Among the best places to visit in Japan in 2020, Kyoto is the right place if you want to get a glimpse of authentic Japanese cultures. Buddhist temples, imperial palaces, gardens and shrines as well as the formal dining traditions of kaiseki which consists of numerous courses of very precise dishes and geishas. The Gion district has it all to take in this unique cultural experience.
One of the most popular destinations among tourists and even Japanese is the town of Hakone. famous for natural beauty, hot springs and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, this town attracts a lot of visitors each year. Once there, make sure to visit Lake Ashi, ride the Hakone Ropeway and the Hakone Open-Air Museum. These sites are nothing but breath-taking and worth the trip!
Hiroshima is a modern city in Honshu Island. During World War II, Hiroshima was greatly torn down by an atomic bomb however today it’s a historic, yet modern city that commemorates the event. Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Castle are a must to visit for all passionate about history.
If you are planning a family trip to Japan, Yokohama is the place to visit for all ages. Located to the south of Tokyo, it is the second-largest city of Japan and was one of the first Japanese ports opened to foreign trade in 1859. This port city is famous for its large Chinatown which is home to over 500 restaurants and shops, Sankei-en Garden, a botanical park and Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, a large aquarium.
For those looking for turquoise blue water and sandy beaches, Ishigaki won’t disappoint you. Expect some stunning pangrammatic views of nature and get ready for some interesting water activities, diving, snorkeling and much more. You can also take a tour boat and explore uninhabited islands or go trekking.