8 Tourist Attractions in Japan

1.Mount Fuji-Without a doubt Japan's most recognizable landmark, majestic Mount Fuji (Fuji-san) is also the country's highest mountain peak. Towering 3,776 meters over an otherwise largely flat.

2.Imperial Tokyo-Tokyo's most famous landmark, the Imperial Palace with its beautiful 17th-century parks surrounded by walls and moats, is a must-see when visiting the nation's capital.

3.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park-While little needs to be said here of the horrors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945, much can be said of the incredible efforts this vibrant city.

4.Historic Kyoto-One of Japan's most visited cities, lovely Kyoto – one of the few cities in the country to be spared the devastation of WWII – attracts more than 10 million visitors annually.

5.The Island Shrine of Itsukushima, Miyajima-Just a short ferry ride from mainland Hiroshima is the island of Miyajima, famous the world over as Japan's Shrine Island.

6.Temple City: Historic Nara-For centuries the hub of Japanese culture, the lovely unspoiled city of Nara is home to a large number of historic buildings, along with important national treasures.

7.Osaka Castle-Built in 1586 by famous Japanese warrior and politician Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) was at the time the largest and most important fortress in the country.

8.Chubu-Sangaku National Park and the Japanese Alps-Japan boasts a number of outstanding areas of natural beauty,many of them designated as national parks or,in some cases,UNESCO World Heritage Sites.