Japan Travel

If you have a plan for traveling alone or with your family, friends or your special someone that Japan is one of the unique destinations that you should not miss. You will not feel confused in case you are not yet familiar with Japan. This country is an archipelago located in the far eastern side of Asia. Japan has shores that face the China Sea and the great Pacific Ocean and located east of China and above Taiwan. There are over 6,852 islands with population of over 127 million that scattered on there. These following best places in Japan will point you to go if this is your first time to visit.

Mt. Fuji

If you love climbing that Mt. Fuji is best places for you to discover. The best months to climb are from July to August. With 12,389 feet height, it is still considered an active volcano; however it last erupted in 1707. Most foreigners are familiar wit Mt. Fuji where is a popular landmark and one of the primary icons. You can climb this mountain just like the hundreds of thousands of climbers that do the same every year in place of stare at its magnificence. It is estimated 300,000 people climbed Mt. Fuji in 2009 alone.

Itsukushima Shrine

This nice shrine can be found on the Itsukushima Island and is famous as Miyajima. UNESCO World Heritage Site has declared this shrine and the Japanese government has designated as a National Treasure. In the 6th century, first of its establishments of this shrine was erected with a complex. It it was built on the bay so that it would appear to be floating in the sea so it is a unique sight to see.

Hot springs in Japan

There are over a hundred of springs in Japan that make rich for this country. The people has considered bathing in these springs both a tradition and as a healthy habit.

Onsen is known as the Japanese term for hot springs and there are the most popular springs such as : Kusatsu, Hakone, Ikaho, Minakami, Kinugawa, Nikko, Shibu, Hanamaki, Toyako, Noboribetsu, Kinosaki, Shirahama, Kurokawa, and Kirishima.

Cherry blossom festivals

Cherry blossom trees are considered icons for Japan. You can experience Cherry blossom festivals that organized around these trees are from March to May. Aside some other regions country there are festivals being held from January to June. It is interesting to taste the various local foods being sold by the vendors as well as watch traditional Japanese performing arts in this country.

In general speaking, Japan is the most attractive destination in the world because of its diverse in terms of its culture and natural sights. You must take even a month’s stay in this country will not be enough to experience at least half of their top tourist destinations.