15 Truly Astounding Places To Visit In Japan

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Nishinomaru Garden

Visitors flock to Osaka’s Nishinomaru Garden in Spring to catch a glimpse of the famous cherry blossom for which Japan is so renowned.

With around 600 cherry trees here, there are few better places to witness the spectacular sight, but regardless of the season, there’s always something that makes Nishinomaru worth a trip. This is a place of beautifully-manicured lawns and exquisite topiary and, although located in bustling Osaka, peace and quiet can always be found within the tranquil grounds here.

Part of Osaka Castle Park, the garden commands a marvellous view of the castle tower, moat and imposing stone walls, whilst for those keen to kick back and relax, there’s no better place for a picnic. Like to explore the castle a little more closely? It’s always worth a visit. Be sure to climb to the tower’s top for spectacular views of the beautiful gardens and the modern metropolis beyond.