9 Historical Tourism In Japan

Who doesn’t know about Japan? Japan is a well developed country and everybody knows that. They are the role model in Asia for their motorcycle, cars and electronic appliances. The capital city of Japan is Tokyo. As one of the well developed country, Japan is also developing their tourism. Japan has been visited by many foreign tourists. As one of the most popular tourism destinations, Japan offered many beautiful places inside the city. Some of the places can be your reference for your trip along with your family. Here are the popular places of Japanese tourism destination.

1. Tokyo

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Tokyo is the capital city of Japan which is already becomes a world metropolis city with their dense population. Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures in Japan consists of 23 cities. Before the 1868, Tokyo is known as Edo. A small town which becomes fortress in the 16th century. Edo becomes the center of politic in Japan at 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu builds a feudal government there. Edo becomes one of the most populated cities in the world. When the Meiji Restoration occurred in 1868, the Japanese Emperor moves from Kyoto to Edo and it’s changed into Tokyo. In the 1923, most of Tokyo is destroyed in an earthquake and Tokyo was being bombed by air raid in 1945.But now, as the time goes by, Tokyo offers so many shopping places, cultures, and cuisines for every visitors. The historical buildings can be found on Asakusa, museums, historical temples and Japanese garden. Tokyo is also offering open green space in the center of the city. There are lot of bar and club, skyscrapers, neon, electronic shops and giant shopping centers.

2. Kyoto

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Apparently, Kyoto is the former capital city of Japan and Kyoto has been the residence of the Japanese Emperor since the 794 until 1868. Kyoto is destroyed so many times because of war and fire for centuries. Kyoto has a lot of shrines. The shrines in Kyoto have the high quality values and it’s still existed until now. Kyoto will offer you with their ancient beauty and you can find about 137 hotels to ease your tired feelings.

3. Hokkaido

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Hokkaido is the second largest city in Japan. It has a lot of snow during winter and will reach the zero temperature. With their natural beautiful scenery, Hokkaido attracts the foreign tourists especially for those who seeking outdoor activities such as skiing and snowboarding. Sapporo is the main reason why Hokkaido is famous. Sapporo is the biggest city in Hokkaido. You can try the seafood here and they are so delicious. Worthy enough to tried.

4. Osaka

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Osaka has less than 9 million of population. Osaka is the third largest city in Japan and it has important role. Osaka has been the economical pioneer in Kansai area for centuries. Osaka is known as Naniwa in the past. Osaka is a filled with energy and it will gives you the strength of Kyoto Shrines and Nara which is recognized as the world heritages building. Another popular tourism destination in Osaka are Floating Garden Observatory, Universal Studio Japan and Osaka Aquarium.

5. Yokohama

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If Hokkaido is the second largest city in the north Japan, then Yokohama is the second largest city in the central Japan with less than 3 million of populations. If you want to go there, you can use a high speed train named Shinkansen. The distance between Tokyo and Yokohama is about thirty minutes from Tokyo. As a former fisherman villages, Yokohama rapidly grown into one of the main cities in Japan. Yokohama is popular among the expatriates.

6. Ishigaki

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This island is the main island in the Yaeyama Archipelago and it has been a main transportation in the area. Ishigaki city is located in the southern part of Japan. The city center of Yaeyama is the main airport in this area along with so many hotels, shops, restaurants and bar in Ishigaki Island. Ishigaki Island will offer you with their white sandy beach and blue sky. Spend your time by seeing the amazing underwater scenery of the reefs in here.

7. Kagoshima

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This is a main city in the south part of Kyushu with Kagoshima as their capital city. Kagoshima is always related with a city in Italy called Naples from its resemblance of climates, lines of palm trees, and friendly people. Kagoshima has also an active volcano called Sakurajima. This active volcano can be easily accessed by ferry. If you want to see natural scenery in Kyushu, you can also go to several places of this observatory city.

8. Kobe

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Kobe is the capital city of Hyogo prefecture and Kobe has become one of the largest cities in Japan. Kobe is also considered as the most interesting city from its location between the sea and Rokko Mountain. Kobe has been the most important city for centuries. Kobe is the first city which opens its trading route for international purpose in the 19th century beside of Nagasaki, Yokohama, Hakodate and Niigata Harbors. You can see the beautiful scenery of Rokko Mountain heading to the exotic old Kitano. There are several interesting historical places for the foreign tourists to spend their holiday in here such as Arima Onsen culture which is already famous. You can go there with your family, relatives or your loved ones. I suggested enjoying the beautiful scenery of Kobe at night for the best experience of your Japanese trip.

9. Nagasaki

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Nagasaki is the interesting harbor city located in Kyushu Island with Nagasaki Prefecture as their capital city. Nagasaki has the important role in international trades for centuries and one thing is much more important is, the port is only opened for a very short time during the ancient period. In the current history, Nagasaki is the second city after Hiroshima which is destroyed in an atomic bomb during the World War II. Megenabashi is the oldest rock bridge in Japan. If you look at the bridge, it will beautifully reflect on the water. You can also visit the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. You can feel the pain and how the Japanese especially for the Nagasaki people suffer after the atomic bomb impact.

 

 

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