7 Places You Must See in Japan

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Making a name for itself with its modern and developed structure as well as its huge investments and important projects in the field of technology, Japan is one of the most popular countries in Asia. Today, approximately 126 million people live in this land, where life has been continuing for about 10 thousand years ago. The country, which stands out with its rich culture, magnificent temples, gardens decorated with colorful flowers, and historical buildings, also has many UNESCO World Heritage sites.

1. Shirakawa-Go

Shirakawa-Go, which is one of the most popular places to visit in the country with its houses known for its interesting-looking roofs, dazzling nature and lifestyle reflecting Japanese culture, is a wonderful village included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

2.Tōdai-ji Temple

Located in Nara city of Japan,  Todai-ji Temple is the world’s largest wooden structure. In the Todai-ji Temple, which is one of the buildings that tourists visiting the country do not return without visiting, there is also Daibutsu, the world’s largest Buddha statue.

3.Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the city of Kyoto, which has been the capital of the country for a thousand years, is built on an area of approximately 130 thousand square meters. This temple, which is among the buildings included in the UNESCO World Heritage List of Japan, is located in the eastern part of the city.

4. Shiretoko Peninsula

Home to Shiretoko National Park, surrounded by majestic mountains, unique flowers, and magnificent trees with every shade of green, the Shiretoko Peninsula is located on Hokkaido Island. This 70-kilometer-long peninsula is a great place to visit for those who love to be in touch with nature.

5.Ueno Park

With its temples and museums, Ueno Park, which impresses both culture enthusiasts and nature lovers, is a peaceful getaway address with its enchanting beauty. Shinobazu Pond in this eye-catching park, which was established in 1873, is the favorite of those who want to have small excursions by boat.

6.Hiroshima Peace Memorial

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial, built in the city of Hiroshima, the first settlement in the world to be subjected to nuclear attack, and memorializing those who lost their lives in the atomic bomb attack, is one of the most visited buildings in the country.

7.Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle, one of the least damaged structures during the American and Japanese war, is one of the rare castles that can survive in its original form. This castle, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993, was built in 1333. Restored in 2010, Himeji Castle is also known as “shirataki”, which means white heron.