Home to large numbers of renowned temples as well as religious shrines, outstanding palaces and beautiful gardens, high yet snowy mountains, neon arcades along with bamboo forests, Japan has always remained at the top among several destinations to experience tourism across the world. Whether you are a seasonal traveler or traveling to Japan for the time, you will definitely get something interesting to have a wonderful lifetime experience.

Best Time to Visit Japan

If you want to make the most from your Japan tourism, you should schedule your trip during the cherry blossom season. Even though exact blooming dates vary depending on the weather conditions each year, in most of the cases, from later weeks of March trees in Southern region start to bloom, while trees of northern areas bloom by the beginning of May.

On the other side, if you want to stay in Kanto or Kansai regions, you will get the chance to see blossoms during the first week of April or the last week of March. Based on the aforementioned facts, we should suggest you traveling to Japan anytime from the later weeks of March to up to the first week of April.

Places to Go to Japan

Tokyo

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Tokyo, the financial capital city of Japan has everything to offer, which include viewing cherry blossoms in its traditional gardens and exploring the Tsukiji fish market. Especially, travelers want to have a wonderful sightseeing tour should essentially visit the famous Imperial Palace in the capital city of Tokyo. People perceive it as the primary residence of the Japanese Emperor, in addition, you will get the opportunity to visit another unique 48-stories tall Metropolitan Government Building of Tokyo, commonly known as Tocho among local area people. Another surprise associated with traveling to Tokyo is that you will view the Tokyo Tower, a lattice bright orange tower and the second tallest structure of Japan.

Kyoto

For about 1,000 years, Kyoto has formed the country’s imperial capital. This has become possible because of its famous shrines, holy temples, palaces, bamboo forests, along with its beautiful gardens. Even if you have limited time in hand, you should never miss exploring the top attractions of Kyoto in your tour to Japan. Prime attractions of the place are the city’s Imperial Palace, Fushimi-Inari Taisha, a famous religious shrine, Ginkakuji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Japanese Golden Pavilion and Philosopher’s Walk.

Mount Fuji

Your trip to Japan remains incomplete if you do not see the specialties of the famous Mount Fuji. Also known as Fujiyama, Mount Fuji is the highest mountain of Japan, which rises up to approximately 12,388feet near the coast of the Pacific Ocean belonging to Shizuoka and Yamanashi at the central part of Honshu. Even though you are not a professional mountaineer, you should never miss witnessing the beauty of Mount Fuji from a certain distance. Do not forget to view the surrounding attractions of the mountain, such as Mount Tenjo, the shrine of FujiyoshidaSengen and the renowned Chureito Pagoda. Other than this, nature lovers may explore the ultimate treasures of the surrounding ArakurayamaSengen Park and Numazu Park.

Nara

Do you want to gain knowledge about a few of the oldest temples in Japan, just give time to make your visit to Nara. Especially, Todaiji Temple is the prime attractions of tourists in Nara, because of its manicured lawns combined with cantilevered buildings and local deer strolling across the fields or grounds.

Mount Koya or Koya-san

To fulfill your curiosity towards the Shingon Buddhism and get a glimpse of the life led by monks, you should definitely go to Mount Koya i.e. Koya-san. Here, you will get the chance to visit Kobo Daishi mausoleum i.e. the beginning as well as the ending place of one of the worldwide recognized pilgrimages of Shikoku 88 Temple.

Foods to Try in Japan

With the aim to make your trip to Japan a wonderful experience, you should never forget trying a few of its local foods, such as-

Ramen

Ramen is one of the must-tried foods to try in Japan. Ramen refers to a bowl containing wheat noodles dipped in either of miso soup and soy sauce. In addition, depending on your own choice, you may add a wide range of flavors ingredients. Besides this, the dish is served with flavored toppings, among which the common ones are slices of pork, seaweed, egg and green onion.

Sashimi

Sashimi

Recognized as an iconic dish of Japan, Sashimi implies a raw fish or seafood served with wasabi condiment found popularly in Japan named wasabi and soy sauce.

Sushi

If you want to enjoy the goodness of rice and fish and/or veggies in your tour in Japan, you should definitely try the famous food of Japan i.e. Sushi. The dish consists of a combination of rice seasoned with vinegar mix and varieties of ingredients. Depending on a specific restaurant or a food center, ingredients used in Sushi include vegetables, fishes and seaweed or nori.

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki means grilled in a way you like it. The specialty of this pancake of Japan is that it is made by using the combination of eggs, flour, and yam. Other than this, it has some common ingredients, like beef, veggies, onion, cheese, and mochi. The best thing about having Okonomiyaki in Japan is that it not only lets you satisfy your taste buds but also gives you lots of fun by allowing you to prepare the dish in the way you like.

Katsudon

Katsudon is also a popular food in Japan. The dish consists of a bowl of rice topped with eggs, deep-fried pork, veggies, and other condiments. An interesting aspect of the dish is that most of the Japanese students have Katsudon before the night they go for any big test or entrance examination in the school.

 

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