Thursday, June 4, 2015

10 famous places to visit in Japan



Japan is one of the most popular countries to be visited in the world. A lot of attractions in Japan which are unique came from the combination of traditional and modern times, among them there are temples and buildings from the past also from the modern achievements in architecture and technology. Visitors can be brought in the history and the culture of Japan in a one-day visits and obtains a glimpse of the future through the development of technology in Japan. Here are 10 famous places to visit in Japan:

10 famous places to visit in Japan


1. Mount Fuji
The shape is very symmetrical volcanic cone; it is the famous symbol of Japan and is often depicted in arts and photographs, as well as a popular place for sightseers and climbers. An estimated 200,000 people are climbing Mount Fuji every year, 30% of them are foreigners. The ascent can last between three and eight hours while the descent last from two to five hours. Mount Fuji is the must-visit places to visit in Japan when you come to this country.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji



2. The Golden Pavilion
Kinkaku-ji Temple or the Golden Pavilion is one of the most famous places to visit in Japan and in Kyoto area. The Pavilion was actually built as a resting villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in the late 14th century. Unfortunately, the Pavilion was burned in the 1950s by a young monk who had been over obsessed with the Pavilion. Five years after, the Pavilion was rebuilt similar with the original form. The rebuilding Emphases on the building and the surrounding park which are in tune with each other. The Pavilion is covered by gold leaves that reflect the beauty of the pavilion inside the pool and the reflection of the pools at the building.

The Golden Pavilion



3. Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower is a proof of the progress of the advanced technology and the modern life in Japan. It was inspired by the design of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, and the second tallest man-made structure in Japan which serves as a tool of communication and observation tower. Visitors could climb the tower to see the amazing views of Tokyo and the surrounding area as well as stores and restaurants, so it is true if Tokyo Tower is one of the famous places to visit Japan.

Tokyo Tower



4. The Castle of Himeji
The castle of Himeji is considered as the best of architectural castles in Japan. The castle was originally created to counter the enemies of the feudal period, but has been renovated many times over the centuries and reflects different design from different periods. The Castle survived from the World War II bombings, the castle was often seen in the movies either inside the country or abroad, including the James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice". The white exterior and the design of the fortress that look like a bird that will fly has confirm the Himeji Castle as one of the famous places to visit in Japan.

The Castle of Himeji



5. The Great Buddha Of Kamakura
Great Buddha of Kamakura is the colossal representation of Amida Buddha, one of the most popular Buddhist figures in Japan. A bronze statue of the great Buddha has been standing over 13 metres (40 feet) and weighs about 93 tons. This statue was made in 1252. Although originally housed in a small wooden shrine, the huge Buddha statue is now standing in the open field as the original temple had been swept away by tsunami in the 15th century. This place was often crowded on the visit by local and foreign tourists.

The Great Buddha Of Kamakura



6. Osaka castle

Osaka Castle which is near from the Kansai International airport, one hour trip using the train, is open from 9 am.

Osaka castle

Osaka castle



7. Dotonburi
Dotonburi is an area of Osaka's bustling with shops and Japanese food, including Takoyaki balls in a different variation.

Dotonburi



8. Fushimi-Inari Shrine
Fushimi-Inari Shrine or what is known in English as endless gate walkway is a shrine to the South side of the Kyoto and the most important one. For those of you who have watched the Memoirs of a Geisha film must be very familiar with the building with the stately gates and orange colored.

Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Fushimi-Inari Shrine



9. Nishiki Market
Nishiki Market is famous food markets in Kyoto which serves a variety of food especially seafood. A lot of foods can be tasted from the South of the road to the North, all of them at an affordable price and taste delicious.

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market



10. Kiyomizudera
Kiyomizudera is a Buddhist temple in the East side of Kyoto. This temple is famous for its wooden buildings which are made without using nails at all. In this temple there are three water flows that are believed to have a powerful efficacy for longevity, success in education and most importantly luckiness in love affairs.

Kiyomizudera

Kiyomizudera

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Japan is one of the countries with the biggest economic power in the world and become the only Asian nation which becomes G7 members. If you visit Japan, make sure you don’t miss the 10 famous places to visit in Japan as explained above.

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