Japan is a very unique country that has preserved its culture from external influences. For a long time, Japan was a closed country to foreigners, so closed that many city names sound unfamiliar to us. Nevertheless, Japan is densely populated with many big cities, and today, here is the top 10 largest cities in Japan.
1 Tokyo, 14,002,973
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the largest city in the country. It combines modern skyscrapers with neon lights and traditional temples, all against the backdrop of Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. Tokyo is among the top 10 largest cities in the world, and its metropolitan area is the largest in the world.
2 Yokohama, 3,709,686
Yokohama is a port city south of Tokyo. It is known for its large Chinatown and the Sankei-en botanical garden. Almost 4 million people live in the city.
3 Osaka, 2,685,481
Osaka is a port city on the island of Honshu, known for its modern architecture, vibrant nightlife, cafes, and clubs. The main attraction is the Samurai Castle, built in the 16th century. The city is home to 2,685,481 people.
4 Nagoya, 2,275,171
Nagoya is the capital of the Aichi Prefecture, a port city on the island of Honshu. The city is known for the entertainment district of Sakae, and tourists are attracted to the “Sky Boat” Ferris wheel built into a shopping center. The city is home to 2,275,171 people.
5 Sapporo, 1,933,787
Sapporo is a city on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan. It is famous for its breweries and ski resorts. Almost 2 million people live in the city.
6 Kobe, 1,538,267
Kobe is a port city in central Japan. It is known for its marble beef and beautiful scenic views of the harbor. The city is home to the Arima resort, famous for its hot springs. The population is 1.5 million people.
7 Kyoto, 1,464,890
Kyoto is a city on the island of Honshu, the former capital of Japan. It is known for the Gion district, where geishas entertain guests with songs, dances, and conversations.
8 Fukuoka, 1,517,650
Fukuoka is a city on the island of Kyushu. It is known for its beaches and modern shopping centers. The city is home to the Totomi Temple with a 10-meter wooden Buddha statue. The population is 1.5 million people.
9 Kawasaki, 1,459,796
Kawasaki is a port city on the island of Honshu, part of the Tokyo metropolitan area. The population is 1,459,796 people. It is known for its Buddhist temple Heiken-ji.
10 Saitama, 1,250,928
Saitama is a city on the island of Honshu, also part of the Tokyo metropolitan area. The population is 1,250,928 people.