Japan's Top 15 Attractions Picked By International Tourists 

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Wondering what to see in Japan? You might want to listen to the advice of your fellow travellers.

Website Trip Advisor has this year's most popular tourists spots as selected by visitors from around the world. This is the 9th year that Trip Advisor has published such a list. It draws from a massive number of reviews for many of these spots.

The number one choice, for example, has over 15,000 reviews! Out of that, 2,607 are in Japanese, but the rest are in a wide variety of languages, including English, French, Korean, Dutch, Italian, Chinese, Russian, and more.

The full list, which you can see here, has 30 different locations. Below are the top fifteen.

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    Strongly recommend Fushimi Inari shrine if you're in Kyoto as well. It's not one of the big tourist trap destinations in the city - it's more a place that locals or Japanese tourists would go - and as such it's not all roped off and guided all the way around so you can wander it much more leisurely. It is up the side of a mountain though, so traveling the whole trail is a fair hike with a lot of stairs.

    Also while I'm glad I've been to the Hiroshima Peace Museum, that place is harrowing and I don't think I'd ever want to do it again.

    Such a wonderful place to holiday. This is a great list but the best stuff is probably found on the way to and from the big sights.

    I would also recommend some of the serenely beautiful mountain hikes on offer.

      I agree. I recommend a hike up Mount Misen, found on Miyajima. You can also take a ropeway, but the hike up and down is awesome.

    No love for Kyushu...

    Unfortunately not many get there, but there is so much to see. Fukuoka is a great city, the hot springs of Beppu, Mt Aso, the canal towns of Saga, the 99 Islands off Sasebo, Nagasaki city (both for the A-Bomb memorials and the Portuguese history), the beaches of Miyazaki, Sakurajima. Worth a visit.

    Highly recommend Meiji Jingu Shrine just off Harujuku Station

    Getting hammered in Golden Gai and then going to Shinjuku batting center at 3am is probably my #1, but also the Takayama area and Shirakawago are really lovely.

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