SAGANO BAMBOO GROVE
Sagano Bamboo Grove is one of the greatest nature tourist spots in Japan. It is located in the Western outskirt part of Kyoto, Japan in Arashiyama. The CNN recognized it as one of the most beautiful groves in the world. The grove’s tour highlight is the tall bamboos and the relaxing and sound they produce that truly calms every visitors.
Kinkakuji Temple is one of the 17 historic monuments of the Ancient Kyoto, which is, in fact, a World Heritage Sites. It is a Zen Buddhist Temple which literally means “The Temple of Golden Pavilion.” Its pavilion’s top two stories are covered with pure gold leaf. Kinkakuji Temple is one of the many Japan tourist spots that draws a lot of tourists annually.
Nishiki Market features the most famous food and goods in Japan. It is located in Downtown Kyoto and considered as the district’s largest traditional food market. The market still has enough traditional shops that showcase a genuine traditional shotenga (shopping street). Do not forget to purchase souvenirs and have a taste of the popular local food of Japan.
Maruyama Park will genuinely let tourist experience the Cherry Blossoms of Japan. It is the main center for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto. The main attractions of the park are the weeping cherry trees, locally called us shidarezakura. These trees filled the parks with its pink flowers in the daylight and get lit up at night.
Kiyomizu-Dera Temple is also a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a Buddhist temple located in the eastern part of Kyoto. Below its main hall is the Otawa waterfall which locals believed to have wish-granting powers. Visitors can freely catch and drink the water from the fall.
FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE
Fushimi Inari Shrine is the head shrine of the Japanese God Inari Okami. It is located at the base of Inari Mountain. Inari is considered the God of Rice but is also worshipped by many merchants and manufacturers as the patron for business. The main highlight of the shrine are the rows of Torri gates called Senbon Torri.
NARA DEER PARK
At the foot of Mount Wakakusa located the public park of Nara Park. The Nark Park features temples, gardens, and a thousand sika deer that freely roams the area. The deer are considered a natural treasure by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT), while the park is designated as one of the Places of Scenic Beauty.
Todaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple complex that houses the world’s largest statue of the Buddha Vairocana. It is one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Todaiji Temple is also Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism. Besides being a tourist spot, the temple has also been used as a location in several Japanese films and television dramas.
One of the most popular landmarks of Japan is the Osaka Castle. It is also one of the popular tourist spots during the Hanami season. The castle ground is surrounded by the blooming cherry blossoms, taiko drummers, and food vendors. Likewise, the Osaka Castle is also a great historical site since it played a vital role in the Japan unification in sixteen century of Azuchi-Momoyama period.
UMEDA SKY BUILDING FLOATING GARDEN
Overlook the cityscape of Osaka from the Umeda Sky Building Floating Garden. This building features the Floating Garden Observatory that gives an amazing 360-degree view of the city. There is also an urban garden at the base of the towers.
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