36 of Japan's most stunning places

Updated 4th January 2019
(CNN) — You never run out of photo ideas when visiting Japan.
With an overwhelmingly diverse capital city offering everything from centuries-old temples to eye-popping street fashion and futuristic skyscrapers, Japan, or Nippon (the Land of the Rising Sun), was unsurprisingly named the fastest-growing tourism destination in the world in a UNWTO 2018 tourism report.
While it's impossible to make a list of every single beautiful place in Japan, we've narrowed it down to 36 of our favorites.
From our most loved cityscape to the most stunning gardens, check out the gallery and see all the places you should visit next time you travel to Japan.