25 Most Beautiful Places in Japan

Japan is one of our favorite destinations in Asia by far. In Japan you can find the perfect blend of history, cultural heritage and modern comfort. When you’re planning a visit to Japan, it’s quite hard to decide where to go, since there are so many places that are worth your time.

There are a lot of popular places that definitely should be included in your itinerary. However, there are also a lot lesser known temples, shrines and towns that are worth a visit.

For this post I’ve asked various travel bloggers to share what they think is the most beautiful place in Japan. It resulted in this article with the 25 Most Beautiful Places in Japan with both popular and more off the beaten track destinations.

Use this list as inspiration for your trip. Of course, it’s not set in stone that these 25 spots are the best places to visit in Japan. However, they really are some great recommendations that you should take into consideration when you’re planning your trip! Enjoy!


Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto

Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima

Mt. Yoshino

Lake Kussharo, Hokkaido

Gion Geisha District, Kyoto

Ashikaga Flower Park, Ashigaka

Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Kyoto

Nara Park

Meguro River, Tokyo

Shirakawa-go Village

Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine and Nachi Falls, Wakayama Prefecture

Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

Blue Pond, Hokkaido

Himeji Castle

Miyako-jima, Okinawa

Imperial Palace Grounds, Tokyo

Benesse Art Site, Naoshima

Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto

Tama Art University Library, Tokyo

Oyama Rice Terrace, Kamogawa

Mt. Fuji

Hitsujiyama Park, Chichibu

Bioluminescent Rocks, Okayama

Daigo-ji Temple, Kyoto

Tottori Sand Dunes4

Source: Japan Inside