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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum claimed the top spot for the second consecutive year on Trip Advisor Japan’s list of the most popular sightseeing spots for foreign tourists. It’s a touching memorial that has moved countless visitors to tears and reminds the world to never let such an atrocity happen again, prompting one Trip Advisor user to describe it as “sad, informative and a must-see.” Let’s take a look at the other sightseeing spots on Trip Advisor Japan’s list for 2013.

*****Trip Advisor Japan gathered user comments and evaluations in 20 different languages on their website to determine the rankings.*****

1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture)1. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

2. Fushimi Inari-taisha (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)2. Fushimi Inari-taisha

3. Tōdai-ji (Nara City, Nara Prefecture)SONY DSC

4. Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima City, Hiroshima Prefecture)4. Itsukushima Shrine

5. Kinkaku-ji (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)5. Kinkaku-ji

6. Kiyomizu-dera (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)6. Kiyomizu-dera

7. Jigokudani Monkey Park (Yamanouchi Town, Nagano Prefecture)7. Jigokudani Monkey Park

8. Shinjuku Gyoen (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)8. Shinjuku Gyoen

9. Narita-san (Narita City, Chiba Prefecture)9 Narita-san

10. Tsukiji Outer Market (Chuo Ward, Tokyo)10. Tsukiji Outer Market

11. Hakone Open-Air Museum (Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture)11. Hakone Open-Air Museum (Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture)

12. Sensō-ji (Taito Ward, Tokyo)12. Sensō-ji (Taito Ward, Tokyo)

13. Nara Park (Nara City, Nara Prefecture)13. Nara Park (Nara City, Nara Prefecture)

14. Kurokawa Onsen (Minamioguni Town, Kumamoto Prefecture)14. Kurokawa Onsen (Minamioguni Town, Kumamoto Prefecture)

15. Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka (Kyoto City, Kyoto)15. Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka

16. Nikkō Tōshō-gū (Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture)16. Nikkō Tōshō-gū

17. Mount Fuji (Shizuoka Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture17. Mount Fuji

18. Kenroku-en (Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture)18. Kenroku-en

19. Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)19. Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji

20. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium (Kunigami District, Okinawa Prefecture)20. Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

21. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture)21. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

22. Hase-dera (Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture)22. Hase-dera

23. Sankei-en (Naka Ward, Yokohama Prefecture)23. Sankei-en

24. Meiji Shrine (Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)24. Meiji Shrine

25. Okunoin (Koya Town, Wakayama Prefecture)25. Okunoin

How does the Trip Advisor Japan rankings stack up against your own? Did they miss some notable sightseeing spots? Are there any that are overrated? We here in the RocketNews24 office are a little surprised Hokkaido didn’t make the list. What are your thoughts?

Source: TripAdvisor Japan, Yomiuri Online
Images: Wikipedia Commons