Japan's Top 3

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The Japanese love lists of rankings, especially groups of three, and many of these lists have become canonical in Japanese society. While there are countless lists and variations thereof, here is a selection of the best-known ones:

Three Views

三景 Sankei

Three Famous Castles

三名城 Sanmeijō

Three Famous Gardens

三名園 Sanmeien


Three Famous Mountains

三名山 Sanmeizan, also 三霊山 Sanreizan

Three Great Festivals

三大祭 Sandaisai

Three Great Hot Springs

三大温泉 Sandaionsen

Three Great Night Views

三大夜景 Sandaiyakei

Three Old Springs

三古湯 Sankosen

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