Flipper With Its Temples

In our List of Things to do in Japan Temples are at the top.  At this time, Religion and Tradition in a country as advanced as Japan are still fundamental aspects of society. That makes temples, mostly Shinto and Buddhist, part of the daily lives of their people. Possibly in Kyoto as historical capital, wherever some of the best temples in the country are collected, but it is not the only Things to do & Visit in Japan: Tokyo, Nikko, Nara, or Miyajima have equally impressive sanctuaries.

These, in our opinion, are the best temples in Japan :

  • Kinkakuji (Kyoto), the Temple of Gold, a 3-floor pavilion entirely covered in gold paper. The contrast with the surrounding nature is brutal.
  • Kyomizu-Dera (Kyoto), its wooden structure is majestic, and the views of Kyoto from its no less prominent position. You will see three sources that say they bring different benefits to the one who drinks their water: health, professional success, and love. Which one do you need more?
  • Fushimi Inari-Taisha (Kyoto), if you have seen “Memory of a Geisha,” you will quickly recognize it by its almost endless row of toris that turns down the side of this holy mountain. It is one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the world, do not forget to visit it.
  • Senso-Ji (Tokyo), is our favorite Tokyo temple, located in the heart of the old Asakusa neighborhood. During the day, it is full of life thanks to the craft market in front of its entrance, but at night there is absolute calm. Unlikly, it is best to visit it at both times. Don’t miss the 5-story pagoda, one of the highest in Japan.
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Dressing Up Geisha for a Day

That is something that You should do on visit in japan 202o, and it is prevalent. You will saw people in kimono all the time, and we wondered if they were maikos or geishas like that, Absolutely so healthy by touring the streets of Kamakura or Tokyo. You can rent out a Kimono, the rental of kimonos is the most among tourists.Undoutedly, Kyoto is one of the places where the kimonos rented. Because people usually put them to take pictures in places like the Fushimi Inari temple or the Arashiyama bamboo forest.

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Try Japanese Cuisine

Particularly what to say about Japanese cuisine? You will know that it is one of the healthiest, most complete and tasty in the world. If you enjoy local cuisine in Japan, you will have found a small paradise. So on your first trip to the country of the rising sun, take the opportunity to try many different dishes.

Japanese cuisine is recognized worldwide as one of the best cuisines, and I thought it was all sushi, yakisoba noodles. The truth is that I thought I was going to have a wrong time eating in Japan because I’m not too fond of sushi, and sushi was the least although We ate: ramen, noodles like that, noodles roast, tempura, croquettes (yes! Croquettes!), Meat Kobe, okonomiyaki, etc.

Just walked on your trip through Japan that then there will be no regrets.

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The Futuristics of Japan

Among the Finest things about Japan is its timeless character: you can move from the Middle Ages of the Himeji and Osaka castles to Tokyo, the most futuristic city in the world. Yes, in Japan, there is time travel.

If You Would like to feel Just like a Bit ant among the skyscrapers, get dizzy surrounded by neon lights, and enjoy like a dwarf between comic and cosplay shops. Then there are two neighborhoods that you cannot miss: Shinjuku and Akihabara. I didn’t lose you bumping into robot restaurants or with girls with pink eyes and green hair. Everything is possible in Tokyo!

And what about your trains? Getting on a bullet train is an experience, don’t forget to buy your JR Pass in advance.

The Futuristics of Japan

The Hanami

This is the most Beautiful traditional custom in Japan. That you never want to miss. Although, there are two key moments to do it. The time of the Hanami (approximately in April) when the cherry blossoms (sakura) and the Japanese bloom in mass to picnics and take thousands of photos. And on the other hand, the Momiji (autumn) in which the colors change entirely. undoutedly, The Hanami is such an essential event that there are even websites that monitor in real-time. The state of the flowering of the trees (with predictions and everything).

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See Fuji From Different Perspectives

For Once Or only from one, but try to see it. We saw it for the first time in Hakone, and the feeling is indescribable. We saw how little by little, the clouds were clearing, and finally, we saw the top of the highest mountain in Japan. And then we moved to Kawaguchi-ko and saw it for several days in a row and at all hours. If you travel to Japan in summer, the mountain mostly covered behind clouds, heat, and humidity.

Of course, the best time to climb Mount Fuji is in July and August. You can join one of the expeditions that make the ascent and live a unique experience. Being in front of the most crucial Mountain in Japan, with its mythical silhouette, is synonymous with goosebumps. Few places in the world surrounded by as much energy as this.

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Sing in a Karaoke

Ok, there are karaokes everywhere. Surely you’ve ever gone out and finished in one. But not like Japanese karaokes, no. In Japan, karaokes are in individual booths that you reserve for yourself and your group and use privately. They paid for the hour and the best part is that You simply can order drinks and food and they bring it directly to your cabin. On the other hand, There is some karaoke in which, besides, you can disguise yourself, and you already have the complete combo. Singing karaoke is one of the best things to do in Japan. Of the funniest, that’s for sure.

Sing in a karaoke in japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park

One of the most famous prints in all of Japan is that of curious macaques Bathing in a hot spring surrounded by snow at the center of winter. Hence, This place, which has become one of the country’s icons, belongs to the Jigokudani Monkey Park in the surroundings of Nagano. Thanks to these curious inhabitants, Jigokudani has become one of the essential destinations in the country. Also, from the access area of ​​the park or Kanbayashi Onsen and after having paid the entrance, that you have to follow the signposted path (30 minutes walk) to the macaque observation area.

Throughout the road, you can find different posters explaining habits and behaviors typical of macaques and where they show you with photographs, who are the essential individuals in their complex society. This Way, It’s easier to recognize individuals from the observation zones. Also, these posters inform you of all the things you should avoid doing with the macaques. Apart from the macaque bathing area, another point of interest within the park is a small geyser that manages to expel the water at more than 10 m high.

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Kegon Waterfall

The Kegon Waterfall is 97 meters high and located near the city ​​of Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture. Water from Lake Chuzenji feeds this powerful waterfall that is one of the most top three in Japan. At the same time, travelers will be able to climb an elevator to see the strength of the waterfall from a close distance (the price is ¥ 550 for high school students or adults and ¥ 330 for elementary school students).

Therefore, From the viewpoint located at the base of the waterfall, you can see a beautiful image of the fall of the water; Many travelers come in May when the water level increases to cause of snowmelt. In winter, the waterfall freezes, and in spring, the azaleas and cherry blossoms bloom.

On the other hand, In summer, the swallows flutter by the water, and in autumn, the shades of foliage are beautiful, attracting many travelers. The elevator schedule is from 8 to 17 hours except in December to March that operates until 4:30 p.m. After enjoying the spectacle of nature at the Kegon waterfall, we recommend you try the fried Yuba in the restaurant next to the parking lot. Even so, Yuba is a Nikko specialty that consists of a type of soy fry.

We also recommend reaching the viewer to contemplate the landscape of the mountains and the waterfall on the horizon. You can reach the viewpoint by going up to the cable car from the Akechidaira esplanade on the road to Lake Chuzenji. The round-trip ticket for the cable car priced at ¥ 730 for adults and ¥ 370 for children. You must add this in your list of things to do in japan in 2o2o.

Kegon waterfall

Bamboo Forests of Arashiyama, Kyoto

Last but not least. Arashiyama is a stunning tourist stop west of the city of Kyoto, primarily known for its bamboo forest. Even it offers much more tourism, leisure, and entertainment options. To enjoy this area of ​​the old Japanese capital to the fullest, we compile in this post some of the best things to see and do.

Take a stroll through the famous bamboo forest of Arashiyama, one of the critical points of the visit to this area of ​​the city. Quietly, of course, it will depend on the type of photos we want to take because it is normal for it to be very crowded. From here, we are very close to the small Nanomiya shrine, related to the Great Shrine of Ise. Unlike, which houses some of the most important festivals in the city.

amboo Forests of Arashiyama, Kyoto

Knowing a country like Japan on a first trip is merely impossible. There is no way to be able to cover such a rich millenary culture, landscapes so full of contrasts, such a different society, in a few days. But one thing is clear: it is straightforward to fall in love with Japan (I would say that the crush is assured), so you know if you are going, you will come back.

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Disney Parks are must to Visit in Japan

No matter how old you are or how young you are, you have to go to Disney. As its the one of the best things to do in japan. There are two Disney Parks says You’ve got Disney Land which is the standard Magic Kingdom but also if you want something unique they’ve got Disney to see it’s the only one in the world. It’s based on the sea so it’s a whole bunch of new rides TV to Disney before it’s your first time. Make sure you go check it out because you can have a fun time. We’ve been to both of them, and they are so enjoyable. You have to go check out Disney if you decide to go to Japan.

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Spend a Night in a Capsule Hotel

No matter how old you are or how young you are, you have to go to Disney. There are two Disney Parks says You’ve got Disney Land which is the standard Magic Kingdom but also if you want something unique they’ve got Disney to see it’s the only one in the world. It’s based on the sea so it’s a whole bunch of new rides TV to Disney before it’s your first time. Make sure you go check it out because you can have a fun time. We’ve been to both of them, and they are so enjoyable. You have to go check out Disney if you decide to go to Japan.

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