped Inome Window. What's more, Wind Bell Festival (Furin Matsuri) in only summer is lovely wherever you take pictures. The wind bells ring all at once with the winds blow, and they make us forget the summer heat. ◎Reservation is required since 2018. Except for cars, it's difficult to access here, so you need to prepare well beforehand.

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Heart-shaped Inome Window And Beautiful Painting On The Ceiling

Shouju-in Temple is famous for the lovely heart-shaped window called Inome-mado. Not only the window, I was fascinated with the beautiful paintings on the ceiling that are different one by one. In summer, you can also enjoy tea in the beautiful sounds of wind bell.

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Nanzen-ji Temple

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Waterway Bridges In A Temple!? A Chain Of Retro & Beautiful Arches

Nanzen-ji Suiro-kaku is a part of Biwa Lake Canal to bring the water to Kyoto from Biwa Lake. The beautiful arched bridges built of bricks considered the temple scenery and were designed in Meiji Era. They bring the water now in active service.

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Nanzen-ji Temple's Suirokaku Renowned As A Photogenic Spot

Nanzen-ji Temple's Suirokaku (waterway architect) is a huge arch structure. It has become renowned recently as a photogenic spot, and many people visit here. I think it's better for you to visit during morning!

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A Path-Around-Pond Style Japanese Garden With Beautiful Reflections Of Fresh Greens

At South Garden (a path-around-pond style garden: people see the garden from the paths around the pond in the central of the garden) of Tenju-an in Nanzen-ji Temple, you can see the beautiful reflections of fresh greens on the pond. What's more, such as East Garden of beautiful white sands and moss, there're many things to see.

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Ritsurin Garden

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Picturesque Night Cherry Blossoms Of Three Michelin-starred Garden You Should See Once

Michelin Grreen Guide Japan gives 3-star to Ritsurin Garden. You should visit the cherry blossom illumination event in spring. Though there're not many trees, picturesque night cherry blossoms are proud of its impressive beauty scenery.

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3-Star Michelin Garden Colored By Autumn In Kagawa Prefecture

Ritsurin Garden has won 3-star in Michelin Green Guide Japan. You can see the beautiful autumn scenes everywhere in Ritsurin Garden. There's no bustle, though it's located in the central city in Kagawa, and it's like an oasis.◎Ritsurin Garden is 3,5 times as large as Tokyo Dome. Autum Illumination: 11/23-12/3 in 2017

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Even Rain Is Fascinating At Ritsurin Garden

It's pity to rain during our travels, but Japanese gardens can make it picturesque beauty. Especially, rainy Ritsurin Garden is impressive! The rainy mist covering the mountains, ripples on the calm pond give more tastes to the atmosphere. Autumn colored leaves in rains are calmly beautiful.◎For Ritsurin Garden is located in the urban district, it's convenient to access by public facilities and bus. There's a large parking lot for cars.

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Beautiful Reflection Of Green Maple Leaves On The Table Top

The spring special visiting is opened till 6/15 in 2018. The relaxing room extends here. The table room, which has been a hot topic in SNS, you can see various reflections from different directions. And, it's so gorgeous and beautiful.

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Ruriko-in Temple's Breathtaking Reflection Designed By Japanese Maple Leaves

A famous place for maple leaves viewing, Ruriko-in Temple has terms of special visiting for a few months in spring and autumn. You can see the beautiful green leaves in spring, and colorful ones in autumn. The reflections on the floor and desk is so wonderful!◎The special visiting of autumn in 2017 is 10/1~12/10 Entrance fee: 2000yen

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Beautiful Reflections Of Autumn Leaves On Desk & Floor

Ruriko-in Temple is located at Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. It has 'Special Visiting' in the season of autumn colors. There're many thing s to see such as fall foliage and a tasteful Japanese garden.◎I took this pics in 2017. During the term of 'Special Visiting', it's get so crowded with tourists that please enjoy beautiful scenery with good manners.

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