Best Architectures In Asia

Here're best Architectures in Asia. We released a ranking of reviews about Architectures posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Asia.

Review Ranking

1

Address:1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima

Access:Go to Miyajima-guchi Station of JR or Hiroden (streetcar), then walk to ferry terminal. There're two ferry terminals of Matsudai Kisen or JR, both of them go to Miyajima for 10 or 15 min. To Itsukushima Shrine, 10 min walk from Miyajima Port.

Tel:0829-44-2020

Hours:6:30-18:00

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.

2

Address:Chuo, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama

Access:15 min by train from Okayama to Kurashiki, then 10 min walk. By car, 15 min from Kurashiki IC, or 50 min from Okayama IC.

Okayama's popular tourist destination 'Bikan Chiku (Historical Quarter)'. It was flourished as a merchant town and now it leaves buildings with beautiful white walls and willow trees along the river, which are the taste of Edo Period. You can enjoy boating and rickshaw like traveling to the old times of Japan. And also the delicious food around here.◎Access: about 10min from Kurashiki Station. There're lot of parking lots around the area. The boating is so popular that you should buy tickets as soon as you arrive.

3

Address:162-2 Zentokukazurabashi Nishiiyayama-mura, Miyoshi-shi, Tokushima

Access:30 min by bus, from Oboke Station

At Iya in Tokushima, Kazura Bridge is one of the three most curious bridges in Japan. The bridge is made from hardy kiwi. You can enjoy the thrills of creaking and swinging of the bridge and nice view of the valley at the same time.◎Toll: Adult¥550 Child¥350 Open: From sunrise to sunset, throughout the year

4

Shirakawago

20 Review

Address:Ogi-machi Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu

Access:10 min by car from Shirakawago IC. By bus, 50 min from Takayama Station.

Tel:05769-6-1311

Shirakawa Village is a heavy snowfall area, but it snowed not so much for us to visit here this winter. And we can enjoy the snowy landscape as much as we want! It will snow more during February, so you're still in time to see this scenery.

5

Address:3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Access:1 min walk from Yurakucho Station, or 5 min walk from Tokyo Station. 30 min by car or taxi from Tokyo Station.

Tel:03-5221-9000

Hours:7:00-23:30

In the daytime, the sunlight comes in beautifully from the glass. And in the night, we can take very cool photos like these. The scenery born from the iron frameworks and glass is worth seeing once.

6

Address:1-18-6 Ebisuhigashi Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka

Tel:06-6641-9555

Hours:9:00-21:00

Osaka's major tourist spot, Tsutenkaku. There're many funny factors in this tower, but night Tsutenkaku is also nice! I admired illuminated Billiken, and then look outside, I could have a clear view of Abeno Harukas.◎It has easy access by train, and also toll parking area nearby. You can find nice Kushikatsu restaurants around Tsutenkaku, and Spa World Onsen in a walkable area. It's good for you to spend a whole day to enjoy Tsutenkaku and its around.

7

Chionin

4 Review

Address:400 Rinka-cho Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel:075-531-2111

Hours:9:00-16:30

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Address:2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access:5 min walk from Asakusa Station. By car or taxi, 30 min from Shinagawa Station, 20 min from Tokyo Station or 50 min from Hanada Airport.

Tel:03-3842-0181

Hours:6:00-17:00

Senso-ji Temple becomes so quiet and wrapped in a nice atmosphere at night, that the excitement of the daytime at Nakamise is not true. I found a very beautiful five-storied pagoda over the huge straw sandals at Hozomon Arch.◎A huge straw sandal is 4.5 meters tall, 1.5 meters in width, and 500 kg in weight. Since the first dedication in 1941, it's the eighth one. It expresses the power of Nio, the god in Hozomon Arch, and people say that the devil who sees the huge sandals fears and goes away...

9

Address:909 Oya-machi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi

Access:30 min by bus from JR Utsunomiya Station.

Tel:028-652-1232

Hours:9:00-17:00

This underground space like the world of game 'DRAGON QUEST' is a stone pit site and about 20,000 square meters. So, you might come across some DRAGON QUEST monsters!

10

Address:Uonomachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki

The bridge is said that it is one of the three greatest bridges in japan (The others are Nihon-bashi bridge and Kintai-kyo bridge) and national important cultural property.

11

Address:215 Ukawa, Takashima-shi, Shiga

Tel:0740-36-1555

Shirohige Shrine stands by the Lake Biwa and is proud of the oldest history in Oumi region. To be surprised, its torii gate stands on the lake! We can see the illuminated torii at night, and the lightened by the rising sun in the early morning.

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Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:By express ferry, 10 min from Ishigaki Port Rito Terminal in Ishigaki Island.

Taketomi Island's time passes slowly. Traditional red tiles, cute Shisa, coral fences and white sand street… All of them makes us happy! You can also find many photogenic places with flowers all the year around.◎Izumiya with lovely arch of Bougainvillea is an inn! Access to Taketomi: 10~15 min by ferry from Ishigaki Port. 1150yen for a round-trip.

13

Address:Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:10 min walk from Keage Station. 25 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Nanzenji Eikando, then 10 min walk.

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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Keage Incline

12 Review

Address:Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:3 min walk from Keage Station. By car or taxi, 20 min from Kyoto Station.

Many famous tourist spots become snow landscape in Kyoto. But, Keage Incline hardly ever be covered with snow, and its snow landscape can be seen only when it snows so much. So, I was very excited to be able to take this pictures.

15

Address:1 Kinkakuji-cho Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By car, 25 min from Kyoto Higashi IC, 30 min from Kyoto Minami IC. By bus, 30 min from Kyoto Station to Kinkakuji Michi, then walk 5 min.

Tel:075-461-0013

Hours:9:00-17:00

A good sightseeing spot that you can appreciate the seasons and the history of Kyoto.

16

Address:1-1 Moerenumakoen Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

Access:By car, 60 min from Sapporo Station, or 80 min from Shin Chitose Airport.

Tel:011-790-1231

Hours:7:00-22:00

Very spacious park, you can enjoy arts and taking exercise.

17

Address:931 Bakuro-cho Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:30 min by bus from Kyoto Station. 5 min walk from Hakubai-cho Station. 25 min by car or taxi from Kyoto Station. Free parking area is available.

Tel:075-461-0005

Hours:5:00-18:00

Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine 'Momiji Garden' is well known as a beautiful place of scarlet maple leaves. There're about 350 trees of around 400 years old and the new green sceneries make people feel quiet and refreshed in May.

18

Kotokuin

3 Review

Address:4-2-28 Hase, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa

Tel:0467-22-0703

Hours:8:00-17:30

Kamakura's symbol and well-known second statue of Buddha of Kotoku-in. It struck by disasters many times, and there's few materials to know its birth. It attracts us mysteriously.

19

Address:3-1-3 Tori-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime

Access:By car, 15 min from Imabari Kita IC, 20 min from Imabari Yunoura IC, or 70 min from Matsuyama Airport. Toll parking area is available. By bus, 7 min from Imabari Station to Imabari Castle.

Tel:0898-31-9233

Hours:9:00-17:00

The Imabari castle is illuminated in warm-color and looks like floating. Of course, it's also good in daytime.

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Address:1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:20 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Higashiyama Yasui, then 7 min walk. 17 min walk from Keihan Kiyomizugojo Station. By taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.

There're tasteful houses standing along the slope, you can enjoy seeing the townscape of Kyoto just the same as you associate. Even Starbucks opens in Kyoto style. Now, this area is designated as Kyoto's important preservation district of historic buildings.

21

Address:388 Shimizuyasakakami-machi Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:By bus, 20 min from Kyoto Station to Higashiyama Yasui, then 5 min walk. 15 min walk from Keihan Shijo Station. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.

A Tasteful town Higashiyama is featured by this five storied pagoda.

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Address:406 Zoshi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

Access:20 min walk from Kintetsu Nara Station. By bus from Kintetsu Nara Station, 4 min to 'Daibutsu-den Kasuga Taisha Mae', then 5 min walk. By bus from JR Nara Station, 10 min to 'Daibutsu-den Kasuga Taisha Mae', then 5 min walk. By car, 45 min from Osaka, or 60 min from Kyoto.

Tel:0742-22-5511

Hours:8:00-17:00,7:30-17:30

One of the most famous temples, Todai-ji in Nara. What I want to tell you specially, is 'Mantou Kuyoue' Ceremony on August 15th. The expression of The Daibutsu in the candle lights has something that cannot be told you by only pictures. It's impressive so much.

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Address:160 Kasugano-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

Tel:0742-22-7788

Hours:6:00-18:00

Carving deer with an oracle (omikuji) in its mouth is popular, but a white-deer oracle given only during Shikinen-zoutai (repair of the shrine) is talked about its cuteness. Harry up, it's going to end in a short time!

24

Nara Park

10 Review

Address:469 Zoshi-cho, Nara-shi, Nara

Access:On foot: 5 min from Kintetsu Nara Station, 20 min from JR Nara Station. By bus: 2 min from Kintetsu Nara Station, or 9 min from JR Nara Station to Nara Park. By car: 45 min from Osaka, 60 min from Kyoto.

Tel:0742-27-8036

It was repaired and very beautiful hall roofed with cypress bark. After walking around the extensive Nara Park and when you want to take a rest, here is the good relaxing place.

25

Toji Temple

13 Review

Address:1 Kujyo-cho Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Access:15 min walk from Kyoto Station, or 10 min walk from Toji Station. By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Toji-mae.

Tel:075-691-3325

Hours:5:00-17:00

The 55 meters high five-storied pagoda can be seen from a distance, and it's popular enough to appear in many pictures as Kyoto scenery. The presence becomes bigger as you come closer. And with cherry blossoms in spring, fresh green in summer and colored leaves in automn, the harmonies with nature are lovely in all seasons.

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Address:2 Yumebutai, Awaji-shi, Hyogo

Access:10 min by car, from Awaji IC

Tel:0799-74-1000

Designated by a worldwide architect, Tadao Ando, it's located at Awaji Yume Butai. The 100 flower beds, makes the most of the mountain slope, is like a beautiful maze. You can see them with the ocean view.◎Entrance fee: free The flowers change in each season.

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Address:1110 Hongu Hongu-cho, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama

Access:By train, 130 min from Kyoto or Osaka Station to Kii-tanabe Staron, then take bus for 120 min to Hongutaisha. By bus, 60 min from Shingu Station to Hongutaisha. By car, 140 min from Wakayama city, 200 min from Nagoya city, or 180 min from Osaka city. Free parking area is available.

Tel:0735-42-0009

Hours:6:00-19:00

Kumano Hongu Taisha is popular as a spiritual power spot. A Torii Gate at 'Oyunohara' isolated from the main shrine, is 33.9m high and 42m wide, the biggest one in Japan. A former shrine was used to stand here, a sacred place, and we can feel the energy of earth and prayers of predecessors.

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Otaru Canal

4 Review

Address:Minato-machi, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido

Otaru Canal is popular as a tourist spot. At night, gas lamps burn and make a fantastic scene differ from the canal at daytime. Beautiful reflection of illuminated warehouses on the water. You can take a night walk on the well-kept path for walkers♪◎Car: 1.5h from Shin-chitose Airport via expressway Train: 1h and 10 min by Express Airport Line, get off at JR Otaru and 8 min walk

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Address:Bannosumidori-cho, Sakaide-shi, Kagawa

Access:It's located between Sakaide IC and Hayashima IC of Seto Chu'ou Speedway.

On a climbing tour of Seto-Ohashi Bridge, I could enter its anchorage. There are panels and models show the history of its constructions, you can learn about the great achievement.

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Address:116 Renge Uji, Uji-shi, Kyoto

Access:10 min walk from Uji Station. By car, 40 min from Kyoto City.

Tel:0774-21-2861

Hours:8:30-17:30

A palace built in a small island on the lake. A unique world heritage of gorgeous building that symbolize Fujiwara Sekkan Era. You should see the shrine once that is famous for Japanese coin of 10 yen. Moreover it became brighter after the repair.

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Address:3449-1 Naochima-cho, Kagawa-gun, Kagawa

Access:Bus: get off at Tsutsuji-so, then change to a free shuttle bus. Bicycle: 50 min from Miyaura Port via Honmura. Or 25-30 min on the seaside road, though it's steep.

Tel:087-892-3755

Hours:10:00-18:00

Closed:Mon

You can enjoy many kinds of arts and the museum building itself.

Area

Hong Kong

Address:King's Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Access:3 min walk, from Tai Koo Station

A super-dense residential area commonly known as "Monster Mansion" in Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, which was used as the location for the Hollywood movie "Transformers Lost Age". A different space where you can't say anything once you step in!

Japan

Address:1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima

Access:Go to Miyajima-guchi Station of JR or Hiroden (streetcar), then walk to ferry terminal. There're two ferry terminals of Matsudai Kisen or JR, both of them go to Miyajima for 10 or 15 min. To Itsukushima Shrine, 10 min walk from Miyajima Port.

Tel:0829-44-2020

Hours:6:30-18:00

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.

India

Taj Mahal

1 Review

Address:Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Access:15 min by car, from Tajganj Station

A day trip from New Delhi, the capital of the Taj Mahal in Agra, North India. If you go to India, you definitely want to go.

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