10 Most Beautiful Picturesque Sites in Japan

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  • Japan is a country in northeast Asia that is not only beautiful with its nature and culture, it is also the uniqueness and the difference from the rest of the world that make it seem to be one of the blessed and magical places. Japan is a great destination for your holiday, its atmosphere will make you want to stay here longer, and come back in the future.

    To those who never visited this country, I recommend to make a plan it and put in some effort so someday you can visit it. To visit Japan is to visit one of the best places in your life. You will feel different about everything you see and hear here.

    To help you understand how beautiful the country is. Some images of Japan below will make you long for its beauty. So, don’t think twice whether to plan or not your trip to Japan. Make it Happen!

    1. Shirakawa-go in Gifu

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    It is a village in Gifu that consists of a group of traditional houses. The houses in Shirakawa-go reflect the adaptation of people to the nature. This beautiful place looks even more magical in winter with the snow covering the houses and the land.

    2. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto

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    Maybe a clump of bamboos is a common thing to see. But in Arashiyama, the bamboo forest has become a special place that is not only interesting to visit but also gives a serenity to whomsoever comes and spends some time here. At night, the lights light up this place which makes it even more wonderful.

    3. Geishas in Kyoto

    Geisha can be said to be the most magical and artistic figure of a woman ever. They still can be found in Kyoto. You can visit Gion area Kyoto, and if get a chance to see them it will be one of the best experiences.

    4. Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Yamanouchi

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    Only in Japan you can find a big group of monkeys that like to bathe in an onsen. Their interaction with each other is very interesting to observe. You can spend some time to watch them and see how beautiful these creatures are.

    5. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine in Toyama

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    There is a big wall of ice about 20 meter high in Toyama area. This wall of ice has surrounded the route through Northern Japan Alps.

    6. Narai of a Thousand Houses in Kiso Valley

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    If you want to see the old Japan, you can visit this place. Narai is a picturesque small town in Nagano.
    Narai has a tranquil atmosphere that is very different from Japan’s main cities. These houses are edo period preserved houses that were built around 1800s.

    7. Underwater Yonaguni Monument, Okinawa

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    You can find this monument if you have a chance to dive into the sea. A geologist assume that this monument exists since 10,000 year ago. However it is still a subject to debate whether this monument is man-made or natural.

    8. Mount Fuji in Shizuoka

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    Who doesn’t know the glorious mountain of Fujiyama? This mountain can be easily accessed when you visit Tokyo. So make sure have a day trip to this mountain when visiting Japan!

    9. Mount Yoshino in Nara

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    Mount Yoshino in Nara is also famous for its pilgrimage road. This mountain is a home to UNESCO Heritage site. Mount Yoshino is easy to hike for beginners. Magical sakura trees can be seen in spring along the way to the top of the mountain.

    10. Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki

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    This public park is located in Ibaraki. The amazing Hitachi Seaside park hosts 4.5 million petals-blue flowers as well as million of daffodils, tulips and other flowers.

    In fact, there are still a lot of very beautiful things in Japan to see besides the places above. Best wishes for your dream travel to Japan! :)