Japan is a country with a ton of people. There are a lot of people that live there and a ton of foreign tourists that visit the country every single day. Considering the fact that Japan has such a rich history and unique culture, it's not a surprise that so many people choose to visit.

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But the fact that so many people are in Japan all the time means that a lot of popular tourist attractions can get super crowded. Although this definitely isn't a reason to completely avoid these destinations, it's important to know that you're going to have to contend with the crowds if you visit them. To see 10 of the most crowded tourist destinations in Japan, keep reading!

10 Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing is known for being one of the busiest intersections in the world. At any given moment, there can be hundreds (if not thousands!) of people crossing the street in any direction.

Shibuya Crossing is home to stores and other businesses and there are massive screens that advertise different products and businesses to everyone that passes by. Shibuya Crossing is so famous that it has even been featured in video games and movies like Lost in Translation and The World Ends With You.

9 Kusatsu Onsen

Kusatsu Onsen is a really unique location in Japan. This is an onsen, the Japanese word for a hot spring, and is one of the most famous onsens in Japan. There are a lot of different water-based spa techniques that are practiced in this onsen that have been practiced in Japan for centuries.

While this is definitely a great place to relax and kick back, the fact that it's among the best-known onsen in Japan means that it gets really busy. This hot spring is located in Gunma, 1200 feet above sea level.

8 Tokyo DisneySea

Going to any of the Disney parks around the world is definitely a fun experience for tourists that are still young at heart and want to experience the magic of Disney. The different parks each have unique features, and Tokyo DisneySea is definitely no exception. Here, visitors can see Mermaid Lagoon, an attraction that isn't found in any other Disney parks.

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But the fact that Tokyo DisneySea is a Disney park should clue any visitor into the fact that it's going to be very crowded. Just like its international counterparts, Tokyo DisneySea draws in a ton of visitors. If you're someone that doesn't mind waiting in line to meet Ariel or get some alien dumplings, Tokyo DisneySea is still a great place to visit while in Japan.

7 Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple is a temple located in Tokyo. Tokyo is a city that is full of a ton of different Buddhist temples that have been built over the centuries. Japan has a unique culture and a lot of history, which is one thing that draws in many visitors.

Although there are a lot of temples located in Tokyo and all over the rest of Japan, Sensoji Temple is among the most popular and the most eye-catching. There's a reason that so many visitors come here! It's one that many visitors put on their own bucket lists, but be careful if you decide to as well! It's definitely crowded.

6 Tokyo Station

Because Tokyo is a city of over 9 million people, it makes sense that everyone needs a way to get around. Japan's culture puts a lot of emphasis on being on time, so even though there are so many millions of people in Tokyo, the public transit is still incredibly efficient.

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Tokyo Station is the hub of transportation that keeps people living in and visiting Tokyo getting around the city. This red brick building is impressive to see and although it's the transportation hub of the city, it's also a popular sight-seeing destination. But it's definitely a crowded one!

5 Tsukiji Market

If you're someone who just can't get enough seafood, going to Japan is definitely going to be a good time for you. So much Japanese cuisine has a seafood base, so you'll have plenty of tasty things to eat. Visiting Tsukiji Market is the next level of Japanese tourism for seafood lovers.

This huge, open market sells the freshest fish, processed seafood items, and even other food-related items like sharp knives and kitchen supplies. This market mainly services wholesale customers that are there to buy fresh fish for restaurants but is also a popular (and crowded!) tourist destination.

4 Kabukicho

Kabukicho is a district in Tokyo that is known for its adult-oriented nightlife venues like bars, love hotels, and clubs. If you're traveling to Tokyo with family, Kabukicho might not be a place that you're going to want to visit. But if you're looking for a way to let loose and have a little fun, it can be an entertaining part of the city!

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Kabukicho is a popular place for locals and visitors alike - and for good reason. There are bars, pachinko parlors, and even a museum to visit. But if you're looking to go to Kabukicho, be ready to deal with the crowds! And it's best to do some research before you go because some venues can be on the shady side with their pricing.

3 Ueno Park

Ueno Park is a public park located in the central part of Tokyo. During the Edo Period of Japan, this park's grounds were home to the Kaneiji Temple, one of the largest temples in the area. Today, it's a public park for visitors to take a walk, visit museums and shrines, or even ride a boat across the pond.

Because there's so much to do here and the cherry blossoms that bloom on the trees in the spring are so wonderful to see, it's no surprise that there are so many people - both tourists and Tokyo locals - that like to pay Ueno Park a visit. This means you'll have to contend with the crowds if you go.

2 Kyoto

Although much of Japan is very modern now and this country is definitely on the cutting edge of a lot of technology, that wasn't always the case. Part of the appeal of visiting Japan is experiencing the culture and getting a taste of the rich history that this country has to offer. Because of that, a lot of tourists like to visit Kyoto.

Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan and today, it's a popular tourist destination. There are a lot of shrines, traditional buildings, and palaces for visitors. Kyoto is a really unique and interesting town, but it's also a very crowded one because so many people are drawn to this tourist destination.

1 Takeshita Street

It's hard to go anywhere without going shopping, right? In Japan, there are stores dedicated to just about everything. From cute stuffed toys to unique clothing and electronics, there are stores all over Japan that have anything you could want to purchase.

Takeshita Street is the name of a street in the Harajuku section of Tokyo. This street is known for being lined with dozens of stores, making it a great place for anyone that loves to shop 'til they drop. Unfortunately, it's also incredibly crowded and the narrow street only emphasizes how busy it is.

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