Places to Visit in Japan - AJ Paris TRAVEL

Places to Visit in Japan is part of our Japan travel.

So, we Japanese use a proverb that says “one time in one life” (一期一会 or ichi-go ichi-e).

It means one time experience in life.

For example, you are walking on the street and you see a beautiful person who catches your eyes and makes your heart race.

So, you know that experience.

I would say your first time in Japan will be like that.

Here are some places to visit in Japan.

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Destinations in Japan

In Japan, you really have so many options to choose from for your trip.

Tokyo, Mount Fuji, and Hokkaido Island are all interesting destinations in Japan.

Each has a unique experiences and attractions.

Visit iconic landmarks such as the Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace, and the historic neighborhood of Asakusa with its famous Senso-ji Temple.

Mount Fuji is another fun place. This majestic peak is an active volcano and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Many visitors come to hike its trails during the summer climbing season (July and August), witnessing breathtaking panoramic views from the summit.

Nara is in the Kansai region, and this city is popular for many things, including its rich cultural heritage and historical significance.

It was Japan’s capital before.

Hokkaido is a really good option as the northernmost island of Japan.

The island is home to stunning national parks like Daisetsuzan and Shiretoko, where you can hike through lush forests, see breathtaking waterfalls, and encounter unique wildlife.

This trip of yours will have a range of experiences that capture the essence of Japan’s beauty and charm.


Tokyo, the dynamic capital of Japan, is a captivating city where the fusion of traditional and contemporary elements is evident.

Its skyline is adorned with towering skyscrapers and vibrant neon lights, while its lively streets exude an energetic vibe.

With its profound cultural heritage, Tokyo has enchanting ancient temples, peaceful gardens, exquisite cuisine, and a harmonious integration of futuristic advancements, ensuring an endless allure.

No, it is like not like New York.

But we have the Statue of Liberty in Odaiba (お台場).

So, you should visit that!

Meanwhile, visit the Sensoji (浅草寺), which is oldest temple in Tokyo, and if you are here in the spring visit Shinjuku Gyo-en (新宿御苑), the beautiful garden park, as well as the famous Tokyo Tower (日本電波塔), which is very similar to the Eiffel Tower.

Of course, if you’re into fashion you can visit Harajuku, which is a cool area in Tokyo’s popular Shibuya district.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji - Places to Visit in Japan - Caravanzers

Mount Fuji, Japan’s iconic and majestic stratovolcano, stands tall as a symbol of natural beauty.

Its perfectly conical shape dominates the landscape, capturing the imagination of all who behold it.

The awe-inspiring mountain attracts climbers, artists, and nature enthusiasts, offering breathtaking views and a sense of tranquility amidst its grandeur.

Because you are in Tokyo, it is not far from you, as it is only 100 KM (about 65 miles) away from you.

So, visit the highest volcano in Japan.

Certainly, Mount Fuji (富士山) is the pride of many Japanese.

It is very pretty!


Nara is a city steeped in history and cultural significance. Home to ancient temples and shrines, including the famous Todai-ji with its giant Buddha statue, Nara preserves a serene and spiritual ambiance.

Its enchanting deer park, traditional streets, and vibrant festivals make it a captivating destination for travelers seeking a glimpse into Japan’s rich heritage.

So, Nara (奈良市) was the capital of Japan for a long time, which is why it has more UNESCO Heritage Sites than any other city in this country.

Because it was the capital, you will see many beautiful historical buildings.

Perfect for Instagram photos!

Hokkaido Island

Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, is a captivating destination known for its pristine natural beauty.

From snow-capped mountains and vast national parks to picturesque lakes and hot springs, Hokkaido offers breathtaking landscapes year-round.

This island entices visitors with its outdoor activities, delicious seafood, unique wildlife, and charming towns, creating an unforgettable experience in Japan.

If you like to hike, you will love Hokkaido (北海道).

It is the second largest island in the country after Honshu (本州), where Tokyo is located.

So, it is one of only 430 islands that are inhabited (there are nearly 7,000 islands in the Japanese archipelago!), but this island has so many mountains!

Japan Cruise

So, I mentioned there are so many islands in the Japan archipelago.

Therefore, what is better way to see them than with a cruise that goes around the islands and lets you hop on and hop off?

A Japan cruise is a remarkable voyage that unveils the diverse beauty of this captivating country.

Sail along scenic coastlines, exploring bustling cities like Tokyo and historic gems like Kyoto.

Immerse yourself in ancient traditions, indulge in exquisite cuisine, witness stunning landscapes, and encounter the warmth and hospitality of the Japanese people, making it a truly unforgettable journey.

Yuri Takahashi writes about Japan for Caravanzers.

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