Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Japan

Japan with its rich cultural heritage mixed with its modern technology, makes Japan one of the top destinations in the world.
With so much cultural history it is not surprising that there are many tourist attractions in Japan.
Here are 10 of what are possibly the 10 top attractions in Japan.
1:Mt Fuji

Mt Fuji

Mt Fuji

Of all the Japan tourist attractions, Mt Fuji is probably the best known. The pilgrims and visitors who make the 8 hour trek to the top of the mountain are rewarded with fantastic views. Thousands make the climb at night in order to see the sunrise from the top of the mountain. There are also many shrines and temples to see during the climb.
2:Sony Building

Sony Building

Sony Building

The Sony Building is well worth a visit. Apart from the many special events that take place in the building, the showroom alone is impressive with all the latest products on display for you to watch, listen and touch.
3:Ginza District

Ginza District

Ginza District

The Ginza District in Tokyo is popular with visitors who like to mingle with the rich and famous as they experience the fine art galleries, designer boutiques, elegant cafes and stylish restaurants.
4:Fish Market in Tokyo

Fish Market in Tokyo

Fish Market in Tokyo

The open air Fish Market in Tokyo is the largest in the world and a visit to it is impressive, with piles of shrimp, lobster and crab next to the wiggling eels or oysters. Those you may recognize but some of the many, varied sea creatures in the market you may not.
5:Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo Disneyland is the third busiest park in the world. The Park opened in 1989 and is made up of seven different themed parks. As well as the traditional Disneyland: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland it also has World Bazaar, Critter Country and Mickey’s Toonland.
6:Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree

From the Observation Deck of the Tokyo Sky Tree, the tallest free standing tower in the world, the views are spectacular as you get a 360 panorama of the world’s largest metropolitan area with its 30 million people.
7:Nijo Castle, Kyoto

Nijo Castle, Kyoto

Nijo Castle, Kyoto

Nijo Castle, Kyoto was built in 1603 but still stands today, complete with its moat and surrounding walls. An impressive array of buildings, are connected by corridors whose floors creak to warn of approaching visitors.
8:Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto

Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto

Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto

The Golden Pavilion Temple in Kyoto is one of a kind. Built in 1397 as a retirement villa for a Shogun, in accordance with his will, became a Temple after his death. The top two floors are covered in Gold Leaf that reflects brightly in the pond it stands beside.
9:Gion District of Kyoto

Gion District of Kyoto

Gion District of Kyoto

The Gion District of Kyoto is best known for its Geisha and is a popular tourist attraction. Although you catch a glimpse of a real Geisha on her way to work, it is more likely that one of the many girls dressed as a Geisha will be the subject of your photos.
10:Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Imperial Palace in Tokyo

The Imperial Palace in Tokyo is still the home of the Head of State today. The Palace and its gardens can be visited by tourists but bookings must be made in advance. The tour guides for the Palace Tour will speak in Japanese but you can buy audios of the tour in other languages.

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