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Uncover Japan: Top 10 Experiences

Japan at a glance

Japan is the world's 4th largest island country lying off the east coast of Asia and has emerged as one of the world’s most economically and technologically advanced places. A country that retains a unique mix of the traditional and the modern; diversity is the essence of life in Japan. Japan has plenty of unique sight-seeing and exciting experiences to offer, from picturesque cherry-blossoms to mountains, temples, and national parks.

 

Best time to visit

Japan in Autumn

Cherry Blossom season (March to April), Golden Week (early May) and O-Bon (mid-August) are peak travel periods. During these months, rainfall is lowest and temperatures are pleasantly mild. Summer months are usually warm and humid throughout, but is still an ideal time for hiking and sight-seeing. The beautiful autumn foliage and scenery also draws in crowds during October and November. Meanwhile, winter months in Japan are an ideal time for enjoying skiing or bathing in the hot springs.

 

Nara Park

Nara Park

Nara Park is one of the oldest parks in Japan and was established in 1880. Take a casual stroll and meet the resident Sika deer en route.

 

Themed Restaurants

Robot Restaurant Tokyo

There are many themed restaurants and cafes to visit in Japan, however, the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo is one of the most renowned. It's easy to see why, featuring an eccentric pop-culture show filled with robots, dancers and lasers.

 

Majestic Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

A trip to Japan wouldn’t be complete without visiting Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest and most iconic mountain offering incredible views.

 

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Perfect for any wildlife lovers, the Jigokudani Monkey Park offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see wild Snow Monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring.

 

Walk the famous Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing Tokyo

Known as one of the busiest intersections in the world, the Shibuya Crossing is a perfect depiction of modern Japan.

 

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Arguably one of the most picturesque places in Japan, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari.

 

Geisha's in Kyoto

Geishas Kyoto

Symbols of Kyoto's elegant traditional culture, Geisha are professional entertainers who undergo five years of training to perfect their art and skill.

 

Japanese Cooking Classes

Cooking Class Japan

Traditional cooking classes in Japan are highly recommended, as they are not only fun and entertaining but also informative.

 

Try a Black Egg in Owakudani

Black Eggs from Owakudani

Not only does Owakundai offer breath-taking views of Mount Fuji, but you can also try the famous Black Eggs. They are cooked in the naturally boiling water, where the shells are blackened by the sulphur and minerals.

 

Travel by Bullet Train

Bullet Train Japan

Reaching speeds of up to 199 mph, Japan’s bullet train offers an exceptionally unique and thrilling travel experience.

 

If this has enticed you to visit the weird and wonderful Japan, call our friendly travel experts free on 0800 707 6229.

Alternatively, browse our carefully picked selection of Japan Tours & Holidays here.

 

  • 26th September 2019
  • Katie Kibbler