10 Best Tourist Attractions in Japan
10 Best Tourist Attractions in Japan – Who doesn’t know about Japan? The Sakura Country has been one of the modern country in Asia even in the world. The products made in this country isn’t unfamiliar in our life, let’s call motorcycles, cars and various electrical devices.
Not only advanced in technology and economics, Japan also increase its tourism field. Many foreign visitors choose Japan as their tourist destination. So, For those who want to visit Japan, here are the list of the 10 best tourist attractions in Japan.
1. Tokyo Disneyland
Not different from the other countries’ concept of Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland also presents a Disney-concept recreational park. You can see various spacecrafts with the themes of Walt Disney’s movies here.
The tourist site is the first Disneyland which was built outside of USA and was officially opened in 1983. Tokyo Disneyland is divided into seven main areas namely World Bazaar, Tomorrowland, Toontown, Adventureland, Westernland, Critter Country, and Fanstasyland. Each of zone has its own typical characteristic.
If you have children, Toontown is the right zone. The children can enter to the city of the Disney cartoons here. They can visit the Mickey Mouse’s house or play in Donald Duck’s boat. For shopping, you can enter the World Bazaar. The zone which is located at the entrance door is essential for the shopping and culinary fans. The building was designed similar to USA in early 20th century.
Besides the two zones, you can miss the other five which are no less interesting.
Address: 1-1 Maitama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031, Japan.
2. Tokyo Disneysea
Still under the same brand with Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disneysea is also a recreational park with Disney character theme. If Disneyland present its land tour, Disneysea present its water concept.
Tokyo Disneysea more focuses on adolescent to adult visitors. But it doese’t mean that kids aren’t allowed here. You can still visit it with your family and enjoy fun holiday at this tourist site.
Tokyo Disneysea is divided into seven main zones namely: Mediterranean Harbour, Mysterious Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront. One of the most attractive is the Meditterranean Harbor. At this place, you will go around by using gondola just like in Venice, Italia. For those who loves adventure, try to enter the Arabian Coast. Sinbad will take you exploring the palace and sea around it.
Address: 1-13 Maihama, Uruyasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0031, Japan.
3. Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is one area which is meant to remember the atomic bomb tragedy which destroyed Hiroshima City in 1945. Before being destroyed by the atomic bomb, Hiroshima was the central business and politic town. It’s why that made it as the target operation at that time.
These days, the 120,000 sq m park becomes a view which is very contrast in Hiroshima. A wide park which is surrounded by multi-store buildings becomes one of the favorite locations for the locals to spend their holiday. At this place, you can still see the remains of the building which stand still after being bombed, one of them is A-Bomb Dome.
Every year in August 6th, right on 8:16 Am, a memorial ceremony is held here. The ceremony started by moment of silence and delivering speech. Besides the locals, there are many foreign tourists coming and participating in the ceremony.
Address: 1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture.
4. Fujiko F. Fujio Museum
Are you a Doraemon fan? Doremon isn’t unfamiliar among the manga and anime fans. The future blue fat cat robot becomes the favorite among the kids and adults
Not only seeing him on Manga or TV, you can also visit and touch Doraemon in Fujiko F. Fujio Museum. Inside the museum, there is kind of diorama where Doraemon and friends posing a such a familiar rooms, such as Nobita’s room, and the play field with three giants pipes. Besides Doraemon, the museum also presents others character made by Fujiko F. Fujio, namely P Man.
Being satisfied of going around, you can taste the typical menu of this place. The menu of the restaurant is also Doraemon-themed. You can order Dorayaki cake and other kinds of food which decorated by Doraemon’s face.
Address: 2-chome 8-1 Nagao, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa Prefecture, 214-0023.
5. Yokohama Raumen Museum
What the typical Japanese culinary is your favorite? The possible answer is various as there are so many typical Japanese culinary which are super delicious. One of the most favorite culinary is ramen. These days, ramen fans can come to Yokohama Raumen Museum
Yokohama Raumen Museum or well known as Ramen Museum will take you not only to taste delicious ramen made by professional chefs, but also about the ramen history in Japan. At this pace, there is a certain room contains information about history and ramen development.
In the other rooms, you will enter the replica of Shitamachi town, The founding town of ramen in Japan. Besides, there are nine restaurant which provide typical ramens from various regions in Japan. If you want to taste them all, but afraid of getting too stuffed. You can choose the mini ramen, although it is smaller but it isn’t less tasteful.
Address: 2-14-21 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku,Yokohama 222-0033, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Zoo always becomes interesting tourist site in the world. In Japan, you should visit one of its popular zoos namely Zoorasia which is the biggest and cleanest zoo in Japan.
The zoo is divided into several zones namely Japanese Countryside, Surbatic Forest, Asian tropical Forest, Amazon Jungle and others. Among the various animal collections here, some of them are favorite for the visitors such as elephant, polar bear, and grizzly bear.
After being satisfied of going around, you can rest while enjoying the delicious food in the Zoorasia restaurants. For kids, there is play park provided with interesting concept of fauna.
7. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is known as the best aquarium in Japan. The main attractions here is Kuroshio Park, a giant aquarium where the visitors can see the marine life through the tunnels.
Besides the giant aquarium, there is an outdoor pool here which often presents the sea animal shows such as dolphin, and sea lion.
Address: 424 Ishikawa, Motobu, Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture 905-0206, Japan.
8. Golden Pavilion
Golden Pavilion is one of the most popular Japanese Buddhist temples. The tourist site is famous by Kinkakuji and Rokuonji names. Previously, the temple is a shelter place of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu after his retirement. However, The temple becomes a tourist site which attracts many visitors each day now.
The characteristic of Golden Pavilion is its roof which is gold-colored. Beside seeing the typical Japanese ancient architecture, you can also taste hot tea in Tea Garden in this area. There is also typical Golden Pavilion souvenirs shops available here.
Address: 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8361, Japan.
9. Jigokudani Monkey Park
Ever seen a wild monkeys bathing in a hot pool just like humans before? Jigokudani Monkey Park. The area is the authentic habitat of the typical Japanese Monkeys which are famous by Snow Monkeys name.
At this place, you can see monkeys from close and they won’t feel disturbed by the presence of the visitors. Although the monkeys are bathing everyday in a whole year, but the best time to come here is when the winter, between December – March. During the time, the white snow around the bathing area will be a perfect spot for taking pictures.
Address: 6845 Yamanouchi-machi Shimotakai-gun.
10. Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji isn’t unfamiliar for you. The mount of 3,776 meters is the most famous and the highest Mountain in Japan. The mountain is located between Yamanashi and Shizuoke and if the day is clear, you can see it from Tokyo and Yokohama. The other way to enjoy the Mount Fuji is by taking the train between Tokyo and Osaka.
In order to enjoy the beauty of Mount Fuji closer, you can hike it. There are five beautiful lakes from 1,000 meters above the sea level. The five lakes are Yamanakako, Motosuko, Saiko, Shojiko, and Kawaguchiko.
Mt Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture 418-0112, Japan
Besides, there is a rest area, Fujigoko, which provides resort, camping ground, fishing pool, museum and hot bathing place as well.