Japan is a fascinating country with a lot of history and various cultures. It has a really rich culture characterized by the organization of great seasonal and yearly festivals. Besides these cultural events, there are many other activities and attractions in Japan visitors can attend and visit. Some of the must-see attractions are the landmarks in these countries. However there are over 3000 landmarks in Japan, and many of us may find it difficult to make a choice. Fortunately, we will provide you with the 5 Beautiful Must-see Man made Landmarks in Japan in this article to help you. However, if you wish to visit other landmarks in Japan, I guess you should see our 10 famous landmarks in Japan instead.
Now if you are ready, grab a cup of tea and some cookies and let’s discover the 6 Beautiful Must-see Man made Landmarks in Japan.
Man made Landmark: Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Sky Tree: Tallest man made landmarks in Tokyo, Japan
Dotonbori: Eat to your fullest in Osaka
Tokyo Tower: One of the amazing man made landmarks in Tokyo, Japan
Naoshima Island: Yayoi Kasuma’s pumpkins
Must-see Man made Landmarks in Japan
1. Man made Landmark: Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan
Shibuya Crossing is known to be the busiest intersection in the world with over 250000 people accessing it each day. This crossing is surrounded by tall buildings and large LED advertising screens making it a popular photographic area in Japan and maybe the whole world.
In addition, to have a beautiful view of one of these man made landmarks in Japan, make your way over to the Shibuya 109-2 department store and head to Mag’s Park on the roof.
One reason that causes this crossing to be really busy is the presence of Japan’s busiest shopping districts and centers there. You will also find here in Shibuya Crossing the statue of Hachiko. Hachiko was an Akita dog who went to Shibuya Station to meet his master every day. Ironically, his master passed away in 1925, this Akita dog continues to return to Shibuya every day.
In Japan, the Akita dog remains a legend and he is also seen as an example of loyalty.
Shibuya Crossing is open 24h/7 and there is no fee you pay to see the crossing. The only fee you pay is 600 yen for the MAGPark(open from 10 am to 9 pm) Viewing Deck
2. Tokyo Sky Tree: Tallest man made landmark in Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Sky Tree is definitely one of the top attractions to see in Tokyo. It stands 634 meters high that’s why it’s presently the highest tower in the world with an amazing observation deck. The splendid panoramic views lead all the way to the famous natural landmark Mount Fuji.
This Sky Tree is accessible via the rail network. Access to the Sky tree’s observation deck is between 1000 yen and 3400 yen for adults. As for children, it’s between 550 yen and 2550 yen. But, prices are cheaper on weekdays if you have some spare time after work, you can have a glimpse of the view.
The Observation deck is open from 8 am to 10 pm
3. Dotonbori: Eat to your fullest in Osaka.
Dotonbori is best known for its delicious food and experience Kuidaore(Eat till you drop)! It’s one of Osaka’s great attractions with an entertaining area filled with neon lights and arrays of bars and restaurants. Make sure you have a good time when planning your trip here cause your eyes may deceive your pockets while there.
The colorful pedestrian street runs along Osaka’s Dotonbori canal and is a firm favorite among shoppers and photographers. As in Shibuya Crossing, Dotonbori is also a great spot to shoot some photos.
Dotonbori is open 24h/h and entrance is free.
4. Tokyo Tower: One of the amazing man made landmarks in Tokyo, Japan
This is another famous landmark in Japan completed in 1958. Tokyo tower was the tallest structure in the world till 2012. After that, the Tokyo Sky tree took over but this landmark is still one of Japan’s most beautiful well-known landmarks. In addition, this landmark is regarded as one of the symbols of post-war development in Japan and equally offers broadcasting facilities.
Tokyo Tower has 2 observation decks where you can have a unique view of Tokyo’s surrounding and even a little view of Mount Fuji. It also has a souvenir shop, cafe and performance venue where you can enjoy some music.
Tokyo Tower is located in Shiba-Koen District of Minato and is open from 9 am to 11 pm. The entrance fee is 900 yen.
5. Naoshima Island: Yayoi Kasuma’s pumpkins
Have you ever seen a yellow-like pumpkin sitting on the seafront? In any case, you should add Naoshima Island to your bucket list. Besides the magnificent pumpkin, there are many other attractive spots here you should definitely not miss. There are museums, and art houses you need to visit in order to get the best experience of artworks there. Equally, you will find bathhouses, cafes and restaurants to relax and fill up some energy before continuing your tour. In fact, you won’t lack things to do in Naoshima.
Entrance to Naoshima island does not require any fee but museums and art houses have fees that vary.