The most visited places in Japan

Japan is one of the countries that receive the most tourists in the world. Japan is a country full of tourist attractions, and it mixes tradition with technology. In this article, we will see which tourist attractions are most visited by Japanese and foreign tourists.

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Mount Fuji

This is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Japan, located on the central island of Honshu, between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. Fuji-san is the inactive volcano and the highest mountain on Honshu Island. Mount Fuji is one of Japan's most recognizable symbols, being frequently depicted in artwork and photographs and receiving many visits from tourist climbers. See the best places to see Mount Fuji.

Lake Saiko


The capital of Japan, one of the most populous cities in the world, a hub of tourist attractions. The city of Tokyo is full of famous neighborhoods, with countless attractions, restaurants, shops, events, parks, etc. Some of the most popular places for tourists are:

Shibuya The neighborhood where the busiest intersection on the planet is located and the buildings with huge high definition screens show the news of local and global commerce. The main restaurants are located in Jinnan and Udagawacho and one of the largest shopping malls in the country is also there, Shibuya 109.

Akihabara - The Technology Quarter and also the neighborhood for Otaku from Japan. Here you can find the cheapest in technology, manga, anime, action figures, cards games, consoles, as well as restaurants and Maid cafés.

Shinjuku it is the largest neighborhood in Tokyo. Shinjuku is so big that it has several neighborhoods within it.

Some important tourist spots in the city are the tokyo tower and the Sky Tree, see other neighborhoods in Tokyo clicking here.


Osaka is a rival city to Tokyo, another major tourist city with diverse customs and tourist attractions. Both the city of Osaka and the entire prefecture offer numerous attractions for tourists, many places to explore, and a different culture from Tokyo, a different dialect, and different customs. While the people of Tokyo are shy and reserved, the people of Osaka are outgoing and direct. It is also a city known for its gastronomy and nightlife.

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Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan, a city full of traditions, temples, shrines, geishas, etc. If you are looking for traditional culture, this is the place. Kyoto has several geisha or hanamachi districts and diverse gardens, traditional theater shows and much more.

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is one of the most beautiful of all Japanese castles. Its most valued feature is its luck and its state of preservation. Although the Castle was rebuilt by Ikeda with the purest defensive purpose, the fact is that since then it has never been damaged by acts of war, not even during the 2nd. World War. Thus Himeji is one of the most unique castles in Japan.


Of course, there are many other tourist spots visited, such as the thousands of hot spring spread across the country, trails, ski mountains, other traditional and interesting cities such as Nara, Hokkaido, some islands like Okinawa and much more. If you access our category "Exploring Locations” you will find many other interesting and beautiful spots in Japan.

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