Top 10 Landmarks in Japan – Popular Tourist Spots Announced by TripAdvisor

26.May.2018 | SPOT

Travel and restaurant website TripAdvisor® has unveiled the most popular landmarks around the world of 2018 for its Travellers’ Choice Awards.

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This is the sixth edition of this ranking. 759 famous locations throughout the world with cultural and historical backgrounds were selected. Taking the top spot this year once again was Angkor Wat in Cambodia. From Japan, Fushimi Inari-Taisha ranked in at number one for the fourth year in a row for the Japanese selections. It also placed 24th worldwide and 5th in Asia.

 

Seven brand new locations made it into the ranking, including Old City (Switzerland) and London Bridge (UK). In the Asia category, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (India) and Supertree Grove (Singapore) appeared for the first time. Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Prefecture made its debut in the list for Japan.

 

Let’s take a closer look at the most popular tourist landmarks that ranked from Japan.

 

 

Top 10 Landmarks in Japan

(*Numbers in brackets denote their position last year.)

1st (1) – Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Kyoto

2nd (2) – Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

3rd (6) – Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima

4th (5) – Senso-ji, Tokyo

5th (8) – Todai-ji, Nara

6th (3) – Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto

7th (10) – Himeji Castle, Hyogo

8th (10) – Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

9th (9) Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo

10th (First Time Ranking) – Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima

*Source:

https://www.tripadvisor.jp/TravelersChoice-Landmarks-cTop-g294232

 

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Fushimi Inari-Taisha in Kyoto placed number one once again for the fourth year in a row. The red ‘floating’ torii gate is truly a beautiful spectacle.

 

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Kinkaku-ji placed second again with its dazzling and gorgeous yellow appearance.

 

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In third place was Hiroshima Peace Memorial, a symbol of peace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich history

 

Full details can be found over on TripAdvisor, so be sure to reference it during your Japan travels!

 

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TripAdvisor Official Website – Japan

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g294232-Activities-c47-Japan.html

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    ⒸMasashi Kishimoto Scott / Shuiehsa・TV Tokyo・Pierrot

     

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    Price: ¥3,500 (+¥500 handling fees)

     

    Yanagidani Kannon Treasure Exhibition

    The “Yanagidani Kannon Treasure Exhibition” is a monthly showcasing of the temple’s treasured articles which are normally unavailable to the public. For June, they will be showing the art piece Daffodils by Japanese painter Keika Kanashima who was active during the Taisho and Showa periods. Her work is also on display at the Imperial Household Agency. The painting incorporates the Shijō school of Japanese painting as well as the intai style.

     

    Items Bestowed to the Imperial Household & Buddhist Art

    The temple will display items bestowed to the Imperial Household from its collection, including Emperor Nakamikado’s mirror which has a deep green hue, a flower vase owned by Japan’s last empress regnant Empress Go-Sakuramachi, and more.

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