Home to thousands of temples and shrines, beautiful palaces and gardens, mountains, neon arcades and bamboo forests, Japan is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Whether you are a seasonal traveler or traveling to Japan for the first time, you will find something interesting to explore and experience for sure.
Best Time to Visit Japan
If you want to make the most of your Japan tour, plan your trip during the cherry blossom season. An enjoyable time to visit Japan is late in spring between March and May. Late autumn from September to November is the best time to visit
Places to Go to Japan
Tokyo, the financial capital of Japan has everything to offer, from cherry blossoms traditional gardens to the Tsukiji fish market. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Tokyo’s Imperial Palace i.e. and a 48-story tall Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, called Tocho among the locals. You may also get a chance to play real-world Mario Kart on the streets of Tokyo and the Robot Restaurant.
For nearly 1,000 years, Kyoto has served as the imperial capital of Japan, thanks to its famous shrines, temples, palaces, bamboo forests, and beautiful gardens. Even if you have limited time in hand, don’t miss exploring the top attractions of Kyoto on your Japan tour. Prime attractions include Imperial Palace of Kyoto, the holy shrine of Fushimi-Inari Taisha, Ginkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, the Golden Pavilion of Japan and Philosopher’s Walk.
Your trip to Japan will be incomplete if you do not enjoy the stunning views of the famous Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji or Fujiyama is the highest mountain of Japan, which rises to approximately 12,388 feet near the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Shizuoka and Yamanashi of central Honshu. Even if you aren’t a mountain climber, you must make a trip to see the beautiful Mount Fuji from afar. Do explore other places like the Mount Tenjo, the shrine of Fujiyoshida Sengen, the renowned Chureito Pagoda, Arakurayama Sengen and Numazu Park, especially for nature lovers.
Willing to explore the largest and oldest temples of Japan, dedicate some time to make a visit to Nara. The Todaiji Temple is the prime attraction in Nara what with its manicured lawns, cantilevered buildings and deer strolling across the grounds.
Mount Koya or Koya-san
If you want to know a few interesting aspects of Shingon Buddhism and get a glimpse of the life monks lead, you should visit Mount Koya, known as Koya-san. Here, you will get the chance to visit Kobo Daishi mausoleum i.e. the beginning and the ending place of the renowned Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage.
Foods to Try in Japan
Ramen is one of the must-try food items in Japan. Ramen is a bowl of wheat noodles dipped in miso soup or soy sauce with varieties of tasty ingredients, while the toppings included can be pork slices, seaweed, egg, and green onion.
If you are adventurous enough then try the authentic Sashimi. Considered an iconic dish, Sashimi is a type of seafood or raw fish served with a popular spicy wasabi and soy sauce.
If you want to enjoy the goodness of rice and fish and/or veggies in your tour in Japan, you should try i.e. Sushi. Made with a combination of rice seasoned with vinegar and varieties of other ingredients. Depending on the restaurant or food stall the ingredients used in Sushi can be vegetables, fishes, and seaweed or nori. In addition, there are different shapes of sushi served from Oshi sushi, Nigiri sushi, Temaki sushi and many more.
Okonomiyaki means grilled in a way you like it. This Japanese pancake is made using a perfect combination of eggs, yam, and flour. A few common ingredients are beef, onion, veggies, cheese, and mochi. The best thing about having Okonomiyaki is that it lets you prepare the dish in the way you like.
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