TripAdvisor Announces “Top 30 Attractions in Japan by International Travelers 2018”

Jun. 13, 2018

On June 13, 2018, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site announced “Top 30 Attractions in Japan by International Travelers 2018” on the basis of the reviews on their website that were posted in foreign languages. The result includes niche spots for Japanese people, as well as popular spots like temples, shrines and castles. It is very interesting.

It is amazing that Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (Kyoto City, Kyoto) has been in the number one position for 5 straight years. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima) won the second place, and Miyajima (Itsukushima Shrine) (Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima) won the third place. Hiroshima is far from Tokyo or Kyoto. It can be said that provincial cities like Hiroshima are popular, according to the ranking below.

1 Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (Kyoto City, Kyoto)

2 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima)

3 Miyajima (Itsukushima Shrine) (Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima)

Todai-ji Temple (Nara City, Nara)

5 Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)

6 Kenrokuen Garden (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa)

7 Koyasan Okunoin (Koya Town, Wakayama)

Kinkakuji Temple (Kyoto City, Kyoto)

9 The Hakone Open-Air Museum (Hakone Town, Kanagawa)

10 Himeji Castle (Himeji City, Hyogo)

11 Sanjusangendo Temple (Kyoto City, Kyoto)

12 Nara Park (Nara City, Nara)

13 Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple (Narita City, Chiba)

14 Samurai Museum (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)

15 Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley (Yakushima Town, Kagoshima)

16 Senso-ji Temple (Taito Ward, Tokyo)

17 Nikko Tosho-gu (Nikko City, Tochigi)

18 Ritsurin Garden (Takamatsu City, Kagawa)

19 Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumida Ward, Tokyo)

20 Eikando Zenrinji Temple (Kyoto City, Kyoto)

21 Hase-dera Temple (Kamakura City, Kanagawa)

22 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)

23 Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Nagoya City, Aichi)

24 The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses (Shirakawa Village, Gifu)

25 Kyoto Station Building (Kyoto City, Kyoto)

26 Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (Tateyama Town, Toyama)

27 Byodoin Temple (Uji City, Kyoto)

28 Nezu Museum (Minato Ward, Tokyo)

29 Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano)

30 Sanzen-in Temple (Kyoto City, Kyoto)

Byodoin Temple, Nezu Museum and Sanzen-in Temple appeared in the ranking for the first time. According to the reviews on the website, you can tell why they are loved.

It seems that in Byodoin Temple, many tourists were moved by the beautiful temple reflected in the lake. There are many reviews like “Stunning and breathtaking reflection of the temple.”

Nezu Museum is popular as an oasis in the big city of Tokyo. One tourist wrote “The setting was very tranquil and you easily forgot you were in the middle of a busy bustling city.”

Sanzen-in Temple is also recommended as a relaxing place far from city noise, as “It took some doing to get to this area, but it was worth the trip.”

I think these three spots will be more famous in the future because they were recognized as popular spots by TripAdvisor. Why not visit there on the next trip to Japan?

By Meg Konishi (Find Your Japan)