When asked which locations are favorite tourist destinations in Japan, the answers tend to point to three cities, namely Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. All three have their own unique characteristics: Tokyo with its modernity, Osaka with its unique relaxed atmosphere, and Kyoto with its ancient culture.
More than that, Japan still has many other tourist destinations that are no less exciting to visit. Here are some of the favorite tourist destinations in Japan that you can visit for a vacation other than the locations mentioned above.
The main tourist point in the Mount Fuji National Park area is located on a fairly wide plain at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level. This area is also known as the Fuji Five Lakes because it contains five small lakes that are visually different from each other, but share a backdrop of the majestic Mount Fuji.
The names of each of the five lakes are Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko and Motosuko. Of all the lakes, Kawaguchiko is the easiest to access and offers the most things to see and do for foreign travelers.
It doesn’t stop there, you can also visit Fuji Q Highland, one of the most popular amusement parks in Japan with record-breaking roller coasters, and of course the spectacular backdrop of Mount Fuji.
Nagoya is the fourth most populous city in Japan. It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and the main city on the Nobi plain, one of the three great plains of Honshu Island, which is also a local metropolitan and industrial center.
Nagoya flourished as the castle town of Owari, one of the three branches of the Tokugawa family that ruled during the Edo Period. Many cities, including most of their historic buildings, were destroyed in air raids in 1945.
Now, Nagoya is developing into the city with the most innovative technological developments in Japan. The world’s leading companies, such as Toyota Motor Corporation and Sony, maintain their headquarters here and have even established some impressive interaction centers.
After the war, great efforts were made to rebuild the city. The prediction that Hiroshima would be abandoned proved wrong. Now, this city is actually growing rapidly into a creative city which is supported by the significant growth of its various creative industries, especially in the garment sector.
In addition, various destroyed monuments of Hiroshima’s historical heritage, such as Hiroshima Castle and Shukkeien Gardens, were rebuilt. In the center of the city, a large park was built and was given a name that would reflect the aspirations of the city’s revival, namely the Peace Memorial Park.