Japan Travel Guide
Discover beautiful shrines, temples, palaces, and gardens in Japan
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Information about Japan
Find your way around Japan as you go through this extensive travel guide. Given below is a list of essential information about Japan that will make your trip to the Land of Rising Sun completely hassle-free.
Airport/Railway Station: This Asian country has four international airports that are Narita International Airport (NRT), Haneda Airport (HND), Kansai International Airport (KIX), and Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO). However, Narita International Airport draws the maximum international crowd since it is the largest international airport in Japan. It connects the city of Tokyo to many major cities from around the world. However, this airport lands you on the outskirts of Tokyo, and the distance between the airport and central Tokyo is approximately 66 km. If you wish to land somewhere near the interior of Tokyo, you can also opt to board a flight to Haneda Airport which is just 17.7 km away from central Tokyo. Kansai International Airport and Chubu Centrair International Airport are the best choices if you wish to reach areas nearby Osaka and Nagoya, respectively. Shibuya Station, Umeda Station, and Yokohama Station are the prominent railway stations in Tokyo and Osaka.
Best Shopping Avenues: One of the interesting facts about Japan is that it is home to some really amazing shopping avenues, thus, making it a dream come true for every shopaholic. Some of the unique finds of Japan include Matcha products, Otaku items, electronic gadgets, etc. Apart from these eccentric finds, Japan is also a fashion hub that provides you with numerous options. Some of the famous places to shop in Japan include the following:Ginza Nakano Broadway Tokyo Solamachi Diver City Tokyo Plaza Takashimaya Times Square Shimo-Kitazawa Shibuya Akihabara
Cuisine: When it comes to food, Japan is one of the best places to indulge in a food fiesta. A major part of authentic Japanese cuisine can be diversified into raw, boiled, grilled, steamed, and fried foods. With a balance of fresh ingredients and varied cooking methods, Japanese cuisine is prepared in a way to keep intact the richness of the food. Moreover, one can also easily observe the aesthetically pleasing presentation of food that is quite common in authentic Japanese cuisine. Sushi tops the chart since it is undoubtedly the main food of Japan. Some other dishes include Tempura, Yakitori, Kaiseki, Udon, Soba, Sukiyaki, Tsukemono pickles, Sashimi, Miso soup, etc.
Language: The official language of Japan is Japanese. With more than 125 million speakers, it is also the most widely spoken language of the country. However, the language is diversified into many dialects. Other languages that are spoken in Japan are Ryukyuan languages such as Amami, Okinawa, Miyako, Kunigami, Yonaguni, and Yaeyama.
Festivals: Japan is a land of celebration and festivity with many cultural events and festivals all year long. Japanese value their culture to the core and these festivals exhibit varied information about Japan culture. There are a plethora of festivals that are celebrated in Japan some of which include the following:
Yuki Matsuri, Snow Festival (Sapporo): February
Nebuta Matsuri: August
Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri: September
Kanda Matsuri: May
Awa Odori: August
Gion Matsuri: July
Kochi Yosakoi Matsuri: August
Tanabata Matsuri: August
Hakata Dontaku Matsuri: May
Best Tourist Attractions: There are a plethora of tourist attractions in Japan that will leave you absolutely awestruck. Open any tourist map of Japan and it will lead you to the marvelous Mount Fuji at some point or the other. It is one of the top tourist attractions of Japan. Here’s a list of must-visit places in Japan:Mount Fuji Imperial Palace Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Nijo Castle Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Atom Bomb Dome East Higashi-Gyoen Garden Kofuku-Ji Temple Todai-Ji Osaka Castle Hida Mountains The Atsuta Shrine Sapporo
Best Places To Stay: Over the years as tourism spiked in Japan so does the hotel industry with a plethora of soul pleasing villas, resorts, hotels, etc. Mentioned below are some of the best place to stay in varied cities in Japan:Aman Tokyo: Tokyo Park Hyatt Tokyo: Tokyo Mandarin Oriental: Tokyo Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel: Osaka Ritz-Carlton Kyoto: Kyoto Four Seasons Hotel: Kyoto THE LUIGANS Spa & Resort: Fukuoka
The aforementioned was a list of some basic information about Japan so as to elevate your travel experience to this beautiful East Asian island country.
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What should I avoid in Japan?
Don’t wear shoes indoor
Avoid leaving tip
Avoid talking loudly in public transport
Do follow the chopstick etiquette
Avoid leaving and wasting food.
Why is tipping rude in Japan?
Japanese mostly pay the bills at the counter, therefore, it might be considered rude to leave a tip.
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