Japan is a country with a rich in culture and natural beauty, not just the citizens of Japan, also called “Nihonjin” average have high creativity, so many products and works of cherry country very well known by the world.
One example is a work of art in the form of animation / anime is very well known and loved by young people today are also electronic products, and in the fashion world known as Harajuku style, as well as video games
The natural beauty and culture of Japan is already no doubt to be a tourist, besides having a beautiful view of the cities in Japan also has a story and characteristics of each. Let’s look cities in Japan’s famous and beautiful:
Kyoto actually had formerly served as the capital of the State of Japan and the emperor’s residence from 794 until 1868. But now Kyoto is one city in Japan’s seventh-largest country with a population of approximately 1.4 million inhabitants.
For centuries, Kyoto was destroyed many times by many wars and frequent fires, but because of high historical value, Kyoto City not listed on the list of target cities atomic bomb and spared from air raids during World War II. Kyoto has countless Temple, Temple in Kyoto and other historically valuable structures that have survived in this city. Kyoto city also includes the most beautiful cities in the world and has approximately 137 hotels.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan is now, a large town located in the middle of Japan and close to Mount Fuji has been already very metropolis and also the most densely populated. This can be seen from one of the 47 Japanese prefectures, which consists of 23 wards downtown and several cities, towns and villages to the west of downtown. Izu and Ogasawara Islands also are part of Tokyo.
Earlier in 1868, Tokyo is better known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became a political center in Japan in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established the feudal rule there. Some time later, Edo had grown into one of the world’s most populous. With the Meiji Restoration in 1868, the emperor and the capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, later renamed Tokyo (“Eastern Capital”). Most of Tokyo was destroyed in the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923 and in the air raids of 1945.
Tokyo offers a seemingly limitless choice of shopping, cultural entertainment, and dining to visitors. History of the city can be appreciated in the district such as Asakusa, and in the excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city center and the train journey is relatively short on its outskirts.
Many bars and clubs lined, Tokyo has skyscrapers and a modern city metropolis, neon, electronics stores, and shopping centers, big. At the same time, several shrines, temples, sushi, soba, public baths, as well as lodging, Tokyo is also a city of history and tradition back to life. There are many art galleries and museums, unusual in a museum parasite. And of course the Tsukiji Fish Market, and a boat trip on the Sumida River, and karaoke is also popular in Tokyo.
Osaka currently has a population of approximately 9 million inhabitants and Osaka is the third largest city in Japan, the most important thing that Osaka has become the economic powerhouse of the Kansai region for centuries.
Osaka previously also known as Naniwa. The time before the Nara Period, when the capital employed was transferred to the respective governments at the turn of the new emperor, Naniwa was once the capital of Japan, the first and the ever known.
In the 16th century, Toyotomi Hideyoshi chose Osaka as the location for his palace, and the town may be the capital of Japan Tokugawa Ieyasu if not stopped lineage after Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s death and moved his government to distant Edo (Tokyo).
Osaka with economic power outside Hong Kong and Thailand, is a city full of energy. The city is full of fashionable belief, it is also a shopping center, and also has excellent restaurants and nightlife. And there are temples of Kyoto and Nara World Heritage Site, is a holy land in Koyasan, just 90 minutes, it is an ideal base for exploring the Kansai area, Osaka by train. Attractions in Osaka are the most popular, there are Floating Garden Observatory Osaka Aquarium and futuristic, and Universal Studios Japan.
4. Sapporo, Hokkaido
Hokkaido is the second largest city in northern Japan and least developed of the four main islands in Japan. Hokkaido is very extreme weather in the winter with lots of snow, sub-zero temperatures and frozen sea, while in the summer does not get as hot and humid as in other parts of the country.
Hokkaido has an advantage in its pristine natural beauty, lovers or mountaineers snowboarders will just love this area, activity and time when a visit to this place is a camping and driving the bike in June to September.
And is famous in Hokkaido Sapporo city, there are many people who think it is beer. Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido, open atmosphere has been left with the still cheery at the 1972 Winter Olympics. The mercenaries and the famous Sapporo Snow, The ramen festival, anywhere in the world, visited by tourists from abroad. Please try all means, enjoy fresh seafood, soil richness.
If Hokkaido is the second largest city in northern Japan, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan with a population of over three million inhabitants. Yokohama is located less than a half hour south of Tokyo by train, and is the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture.
Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), in which Japan maintains a policy of self-isolation, the port of Yokohama is one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. As a result, Yokohama quickly grew from a small fishing village into one of the towns Japanese major.
Until now, Yokohama remains popular among expatriates, has one of the largest Chinatowns in the world and maintains several residences of former West at Yamate district.
Indeed, in the past the city of Nagasaki was dark due to the incidence of the atomic bomb, however currently Nagasaki has grown and become an attractive port city and located on the island of Kyushu and the capital of Nagasaki Prefecture.
As one of Japan’s closest port to mainland Asia, Nagasaki has played an important role in foreign trade relations for centuries and the most important of the very few ports open to a limited number of foreign traders during the period of Japanese isolation. In recent history, Nagasaki became the second city after Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb to end World War II.
Meganebashi is Japan’s oldest stone bridge. If you see the bridge reflected in the water, why it is called Meganebashi is quite clear. The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, you can learn about the suffering of the atomic bombing of August 9, 1945.
Ishigaki Island is the main island in the Yaeyama Islands and transportation hub in the region. Ishigaki City, is the southernmost city of Japan, only urban center Yaeyama and is the main airport in the region and the boat terminal, as well as many hotels, shops, restaurants and bars.
Blue sea and white sand found around Ishigaki soothing. But if you just enjoy the sand beach was less satisfactory. We suggest you observe coral reefs and fish with a glass bottom boat ride.
Kagoshima is the main city of southern Kyushu and the capital of Kagoshima Prefecture. The city is often compared to Italian sister city Naples due to the same mild climate, palm tree lined streets, angry residents of relatively hot and Sakurajima, Kagoshima Vesuvius.
Active volcano Sakurajima to boast white rose, which is easily accessible by ferry boat, if you want to see the panorama of the island, let me go to some places in the city observatory. Shiroyama observatory recommended, among others. Tourism tired all day, and I will heal tired park free Sakurajima Nagisa basin.
9. Hakodate, Hokkaido
Hakodate is the third largest city in Hokkaido region, and is located at the southern tip of the island. Hakodate is famous for its beautiful scenery to be enjoyed from Mount Hakodate and had a delicious seafood and fresh.
As one of the first Japanese port city and opened to international trade after the country era of isolation, Hakodate has experienced a well-known influence from abroad, and the former district housing foreign residents as well as Western-style fortress among the main attractions and tours.
Onuma Park, a quasi national park with beautiful, island dotted lakes, is located just a half hour north of Hakodate and makes a good side trip or a stop along the journey between Hakodate and Sapporo.
Without having to go to Hakodate in the cherry blossom season in May, if you see the sunset from Mt it will make sure you also captivated Hakodate. Hakodate is surrounded by the sea, famous for fresh seafood. Waking up early in the morning, try a bowl of breakfast seafood on the market close to Hakodate Station.
10. Kobe Hyogo Prefecture
Kobe – Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of the ten largest cities in Japan. Located between sea and mountains Rokko, Kobe is also considered one of the most attractive in Japan.
Kobe has become an important port city for centuries. Port is among the first to be opened to foreign trade in the 19th century next to the port of Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hakodate and Niigata.
In 1995, Kobe was hit by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which killed more than 5,000 people and destroying tens of thousands of buildings. Today the city is rebuilt, and signs of some terrible event remain.
Such as views of the harbor from the Rokko Mountains and overlooking the old Kitano completion of the exotic, there are a few that attract tourists to Kobe. In addition, historical sights, such as culture and Arima Onsen, which is a famous culture, as far as Japan’s oldest hot sake. Is a leading beauty at night.