Top 10 Places to Visit in Japan

Over the last fifty years, the Japanese economy has been developing at light speed. Modern cities are full of huge skyscrapers, shopping malls and the latest generation of devices. Out of the cities, however, historical achievements are well preserved from the ravages of time and presented in all their glory to all who want to visit this fantastic country. Here is our rank for top 10 places to visit in Japan:

Ishigaki Island

Ishigaki is the Japanese Island, which is located west of Okinawa.Much of the island, including its hills Omota and his wondrous bay are making part of the National Park Iriomote-Ishigaki. If you are looking for the perfect holiday surrounded by marvelous beaches, then Ishigaki is the right place for you.

Ishigaki Island
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Island Heteruma

For those who want to enjoy the solitude and explore the natural resources of the Far East, Hateruma is the right choice. Hateruma Island is the southernmost inhabited island of Japan and part of the famous island of the Yaeyama. Islands Ishigaki, Taketomi and Yonaguni are part of a pretty amazing offer of the islands which can be reached by plane or ferry.

Hokkaido

Hokkaido is famous island in Japan with over 5 million inhabitants.It is the second largest island, which attracts a large number of visitors with its amazing nature, but also buildings that testify to the ancient, past times.Hokkaido Prefecture represents the northernmost in Japan, which reveals its wealth in the middle Ages.

Hokkaido
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Himeji Castle

This is the most famous castle in Japan and one of the twelve, who are in their original condition.Known as the “White Egret Castle”, it is also one of the three most visited castles. His fame, not to mention its beauty, is perhaps the reason why it is used as one of the locations for the film, James Bond, “You Only Live Twice” (1967) starring Sean Connery. Located in Himeji near the Osaka castle is surrounded by pine trees and cherry trees, which makes it impressive in the spring.

Himeji Castle
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Genbaku Dom (Hiroshima Memorial)

It is dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. The remains of the building after the bombing are Genbaku the House or the Dome of the atomic bomb. Designed in 1916 by the Czech architect Jan Letzel, the building has remained relatively intact, even though it was only 150 meters from the epicenter of the shock. Today is a central element in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and attracts thousands of visitors.

Genbaku Dom (Hiroshima Memorial)
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