TripAdvisor's Top Attractions of 2015

TripAdvisor's Top Attractions of 2015

Updated

1. Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

Tripadvisor Ranking 1
1. Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

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.

2. Peace Park and A-bomb Dome in Hiroshima

Tripadvisor Ranking 2
2. Peace Park and A-bomb Dome in Hiroshima

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. Matsumoto Castle

Tripadvisor Ranking 3
3. Matsumoto Castle

Truly breathtaking, we were lucky enough to see it after snow fall and it was like a dream. the view from the perimeter is what makes it worth the trip. Do not miss it! - Tripadvisor

Matsumoto, located in the center of Nagano and known as the gate to the Northern Alps' climbing routes, prospered as a castle town at the foot of National Treasure Matsumoto Castle.

4. Tokyo Disney Sea

Tripadvisor Ranking 4
4. Tokyo Disney Sea

A must come if you're around tokyo, definitely at least one in a lifetime! The whole place is so fantasy like - Tripadvisor

Tokyo Disney Sea, a sea themed amusement park which opened in 2001, was designed in hopes of attracting an older crowd than its counterpart, Tokyo Disneyland. To appeal to the older age group, the park offers a larger selection of higher quality table service and alcohol within the park.

5. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Tripadvisor Ranking 5
5. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Very beautiful aquarium with some rare and unique species! - Tripadvisor

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is a four-story aquarium containing 26,000 animals and 740 species. The Kuroshio Sea Tank is among the most popular features of the facility and is a tank with a 27’x74’ acrylic glass panel, one of the largest in the world.

6th - 10th

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Thousands of torii gates form an unbroken tunnel

Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park

Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park

Outdoor hot spring made exclusively for snow monkeys

Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden

One of the Three Most Beautiful Gardens in Japan

Roppongi

Roppongi

Well known as the city's most popular nightlife district among foreigners

Sanjusangendo

Sanjusangendo

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

11th - 15th

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

One of Tokyo's few districts which have preserved a certain atmosphere of the old Tokyo

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

The White Heron Castle - UNESCO's World Heritage

Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple

Panoramic view of Kyoto from the broad wooden veranda

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

One of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks in Shinjuku

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

A Shinto shrine which was dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife in 1920

16th - 20th

Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji

Japan's tallest mountain and its symbolic heart

Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple

National Treasure Great Buddha; one of the largest bronze statues in the world

Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama

Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama

Famous for its snow monkeys in the winter time

Golden Pavilion

Golden Pavilion

Iconic temple covered in pure gold leaf

Kaiyukan

Kaiyukan

Considered one of the best aquariums in Asia

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