Japan is the only land where Sakura blooms everywhere. So, here are the top destinations in cherry blossom Land Japan.
Kyoto: Top Destinations in Cherry Blossom Land Japan
Kyoto can be considered as the spiritual heart of Japan. The reasons behind that are having nearly 2000 temples and shrines. And the architecture combines with religious background, stunning traditional gardens and prayer chants. Kyoto’s bamboo forest and many more things highlight the Japanese culture amazingly.
On the other hand, 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.
As one of the top destinations in cherry blossom land Japan, Tokyo is a mixture of past and future. Because, the old performances are still performing on stages and night is colorful with modern lanterns and technology. And there are museums to tell you stories about Japanese history. On the other side, Sumo tournaments are available at any time in Tokyo. And most importantly, 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 and shopping in Harajuku. Also, visiting cherry blossoms in Yoyogi Koen will be amazing. Visiting mount Fuji (five lakes of Fuji) is also more adventurous. Ghibli and Tokyo national museums, Akihabara pop culture and Tokyo bay and many more are there to discover in Tokyo.
Kumano Kudo is the largest peninsula of Japan which is known as a better place for pilgrimage journey. And 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. They are 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. And its Daibutsu (The Great Buddha statue) is one of the largest bronze statues in the world. Also, The Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsu-Den) is famous as it is the largest wooden hall in the world. And this Great Buddha statue 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. As it 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. Apart from them, Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome and Children’s Peace Monument are there to visit. And also, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Bomb Victims and many more to discover in this world peace center.