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Explore the beauty of Japan
Story by: jovy avisado ( Member ) on 2016-10-17
Japan is indeed a beautiful nation where past and future perfectly collide. What makes this country so progressive is the way they value their culture while excelling in modern technology at the same time. This can be reflected with their numerous temples (it is estimated that there are 80, 000 shrines and temples in Japan) and their famous robotics industry. There are many places worth visiting in Japan. And these are the few places found in the 'land of the rising sun':

1. Tokyo
Tokyo Japan
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Tokyo is the perfect destination for individuals who love shopping, entertainment, and dining. As the world's most populous metropolis, Tokyo exudes a different energy that you will surely love. You can also visit historic temples, gardens, and museums in districts such as Asakusa.

2. Kyoto
Kyoto Japan
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Kyoto is home to a vast number of temples and shrines. 20% of Japan's National Treasures and 14% of important cultural properties is also found in Kyoto. One of the well-known temples in this area is Kinkaju-ji or "Temple of Golden Pavilion". The temples top two stories are covered with gold leaf, and it is beautifully reflected in the water of Kyokochi, the mirror pond.

3. Magome
Magome Japan
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Every step that you take on Magome is a trip to the past. This beautifully preserved post old town contains home of rustic design, beautiful forests and waterfalls. Visit this lovely place and have a blast from the past.

4. Osaka
Osaka Japan
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A major economic powerhouse, Osaka ranks 19th among the world's leading cities. Famous companies such as Panasonic, Sharp, and Sanyo are also situated in the city. This vibrant city boasts a large number of wholesalers and retail shops, making it a well-loved shopping district. It has also gained popularity in dining, entertainment, and festivals.

5. Nara
Nara Japan
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Nara is the first permanent capital of Japan. It was established in year 710 and is home to Japan's oldest and largest temples. This is due to the strong influence of Buddhism to the place. When in Nara, don't forget to visit Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji, Kasuga Shrine, and Nara National Museum. 

Japan is indeed a country of culture, history, and distinction. It is one of the well-loved places not just in Asia, but around the world. Many people who took a flight to Japan have shared many wonderful stories and insights and there is no doubt that you will, too.

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