TOP 30 popular tourist destinations in Japan
“TripAdvisor”, a travel web site, has released their ranking of the “Top 30 most popular tourist destinations in Japan among foreigners in 2014″. It’s based on reviews written in languages other than Japanese between April 2013 and March 2014.(In Japan, business and school terms usually start from April.)
Where do you think is the most popular destination?
Let’s start from No.30.
Official web site : https://www.facebook.com/SpaceStationOsaka
Official web site : http://www.dotonbori.or.jp/
(Check this post “Osaka Quest:Dotonbori and Hozenji “ to know more about Dotonbori.)
Official web site : http://nara-park.com/
(Photo by Antonia Hayes on Flickr)
Official web site : http://www.mori.art.museum/jp/ (Eng, Chi, Kor, Jpn)
(Photo by David Lisbona on Flickr)
Official web site : http://www.city.nagasaki.lg.jp/peace/ (Eng, Chi, Kor, Jpn)
(Photo by Shubert Ciencia on Flickr)
Official web site : http://www.city.kyoto.jp/bunshi/nijojo/ (Eng, Jpn)
(Photo by David Hsu on Flickr)
Official web site : http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/ (Eng, Chi, Kor, Jpn)
(Photo by Kabacchi on Flickr)
Official web site : https://www.city.matsumoto.nagano.jp/ (Multilingual)
(Photo by Sam Ng on Flickr)
Official web site : http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/ (Eng, Chi, Kor, Jpn)
(Photo by Cyril Bèle on Flickr)
Official web site : https://www.koyasan.or.jp/tazuneru/sights/okunoin.html
Official web site : http://www.todaiji.or.jp/
(Check this post “Golden Pavilion “ to know more about Golden Pavilion.)
(Photo by Guwashi999 on Flickr)
Official web site : http://www.miyajima-wch.jp/index.html (Eng, Chi, Kor, Fre, Ger, Jpn)
(Photo by takato marui on Flickr)
Official web site : http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/index_e2.html (English)
The most popular spot is “Fushimi Inara Shrine” in Kyoto, which is very famous for “Thousand Torii”. (In fact, there are almost ten thousand torii now.)
(Check this post “How to distinguish shinto shrines from buddhist temples.” to know more about torii and shrines.)
Many historical locations in Kyoto and modern places in Tokyo are ranked among the top 30. I guess foreign people are curious about both modern and traditional Japan. Also, I assume that the reason why destinations related to atomic bombs attract many tourists is because they wish for world peace. (Exhibits in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum will be changed in 2015.)
How many of these locations have you been to or you already know?
Are there any spots you want to visit?
Or any other destinations you are interested?
Share us your experience!
References URL : Trip Advisor
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