Most Beautiful Places in Japan

Ask anyone who has visited, and they’ll tell you: Japan is easily one of the most stunning places in the world. The country offers a full range of nature and culture, from subtropical beaches to snowy mountains, futuristic skylines to ancient temples. And while you could spend a lifetime exploring all of the splendidly whimsical islands and cities, we suggest you start with this list.

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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto

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Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima

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Mt. Yoshino

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Lake Kussharo, Hokkaido

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Gion Geisha District, Kyoto

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Ashikaga Flower Park, Ashigaka

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Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Kyoto

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Nara Park

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Meguro River, Tokyo

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Shirakawa-go Village

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Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Nachi Falls, Wakayama Prefecture

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Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

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Blue Pond, Hokkaido

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Himeji Castle

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Miyako-jima, Okinawa

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Imperial Palace Grounds, Tokyo

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Benesse Art Site, Naoshima

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Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto

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Tama Art University Library, Tokyo

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Oyama Rice Terrace, Kamogawa

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Mt. Fuji

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Hitsujiyama Park, Chichibu

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Bioluminescent Rocks, Okayama

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Daigo-ji Temple, Kyoto

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Tottori Sand Dunes

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