7 Mandatory Places to Visit in Japan

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  • It is natural for a country to have places to die for. Places where tourists are rapidly expanding from time to time. This article is a list of the obligatory places to visit if you want to get a feel for the place.

    1. Himeji Castle

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    As for starters, Himeji Castle is considered in Japan as the most sumptuous castle. Unlike other Japanese castles, Himeji Castle was never destroyed in wars, earthquakes or fires and thus, survive its original form. When visiting Himeji Castle, you’ll get the vibes of ancient Japan. It’s like taking a trip back to 400 years. This Himeji Castle was also listed in UNESCO world heritage site.

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    2. Kawachi Fuji Gardens

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    One of the undervalued gardens in Japan is the Kawachi Fuji Gardens. In Kitakyushu, Japan is where the various pastel-coloured tunnel is located. As for tourists, this place is quite unknown for them because it is rare to see advertisement of it. The gardens are home to about 150 Wisteria flowering plants having 20 variety of species in white, blue, purple, violet-blue and pink. This is the reason why this Wisteria tunnel is fascinating and enchanting.

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    3. Shirakawa-go Villages

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    Another UNESCO world heritage site lister is the Shirakawa-go villages. This village is known for its ancient Japanese living. It is popular for its cultural experiences and steep thatched farmhouses that even having a 6 feet of snow, it will stay firm.

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    4. Sensoji Temple

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    Known as Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensoji attract millions of visitors every year. It is said that the best time to visit this temple is at night because it is stunning after dark. However, it doesn’t mean that it is not worth visiting in the day but Sensoji Temple really possess the feeling of peace and solemnity at night.

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    5. Mt. Fuji

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    Mount Fuji is one of the popular landmarks of Japan. The snow-capped mountain is the highest and most outstanding mountain in Japan that leaves worthy memories. Hikers climb the peak to experience the beautiful sunrise that can be viewed from the mountain.

    6. Lake Ashi & Mt. Komagatake

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    Just down the Mt. Fuji is the Lake Ashi. It is the clear and fine viewing point of the Mt. Fuji. On the other hand, if you didn’t get a chance to see the Mt. Fuji because of the weather conditions, riding a boat on the lake provides you with a scenic and awesome view of the vicinity. You can also see the entire lake and Mt. Fuji from Mt. Komagatake. Riding a cable car offers you breath-taking views that is really picture perfect.

    7. Bamboo Grove

    竹の小路 (Bamboo Along Staircase, Saga, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan)

    The bamboo grove of Kyoto (Sagano) is one of their famous sight. Wandering in the soaring stalks of bamboo gives you an experience of being in another world. Kyoto’s Bamboo Grove is one of the most photographed view in the city. Yet, no one can capture the vibes you can feel while strolling in the midst of the bamboo grove.

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