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21.Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium - an aquarium in the Oceanic Exhibition Park on the island of Okinawa, Japan. The oceanarium is a four-story building, which houses aquariums with deep-water inhabitants, sharks, corals and tropical fish. There are 77 different aquariums in total, 10,000 m3 of water. The main aquarium contains 7500 m3 of water. Its survey panel, made of plexiglass measuring 8.2 by 22.5 m and 60 cm thick, was the largest in the world at the time of discovery. Together with other fish there live whale sharks and manta rays. In the aquarium live 80 species of coral. In the open basins there are representatives of several species of dolphins - bottlenose dolphins, Indian bottlenose dolphins, small killer whales, Pacific striped dolphins and wrinkled dolphins.
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22.Miyajima Island
Miyajima Island or Itsukushima - an island in the Inland Sea, the south-western part of the Gulf. Better known under the name Miyadzhima. Itsukushima Island, or so-called "Miyadzhima Aki Province" viddvana considered one of Japan's three most beautiful landscapes. Huge torii gate and Itsukushima Shrine listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terrain is mountainous island. The highest point is Mount Misen rocky height of 535 m. In good weather, it can be seen from the shore of a distant island Shikoku. Mountain is considered sacred, so its original forest has never cut down the island's inhabitants. This fauna Misenu is closely protected by the state. Since Itsukushima is protected by UNESCO and the Japanese government, the island is forbidden to build new housing. The population does not exceed 2,200 people. Itsukushima is also known for its Japanese maples, which turn red in autumn and paint the mountain forests of the island in a crimson color. The leaves of the maple became a symbol of the city.
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23.Arima Onsen
Arima Onsen is a hot spring located in Arima-Cho in Kita district in Kobe, in Hyogo Prefecture. It is one of the oldest onsen in Japan. Located near the Setanaikai National Park and to the west of the active fault of Arima Takatsuki. The Arima Onsen complex consists of: hot springs such as Kin no yu, Gin no yu or Taiko no yu, natural green spaces such as Cuihodzi, Tsuzumigataki, Atagosan Park, the Buddhist temple, the Onsen Jijj sanctuary and a tourist zone such as the valley maples with their color changing during the fall and waterfalls, such as the cascade of 48 waterfalls of Arima.
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24.Okinawa
Okinawa is the largest island of the Japanese Ryukyu archipelago, located approximately in the middle between Kyushu and Taiwan. Okinawa - the record for the number of long-livers. The average life expectancy of men is 88 years, women 92. There are nine UNESCO sites in Okinawa: Shuriho Castle in Okinawa, Katsouren-jo (ruins of Husuku Castle), Nakagusuku Castle, Nakijin-ruined castle, Sonohyan-stone gate, Shikinaen garden, Zakimi Castle, Tamaudun Mausoleum, Cave of Yutaka Sef. Also worth a visit: Century Beach, Pineapple Park, Orion Beer Factory and Hiji Falls.
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25.Yakushima
Yakushima is a Japanese island located 60 km south-west of the Osumi Peninsula in Kyushu, which is one of the four large islands of the Japanese archipelago. Since 1993 it has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage. It is an irregular pentagon with an area of 503 km2. The highest point is 1935 m above sea level. Most of the island is covered by tropical forest. The tree of sugi is widespread (yaku-sugi, Cryptomeria japonica). A rich fauna, including deer and monkeys, picturesque mountains and waterfalls, thermal springs attract up to 300 thousand tourists a year to the island.
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26.Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama
Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are historical villages located in the remote mountainous area of ​​Honshu Island, which in winter was often cut off from the rest of Japan. There is a special school of architecture - "Gasso-zukuri". Traditional dwellings in this area are distinguished by steep roofs made of straw. The main occupation of local residents was silkworm breeding, so that the upper floors of the dwellings are skilfully adapted for the needs of silkworming. The villages are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding example of a traditional way of life perfectly adapted to the environment and local social and economic conditions".
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27.Zao Onsen
Yamagata Zao Onsen Ski Resort - is the largest ski resort in the Tohoku region, Japan. This resort is spread around the Gizo Mountains. It has the largest area in Japan. Works from the beginning of December to the end of March. Has a huge number of trails, slopes, descents, springboards of different degrees of complexity. Regularly hosts international competitions in winter sports, as well as a number of important festivals. All the slopes allow you to ski, snowboard and snowshoe.
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28.Himeji Castle
Himeji Castle is a Japanese castle in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the oldest preserved buildings from medieval Japan. Built in 1346 as one of the locks of the Akamatsu clan on a high hill surrounded by three rings of white walls, the upper part of which is covered with gray tiles. Today it serves as a museum and an example of the Japanese castle architecture of the Edo period. It includes 83 buildings built from a tree. The height of the main tower is 83 m. The garden surrounding the castle is a spiral labyrinth, with many dead-end and lateral branches. The castle is enlisted in the national treasures of Japan and the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Together with the castles of Kumamotoi Matsumoto is included in the "three outstanding castles of Japan".
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29.Kumamoto Castle
Kumamoto Castle is a castle built in 1469-1487 by Idewoi Hidenobu as a small fort in the city of Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Subsequently, for 300 years, served as the main residence of the Daimyo Kumamoto-Khan. Today it serves as a museum, an example of the Japanese castle architecture of the Edo period. Enrolled in the list of national treasures of Japan. Currently, the castle is used as a museum. The exhibits are clothes, weapons and samurai armor.
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30.Tōdai-ji
Tōdai-ji - Buddhist monastery in Japan. Belongs Kegon sect. The main shrine of the monastery is the statue Birusyany (Japan's national treasure). By the valuable monuments include the golden temple (national treasure of Japan), the southern gate of large (national treasure of Japan), the Middle Gate (Japan's important cultural landmark), statues of stone lions (Japan's important cultural landmark). One of the "seven great monasteries of the southern capital." UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan, National Treasure of Japan.
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