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The Best Destinations in Japan you should Visit

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Written by Fatima Jahic

Japan has been one of the most popular destinations in the continent of Asia. No wonder, because Japan was made up of beautiful locations and sceneries that are truly worth visiting. If you are planning to travel and visit the land of the rising sun, here are some of the best places you should never miss.

  1. Tokyo

Tradition and pop culture collides in the center of Tokyo. Tokyo is the capital and the largest city in the country. The most populous area is the Greater Tokyo Area which seats the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. The most visited places in Tokyo are the Meiji Shrine, Tokyo Tower, and Ryogoku Kokugikan. The Meiji Shrine was located in Shibuya and surrounded with luscious forests, the shrine was designed with the combination of traditional Japanese architecture and the love for nature. The shrine was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The Tokyo Tower is a communication and observation tower that has a resemblance with France’s Eiffel Tower. The tower became one of the primary symbols in Tokyo. The Ryogoku Kokugikan is Tokyo’s national sumo hall. The members of the sumo hall present an actual sumo wrestling competition, parade, and classic moves demonstration.

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  1. Osaka

Osaka is Japan’s third largest city with a population of 2.5 million. The popular destinations in Japan are the Universal Studios, Osaka Aquarium, Minami (Namba), Osaka Castle, Tenjin Matsuri, Sumiyoshi Taisha, Museum of History, Shitennoji Temple, Shinsekai, Kita (Umeda), Abeno Harukas, Osaka Station, City, Bunraku Theater, National Art Museum, Minoo Park, Peace Osaka, Umeda Sky Building, Tenmangu Shrine, Grand Front Osaka, Science Museum, and the Bay Area. Truly, Osaka has a lot to offer.

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  1. Nagasaki

Nagasaki is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Japan. The rich culture and history of Nagasaki is worth visiting. Hashima or the Gunkankima, Battle Ship Island has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its historical value. The Omura Park was built in the outer part of the Kushima Castle. The park was surrounded with 300 cherry trees that bloom at the beginning of summer.

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  1. Miyakojima

The area of Miyakojima is the location of beautiful beaches and stunning clean and clear waters. The whole area was filled with white sand beaches and blue waters. Aside from the beaches, Miyakojima has a Miyako Traditional Arts and Crafts Center located in the 2nd- floor of Hirara building.

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  1. Onna- Son

Onna- Son was termed as the resort village because of the jewel- colored ocean, smooth and white sand, and vibrant- colored coral reefs. The favorite and must- try activity in Onna- Son are snorkeling and diving. If you are into outdoor exploration, the Blue Cave located in Onna- Son is the perfect spot to try.

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Japan has been a favorite country to visit during the holidays and vacations. The wide area of the country was subdivided by destinations which offer the best places to visit and discover. Explore the beauty of the rich culture and tradition of the land of the rising sun in your next holiday vacation.

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