Tourist Attractions In Japan

Situated on the eastern end of Asia, Japan is a large island nation whose history dates back to 5th century. Japan is the third richest country in the world and is an incredible place to visit with numerous varieties of museums, galleries, palaces, gardens, cultural centers and temples.

Apart from being the capital city of Japan, Tokyo is also the nation’s center for business and finance. Tokyo is a large metropolis that includes 23 special wards that have been merged with the Tokyo city, thus forming the Greater Tokyo. However, Tokyo offers an interesting blend of futuristic cityscapes, historic sights and cultural entertainments. The Imperial Palace is the biggest tourist attraction in Tokyo. The incredible Tokyo Metro Transportation system is a glimpse of technological advancement of Japan in the field of science. Ginza is Asia’s biggest shopping paradise, better known for the Kabukiza Theater and Shinbashi Enbujo, where traditional Japanese art forms are performed. Akihabara or the electric town has the largest collection of electronic shops in the world. Shinijuku is a prime business area in Tokyo and also contains the Tokyo City Hall. Other popular destinations in Tokyo include Sensoji Temple, Asakusa, Higashi Gyoen Garden in Imperial Palace, Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Disney Resort, Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, Biccamera Yurakucho Branch, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Sumo Museum, Ryogoku Fireworks Museum, Kanda Myojin Shrine, Meiji Jingu Shrine and the National Theatre of Japan.

Located in the central part of Honshu are three major cities of Japan namely Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. All these three are important tourist destinations. Some important places to visit in Kyoto include the Golden Pavilion, Zen rock garden of Ryoangi, Kiyomizu Temple, Imperial gardens and villas of Katsura and Shugakuin, Nijo Castle, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple, Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, Chionin Temple, Yasaka Shrine and the Kyoto Palace.