12 Things To Do In Japan

For this rich and magical country, it is hard to narrow down the places to see and things to do. But we did our best and compiled a wide-spanning recommended activities for Japan.

1. Enjoy Tokyo

Tokyo Japan

The business center of Japan is a must see.

2. Go to Kyoto

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Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto flourished for centuries as the country’s cultural, religious, and economic center. The stunningly beautiful temple covered in gold leaf, Kinkaku-ji is a World Cultural Heritage Site and one of seventeen locations that comprise the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Also, the Fushimi Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine known for some 10,000 orange torii gates arching over a scenic, two-hour-long walking trail. The Arashiyama Bamboo Groves, which as the name indicates, is covered with Bamboo trees. The list can go forever about things to do in this great city, and no matter what your interests are, you will find things you love.

3. See a Kabuki

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Kabuki is form of traditional Japanese entertainment that has been registered as a UNESCO cultural heritage art form.

4. Visit Hiroshima

Japan is the only country in the world to have an atomic bomb dropped on it. The most devastated city was Hiroshima. Currently at the Peace Memorial Museum there are exhibitions of articles of the persons who died and photos of Hiroshima just after the bombing.

5. Meet a Geisha

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You can also get to wear/purchase a kimono of your own.

6. See the Cherry Blossoms

Those beautiful magical “Pink” trees become full of life during spring. So if you ever plan to visit the country, make sure to do it starting the month of March. They are totally worth planning your schedule on them.

7. Eat Sushi

If there’s one thing you must eat in Japan, it’s sushi. IT really goes without saying, whether you’re a sushi fan or even if you don’t eat it normally.

8. Climb Mount Fuji

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Mount Fuji that everyone knows, exists as one of the well-known symbols of Japan. It is also a registered UNESCO World Heritage site.

9. Go to the Himeji Castle

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10. Attend a Sumo game

Sumo is Japan’s national sport. It’s now famous all over the world but for those who haven’t witnessed the unyielding strength live it’s hard to understand.

11. Chill at Ishigaki Island

It’s known for beaches and sites for snorkling, diving and surfing. Within Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park lies the Shiraho Reef’s rare blue coral.

12. Check the Universal studios and Disney resort

Disneyland Japan

Photo from Disneyland Tokyo website

 

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