The best cities to visit in Japan (Japan - Destinations)
Kyoto is considered Japan's second most popular tourist destination, after Tokyo. It is a city located in the southern part of the Japanese island of Honshu, near Osaka. Also referred to as "The Thousand Year Capital", being the capital of Japan for over 1000 years, between 794 and 1868, Kyoto was the center of the Japanese civilization. Nowadays, it is a provincial city with over 1.6 million inhabitants, which attracts tourists from all over the world with its fascinating temples, pagodas, palaces and beautiful gardens...
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the largest city here, concentrating about 10% of the country’s population. The city is situated in the middle of the archipelago's main island, Honshu. Here the seat of the government and residence of the Emperor of Japan is located. The metropolitan area of the city, the largest in the world, is home to about 30 million people. Four train and subway stations ensure transportation to more than two million passengers every day, while in its central areas (in the "districts") the p...
Osaka, a city-port also called the "Venice of Japan" or "the Manchester of the East" is located in Japan, in the Kansai region of the Honshu island at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay. Osaka is the third largest city in Japan in terms of population, after Tokyo and Yokohama. It is the centre of the metropolitan area of Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, which has a population of over 18 million inhabitants. In the past, Osaka was Japan’s commercial capital. Lately, Tokyo h...