Destinations in Japan

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Top 10 Japan Destinations of 2016 by Tripadvisor

During your Japan tour, enjoy some of the top destinations Japan has to offer. Many of our destinations are the perfect blend of traditional and modern day Japan. Whether you're on a Group Tour or Private Tour and want to see all the marvels of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, or on a Custom Tour exploring Hiroshima, all of our Japan tours feature some of the best destinations for a memorable experience.

You can also add one of these destinations to your Japan tour as a part of our Optional Day Tour Offers.

We also feature TripAdvisor's Top 20 Attractions List for more information about Japan.

1. Tokyo

Tripadvisor Ranking 1
 1. Tokyo

The world's most populous metropolis

Tokyo Prefecture is located in the Kanto region and is the capital of Japan. It is the world’s most populous metropolitan area and hosts the highest number of Fortune Global 500 companies worldwide.

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2. Kyoto

Tripadvisor Ranking 2
2. Kyoto

Japan's ancient imperial capital

Kyoto Prefecture is located in the Kansai region and is best known as the former capital of Japan. Kyoto is one of the most visited areas of Japan and attracts many tourists from both within and outside of Japan.

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3. Osaka

Tripadvisor Ranking 3
3. Osaka

Kitchen of Japan

Osaka Prefecture is located in the Kansai region and its capital Osaka City is the central city of West Japan with a population of 2.6 million. In the Edo Period (1603-1867), it was the distribution center for products from around the country and from Meiji (1868-1913) onward, it developed as the center of the Japanese economy with the wholesale trade.

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Tripadvisor Ranking 4
Sapporo

Sapporo

Capital of Hokkaido, known for the Snow Festival, Ramen and Beer

Tripadvisor Ranking 5
Fukuoka

Fukuoka

Center of administration and economy; wild nightlife and endless shopping

Tripadvisor Ranking 6
Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Visit its historical sites such as A-Bomb Dome and World Heritage Miyajima

Tripadvisor Ranking 7
Hakuba

Hakuba

Japan's popular ski area; hosted Winter Olympics events

Tripadvisor Ranking 8
Naha

Naha

Largest city of Okinawa and once the capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom

Tripadvisor Ranking 9
Yokohama

Yokohama

One of the world's largest Chinatowns and preserves former Western residences

Tripadvisor Ranking 10
Kobe

Kobe

Important port city with many shopping and dining options

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Hokkaido

Unspoiled nature, blue skies, and snow capped mountains add beauty to the landscapes of Hokkaido with jam packed adventures for all seasons.

Honshu

From high skyscrapers and bullet trains to zen gardens and Buddhist Temples, this melting pot of new and old can be met at the largest island of Japan with its variety of attractions and sightseeing.
Regions of Honshu:
Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku

Shikoku

Off the beaten track, Shikoku is the smallest and least populous of the four main islands. With vibrant festivals and rural landscapes, it transports you back to simpler times.

Kyushu

Come journey to the south, where history and legend comes to live. Hike an active volcano or see the colonial house in Nagasaki.

Okinawa

Beautiful beaches and wealth of tropical landscape make Okinawa a great location for scuba diving or relaxing on the beach.

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