Japan offers a truly unique experience – modern culture alongside tradition; palaces, castles, and shrines alongside contemporary skyscrapers. The food, the outstanding nature, and the amazing culture all make Japan a must-see destination. Check out our list of the best places to visit in Japan. What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip using our Japan travel guide!
Popular itinerary in Japan:
In Kyoto you will meet old-time Japan – temples and shrines, magical gardens, traditional Japanese cuisines, and local shops. It is a stunningly beautiful and peaceful city which boasts over 1000 Buddhist temples, surrounded by sublime blossoms.
Surrounded by forests and peaks, Koyasan is the center of Shingon Buddhism. It is also one of the best places in Japan for an overnight stay at a temple lodging to experience a monk’s lifestyle, eat the monk’s cuisine, and attend the morning prayers. It is an amazing and fascinating adventure!
Fuji Mountain Guides
While the country offers countless beautiful destinations, Mt. Fuji – Japan’s highest mountain -definitely takes the lead as one of the best places to visit in Japan. Climb the mountain between July and September for amazing views and a rewarding experience. Consider taking a guide with you to maximize your experience.
Stay at the traditional Japanese style inns found throughout the country for a unique local experience. Ryokan is a chance to experience traditional Japanese hospitality, sleep in futon beds, enjoy Japanese style baths, and enjoy the local cuisine.
Watch a traditional Sumo match! Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling, and it is Japan’s national sport.
Bathe in an onsen, a natural hot spring. Hot springs have a long history in Japan and are a big part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 onsen – hot springs – in Japan.
Tokyo Tourist Attractions
Tokyo, Japan’s capital and ultimate urban experience, is home to an endless number of activities and attractions. With shops, restaurants, culture, and entertainment, this bustling city has it all. Tokyo is exciting and innovative from fashion to pop culture, skyscrapers, and music.
This magnificent island is known for its natural wonders – ancient forests, towering mountains, and hot springs. Enjoy some amazing outdoor activities like hiking, bathing, snorkeling, and enjoying the incredible scenery. This island is truly one of the best places to visit in Japan.
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