Looking for a place to go on vacation? Japan is the ideal country to discover new horizons. It has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Find out what the best places to visit in Japan are below.
Kyoto and its numerous tourist sights
Kyoto is a Japanese city located in the Kansai region. It has more than one million inhabitants and an area of 827.83 km2. It used to be the imperial capital of the country. For this reason, a trip to Kyoto allows you to discover various royal palaces, temples, and sanctuaries.
While visiting this city, you can discover the famous Nijō Castle. This was a residence of Tokugawa which was built in 1603. While visiting this site, you can admire various paintings, which were made in the Edo period.
You can also take a walk in the palace garden. After your visit to Nijō, you can see the other sites around it such as Mikane-Jinja also called the Golden Torii Shrine, the International Manga Museum and the Hexagonal Temple of Rokkaku-do.
Mount Fuji, the sacred volcano
Besides Kyoto Japan, Mount Fuji is also an important site in this country. It is one of the symbols that distinguish Japan in the world. This mountain is located on the southern coast of the island. It has an altitude of 3,776 meters, which makes it the highest point in Japan.
This Japanese tourist site is a top destination for rock climbers. To make a climb, it is recommended to go there between July and September. Also during this period, you can visit the weather station which is located at the top of Mount Fuji. This station allows the country to forecast 4 phenomena: air pressure, typhoons, air temperature, and humidity.
If you like to discover new animal species, Mount Fuji is the ideal destination. Indeed, its surroundings have a great variety of birds and lizards. Thanks to this variety of fauna, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007. It is also part of the famous Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
Hiroshima and its remains
Hiroshima is a Japanese city located on Japan’s largest island, Honshū. It is distinguished throughout the world as one of the two cities that were bombed by the United States on August 6, 1945, during World War II. Apart from this tragic history, it is also famous for its many tourist sites, such as Hiroshima Castle, Genbaku Dome, and Peace Memorial Park.
Hiroshima Castle or Carp Castle was built in 1590, but it was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945. It was rebuilt in 1958. As it has a museum, it is possible to see and learn about the history of the city before the Second World War. The Genbaku Dome is one of the buildings of this city which was preserved from the bombing. This monument is the symbol of peace and the eradication of nuclear weapons in the world. Since 1996, Genbaku Dome has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Peace Memorial Park is also one of the symbols of peace in this Japanese city. It was built in 1954. By visiting it, you can explore various monuments, such as the Children’s Peace Monument, the Gates of Peace, and the Flame of Peace. You can also visit other sites such as the peace bells, the cenotaph of the atomic bomb victims, and the atomic bomb burial mound. In addition to these monuments, you can also visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. It was founded in 1955 and it displays various documents, photographs, models, and especially the various events about August 6, 1945.