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. Akihabara (Akiba Fukurou)

Tripadvisor Ranking 2
2. Akihabara (Akiba Fukurou)

You will find whatever you need here if you are looking for electronics or anime. - Tripadvisor

Akihabara is famous for handling diverse kinds of electrical devices, and has recently come to be known worldwide as "Akiba," locus for anime, costume play, and other Japanese subcultures.

3. Peace Park and A-bomb Dome in Hiroshima

Tripadvisor Ranking 3
3. 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.

4. Itsukushima Shrine

Tripadvisor Ranking 4
4. 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.

5. Todaiji Temple

Tripadvisor Ranking 5
5. 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.

6th - 10th

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

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

Okunoin

Okunoin

Temple surrounded with Tranquility

11th - 15th

Deer Park

Deer Park

Famous Deer Park with friendly deer

Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji

Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji

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

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle

The White Heron Castle - UNESCO's World Heritage

Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden

One of the Three Most Beautiful Gardens in Japan

Samurai Kembu Theater

Samurai Kembu Theater

Samurai Kembu is the traditional performance art using a Katana and Sensu

16th - 20th

Hase-dera Temple

Hase-dera Temple

Buddhist Temple famous for Statue of Kannon

Daihonzan Daisho-in

Daihonzan Daisho-in

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

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Aquarium with one of the largest glass panel tanks in the world; 26,000 sea creatures

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

Hirajiro castle built on plains rather than a hill

Edo Tokyo Museum

Edo Tokyo Museum

Museum shows how the 15th century village of Edo grew to be Tokyo

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