Top 10 landmarks in Japan 2016 by TripAdvisor

What’s your favourite or dream tourist sights in Japan? If you are planning to visit Japan, you should complete this list of sightseeing…

What’s your favourite or dream tourist sights in Japan? If you are planning to visit Japan, you should complete this list of sightseeing for the first choice! Must-see top 10 landmarks in Japan chosen by Tripadvisor based on travellers’ satisfaction!

10. Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto

One of the greatest temples in Kyoto. Witness the breathtaking view with 1,001 golden statues of Kannon (the goddess of mercy)!


9. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, Tokyo

The popular night spot in Tokyo where you can capture one of the most amazing night views of the city with FREE entrance!


8. Himeji Castle, Hyogo

A.k.a. the White Egret, Himeji Castle is a masterpiece of wooden-built architecture since 1346 and the first and only UNESCO World Heritage castle in Japan.


7. Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

The legacy of tragedy, the memory of Hiroshima must never fade away. The Atomic Bomb Dome has been visited by millions for remembrance.


6. Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo

Tokyo’s top tourist attraction, Sensoji Temple is a symbol of Asakusa. As well as the temple complex, enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of the historical district and Tokyo’s downtown!


5. Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

The most worshipped shrine in Japan! Meiji Shrine is located in Harajuku and it’s the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo with the wide and long foresty approach to the main hall.


4. Todai-ji Temple, Nara

Part of UNESCO World Heritage site, Todaiji Temple was built in 8th century and is where the world’s largest bronze statue of Buddha belongs. Also it’s a habitat of countless deer.


3. Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto

Built in 778, Kiyomizudera Temple is one of the most historical sights in Japan and the top tourist attractions. In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.


2. Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto

The symbol of historical city Kyoto, the golden temple is one of the most beautiful building structures in the world’s history!


1. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kyoto

The most visited shrine by foreign visitors! Sushimi Inari Taisha won the first place of the award 2 years in a row! The significant red gates tunnel is worth seeing once in your life time!


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