9 Must-Have Experiences In Japan
Japan offers a truly unique experience – modern culture alongside a traditional one, palaces, castles and shrines alongside sky scrapers. The food, the outstanding nature and the amazing culture, all make Japan a must see destination. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip!
Kyoto – In Kyoto you will meet old Japan – temples and shrines, magical gardens, traditional Japanese cuisine and local shops. It is stunningly beautiful and peaceful, and boasts over a 1000 Buddhist temples, surrounded by sublime blossom.
Koyasan – Surrounded by forests and peaks, Koyasan is the center of Shingon Buddhism. It is also one of the best places to experience an overnight stay at a temple lodging, where you experience a monk’s lifestyle, eating the monk’s cuisine and attending the morning prayers. It is an amazing and fascinating adventure.
Mount Fuji – Climb Japan’s highest mountain between July and September for amazing views and a rewarding experience.
Ryokan – Stay at the traditional Japanese style inns found throughout the country for a unique local experience. Ryokan are a chance to experience the traditional Japanese hospitality, sleep in futon beds, enjoy Japanese style baths and taste local cuisine.
Sumo – Watch a traditional Sumo match. Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan’s national sport.
Onsen – Bath in an Onsen, a natural hot spring. Hot springs have a very long history in Japan, and they are a big part of Japanese culture. There are over 3,000 “onsen” – or hot springs – in Japan.
Tokyo – Japan’s capital and ultimate urban experience. Shops, restaurants, culture and entertainment, this bustling city has it all. Tokyo is exciting in innovative, from fashion to pop culture, skyscrapers and music.
Yakushima – This magnificent island is knowns for its natural wonders – ancient forests, towering mountains and hot springs. Enjoy some amazing outdoor activities like hiking, bathing, snorkeling and enjoying the amazing scenery.