The Sakura or the cherry blossom festival in Japan is unmissable! Hanami started in the eighth century and is celebrated enthusiastically even today.
One of Japan's most visited cities, lovely Kyoto - one of the few cities in the country to be spared the devastation of WWII - attracts more than 10 million visitors annually to explore its fine old streets and architecture.
The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a colossal outdoor representation of Amida Buddha, one of Japan’s most celebrated Buddhist figures. Cast in bronze, the Great Buddha stands at over 13 meters (40 feet) high and weighs nearly 93 tons.
Himeji Castle, a.k.a. White Egret Castle is the only Japanese castle which is designated to UNESCO World Heritage site.The castle is highly praised for the design and construction method.
The World Heritage Site, Byodoin, is a Buddhist temple that was built in 1052. Its Hou-ou-do (Phoenix Hall), which is a National Treasure, is so famous that it is even depicted on the Japanese 10-yen coin.
Akihabara has earned the well-known designation of being the world’s geek capital. From anime and manga to video games and computers, you will be hard pressed to find a more concentrated collection of geek culture on this planet.
We always recommend learning a few basic phrases in the local language whenever you travel, but this is especially important in Japan where etiquette is held in the highest esteem.
Japan has an unique own culture which is hard to understand for many and very interesting/valuable. While you are in Japan, it’s highly recommended to try one of cultural activities, such as kimono, tea ceremony and samurai training.
Go to the basement level of Japanese department stores for a food lover’s paradise! Imagine the jewelry counter at your local department store but instead of jewelry, it’s filled with delicious food of every kind!
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