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Top 10 places to visit in Japan

Japan is a wonderful country, rich in history and culture. Delve into 10 must-see places in one of Asia's most fascinating country: Japan.

Kyoto

The former capital is the perfect example of all that is spiritual and traditional in Japan, from Kiyomizu-Dera to the gold and silver pavilions. Kyoto: a true favourite!

Tokyo

Hyperactive and incredibly modern, Tokyo is a window on the future of humanity and a city with a thousand and one sides, which will delight every visitor.

Matsuyama

The largest city in Shikoku, Matsuyama is home to one of the most beautiful castles in the Japanese archipelago, as well as the luxurious Dogo Onsen, built on one of the oldest hot springs in the country.

The magnificence of Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

The highest summit in Japan can be reached with a half-day's walk and the neighbouring lakes promise nature lovers some beautiful strolls.

Nara

The heart of nature in the heart of the city, with an abundance of temples and a Buddha measuring 18 metres high. And deer, lots of deer...

Okinawa

"The other Japan" is a paradise for nature and sun lovers, an ideal place for diving and hiking.

Nagasaki

A place with a heavy past which is perfectly encapsulated by the very moving Atomic Bomb Museum, but also a very peaceful city where it feels good to take a walk.

Hokkaido

The northern tip of Japan offers lovers of nature and wide, open spaces a refreshing contrast to the sometimes stifling Honshu.

Osaka

This window on Japanese urban life is also one of the gastronomical references of the country, with its Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki and Yakiniku.

Miyajima

The floating "Torii" (shrine gate) at Itsukushima is one of the most recognisable symbols of Japan. The island is conducive to hiking and spotting monkeys and deer.

Olivier Ruel
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Updated 28 March 2018
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