15 Japan’s Natural Wonders

Japan has many amazing man-made structures that have a rich history behind it. But Japan also holds some amazing structures and places that aren’t the result of a person’s hand, and are simply the result of nature.

Mount Fuji

Of course we have to start off the list with one of the most famous and popular sights in Japan. Mt. Fuji is an active volcano located on the border of Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefecture on Honshu Island. Many people come to Japan to see Mt. Fuji and sometimes trek up it as well, while others visit as a sort of pilgrimage. There are many places by the base of the mountain where you can stay to gaze upon the mountain but it depends on cloud visibility. Nevertheless, this is a must visit for those in Japan who enjoy looking at natural wonders.

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge is located in the Miyazaki prefecture and is a must see for those who can’t get enough of natural, scenic places. Visitors can either rent a boat and row down a river up to a waterfall, or walk on a path. The area is absolutely stunning, and just another natural wonder that Japan has to offer.

Beppu Onsen

In Beppu, Oita in Japan, has a series of hot springs scattered around that are naturally occurring. The number of hot spring vents with steam rising are fascinating to watch. Visitors can also enjoy some of the hot springs by going for a dip. You can even enjoy a relaxing experience with a hot sand bath.

Narusawa Ice Cave

The Narusawa Ice Cave is an interesting and magical-looking natural wonder. Originally a lava cave, through weathering processes, ice formed within it creating pillars of ice.  This is a neat place to view if you’re interested in natural monuments.

Cape chinen park 1
Cape chinen park 1
Cape manzamo 2
Cape manzamo 2
Dsimg wowjpn goo ne jp 3
Dsimg wowjpn goo ne jp 3
Glover garden – nagasaki 4
Glover garden – nagasaki 4
Hot springs at beppu resort 5
Hot springs at beppu resort 5
Kafu banta, okinawa 6
Kafu banta, okinawa 6
Kanazawa, ishikawa 7
Kanazawa, ishikawa 7
Kirishima onsen village, maruo waterfall 8
Kirishima onsen village, maruo waterfall 8
Kouri beach 9
Kouri beach 9
Kyushu onsen 10
Kyushu onsen 10
Located around 2km south from shuri castle, shikinaen was constructed in 1799 as a secondary residence for the ryukyu royal family 11
Located around 2km south from shuri castle, shikinaen was constructed in 1799 as a secondary residence for the ryukyu royal family 11
Motonosumi inari shrine 12
Motonosumi inari shrine 12
Mount aso 13
Mount aso 13
Mount fuji, japan 14
Mount fuji, japan 14
Nirai kanai bridge 15
Nirai kanai bridge 15
Nokonoshima island 16
Nokonoshima island 16
Sakurajima volcano 17
Sakurajima volcano 17
Sasaguri forest of kyushu 18
Sasaguri forest of kyushu 18
Sengan en is located by the sea shore in satsuma peninsula in southern kagoshima prefecture 19
Sengan en is located by the sea shore in satsuma peninsula in southern kagoshima prefecture 19
Shimoakasaka terraced paddy field 20
Shimoakasaka terraced paddy field 20
Shirahama in wakayama prefecture 21
Shirahama in wakayama prefecture 21
Takachiho gorge 22
Takachiho gorge 22
The icicles of misotsuchi 23
The icicles of misotsuchi 23
These castle ruins are located in the village of nakijin on the motobu peninsula 24
These castle ruins are located in the village of nakijin on the motobu peninsula 24
Yanagawa river 25
Yanagawa river 25

Okinawa and Hokkaido aren’t part of the main island of Japan, and they each have some unique sights specific to the type of environment that it is. There are also many other beautiful wonders to explore on the main island as well. Japan has many beautiful natural wonder. It’s waiting for you to exploring it.

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