The must-see places to visit in Japan 日本のベスト観光スポット

Discovering Japan: activities and places not to be missed!

What images come to mind when you imagine Japan? The immensity of the capital, Mount Fuji, the temples... We have drawn up a (non-exhaustive) list of emblematic places to see absolutely in Japan.

Vue sur la baie de Tokyo depuis Odaiba

View of Tokyo Bay from Odaiba



If you want to get up high to contemplate the expanse of the capital and try to catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji, here is a list of the best observation points in Tokyo :






La Tokyo Skytree

The Tokyo Skytree




  • To the East

The ascent to the famous Kiyomizu dera complex is an adventure that will guide you through the cobbled streets of the city. The path of philosophy is another walk in the Higashiyama district in eastern Kyoto, which will take you from temple to temple, including the magnificent Ginkakuji , nicknamed the Silver Pavilion.


Le Kiyomizu dera

The Kiyomizu dera

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  • North

After the Silver Pavilion comes the Golden Pavilion . Be dazzled by the gold-covered walls of Kinkakuji Temple. Another temple to see in the neighborhood: the Ryoanji . But it is especially its dry garden which made its popularity.


Pavillon d'Or - Kinkakuji

Golden Pavilion - Kinkakuji




  • West

In spring or autumn, the hills of Arashiyama will offer you a breathtaking spectacle. With their trees adorned with pink flowers and then red leaves , the walking paths will transport you to the bamboo forest where you can take magnificent pictures.


Bambouseraie d'Arashiyama

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove




  • South

Traversing the 10,000 red Japanese gates of the Fushimi Inari Taisha through the hills is a unique experience worth the detour. A little out of the way from the big city is the charming Daigoji , a thousand-year- old temple lost at the foot of the mountain.


Temple Daigoji

Daigo-ji Temple

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Cerf à Nara

Deer in Nara


The Miyajima Gate




  • Himeji

Another castle which marked the history of Japan , but which especially marks the spirits by its beauty and its immaculate white. It has withstood all assaults, earthquakes and fires. Renovated from 2010 to 2015 , the castle of the white heron has regained all its splendour!


Château d'Himeji

Himeji Castle


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