#14 best destination in the world

 

Tokyo Disneyland, Urayasu

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  • Theme park and the first Disney park to be built outside the United States when it opened in 1983
  • Constructed in the same style as Magic Kingdom in Florida and Disneyland in California
  • The world’s third-most visited theme park behind the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Park

Sensō-ji, Tokyo

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  • Tokyo’s oldest temple, and one of its most significant ancient Buddhist temples
  • Adjacent to the temple is a five-story pagoda, the Asakusa Shinto shrine
  • The Sensoji Kannon temple is dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu, the Bodhisattva of compassion, and is the most widely visited spiritual site in the world

Universal Studios Japan, Osaka

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  • One of six Universal Studios theme park, opened in 2001
  • Over 11 million guests visited the park in its opening year, making it the world’s fastest amusement park to have achieved the 10 million milestone at the time
  • In 2014, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a themed area based on the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, opened to the public

Mount Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park

  • Located on the island of Honshū, is the highest mountain in Japan, standing at 12,389 ft
  • Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano that last erupted from 1707 to 1708
  • The mountain is located about 62 miles from Tokyo and is visible from there on clear days
  • Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is covered in snow for about five months of the year, is commonly used as a cultural icon of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photography, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers

Tokyo DisneySea, Urayasu

  • Theme park opened in 2001, at the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, just next to Tokyo
  • It is the fourth-most-visited theme park in the world
  • The entrance to the park is Mediterranean Harbor, which opens up to six more nautically themed ports: American Waterfront, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, and Mysterious Island

Fuji-Q Highland, Fujiyoshida

  • Amusement park opened in 1968, near the base of Mount Fuji
  • It has a number of roller coasters, as well as two haunted attractions: the Haunted Hospital, the world’s first and largest haunted attraction and the newly built Hopeless Fortress
  • Other attractions include Thomas Land, a children’s area with a Thomas the Tank Engine theme and attractions themed to Mobile Suit Gundam, Hamtaro and Neon Genesis Evangelion

Nagashima Spa Land, Kuwana

  • Amusement park in Kuwana, Mie, that features several roller coasters, thrill rides, and kid rides, a giant Ferris wheel, a water park, and 3 official hotels

Tokyo National Museum

  • Art museum in Ueno Park in the Taitō ward of Tokyo
  • It is considered the oldest national museum in Japan, is the largest art museum in Japan, and is one of the largest art museums in the world
  • The museum collects, preserves, and displays a collection of artwork and cultural objects from Asia, with a focus on ancient and medieval Japanese art and Asian art along the Silk Road
  • There is also a large collection of Greco-Buddhist art

Aogashima, Izu Islands

  • Volcanic island to the south of Japan in northernmost Micronesia
  • It is the most isolated inhabited island of the Izus, which are politically and administratively part of Japan but geographically not part of the Japanese archipelago
  • The island is mentioned in Edo period records kept at Hachijō-jima, which recorded volcanic activity in 1652, and from 1670 to 1680