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Highlights in the Video

This video, titled "[ver.2] JAPAN - Where tradition meets the future | JNTO," was created by "visit japan."
It summarizes popular sightseeing spots in Japan, the charms of Japan, the wonders of Japan, and recommended destinations in Japan.

Many people think of Tokyo and Kyoto as tourist destinations.
However, there are many other traditional tourist spots in Japan as well.

This video introduces Japan’s scenic beauty and superb views, tradition and beliefs, traditional performing arts, martial arts, and festivals, using the latest technologies, such as time-lapse and drones, in a quick, 3-minute video.
There's a lot of scenery introduced in the video that even Japanese people don't know about!
I hope that everyone can discover the wonder and beauty of Japan by watching this video!

The video introduces countless tourist destinations, the charms of Japan, the splendor of Japan, recommended spots in Japan, and Japanese culture.
This article will also introduce some of the information in the video, so be sure to follow along with the video as you read this article!

Recommended Tourist Destinations in Japan

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This video also introduces many tourist destinations in Japan.
There are many World Heritage Sites in Japan, some of which have unique cultures and history that you can't experience in other countries.
For example, Itsukushima Shrine, which has an impressive vermillion red torii gate standing in the sea, and Himeji Castle, which has impressive, white castle walls, are both popular with domestic and foreign tourists.
Itsukushima Shrine is shown from 0:35 in the video.
Shirakawa-go, where you can stay in historic thatched-roof houses, is another tourist destination in Japan.
Other tourist destinations that we highly recommend visiting include Shuri Castle (1:26) and Osaka Castle (1:41).
If you're looking to go for a walk amongst magnificent natural scenery, we recommend places like Mt. Fuji and Kumano Kodo.

Beautiful Sightseeing Destinations in Japan's Great Outdoors

The magnificent view of the natureof Japan shown in the video is spectacular.
As of June 2019, Japan's four natural heritage sites are Shiretoko in Hokkaido, Shirakami Mountains that span Aomori and Akita, the Ogasawara Islands of Tokyo, and Yakushima in Kagoshima prefecture.
Natural heritage spots where you can enjoy seasonal landscapes unique to Japan are also attracting attention as a valuable tourist destinations.
Yakushima is shown from 0:35 in the video.
We recommend it to those looking to go on a trip to unexplored places with spectacular views of nature that will make you forget all about the troubles of daily life.
The video introduces a ton of other spots full of natural beauty that aren't listed above.
There are still so many wondrous views in Japan!

Sightseeing in Japan's Lively Cities!

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Walking through the bustling cities of Japan also makes for an unforgettable experience.
If you're looking to visit lively spots, we recommend the Dotonbori area in Osaka.
This is shown from 1:14 in the video.
There are many restaurants and shopping districts around Dotonbori, Osaka, which is known as Kuidaore Town.
Many popular events are held in tourist areas as well, so be sure to keep your eyes open for them.
In Osaka, there's the Tower of the Sun, which was created by the artist Taro Okamoto as a symbol for the Japan World Exposition (Osaka Expo) held in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture in 1970. This famous tourist destination is introduced from 2:16 in the video.

Going out to see Japanese festivals and learning about traditional Japanese performing arts and martial arts is sure to make for an unforgettable experience.

Summary of Modern Day Japan

After watching the video, which place caught your eye?
Of course, there are many more tourist destinations, charms, and wonders in Japan, but at the very least, this article and video will get you started on your adventure!
One of the best parts about sightseeing in Japan is that you can enjoy it in a way that will suit each and every person.
We hope that with this video and article you've found something that piqued your interest in Japan!

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Sep. 15, 2020
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坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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