The top tourist sites of Japan

Rocket News 24 recently posted an article summarising the top 25 travel sites in Japan, as voted by tourists on Trip Advisor Japan. I’ve been to nine of them, have a blog about 6 of them, have photos of two of the others [both in blue on the list below], but sadly nothing to prove I’ve been to Shinjuku Gyoen, so you’ll have to take my word on that one! I’ll definitely try to get to as many of the others as possible in the future.

[Edit May 1 2017: In the four years since posting this, I have been to many more of the sites on the list, and have added some more links/photos!]

1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture)
2. Fushimi Inari-taisha (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
3. Tōdai-ji (Nara City, Nara Prefecture)
4. Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima City, Hiroshima Prefecture)
5. Kinkaku-ji (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
6. Kiyomizu-dera (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
7. Jigokudani Monkey Park (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano Prefecture)
8. Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)
9. Narita-san (Narita City, Chiba Prefecture)
10. Tsukiji Outer Market (Chuo Ward, Tokyo)
11. Hakone Open-Air Museum (Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture)
12. Sensō-ji (Taito Ward, Tokyo)
13. Nara Park (Nara City, Nara Prefecture)
14. Kurokawa Onsen (Minamioguni Town, Kumamoto Prefecture)
15. Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka (Kyoto City, Kyoto)
16. Nikkō Tōshō-gū (Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture)
17. Mount Fuji (Shizuoka Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture
18. Kenroku-en (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)
19. Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
20. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture)
21. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
22. Hase-dera (Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
23. Sankei-en (Naka Ward, Yokohama Prefecture)
24. Meiji Shrine (Shibuya Ward, Tokyo) [below]
25. Okunoin (Koya Town, Wakayama Prefecture)

Here’s the original link in full:

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2013/08/23/top-25-travel-destinations-in-japan-hiroshima-peace-memorial-museum-on-top-for-second-year-in-a-row/

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