Cities in Japan

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Japan's cities usually combine tradition and modernity. Magnificent Shintō shrines and Buddhist temples characterize neighborhoods, streets and squares. Next to them, skyscrapers covered with neon signs and high towers, which are considered prestige buildings, tower up. Bustle and liveliness are part of everyday life in cities with often very high population densities. A vibrant nightlife in karaoke bars and discos is a welcome pastime for many Japanese and tourists. A central role in Japanese cities is played by cherry trees, whose intense or delicate pink blossoms are the occasion for festivities in spring. Both inland and coastal cities are often framed by impressive mountain ranges, making excursions to natural regions possible.
Cities in Japan
01

Tokyo

14.0 million inhabitants
Tokyo
02

Yokohama

3.8 million inhabitants
Yokohama
03

Osaka

2.8 million inhabitants
Osaka
04

Nagoya

2.3 million inhabitants
Nagoya
05

Sapporo

2.0 million inhabitants
Sapporo
06

Fukuoka

1.6 million inhabitants
Fukuoka
07

Kawasaki

1.5 million inhabitants
Kawasaki
08

Kōbe

1.5 million inhabitants
Kōbe
09

Kyoto

1.5 million inhabitants
Kyoto
10

Saitama

1.3 million inhabitants
Saitama
11

Hiroshima

1.2 million inhabitants
Hiroshima
12

Sendai

1.1 million inhabitants
Sendai
13

Chiba

1.0 million inhabitants
Chiba
14

Kitakyūshū

0.9 million inhabitants
Kitakyūshū
15

Sakai

0.8 million inhabitants
Sakai
16

Niigata

0.8 million inhabitants
Niigata
17

Hamamatsu

0.8 million inhabitants
Hamamatsu
18

Kumamoto

0.7 million inhabitants
Kumamoto
19

Sagamihara

0.7 million inhabitants
Sagamihara
20

Okayama

0.7 million inhabitants
Okayama
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