Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Japan

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Wondering about Japan’s top tourist attractions?

The land where technology and ancient traditions blend beautifully, Japan is undoubtedly one delightful country with an unrivaled and enchanting charm!

If you’re planning to visit Japan, you will be glad to know that many of Japan’s top tourist attractions are located in the city of Tokyo alone, though there are many other great attractions country-wide.

To give you an idea of must-see tourist places to see and visit, we’ve come up with a list of top 10 tourist attractions in Japan to highlight some of the best attractions Japan has to offer tourists. They’re as follows:

Ginza District

Ginza District is one of the most exclusive districts in Tokyo and one of the best places to go in Japan for upscale nightlife and shopping opportunities.

Ginza District is filled with designer boutiques, elegant cafes and fine dining restaurants, which make Ginza such a popular spot for the rich and famous to hang out, and a popular place for tourists to enjoy people-watching.
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Besides fine art galleries and expensive department stores, Ginza District is home to the largest fish market in Asia, and the Sony Building, which is one of the few tourist attractions in Tokyo that you can visit for free.

You can check out the latest Sony gadgets, enjoy free gadget demonstrations and watch free movies at the Sony Building, which isn’t surprising why visiting the Sony Building is one of the popular fun things to do in Japan.

Roppongi District

Roppongi District is the cultural heart of Tokyo and a great place to visit to soak in the art scene and enjoy a drink.

Three of the best art museums in Japan are located within this Roppongi District alone, which include the Mori Art Musuem in Roppongi Hills, the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo Midtown complex, and the National Art Center, which is located nearby Tokyo Midtown.
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Even if art isn’t your cup of tea, Roppongi District is also a very popular tourist attraction in Japan because of the amazing nightlife and variety of international restaurants, clubs and bars on offer.

Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum is located inside Ueno Park and it is one of the best and largest museums you can visit in Japan.
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The Tokyo Museum is world-class and it’s truly a fantastic place to visit as it serves as a history, art and archeological museum all in one. You can check out amazing artifacts such as samurai armors and swords; and gain a glimpse into Japanese ancient history.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower is one of the most undistinguishable attractions in Japan as it resembles the Eiffel Tower of Paris.
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Tokyo Tower is another of the top 10 tourist attractions in Japan located in Tokyo, and it's truly one of the best places in town to enjoy great views of Tokyo and Mount Fuji in the distance.

Besides enjoying the panoramic views, you’ll also find inside Tokyo Tower a neat wax museum and art gallery.

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo Imperial Palace is one of the most historic and iconic attractions that you can visit in Tokyo, especially during the Holiday Season.
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During the Emperor’s Birthday and New Years you’re allowed to enter the Imperial Palace inner grounds to catch a sneak-peek of the Imperial Family.

If you’re visiting Tokyo Imperial Palace any other time of the year, you’ll still be able to enjoy a tour of the Imperial Palace bridges, the main gate and other public areas.

Gion District

A visit to Japan wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the touristiest areas in Japan - Gion District, which is one of the top tourist attractions in Kyoto Japan.

If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of a Geisha for a photo opportunity. Besides catching a glimpse of the Geishas, Gion District boasts beautiful old Japanese tea houses and traditional restaurants, as well as traditional Japanese shows such as puppet and dance shows, which are both great places to visit to mingle with locals and soak in a bit of culture.

American Village

The American Village (Amerikamura) is another of the top 10 tourist attractions in Japan that you will enjoy visiting.
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The American Village is located in Osaka in the Minami District and truly captures the western vibe and feel of typical city in the US.

There is a mini-replica of Lady Liberty in the American Village that you can see, as well as many international bars, fast-food joints and night clubs if you fancy a night out in town.

Nagoya Port

Nagoya Port is located in Nagoya and it is another popular attraction to visit in Japan as this attraction itself boasts a few other attractions such as an icebreaker ship (Fuji), which was used in expeditions to the Antarctica. (Note. The Fuji icebreaker is now docked at Nagoya Port and open to tourists for tours)
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There is also the Italia Mura attraction nearby where you’ll find the replica of Venice’s top attractions Grand Canal and San Marco Square.

Besides these, Nagoya Port is also home to the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium where you can see beautiful marine life such as orcas and whales.

Yokohama Chinatown

You wouldn’t expect to see a Chinatown in Japan, right? Well, you’re right! There isn’t one but three Chinatowns in Japan, and Yokohama Chinatown is the largest one in Japan.
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Yokohama Chinatown is another major tourist attraction in Japan, and if you’re a fan of chinatowns, you’ll enjoy spending time in Yokohoma Chinatown sampling tasty delicacies.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Hiroshima is, undoubtedly, one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Japan to visit, especially if you’re a history buff wanting to learn more about the events of the Atomic Bomb.
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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is truly one of the must-see places in Japan, even if you’re not interested in history. The Hiroshima Memorial features so many moving pictures of the aftermath of the events that will bring a tear to your eye!

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