10 Gorgeous Spots that will Make you Want to Get Stationed in Japan

  1. Osaka Castle

There are castles all over Japan but this one is especially gorgeous!

2. Miyajima Island

The deer on Miyajima Island will come right up to you, especially if you have a snack for them.

3. Bamboo Forests

There are bamboo forests all over Japan, the most famous one being the one in Kyoto. This one in Iwakuni is small but beautiful!

4. This Marble Sculpture Park in Onomichi

This is one of my favorite spots in Japan! The marble was brought over from Italy and carved in Hiroshima before being brought out to this island.

5. Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

This is one of the most famous spots in Kyoto and it certainly lives up to the hype.

6. Friendship Day at MCAS Iwakuni

Every year the base organizes Friendship Day where it is open to civilians and locals to come and see the planes, meet the pilots and take photos.

7. Gion District in Kyoto

This is a great location if you want to see the famous Geisha. There is also shopping and lots of beautiful old architecture.

8. Cherry Blossoms in Spring

You can see the cherry blossoms all over Japan in late March and early April. It is the most beautiful time of year!

9. Hiroshima Castle

This castle is newer then most because it was rebuilt after being destroyed by the atomic bomb. It is a testament to the resilience of the Japanese.

10. Rabbit Island

Yes there is an island filled with rabbits! Bring a bag of vegetables and they will flock to you!