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Friday, 22nd January 2016
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10 of 30 best sites in Japan are found in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba prefectures

A new poll from TripAdvisor suggests that ten of the top 30 places tourists enjoyed visiting in Japan last year were in the Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba prefectures.

Traditionally popular attractions such as the Naritasan Shinshoji temple and Meiji Jingu shrine came in at numbers 14 and 25 respectively.

Meanwhile, Hasedera temple and the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena made the list for the first time, claiming the 22nd and 29th spots.

This reflects a difference in the types of places that interested visitors when they come to Japan, as they look to find out more about the culture and its history.

Modern Japanese sites are also gaining favour, with both the Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama and Tokyo’s Shibuya Center-gai area making it onto the list in positions 17 and 26.

TripAdvisor is the biggest website in the world that allows visitors to share their own first-hand opinions and knowledge of a destination, making fellow travellers feel at ease with their reviews.

Among the comments about the various attractions in Japan were the usefulness of information in a number of languages from tourist information centre in front of the Kaminarimon gate of Sensoji temple.

Also noteworthy was the fact that the broadcasts inside the sumo arena are also provided in English, so that more visitors can understand what’s going on.

Views from atop some of the capital city’s most prominent skyscrapers all got plenty of mentions, with the Sky Deck, Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Skytree all enchanting visitors.

While the three prefectures of Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba had the highest number of attractions ranked within the top 30, the whole of Japan is filled with incredible places to visit.

In fact, it is often the case that when visitors step off the beaten track they find the real Japan open up in front of them and understand more about this stunning country.

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