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About Japan Destinations
Well-known as the land of the rising sun, Japan lures the hearts of many travelers. Owing to its geography, Japan is home to many mountains, lakes, waterfalls, gorges, valleys, caves, etc. Along with the natural glory, the country also has a glorious past and an intriguing history which adds up to Japan tourism. Japan is also called by the name of Nihon by locals. Mount Fuji, Yakushima Island, ornate temples, mystic monasteries, ancient forests, cherry blossoms, scrumptious cuisine, majestic palaces, and manga culture are the highlights of this East Asian country. Japan is an enthralling country owing to its stabilized economic, cultural, and technical powers. The yearly figures of Japan tourism are also flattering, with an increasing number of people exploring the country owing to many stunning attractions. Japan stands to be an archipelago of more than 6,800 islands. The most important among these islands are Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Hokkaido. With Japan tours, explore these famous islands of Japan.
History of Japan
The history of Japan takes you back to 30,000 years when the first human life existed in Japan. It is also traced that the first society named Jomon came into existence 12,000 years back, along with Jomon, people belonging to Ainu society also came from Siberia by boat. Both societies co-existed peacefully for thousands of years. Around 300 BC, people belonging to the Yayoi tribe settled in Honshu Island of China and Korea. The people of Yayoi were the first to start cultivation in Japan and grew rice. From 660 BC till 12th century AD, the country was ruled by Jimmu Tenno. Jimmu Tenno emperorship was overthrown by Shoguns and in the year 1543 Europeans arrived bringing in the new religion, technologies, and culture. The modernization and upliftment of Japan began in the year 1868.
People and Culture
Culture in Japan is instilled with high values and discipline. Japanese put in a lot of hard work in whatever they do, kids from an early age are taught to respect elders and most Japanese need to think first for the betterment of their country, community, company, and families before thinking about their own needs. Japan tourism also promotes and is instilled with all these values. The staple food of Japanese cuisine comprises rice, vegetables, and fish. Japanese food is believed to be the healthiest food in the entire world.
Food in Japan
Rice is a prominent element of Japan’s cuisine. Most of the Japanese cuisine circles around wholesomeness and sustainability. Therefore, one of the key table etiquettes in Japan includes finishing the served food completely with no leftovers. The country is home to delectable dishes such as sushi, tempura, curry rice, miso soup, ramen, udon, gyoza, yakitori, sashimi, etc.
Shopping in Japan
Shopping in Japan is an incredible experience, there are many stunning places for shopping in Japan such as Ginza in Tokyo where you get the most premium and expensive brands. One can explore Umeda in Osaka, another famous shopping spot. The place has big departmental stores and many other smaller shopping stores. Shop in Shinjuku in Tokyo which is famous for electronic goods and departmental stores. Explore Hakata which is located in Fukuoka and is considered to be one of the biggest shopping centers in the world. The place has numerous shops and you will find most of the brands in this market. Other famous markets in Japan are Yokohama Station Area, Shibuya, Akihabara, Kyoto Statin Area, Den Den Town, and Motomachi.
Customs and Religion of Japan
The two major religions followed in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. Shinto has been a part of Japanese people from the very start, however, Buddhism marked its presence over the years. There are many people that are devoted to both of these religions. Religion in Japan is more about inculcating it in your way of living rather than listening to sermons, preaching, etc. Shrines and temples coexist in Japan, thus, showcasing the influence of both these religions. There are many religious ceremonies that Japanese indulge in. The most prominent ones include visiting ancestral graves to pray for them, first shrine visit of New York, Shinto ceremony, matsuri parades, etc.
Language in Japan
Japanese is the most prominent language spoken in Japan. Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana are the three different character sets that are majorly followed. The Japanese language has many homonyms. Japanese is often linked to the Altaic language family. Roots of the Kanji sect are derived from many Chinese characters. Some of the common greetings are Ohayou gozaimasu (good morning), Hajimemashite (how do you do?), Konnichi wa (good day), and Moshi-Moshi (hello).
Nightlife in Japan
Tokyo steals the limelight when it comes to nightlife in Japan. The capital offers the night owls a plethora of activities. With splendid party places and nightclubs, Tokyo has everything that is needed for a perfect night out. Moreover, in Japan, you will find unique themed restaurants that strike the interest of many travelers. Also, one can also attend many live shows.
5 Days Tour in Japan If you are planning a trip to Japan for a duration of 5 days, then you will have ample options to explore. In this time period, one can get to explore not only Tokyo and Kyoto but also some of the offbeat places of the country. Some of the places that you can plan on visiting along with the usual destinations are Hokkaido, Kyushu, Osaka. Places to Stay in Japan Listed below are some of the best places to stay in Japan:Shinjuku Ginza/Hibiya Roppongi Tokyo Station Area Shinagawa Nihombashi Hamamatsucho
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Places To Visit In Japan
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Meiji Shrine In Tokyo
Meiji Shrine is one of the most visited places in Tokyo. It is said to be the shrine of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. It is surrounded by a wide expanse of greenery and located just nearby is Yoyogi Park. The shrine draws many visitors since it is home to many many pathways that make for a serene environment for a walk ...
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Imperial Palace in Tokyo
The Imperial Palace located in Tokyo, which literally also means Imperial Residence, is the primary residing place of the Emperor of Japan. At present, the Tokyo Imperial Palace is located on the former site of a massive park arena covered by massive stone walls and moats right in the middle of Tokyo known as Edo Castle. It...
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Shibuya In Tokyo
Crammed with some really compelling nooks and crannies, the district of Shibuya located in Tokyo is one such attraction that you cannot afford to miss out on! A trend-setting powerhouse decked with iconic crossing, this place is dedicated to arts and fashion. The chaotic and yet amazingly organized, the crossing of this dis...
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Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo
One of the most fun places to be in Japan, Tokyo Disneyland is a great spot to let your inner child out to play. It was established in the year 1983 and was the very first Disneyland that opened up anywhere in the world outside of the United States. It is a massive theme park that draws inspiration from the movies produced ...
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Tokyo Skytree in Tokyo
The Tokyo Skytree located in Tokyo is a gigantic broadcasting and observation tower in Tokyo. It is located in Sumida and is considered the second tallest structure in the world, after Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai. With a recorded height of 2,080 feet and 450 floors above ground level, it is also the tallest tower in the wor...
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Things To Do In Japan
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Harajuku Fashion Street in Tokyo
Are you a fashion enthusiast, or someone that can be considered as a fashionista, then strolling through the streets of Harajuku are meant to entice your soul. Nestled between the wards of Shibuya and Shinjuku in the metropolitan city of Tokyo, Harajuku is a hub of fascinating subcultures in Japan. Famed for its eccentric-s...
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Shopping At Akihabara In Tokyo
Japan is the world's leading country for shopping of electronics. People who travel to Japan for tourist purposes also make a visit to some of the best markets in Japan to get their hands on some of the best things, especially electronics which they can get from Japan. One of the most popular markets which is a district in ...
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Adventure Activities at Mount Takao in Tokyo
Mount Takao is the closest natural escape from Tokyo. With an elevation of 599 m not only does it presents amazing vistas but also a perfect spot for a day out. Since it is located within close proximity from the capital, it draws a huge crowd, especially during the weekends. It is situated at the Hachi?ji, Japan, and is a ...
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- Cable car rides
Nightlife at Roppongi in Tokyo
Roppongi is located in the heart-centre of Tokyo. It is a famous nightlife hub in Japan which is not only well-known to the tourists but also to the local people here An array of hotels found here is one main reason for its popularity among tourists. Since it is located in the heart of the capital city, it attracts a lot of...
How To Reach Japan
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The only and the best way to reach Japan is by air. A number of connecting as well as direct flights operate from India to Japan. The major airports in Japan are Osaka International Airport, Narita Airport, Haneda and Kansai Airports. Most of the flights arrive at Haneda Airport in Tokyo from India. India to Japan flight distance is approx. 5968 km and it takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Japan from India. Direct flight connectivity is from Delhi only whereas you will get connecting flights from other cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai etc.
There is no direct connectivity between India and Japan by train. As it is an island country located in Pacific Ocean and India being in Indian Ocean, there is no possibility of rail network from India to Japan. However, Japan has one of the best rail networks in the world comprising of bullet trains. So, traveling within Japan by train is possible and a great way to commute between different cities in Japan.
Being located in the Pacific Ocean and being an island country, it is not possible to reach Japan by road from India. The only way to get there is by taking a flight and it is also the most convenient method to reach Japan. The inter road connectivity in Japan is pretty good and cabs and local buses can be hired for commuting within Japan.
Another way to travel to Japan from India is by taking a cruise ride via sea. However, there is no direct cruises available from India. One needs to get to Singapore or China first and then take a cruise ride which will take you to Japan. It is time consuming but offers a great luxurious experience to the travelers.
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FAQ's of Japan
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Which are the most stunning gardens in Japan?
The most spellbinding gardens in Japan are Kenroku-en, Koraku-en, Kairaku-en, Katsura Imperial Villa, Kokedera, Ryoan-ji Temple, Adachi Museum of Art, Shinjuku Gyoen, and Imperial Palace East Gardens.
Which are the famous dishes of Japanese cuisine?
The famous dishes of Japanese cuisine are Ramen, Sushi, Tempura, Sashimi, Curry Rice, Okonomiyaki, Shabu Shabu, Donburi, Miso Soup, Onigiri, Soba, Gyudon, Yakitori, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Udon, and Gyoza.
Which are the top-rated tourist places in Japan?
The top-rated tourist places in Japan are Mount Fuji, Imperial Tokyo, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Historic Kyoto, The island shrine of Itsukushima, City of Nara, Osaka Castle, Chubu-Sangaku National Park and the Japanese Alps, and Atsuta Shrine.
Is it safe to travel to Japan?
It is absolutely safe to travel to Japan. However, it is recommended to be cautious and abide by the rules.
Is Japan safe at night?
Japan is considered a safe country even during the night, however, it is recommended to be cautious and avoid wandering the isolated areas.
Is it disrespectful to not finish the food in Japan?
It is considered disrespectful to not finish the food on your plate in Japan.
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