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Japan was officially the best place to travel in 2018. Here are 15 photos that will make you want to visit ASAP.

INSIDER Logo By Anay Katyal of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 16: 
  
    Travel + Leisure named Japan its 2018 destination of the year.
  
  The magazine selects each year's choices among a jury of
  writers, editors, and relevant experts.
  
  Towering mountains, beautiful cherry blossoms, and
  neon-flooded streets make Japan a remarkable place.
  
  Some of the best things to do include taking the bullet train
  from Tokyo to Kyoto to see Mount Fuji on the way and walking the
  Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine for an unparalleled view of Kyoto.
  
  You can also take a dip in the natural hot springs at
  Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, which is widely considered the world's
  oldest hotel.
  

  Tokyo may be an impressive
  city, but that's not all Japan has to offer.

  The country's islands, shrines, world-renowned cuisine, and
  beautiful scenery are just a
  few reasons why it's a great place to travel. So it should come
  as no surprise that Travel + Leisure named Japan its 2018 destination of the year.

  From the bustling streets of Shibuya, Tokyo, to the majestic
  Mount Fuji, here are some things to see and do in Japan that will
  make you want to visit immediately.

  • Travel + Leisure named Japan its 2018 destination of the year.
  • The magazine selects each year's choices among a jury of writers, editors, and relevant experts.
  • Towering mountains, beautiful cherry blossoms, and neon-flooded streets make Japan a remarkable place.
  • Some of the best things to do include taking the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto to see Mount Fuji on the way and walking the Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine for an unparalleled view of Kyoto.
  • You can also take a dip in the natural hot springs at Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, which is widely considered the world's oldest hotel.

Tokyo may be an impressive city, but that's not all Japan has to offer.

The country's islands, shrines, world-renowned cuisine, and beautiful scenery are just a few reasons why it's a great place to travel. So it should come as no surprise that Travel + Leisure named Japan its 2018 destination of the year.

From the bustling streets of Shibuya, Tokyo, to the majestic Mount Fuji, here are some things to see and do in Japan that will make you want to visit immediately.

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