Tourpedia present below what things to do in Japan for tourist
Japan has territory of the country of the rising Sun is very small, but the diversity of landscapes and recreational facilities makes it extremely attractive for alpine skiing and beach recreation, for art enthusiasts and for those who nebezralichno World cultural heritage. Everyone will find a lesson in the shower.
The island of Honshū is the largest in the archipelago. It has its capital, Tokyo. The economic, political and tourist centre attracts travellers with ancient attractions that are saturated with cultural life and excellent shopping opportunities. In order to see the most impressive monuments of history and to penetrate the spirit of the country, it is worth staying here for a few days, because in Tokyo the beauty and paradox of Japan is particularly vivid: the ancient imperial palace and the fashionable district of Ginza (Ginza), the artificial island of Odaiba (Odaiba), sometimes called the eighth Miracle of Light, and the ancient Buddhist temple Sensō?-ji (Sensoji-ji), popular among young people, the District of Akihabara (Akihabara) and the Sanctuary of Meiji (Meiji) …-this list can continue and continue.
Perhaps the only downside to the capital is that Fuji is not visible. To look at the volcano, which is sacred to many Japanese, it is best to go to the town of Hakone, which, in addition to a beautiful view of the mountain, is famous for its thermal sources.
Then, when a superficial acquaintance with Japan can be considered complete, tourists usually visit cities that are located nearby from Tokyo. Thanks to the developed transport system, it is possible to get from one point of the island to another in just a few hours, so leaving the “habitable” number of the Metropolitan Hotel makes no sense.
Wishing to take a walk on the port of the future (this is the case with the Russian name of the quarter of Minato Mirai), with Joy going to Yokohama: fancy boutiques, cosy cafes and modern attractions-here will be comfortable and sophisticated aesthete and noisy young people. Riding on a giant Ferris wheel, ate in a luxurious restaurant or purchased clothes world-renowned brands, those who want to meet the religious heritage of Japan are rushing to a place near Kamakura, located nearby. You can get to him from Yokohama in 40 minutes.
Here is a statue of the Great Buddha (Daibutsu). The bronze have was manufactured over 800 years ago and is considered one of the largest in Japan. In Kamakura, about 170 Buddhist temples and Shinto sanctuaries. While walking on the streets of the old town, it is necessary to visit the Engaku-ji (Jengaku-ji) Temple (the date of construction-1282 years) declared by the national heritage.
The town of Nicco, whose name is translated into Russian as “sunshine”, is equally popular. Here is the temple of Toshogu, the place of resting shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa. Performed in a atypical fashion, he has attracted tourists and researchers for a year from a year who are interested in his rich domestic furnishings.
For the convenience of Tokyo. The distance between the administrative and cultural capitals of Japan is approximately 450 km. It takes only 3.5 hours to get from one city to another in the Express (Shinkansen). Unharmed during the bombings of the Second World War, Kyoto draws a great number of temples (about 2,000), among them the famous golden and silver pavilions protected by UNESCO as monuments of World cultural heritage. The Imperial Palace (the ruler’s former residence), the district of Geisha, the Nijō Castle (Nijo) (Shogun temporary residence) and a great number of other attractions are also attracted to tourists. Kyoto has 1/5 part of all Japanese historical monuments.
The visit to Kyoto is usually a mandatory point in any guided tour, but if you really intend to penetrate the spirit of the country, you should also visit the town of Nara, the first capital. In addition to the numerous monuments of history, her business card is considered a hand-deer. The animals roam in the streets quietly and are happy to receive treats directly from the tourists. When we are here, we should be in the temple of Todajzi, which contains the great statue of Buddha (Daibutsu), in the Temple of Kōfukuji Temple with one of the highest pagodas in the world (55 m) and in the Garden of Isujen, performed in the traditional style.
And those who are interested in modern attractions need to go to Osaka or Hiroshima. Both cities have an ancient history but have suffered greatly from bombings during the Second World War. And if Osaka attracts travelers with its shops, nightclubs, or the giant Kaiyukan (Kaijukan), then Hiroshima is known for its “sad” sights such as: The Cathedral of the atomic Bomb, Memorial Park and the world’s cathedral.
The largest cities are located on the seaside and are popular throughout the year, but the heart of the island, Nagano province, attracts the largest number of tourists in the winter.
The northernmost largest island in the archipelago-Hokkaido beckons travellers to its pure as an untouched man, nature and an excellent opportunity for active recreation. Multiply crystal clean lakes, thick forests, active volcanoes and hot springs to quality service, cozy hotels and delicious gifts of nature, smothered in the restaurant, is the ideal rest formula that Hokkaido offers.
Cold Waters, coming the island from all directions, are full of delicious fish and lobsters. ICA (squid), uni (sea urchin), Ikura (salmon roe) are just some of the products that the region is famous for. And the crystal clean water of the rivers here has given a beer that has been brewing in the city of Sapporo for two centuries, a unique taste.
The possibilities for skiing are worthy of special attention: the multiple, sophisticated, complex, alpine and weather-oriented routes. Hokkaido is very popular.
And if the main island of the Japanese archipelago visits all, few people come to Hokkaido, Kyūshū is almost unknown to our compatriots. There are very few monuments of history. However, this does not stop those sent here to look at the active volcano Sakurajima, to bathe in numerous hot springs in Beppu, to Tan on the beach, or to go shopping.
The main cities of the region are Fukuoka and Nagasaki. The first one is in the field of entertainment and the other is in commerce and art. But if you like beach rest, it’s better to go farther south to the Okinawa island in the warm sea and the clean sand.
When you come here, I can’t believe I got to Japan at first. White sand, crystal clean water, coral reefs and luxurious palms-looking back at the sides, seems to have come to the Maldives. Only temples performed in the traditional style, and the highest quality of service, remind you that you are in Okinawa, not some other paradise island.
Japan is a country of paradoxes: Archaic and simultaneously open to contemporary trends. Mysterious and alluring, she’s been attracted to thousands of tourists for a year. Below you will find a short set of facts to help you learn a lot of interesting things about the country and its inhabitants.
12 Facts about Japan
It lives here ~ 127 million times. Man, with an area of Japan ~ 377 thousand. Square. Km. For comparison, Russia is home to ~ 143 million. There are more than 17 million people on the square. Square. Km.
According to legend, the Japanese Empire calculates its story from February 11, 660 BC, when the first emperor of Jimmu ascended to the throne. This day is a national holiday.
Sidewalks and streets are heated in all the cities that snow in winter.
Japan is the last country in the world to have preserved the status of the Empire.
This is a very low crime rate. Many do not lock the house overnight, leave the keys in the ignition locks in their cars, etc.
The Imperial dynasty has never been interrupted. The current emperor is a direct descendant of the first Emperor Jimmu.
98% of the population are Japanese.
Tokyo has the highest Skytree tower in the world.
Japan has a disnelend, which, according to statistics, is one of the most popular in the world.
The haiku verses are the shortest in the world. They’re all about three lines.
There are ~ 200 volcanoes in the national territory.
A geisha with a Japanese translation means, “a performing artist.” The first geishas were men.
12 Facts about the Japanese
The Japanese can easily work 18 hours a day without a lunch break. To come to work on time is considered a bad tone. We should be at least half an hour early.
The issue of honour, as in the old days, plays a central role in Japan. On several occasions, the Prime ministers (in fact acting as president) left the posts, explaining that they were unable to fulfil their election promises.
The Japanese like to drink, but usually go from a small amount of alcohol. It’s probably the only place that can meet a beer jar of 125 ml.
The Japanese are very shy. When they make an offer to their lover, then it’s shy to say it straight, so in such cases many crumpled and say things. The one who can say to his pass, “I love You,” is considered a brave.
Local people consider their language to be extremely complex, so they have great respect for those who have at least greeted them in Japanese.
In restaurants, it is not accepted to leave a tip, because the waiter may be offended by a “handout” depreciatinging his work.
On Valentine’s Day, girls are recognized for the love of boys, not the other way around.
In antiquity, the locals were fishing with the help of domesticated cormorants.
There are special wagons for women in the Tokyo Metro. This is to ensure that male passengers do not pinched girls at rush hour. The subway also has a special “pushers” that pushes people into a car.
The people of the country of the rising sun are very honest. If you’ve forgotten your bag in the subway, chances are 99% you can get it back to the founding bureau. This is because there are often cataclysms and, in order to survive, especially in antiquities, citizens must always be prepared to come to the rescue of each other.
The Japanese like to eat good. The cuisine is considered to be one of the most varied in the world.
This is a fantastically polite service. After you have been in Japan, the service personnel in other countries may appear to you as simply boorish.