Best Cities In Japan


The Top Ten

1 Tokyo

I am a Japanese and love Tokyo

2 Kyoto


3 Yokohama
4 Sapporo


5 Hakodate
6 Hiroshima

A city with an excellent and moving museum about the atomic bombing in WWII, a nice garden, and delicious okonomiyaki.

7 Sendai
8 Takayama

A historic town with a famous festival held twice a year.

9 Osaka

It's like Tokyo except less populated, and Tokyo is WAY too overpopulated! - booklover1

10 Nikko

A historic city with many World Heritage Sites, as well as a lot of fascinating natural wonders.

The Contenders

11 Kobe
12 Takamatsu
13 Kanazawa

A city with a famous garden, art museum, and geisha quarters.

14 Akita
15 Fukuoka
16 Okayama

A city near and dear to my heart

A beautiful city home to one of Japan's top 3 gardens (Korakuen Garden), the scenic and historic Kibi Plains, the nations largest Naked Man Festival, and many interesting areas in addition to great fruit and food.

17 Kawasaki
18 Ise

Home of the Grand Ise Shrine, the holiest Shinto shrine in the world.

19 Nagasaki

A truly historic city, not only because of its significance in WWII, but even prior to that Nagasaki's position as the only port open to foreigners has given it a very rich history and unique atmosphere.

20 Saitama

Bonsai Capital of the World and home to one of Japan's best Railway Museums.

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