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.

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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!

Name

Chichibugahama Beach

Address

Teno Nio-cho, Mitoyo-shi, KagawaGoogle Map

How to get there

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

Parking

Free parking area is available

2

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.

Name

Nabegataki Fall

Address

Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, KumamotoGoogle Map

Hours

9:00-17:00

How to get there

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.

Parking

Parking area is available

3

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.

Name

Blue Pond

Address

Shirogane Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, HokkaidoGoogle Map

Fee

Adult 0 yen、Child 0 yen

How to get there

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

Parking

Parking area is available

4

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.

Name

Yonaha Maehama Beach

Address

Yonaha Shimoji, Miyakojima-shi, OkinawaGoogle Map

How to get there

15 min by car or taxi from Miyako Airport.

Parking

Free parking area is available

5

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.

Name

Tottori Sand Dunes

Address

2083-17 Yuyama Fukube-cho, Tottori-shi, TottoriGoogle Map

Tel

0857-23-7652

How to get there

10 min by car, from Tottori Station.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

6

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.

Name

Hamajima, Phantom Island

Address

Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, OkinawaGoogle Map

How to get there

30 min by ferry, from Ishigaki Island

7

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.

Name

Toguchi-no Hama Beach

Address

1352−16 Irabu Irabu-cho, Miyakojima-shi, OkinawaGoogle Map

How to get there

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

8

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.

Name

Cape Kamui

Address

Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun, HokkaidoGoogle Map

Fee

Adult 0 yen、Child 0 yen

How to get there

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.

Parking

Free parking area is available

9

It's a mysterious spot with a heart-shaped coral reef that had swelled and eroded for long ages. The beautiful ocean in front of your eyes, why don't you wish for happiness?

Name

Heart Rock

Address

Ikema Hirara, Miyakojima-shi, OkinawaGoogle Map

Fee

Adult 100 yen、Child 100 yen

How to get there

By car or taxi, 30 min from Ikema Island

Parking

Parking area is available

10

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.

Name

Heart Rock Amami Oshima

Address

1346-1 Akaogi, Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, KagoshimaGoogle Map

How to get there

15 min by car from Amami Oshima Airport

Parking

Parking area is available

11

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.

Name

Kabira Bay

Address

934 Arakawa, Ishigaki-shi, OkinawaGoogle Map

How to get there

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

Parking

Free parking area is available

12

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.

Name

Takachiho Gorge

Address

Oshioi Mitai Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, MiyazakiGoogle Map

How to get there

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

Parking

Parking area is available

13

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.

Name

Nachi Falls

Address

Nachisan Nachi Katsu'ura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, WakayamaGoogle Map

Hours

7:00-16:30

Fee

Adult 300 yen、Child 200 yen

How to get there

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

Parking

Parking area is available

14

Name

Akiyoshidai (Karst Plateau)

Address

Syuho-cho, Mine-shi, YamaguchiGoogle Map

How to get there

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.

Parking

Free parking area is available

15

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.

Name

Shiraito Falls

Address

273-1 Kamiide, Fujinomiya-shi, ShizuokaGoogle Map

How to get there

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

Parking

Toll parking area is available

16

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!

Name

Goshikinuma Lakes

Address

Hibara Oaza Kitashiobara-mura, Yama-gun, FukushimaGoogle Map

How to get there

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

Parking

Free parking area is available

17

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.

Name

Kamikochi

Address

Kamikochi Azumi, Matsumoto-shi, NaganoGoogle Map

How to get there

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.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

18

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.

Name

Nishi Beach

Address

Hateruma Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, OkinawaGoogle Map

How to get there

10min walk from Hateruma Port

19

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.

Name

Nikobuchi

Address

1278 kiyomizukamibun Iyono-cho, Agawa-gun, KochiGoogle Map

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

20

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.

Name

Shimoji Airport 17 End

Address

1727 Sawada Irabu, Miyakojima-shi, OkinawaGoogle Map

How to get there

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

Parking

Parking area is available

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Chichibugahama Beach

26 Reviews

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!

Yonaha Maehama Beach

13 Reviews

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.

Hamajima, Phantom Island

8 Reviews

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.

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Kansai

Nachi Falls

5 Reviews

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.

Metasequoia Avenue

18 Reviews

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

Hashigui Iwa Rocks

4 Reviews

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!

Chugoku

Tottori Sand Dunes

7 Reviews

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.

Mt. Misen

5 Reviews

After getting a enough exercise to climb up the mountain path. The superb view of Setouchi is of course, the open space with mysterious and artistic rocks you will be moved.

Shikoku

Chichibugahama Beach

26 Reviews

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!

Nikobuchi

4 Reviews

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.

Muroto Geopark

10 Reviews

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.

Kyushu・Okinawa

Nabegataki Fall

11 Reviews

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.

Yonaha Maehama Beach

13 Reviews

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.

Hamajima, Phantom Island

8 Reviews

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.

Hokkaido・Tohoku

Blue Pond

13 Reviews

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.

Cape Kamui

5 Reviews

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.

Goshikinuma Lakes

4 Reviews

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!

Kanto

Minamijima Island

2 Reviews

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.

Whale Watching In Chichijima Island

2 Reviews

You could enjoy a dynamic whale watching on a tour boat leaving Chichi-jima Island. The best season is between February and April.

Jogashima Island

2 Reviews

Jogashima Island is located at the southernmost of Misaki Peninsula. There're much untouched nature, and little artificial things. You can see especially moving scenery in the glowing setting sun.

Tokai

Shiraito Falls

4 Reviews

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.

Nakatajima Sandhill

5 Reviews

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.

Chausuyama Highlands

3 Reviews

Under the clear sky on beautiful sunny day, I could see the amazing hill covered with pink moss from the mountain top! I enjoyed also the lift to go slowly to the destination. You must be excited at the pink scenery that appears bit by bit.◎Pink Moss Hill is located on the mountain top and has no other roads to access, so you need to take the traffic jam into account. The parking area is relatively vacant in early morning. You can enter with your companion animals, and ride lift with small dogs! During Shibazakura (Pink Moss) Festival, the light-up show are took place.

Koshinetsu

Kamikochi

4 Reviews

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.

Lake Kawaguchi

8 Reviews

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.

Mishaka-ike Pond

3 Reviews

In the world of painting 'Vibrant Green' by Kaii Higashiyama, a thick fog falls, flows then disperses. I wanted to see the mystic scene changing every moment.

Hokuriku

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

3 Reviews

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.

Nata-dera Temple

2 Reviews

Started in 717, with a history of 1300 years, Nata-dera Temple has some nationally designated important cultural properties. And this wonderful view around 'Kigan Yusenkyou (strangely shaped rocks and a gorge a wizard living) was read in Matsuo Basho's haiku 'ishiyama no, ishi yori shiroshi, aki no kaze.' (Whiter than rocks of a rock mountain, an autumn wind)

Katsuyama Dinosaur Park

2 Reviews

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is located in Katsuyama Dinosaur Park. I thought children would like it, but its contents are genuine and new. There has laboratories and a stack room, and the specialists use them. Now, I think this museum is good for both grown-ups and children.

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