Landmarks in Japan

Akihabara

Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Akihabara
Akihabara is a major shopping area for electronic, computer, anime, and otaku goods, including new and used items. Its name is frequently shortened to Akiba and is actually Soto-Kanda, a part of Chiyoda-ku.top

Great Buddha of Kamagaya

Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Great Buddha of Kamagaya
The Great Buddha of Kamagaya is the smallest Daibutsu (Buddhist statue) in Japan. It was completed in November 1776.top

Kinkaku-ji: Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 603-8361, Japan
Kinkaku-ji: Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Kinkaku-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. The Golden Pavilion is one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually.top

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 602-0881, Japan
Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. Today the grounds are open to the public, and the Imperial Household Agency hosts public tours of the buildings several times a day.top

Mount Fuji

Japan
Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and is an active volcano that last erupted in 1707. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan, and it is frequently depicted in art.top

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Built on the site of the old Edo castle, Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area and contains several buildings including the main palace.top

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, 131-0045, Japan
Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower. It is the tallest structure in Japan and the tallest tower in the world. The tower has seismic proofing and is claimed to be earthquake proof.top

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, 105-0011, Japan
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower. At 333 meters (1,093 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The structure is an Eiffel Tower-inspired tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety laws.top


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