TripAdvisor's Top Attractions

TripAdvisor's Top Attractions

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1. Fushimi Inari Shrine

Tripadvisor Ranking 1
1. Fushimi Inari Shrine

This is a must see tourist sight on any visit to Kyoto. - Tripadvisor

The best known of the Kyoto shrines, Fushimi Inari Shrine is visually stunning: thousands of torii gates form an unbroken tunnel of red leading to the crest of Mount Inari.

2. Hiroshima Peace Park & A-Bomb Dome

Tripadvisor Ranking 2
2. Hiroshima Peace Park & A-Bomb Dome

Really gets one thinking about the horrors of war. Respectful way to remember the victims of tragedies. - Tripadvisor

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is located downtown. The Atomic Bomb Dome is the symbol of Hiroshima. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer attack of an atomic bomb. Today there are monuments, museums, and lecture halls which over a million tourists visit per year.

3. Itsukushima Shrine

Tripadvisor Ranking 3
3. Itsukushima Shrine

One of the most famous sites to visit in Japan, the Torii Gate is so iconic. I was lucky to see it from high tide to low tide, and would love to have seen it at sunset. - Tripadvisor

Miyajima Island/Itsukushima Shrine is in the Island Sea and the home of Itsukushima Shrine built in 593 with its famed floating torii gate.

4. Todaiji Temple

Tripadvisor Ranking 4
4. Todaiji Temple

The size of the temple and the Buddha it houses is immense. It's crazy how the temple used to be even bigger before the Lightning striker that caused a fire centuries ago. Well worth the visit! - Tripadvisor

Todaiji Temple was completed in 752 with one of the largest bronze statues in the world. it has an imposing gate supported by eighteen 25m high pillars Blown down by a typhoon in 962, the gate was re-built in 1199.

5. Hakone Open-Air Museum

Tripadvisor Ranking 5
5. Hakone Open-Air Museum

Blown away by the beauty of enjoying art outdoors. This is an incredible day out, in a gorgeous setting. I cannot recommend this higher. - Tripadvisor

Japan's first open-air museum, the Hakone Open Air-Museum offers an impressive collection of artworks to enjoy while beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms bloom over the park during the lively Spring cherry blossom season.

6th - 10th

Tripadvisor Ranking 6
Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Tokyo's gorgeous garden, most popular during cherry blossom season

Tripadvisor Ranking 7
Sanjusangendo

Sanjusangendo

Famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the Goddess of mercy

Tripadvisor Ranking 8
Okunoin

Okunoin

Temple surrounded with Tranquility; Mausoleum of Kobodaishi

Tripadvisor Ranking 9
Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

The White Heron Castle - UNESCO's World Heritage

Tripadvisor Ranking 10
Golden Pavilion

Golden Pavilion

Iconic temple covered in pure gold leaf

11th - 15th

Tripadvisor Ranking 11
Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden

One of the Three Most Beautiful Gardens in Japan

Tripadvisor Ranking 12
Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Popular Buddhist Temple with a History of Over 1000 Years in Narita

Tripadvisor Ranking 13
Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple

Buddhist Temple famous for Statue of Kannon

Tripadvisor Ranking 14
Deer Park

Deer Park

Famous Deer Park with friendly deer

Tripadvisor Ranking 15
Nikko Toshogu

Nikko Toshogu

See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil

16th - 20th

Tripadvisor Ranking 16
Shukkei-en

Shukkei-en

Beautiful garden featuring miniature versions of hills, valleys, forests, and a pond

Tripadvisor Ranking 17
Daihonzan Daisho-in

Daihonzan Daisho-in

Daisho-in is a historic Japanese temple complex located closely to the famous Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island.

Tripadvisor Ranking 18
Lake Kawaguchi

Lake Kawaguchi

Most accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes and offers great views of Mt. Fuji

Tripadvisor Ranking 19
Shirakawago

Shirakawago

UNESCO World Heritage Gassho-zukuri farmhouses

Tripadvisor Ranking 20
Shoshazan Engyō-ji

Shoshazan Engyō-ji

Breathtaking Mountain Temple listed as No. 27 in the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage

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