There is nothing about Japan that will not attract those who have a bucket list that involved exploring the Far East. It is a country that will delight anyone who has even the faintest interest in that part of the world.
What can be said about Japan – it is the perfect to explore the Far East.
So what are the best attractions that can be found on the islands of Japan during vacation?
Firstly there is, of course, the most iconic of the attractions – Mount Fuji. For those who really want to get under the skin of Japanese culture, there is always the opportunity to watch the sunrise after a six-hour climb to the summit. It may be a physical effort – but the reward is well worth it.
For those who want to remain in Tokyo and explore its many attractions, there is, of course, the Imperial Palace. The 17th-century gardens are some of the most beautiful in the world and any visit will leave lasting memories of landscaping that has been called some of the most stunning in the world.
Of course, Japan has been part of history as far as the Second World War is concerned. The fact that it has been the only country to ever been the target of a nuclear attack should not be lost to those who visit it. One of the most interesting attractions of the country for those who wish to explore its history is the Hiroshima Peace, Memorial Park.
Although the history of the park may be dark – it is still a memorial to what happens when nations go to war and use some of the most destructive weapons that have ever been invented. The Cherry blossoms that are part of the park offset the horror that was visited on the city. This is still a site that should be on the itinerary of everyone that visits Japan.
But there are more wonderful places that will bring joy to each person who visits the country. For instance Kyoto. It was a city that was spared most of the devastation of World War Two.
This was a city where the Royal Family retreated to when the stress of the summer heat in Tokyo was simply too much to bear. Today the classic architecture and the sheer beauty of the city bring around 10 million visitors every year.
Buddhist temples and wonderful classic streets have kept this city in pristine condition – and remains a favorite with not only local tourists – but also people from around the world.
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, which is only moments from the city center is also one of the highlights of any visit to the area. This is something that should not be missed – a gentle stroll will bring visitors to one of Japan’s most wonderful sites – and one that should not be missed.
Japan is a country filled with wonders. It should be on everyone’s Asian itinerary.