Best Spots With Great Nature In Japan

Here're best Spots With Great Nature in Japan. We released a ranking of reviews about Spots With Great Nature posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Japan.

Beaches

Address:Teno Nio-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 20 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC, 55 min from Takamatsu Airport. or 60 min from Takamatsu Station.

Top Review: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!

Cloud Sea Spots

Mt. Fuji

5 Review

Address:Fujisan Kitayama, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka

Top Review:Moving Scenery From The Sky! Mt. Fuji And The First Sunrise Of The Year

First Sunrise Mt. Fuji Flight circles closer to the mountain than the ordinary flights. The weather was so good, and I was very impressed with Mt. Fuji on the wonderful sea of clouds and the heavenly sunrise!

Ice Monster Spots

Zao

4 Review

Address:Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata

Top Review:Ice Monsters! Snow Trees Covered With Ice & Snow

These fir trees covered with snow and ice have so strange shapes that they're called 'Ice Monster'! On every around February, you can enjoy snow trees, skiing and walking at the top of the mountains in Zao, Yamagata Pref.◎Access: take bus from Yamagata Station to Zao Onsen Hot Spring Town. Parking lot is available for cars. Take ropeway from Zao Onsen, and you can see the snow trees from the mountain top. By the way, humid coldness is unbearable, you must make doubly sure for winter clothes!

Mangrove Spots

Address:478 Ishihara Sumiyou-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima

Access:By car, 70 min from Amami Airport, or 20 min from Nase Port.

Top Review:Beautiful Primeval Forest With Mangrove Tunnels You Can Go Through By Canoe

You can enjoy canoe when the tide is high at a primeval forest of mangrove in Amami. The most impressive is the mangrove tunnel! Let's enjoy going slowly, but be careful not to bump. ◎To Amami Oshima, you can access by plane and ferry, and then, car and bus are available.

Heart Rock

Address:1346-1 Akaogi, Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:15 min by car from Amami Oshima Airport

Top Review:Blue-Heart Appears Only At The Low Tide

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

Lakes

Address:Hirano, Yamanakako-mura, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Access:75 min by car from Kofu Station

Top Review:The Spectacular Spot Overlooking Mt. Fuji and Lake

Blessed with a great location between Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka, "Yamanakako Communication Plaza Kirara" is used as an exchange base that takes advantage of the rich nature of Lake Yamanaka. The site is a park and is a spectacular spot where you can see Mt. Fuji while walking along the promenade. If you are lucky, you may be able to see the swan up close.

Waterfall Spots

Nachi Falls

5 Review

Address:Nachisan Nachi Katsu'ura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:30 min by bus from Kii Katsuura Station to Nachi Fall, then 5 min walk. By car, 170 min from Wakayama Station.

Hours:7:00-16:30

Top Review:Gods' Sacred Place With A Long History & So Powerful Waterfall

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine with a long long history has a sacred atmosphere. It's the place concered with the beginning of Japan. The scenery of three-storied pagpda and Nachi's waterfall is very fantastic.

Sand Dunes

Address:2083-17 Yuyama Fukube-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori

Access:10 min by car, from Tottori Station.

Tel:0857-23-7652

Top Review:White Tottori Sand Dunes After Snow

Have you heard Tottori Sand Dunes become white on some winter days? You can see the white sand dunes after it snows. This scenery can't be seen so often, but it's worth waiting for.

Review Ranking

1

Address:Teno Nio-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 20 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC, 55 min from Takamatsu Airport. or 60 min from Takamatsu Station.

Top Review: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!

2

Address:Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto

Access:By bus, 60 min from Aso Station to Yu Station, then take taxi for 15 min. By car, 45 min from Kokonoe IC, parking area is available.

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:The Curtain Of Water

Nabegataki Fall is a rare waterfall we can walk its reverse. Though it's not so big, we can see it very close and that much volume of water is powerful! It has become famous since it was used for the location of TV commercial.

3

Address:Yonaha Shimoji, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:15 min by car or taxi from Miyako Airport.

Top Review:Yonaha-maehama Beach, The Best Beach In The East

The most beautiful beach in the East under the huge sky without any obstructions. The nice view of the bridge connecting Kurima-jima Island is also attractive. As the sun shines strongly, the beautiful color of the water appears. But in the off-season, you can enjoy beach combing.

4

Address:2083-17 Yuyama Fukube-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori

Access:10 min by car, from Tottori Station.

Tel:0857-23-7652

Top Review:White Tottori Sand Dunes After Snow

Have you heard Tottori Sand Dunes become white on some winter days? You can see the white sand dunes after it snows. This scenery can't be seen so often, but it's worth waiting for.

5

Address:Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:30 min by ferry, from Ishigaki Island

Top Review:White Beach and Heavenly Scenery with Great Transparency

30 minutes by ferry from Ishigaki Island, if you can see the pure white Shirahama shining in the place where the color of the sea changes, it is a phantom island. This island, which can only be reached by boat, has a beautiful view of the sea and blue sky. It is also a snorkeling spot.

6

Blue Pond

12 Review

Address:Shirogane Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By taxi or car, 20 min from Biei Starion, or 150 min from Sapporo city.

Top Review:Must Visit Place In Biei, Hokkaido! Very Mysterious Blue Pond

You can enjoy seeing various scenes of Blue Pond throughout the year. The autumn colors of larch trees, and winter illumination before freezing in December, I like.

7

Address:1352−16 Irabu Irabu-cho, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 25min from Miyako Airport, 10min from Sarahama Airport. Bus: get off at 'Dakifuga', then walk 10min.

Top Review:The White and Smooth Beach on which You can Walk Barefoot and the Clear Water, Like a Paradise

The beautiful beach makes me disbelieve my own eyes. 'Toguchi no Hama' is said to be the most beautiful beach in Irabu Island. So, it's like a paradise with white sand.

8

Cape Kamui

5 Review

Address:Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By car, 120 min from Sapporo Station, 150 min from Shin Chitose Airport. By bus, 120 min from Otaru Station, and, only during summer, 180 min from Sapporo Station.

Top Review:Cape Kamui Of Beautiful Shakotan Blue Sea & Dynamic Great Nature

You can overlook the sea of Shakotan Blue while walking along the a little scary narrow path and steps. When you turn round, there's beautiful great nature of the Cape Kamui.

9

Nachi Falls

5 Review

Address:Nachisan Nachi Katsu'ura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:30 min by bus from Kii Katsuura Station to Nachi Fall, then 5 min walk. By car, 170 min from Wakayama Station.

Hours:7:00-16:30

Top Review:Gods' Sacred Place With A Long History & So Powerful Waterfall

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine with a long long history has a sacred atmosphere. It's the place concered with the beginning of Japan. The scenery of three-storied pagpda and Nachi's waterfall is very fantastic.

10

Address:Syuho-cho, Mine-shi, Yamaguchi

Access:45 min by bus from JR Shin Yamaguchi Station to Akiyoshi-dou Cave, then walk 30 min. By car, 40 min from Yamaguchi city, 120 min from Hiroshima city, or 120 min from Fukuoka city.

Top Review:The Superb Scenery Has a History of About 300 Million Years

11

Address:273-1 Kamiide, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka

Access:By bus, 30 min from JR Fujinomiya Station. By car, 60 min from Shizuoka Station, or 90 min from Shizuoka Airport.

Top Review:High Probability Of Rainbow And The Waterfalls

There're many waterfalls like silk thread. And in the morning of sunny days, there's high probability of rainbow. I was so lucky that I could see the double rainbow! The early morning is the best to visit here.◎Morning of sunny day is the best! You can see rainbow and Mt. Fuji.

12

Address:Hibara Oaza Kitashiobara-mura, Yama-gun, Fukushima

Access:30 min by bus from JR Inawashiro Station to Goshikinuma Iriguchi. By car, 60 min from Aizuwakamatsu city. Free parking area is available.

Top Review:The Superb View of Viridity in Goshikinuma Lakes, Let's Go Seeing this Blue Pond as Beautiful as the Famous Blue Lake in Biei

The Goshikinuma lakes is famous for the beautiful colored leaves in autumn. Furthermore the contrast between the green of viridity and the blue of lake in summer is wonderful. The wind and viridity tempt you to visit here, let's go!

13

Kamikochi

4 Review

Address:Kamikochi Azumi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano

Access:Bu bus, 65 min from Shin Shimashima Station, 160 min from Nagano Station. By car, 100 min from Nagano Station to Sawando Parking Area or Hirayu Parking Area , then take a shuttle bus for 25 min.

Top Review:Like a Piece of Painting! The World of Blue and Yellow Covering Everything.

It's the wonderful scenery created by the nature. Colored leaves are like painting and a pond of clear water reflects the sky to be beautiful cobalt blue.

14

Nishi Beach

7 Review

Address:Hateruma Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa

Access:10min walk from Hateruma Port

Top Review:The Most Beautiful Beach In Okinawa! An Emerald Green Beach

The island where ordinary people can go and which locates in the southernmost in Japan is Hateruma Island in Okinawa. Nishi beach is in northwest of the island and the most beautiful beach in Japan. Many people come to the island for the beach every year.

15

Nikobuchi

4 Review

Address:1278 kiyomizukamibun Iyono-cho, Agawa-gun, Kochi

Top Review:The Emerald Waterfall Basin Of A Most Beautiful Niyodo River

A waterfall basin 'Niko-buchi' belongs to the branch of Niyodo River whose water quality is the most beautiful in Japan. The very clear water like emerald is called Niyodo Blue, and here is a popular place to see it. Though the path is severe, you can meet the mysterious scenery!◎You can find a signboard on the way to 'Green Park Hodono'. To the waterfall basin, you need to hold the chain for about 4 meters. The most beautiful time is when the sun stays right above.

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Address:1727 Sawada Irabu, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:Car: 32min from Miyako Airport, 20min from Sarahama Airport

Top Review:A Phantom Beach Appears At Low Tide

17END beach on Shimojishima in Miyakojima Islands. Famous as a beach that appears at low tide. It is a beautiful blue beach even at high tide, but it transforms into a phantom beach where the beach appears at low tide. It's right next to Shimojishima Airport, so if you're lucky, you may encounter touch-and-go. If you come to Miyakojima, this is one of the places you should visit.

17

Address:Sawa Makino-cho, Takashima-shi, Shiga

Access:6 min by bus from JR Makino Station to Makino Pic Land, then it's located just near. By car, 65 min from Otsu city, 90 min from Kyoto city. Free parking area in Makino Pic Land is available.

Top Review:Metasequoia Street With Various Scene In Each Season

You can enjoy picking fruit at adjacent Makino Pick Land. Now, it's chestnut.

18

Address:6713-103 Funatsu Kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi

Access:20min by car from Otsuki IC, or walk 800 meters from Kawaguchiko Station

Top Review:Beautiful Mt. Fuji Over The Lake Kawaguchi

Though it was cloudy, we could see Mt. Fuji beautifully. As we see, it's cool from wherever we see it. Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi, they are very stunning.

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Address:Kushimoto-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:By bus, 5 min from Kushimoto Station

Top Review:Japan's Natural Monument, Hashigui Iwa

Hashigui Iwa is located at Kushimoto, Wakayama, a southernmost town in Honshu Region of Japan. These pics are the lighting show in 2018. We can see this for three days, 11/2 to 4. The fantastic scenery different from its usual, is very impressive! The ordinary landscape is in the third pic. 5 min by bus from Kushimoto Station. You should visit Kushimoto rich in nature!

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Address:1346-1 Akaogi, Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:15 min by car from Amami Oshima Airport

Top Review:Blue-Heart Appears Only At The Low Tide

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

21

Kabira Bay

14 Review

Address:934 Arakawa, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa

Access:By bus, 40 min from Ishigaki Airport. By car, 35 min from Ishigaki Airport or 30 min from Ishigaki Port.

Top Review:Nameless Beach, But The Most Transparent In Ishigaki Island

The opposite side of famous Kabira Bay. It's a beach known to only people in the know. It has the most transparent sea water in Ishigaki Island, and also many spots that make us want to take photos. This is where I always visit if the weather is fine.

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Address:Oshioi Mitai Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki

Access:90 min by bus from Nobeoka Station. By car, 120 min from Miyazaki Airport or Miyazaki Station.

Top Review:A Gorge As A Natural Monument! A Mysterious Waterfall Dropping Into The Beautiful Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho area has many myths. Manai waterfall is very mysterious and popular spot. You can enjoy the nature surrounded by huge columnar joints at the valley.

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Address:6939-1 Murotomisaki-cho, Muroto-shi, Kochi, Muroto-shi, Kochi

Access:By car, 40 min from Kan'noura Station, 90 min from Nangoku IC, or 90 min from Kochi Airport.

Tel:0887-22-5161

Top Review:A Mysterious Tree At Muroto Geopark You Can Enjoy The Earth

You can enjoy and learn workings of the earth at Nuroto Geopark. A subtropical plant 'Akou' takes root on the earth and the branches stretch with strong power of life, you can see here. It's like a world of Ghibli movie 'Castle in the Sky'.◎It's approved as a UNESCO Global Geopark, which is rare among some geoparks in Japan. This tree is designated as a natural monument of the city.

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Address:Nakatajima-cho, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka

Top Review:[Japan's Three Great Sand Dunes] Place Where You can Enjoy the Two Beautiful Views of the Dunes and the Sea

A place where you can enjoy both the dunes and the sea. Taking photos is also fun. It seems that you can sometimes see the wind ripples. The sunset on the horizon is also beautiful.

25

Matama Coast

3 Review

Address:Usuno, Bungotakada-shi, Oita

Access:By car or taxi, 30 min from JR Usa Station, 70 min from Oita Station, or 50 min from Oita Airport.

Top Review:The Setting Sun And Horizontal Stripes On The Tideland

Matama Seashore is one of the 100 best sunset spots in Japan. For it show me the fantastic scenery that is different every time, I'm impressed again and again.◎The parking area is free. There's a soba-noodle cafe commanding the stunning view from its inside, which is closed on Tuesdays.

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Address:Yakushima, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima

Top Review:A Tree Stump Looks Heart Shape You See From The Inside

It's a Yaku-sugi cedar named Wilson stump. I could enter the inside and it looks heart shape seen up the sky from a certain angle.

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Tomori Coast

4 Review

Address:Kasari-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima

Top Review:Seaside Path Like A Paradise Of Flowers And Butterflies

The north part of Amami Oshima Island, in a path along the Tomori seashore, many tropical flowers bloom and ceylon blue glassy tiger butterflies flutter around the flowers. The scenery is like a paradise. It'll be wonderful to walk in the morning.

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Kansai

Nachi Falls

5 Review

Address:Nachisan Nachi Katsu'ura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama

Access:30 min by bus from Kii Katsuura Station to Nachi Fall, then 5 min walk. By car, 170 min from Wakayama Station.

Hours:7:00-16:30

Top Review:Gods' Sacred Place With A Long History & So Powerful Waterfall

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine with a long long history has a sacred atmosphere. It's the place concered with the beginning of Japan. The scenery of three-storied pagpda and Nachi's waterfall is very fantastic.

Chugoku

Address:2083-17 Yuyama Fukube-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori

Access:10 min by car, from Tottori Station.

Tel:0857-23-7652

Top Review:White Tottori Sand Dunes After Snow

Have you heard Tottori Sand Dunes become white on some winter days? You can see the white sand dunes after it snows. This scenery can't be seen so often, but it's worth waiting for.

Shikoku

Address:Teno Nio-cho, Mitoyo-shi, Kagawa

Access:By car, 20 min from Mitoyo Tossaka IC, 55 min from Takamatsu Airport. or 60 min from Takamatsu Station.

Top Review: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!

Kyushu・Okinawa

Address:Yonaha Shimoji, Miyakojima-shi, Okinawa

Access:15 min by car or taxi from Miyako Airport.

Top Review:Yonaha-maehama Beach, The Best Beach In The East

The most beautiful beach in the East under the huge sky without any obstructions. The nice view of the bridge connecting Kurima-jima Island is also attractive. As the sun shines strongly, the beautiful color of the water appears. But in the off-season, you can enjoy beach combing.

Hokkaido・Tohoku

Blue Pond

12 Review

Address:Shirogane Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By taxi or car, 20 min from Biei Starion, or 150 min from Sapporo city.

Top Review:Must Visit Place In Biei, Hokkaido! Very Mysterious Blue Pond

You can enjoy seeing various scenes of Blue Pond throughout the year. The autumn colors of larch trees, and winter illumination before freezing in December, I like.

Kanto

Address:Higashi-machi, Ogasawara-mura, Tokyo

Top Review:Clear Water On A Paradise In Tokyo

Minami-jima Island is a popular spot with a superb view in Ogasawara Islands. I'm sure that you will be surprised at the beauty water of Ougi Pond and Same Pond.

Tokai

Address:273-1 Kamiide, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka

Access:By bus, 30 min from JR Fujinomiya Station. By car, 60 min from Shizuoka Station, or 90 min from Shizuoka Airport.

Top Review:High Probability Of Rainbow And The Waterfalls

There're many waterfalls like silk thread. And in the morning of sunny days, there's high probability of rainbow. I was so lucky that I could see the double rainbow! The early morning is the best to visit here.◎Morning of sunny day is the best! You can see rainbow and Mt. Fuji.

Koshinetsu

Kamikochi

4 Review

Address:Kamikochi Azumi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano

Access:Bu bus, 65 min from Shin Shimashima Station, 160 min from Nagano Station. By car, 100 min from Nagano Station to Sawando Parking Area or Hirayu Parking Area , then take a shuttle bus for 25 min.

Top Review:Like a Piece of Painting! The World of Blue and Yellow Covering Everything.

It's the wonderful scenery created by the nature. Colored leaves are like painting and a pond of clear water reflects the sky to be beautiful cobalt blue.

Hokuriku

Address:Chirihama-machi , Hakui-shi, Ishikawa

Access:5 min by car or taxi from Houdatsu Station.

Top Review:The Only Beach We Can Drive A Car

Chirihama Beach as long as 8 km between Chirihama IC and Imahama IC of 'Noto Satoyama Kaido Sea Road' in Ishikawa. Its the only road in Japan, where we can drive a car on the sandy beach. I like the time during the sun setting to the Sea of Japan.

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