TripAdvisor's Top Attractions of 2017

TripAdvisor's Top Attractions of 2017

Updated

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. 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. 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. Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

Tripadvisor Ranking 5
5. Shinjuku Gyoen Garden

The Japanese traditional garden is amazing, It has a large number of bonsai trees and plants. The landscaping is great. - Tripadvisor

Shinjuku Gyoen is one of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks just a short walk away from the station. The garden is especially popular during cherry blossom season because of the many trees and spots to enjoy the blooming sakura.

6th - 10th

Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden

One of the Three Most Beautiful Gardens in Japan

Okunoin

Okunoin

Temple surrounded with Tranquility

Golden Pavilion

Golden Pavilion

Iconic temple covered in pure gold leaf

Open-Air Museum

Open-Air Museum

First Open-Air Museum in Japan, Picasso Pavilion and Foot-Bath Hot-Spring

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

The White Heron Castle - UNESCO's World Heritage

11th - 15th

Sanjusangendo

Sanjusangendo

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

Deer Park

Deer Park

Famous Deer Park with friendly deer

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

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

Samurai Museum

Samurai Museum

The Samurai Museum is the ideal destination for the samurai aficionado.

Shiratani Unsuikyo

Shiratani Unsuikyo

Inspiration of scenery for Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke

16th - 20th

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

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

Nikko Toshogu

Nikko Toshogu

See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil

Ritsurin Garden

Ritsurin Garden

One of the best gardens in Japan

Sumo Museum

Sumo Museum

Preserve a wide range of sumo materials - Banzuke, Aprons

Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji

Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji

Head temple of the Buddhist sect Seizan branch; beautiful autumn spot

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