Top Destinations in Japan
Kyoto can be considered as the spiritual heart of Japan. The reasons behind that are having nearly 2000 temples and shrines, architecture combines with religious background, stunning traditional gardens, prayer chants, Kyoto’s bamboo forest and many more things highlight the Japanese culture. Kinkaku-ji and Higashi Hogan-ji are Buddhist temples with stunning cultural architecture which attract thousands of tourists per year. If you are walking through stunning Zen gardens by hearing prayer chants, you may feel like you are in ancient Japan. As mentioned earlier, Kyoto is still remains pure and traditional compared with other parts in Japan. One more reason for that is the town of artisans with traditional arts and crafts like Japanese handmade paper (washi), tea canisters (chazutsu), tofu and other traditional sellers. The other places mostly attracted by tourists are Fushimi Inari-Taisha (Kyoto station), Gion district, Ginkaku-ji and Kyoto’s kitchen (Nishiki Market). As the top destination in Japan, Kyoto has many things to discover.
Tokyo is a mixture of past and future. Old performances are still performing on stages and night is colorful with modern lanterns and technology. There are museums to tell you stories about Japanese history and Sumo tournaments are available at any time in Tokyo. This is the city with robots, so, the conveniences are frequent for travelers like frequent on time trains and English signposts. Not only them,Tokyo offers you the top class Sushi restaurants and other Japanese cuisines. Some of the other highlighted experiences in Tokyo can be shorten like this: enjoying the Shinjuku nightlife, tasting and shopping at Tsukiji market, shopping in Harajuku, visiting cherry blossoms in Yoyogi Koen, visiting mount Fuji (five lakes of Fuji), Ghibli and Tokyo national museums, Akihabara pop culture and Tokyo bay and many more.
Kumano Kudo is the largest peninsula of Japan which is known as a better place for pilgrimage journey. It is one of the oldest destinations considered as having a 1000 years history. Tourists love to walk around these calm and quiet road networks and make their mind and body relax. And also Kumano Kudo includes the three shrines of Kumano Hongu Taisha, Kumano Nachi Taisha and Kumano Hayatama Taisha. You can enjoy the way from Tanabe (a town in Western coast) to the town of Shingu and Nachi-Katsuura through hiking, boat riding, walking and many more adventures.
Todai-ji is the top attracted Buddhist temple complex in Nara,Japan. Its Daibutsu (The Great Buddha statue) is one of the largest bronze statues in the world. The Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsu-Den) is also famous as it is the largets wooden hall in the world. The Great Buddha statue is created with 437 tonnes of bronze and 130kg gold. Over the years, with the natural effects like earthquakes the head of the statue was damaged and recovered it later. But, still you can see a colour difference between head and body.
Yellow Pumpkin made by Yayoi Kusama is the symbol of the amazing island of Naoshima. This is also called as the Benesse Art Site and very popular among tourists for Japanese art and crafts in natural settings. This project was started in 90’s and now it has become to a world class art gallery which attracts hundreds of artistic people to Japan every year for businesses and visits.
Niseko is extremely important and popular in between international skiers. In Hokaido, Japan one of the best places to ski is Niseko Annaouri Mountain. It has 800 skiable hectares with annual average snowfall of 15m. In winter it is very crowded with skiers. English language is used in this area which makes you comfortable to travel.
After became the world’s first atomic bomb attack, Hiroshima became very famous in the world. So, Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park is a very popular destination for tourists. Now it’s a very modern and developed city, but still the remnants of the bomb attack are there to see the dangerousness and effect to Japan. Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome, Children’s Peace Monument, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Bomb Victims and many more to discover in this world peace center.
There are a lot more to discover in Japan like cultural attractive city Kanazawa, Kiso Valley Nakasendo, wild Hokkaido, Yakushima, Kimikochi, Shikoku and beautiful Japanese castle in Himeji are some of them.