Best Cities In Japan

The Top Ten Best Cities In Japan

1 Tokyo Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world.

I am a Japanese and love Tokyo

1. Tokyo
2. Osaka
3. Nagoya
4. Hiroshima
5. Yokohama
6. Kyoto
7. Kobe
8. Sapporo
9. Kawasaki
10. Fukuoka

2 Kyoto

I am a nature lover. So I voted for Kyoto


3 Osaka

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

4 Yokohama
5 Sendai

Sendai! Founded by the most bada** samurai ever

6 Kobe
7 Takamatsu
8 Fukuoka
9 Akita
10 Sapporo


The Contenders

11 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.

12 Hiroshima

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

13 Nagoya

A city that is comparable to Osaka, except it's aquarium is better, it has a world-class Railway Museum, many gardens, and nice museums.

14 Hakodate
15 Kawasaki
16 Ise

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

17 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.

18 Saitama

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

19 Kochi

Birthplace of Sakamoto Ryoma, one of Japan's most famous and beloved samurai and revolutionaries. Kochi Castle, an original, Godaisan, and Katsurahama Beach are all scenic areas. They are one of the only places in Japan that continues the tradition of dog fighting. Kochi is also serves the best katsuo no tataki.

20 Kurashiki

Famous for its large and romantic canal lined with historic buildings from the Edo Period.

21 Nikko

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

22 Matsue

A lovely coastal city with a great castle, nice onsen, and lots of other interesting sites scattered about.

23 Naruto

Most famous for its whirlpools, it is also home to a fun museum featuring replicas of famous art from around the world.

24 Matsuyama

A city famous for its large castle and historic onsen.

25 Otaru

A scenic historic town in Hokkaido

26 Kanazawa

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

27 Takayama

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

28 Yamagata

Most famous for Zao and Yamadera Temple.

29 Hikone

A nice castle town, complete with an original castle, accompanying garden, and castle museum. Beyond that, it also has a few interesting temples and other historic sites.

30 Hamamatsu

The city has a large lake, caves, and many other historic sites scattered about. Many foreigners call Hamamatsu home.

31 Hiraizumi

The ancient capital of northern Japan.

32 Kumamoto
33 Beppu

A famous hot spring town.

34 Kitakyushu
35 Fukuyama

A city known for its roses and Tomonoura.

36 Hagi

A former castle town with a large number of preserved houses from days of old that have now been designated World Heritage Sites. It's also known for its pottery.

37 Shimonoseki

Fugu capital of Japan and the site of the famous battle between Musashi Miyamoto and his arch rival.

38 Iwakuni

Home the the beautiful Kintai-kyo Bridge.

39 Nagano
40 Chiba
41 Naha
42 Kusatsu
43 Aomori

The snowiest city in the World.

44 Utsunomiya

Best city in japan

45 Iida
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