The Access Ranking for The Great Zekkei (stunning view) Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss This Summer!

The Access Ranking for The Great Zekkei (stunning view) Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss This Summer!
The summer is finally here! In this edition, we are sharing with you the 5 most popular Zekkei (scenic) destinations introduced by ZEKKEI Japan during the past month with the focus on the perfect summer vacation destinations.
Does any of these destinations catch your interest?

No. 5

Kabira Bay (Okinawa Prefecture)

This is a famous scenic spot situated on the Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture.
Small islands scatter across the sea which boasts one of the best clarify all around the globe... Colorful coral reefs and swimming tropical fish attract many tourists.
If you visit there during the summer, you can enjoy the contrast created by the blue hues of the sky and the sea, and you can also fully enjoy the marine leisure activities including snorkeling and kayaking.

No. 4

Rebun Island (Hokkaido Prefecture)

The Rebun Island is blessed with many unspoilt nature distinctive to a remote island. Because of it being Japan's northernmost island, it is one of the perfect destinations for your summer retreat.
The island is also referred to as “Hana no Ukishima (Floating island of flowers)”, since the island gets carpeted with alpine plants and flowers from late May to August, even at the sea-level areas of the island. Summer is the perfect season for trekking around this island. Why not go enjoy both the rare flowers and trekking at the same time?

No. 3

Ogasawara Islands (Tokyo Prefecture)

The Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands) had been elected ZEKKEI award, and these islands are popular as the page for them attracted many page views.
These islands offer the beautiful landscape only available in the unexplored region, which is 25 hours and 30 minutes away from Tokyo. The best month of the year to visit the Ogasawara Islands is July, when the weather is stable and less likely to be disturbed by typhoon strike. You can witness green turtles landing and laying eggs in the evening!
Green turtles may be landing to lay eggs to almost all publicly accessible beaches around the Chichijima Island.

No. 2

Okuiya Kazura Bridge (Tokushima Prefecture)

You know what? The second most popular destination was this suspension bridge! The legend says the fled Heike warriors had built this bridge with the vines of hardy kiwi plants to practice horse riding. Wow! The photo is so real and powerful, isn’t it! Those scared of heights should beware of this bridge. The spacing between wooden deckings is so much wider than anyone can expect it can make your knees feel weak.
It’s been told that the bridge was the only means of transportation for the region isolated by the deep mountains and valleys in the past. The bridge is also a designated national significant tangible folk cultural asset.
Visitors to the Kazura Bridge will enjoy the cool breeze, forest bathing, and moreover, they can enjoy dabbling in the pristine water running through the river during the summer season.

No.1

Sumata Valley (Shizuoka Prefecture)

You know what? The first and the second most popular destinations were suspension bridges! Does it mean many people find suspension bridges romantic? (There were many accesses from Japan and Taiwan in particular!)
The stunning view of the lake surface in emerald-green is deeply impressive. It’s been said that the vivid color of the lake water is generated by the “Tyndall effect”, where fine particles in the water reflects the light.
The stunning view of the lake surface in emerald-green is deeply impressive. It’s been said that the vivid color of the lake water is generated by the “Tyndall effect”, where fine particles in the water reflects the light.

The name, “Yume no Tsuribashi (Dreamy suspension bridge)” is also romantic. It’s been believed that if you make a wish for a good relationship in the middle of the bridge, your wish will be granted. This may be the perfect spot for those ladies who are waiting for the encounter with Mr. Perfect, waiting for the loved ones to pop the big question, or all of those who are in love, to make wishes.


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