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Post: Sunday February 1, 2015   Author : plazahomes

Travel in Japan

While you're in Japan, one thing you will not want to miss out on is visiting some of the many tourist destinations that the country offers.

Travel In Japan

With a long history of civilization stretching back more than a thousand years, every sort of natural terrain from mountains to the sea, bustling cities and sleepy villages, there is a never ending variety of places to visit in Japan!

Popular Destinations

Here are some suggestions for places you might consider visiting here in Japan.

Kyoto

Traveling Japan Kyoto
  • Kyoto was a medieval capital of Japan and you can still fully immerse yourself in traditional Japanese culture visiting the shrines, temples, wandering through the old city streets!
  • http://wikitravel.org/en/Kyoto

Nikko

Traveling Japan Nikko
  • Nikko, in Tochigi Prefecture, is home to the Toshogu shrine. This shrine was dedicated to the Tokugawa shogunate and is considered one of the most beautiful and ornate shrines in all of Japan. As they say in Japanese, "Don't say kekkou until you've seen Nikko." (kekkou or "結構" means splendid or beautiful or also "I'm satisfied" in Japanese).
  • http://wikitravel.org/en/Nikko

Kamakura

Traveling Japan Kamakura
  • Kamakura is an easy day trip from Tokyo and full of shrines and castles that was the capital of Japan during the Kamakura period. It is surrounded by hills and mountains so offers a great combination of historical sites and hiking opportunities.
  • http://wikitravel.org/en/Kamakura

Mt Fuji

Traveling Japan Mt. Fuji
  • We didn't forget Mt. Fuji. Japan's largest and most famous mountain, Mt. Fuji is unmistakable at any distance and definitely worth a visit. The official climbing season is from May to October so you should only attempt the ascent during this period.
  • /news/climbing-mt-fuji/

Other Travel Suggestions

While the above suggestions are a great starting point for travel, you will never run out of places to visit in Japan. Here are some more ideas for things to do and places to go.

Onsen/Sento

露天風呂

Onsen and Sento are everywhere in Japan. Whether you go to a natural hot spring in a remote mountain village or a day spa on the 10th floor of a skyscraper in the heart of Tokyo, you should definitely consider visiting one. Onsen refers mainly to natural hot springs and the resorts that are often built up around then while Sento applies to every form of public bath and day spa facility you can imagine.

The Sento Guide is a good starting point if you want to learn more.

Cherry Blossoms and Autumn Leaves

花見 紅葉富士山

If you are a lover of natural beauty, then Japan's cherry blossoms and autumn leaves are for you. The cherry trees or “sakura” begin blossoming as early as January in Okinawa but usually are in full bloom in Tokyo around the end of March or early April. Hanami is a festival when many Japanese go out to enjoy the cherry blossoms by picnicking in parks or wherever else the cherry trees are found. In the same way, when the leaves change color in autumn, generally in November in Tokyo, people will be out enjoying the beautiful sights of colored leaves on the trees.

Further Suggestions

We've only scratched the surface of all there is to see and do in Japan. Below, we have assembled some useful links for additional ideas on places to visit as well as some English-speaking travel agents who can assist with forming your plans for seeing all that Japan has to offer. We hope you have many great trips around Japan!

Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel

JNTO

Japan National Tourism Organization

Japan National Tourism Organization
  • http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/
  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is managed under Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Japan-Guide.com

Japan Guide.com
  • http://www.japan-guide.com/
  • The website to deliver comprehensive, up to date information on traveling and living in Japan, first-hand from Japan

East Japan Railway

JR East

Japanese Guest Houses (Ryokan) Reservation Service

Japanese Guest Houses

Japan Hotels & Ryokan Search JNTO

Japan Hotels Ryokan Search

English Speaking Travel Agents

JAPANiCAN.com

Japanican
  • http://www.japanican.com/en/
  • Website managed by JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.(JTBGMT), which is specialized for foreign tourists visiting Japan. This website is just in charge of web reservations and technical support.
  • *JTBGMT is a part of the JTB Group - Japan's largest and most prestigious travel agency founded in 1912.

SUNRISE TOURS JTB

sunrise
  • http://www.jtb-sunrisetours.jp/
  • Website managed by JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT), which is a prearranged package tour specialist for visitors to Japan, providing with traditional English-speaking tours and free-plan package plans to major tourist destinations within Japan.

Nippon Travel Agency

Nippon Travel Agency
  • http://www.ntainbound.com/
  • Travel Agency established in 1905 provides visitors to Japan with comprehensive guidance and various supports.

KNT – Kinki Nippon Tourist

Kintetsu

Hankyu Travel

Hankyu

Japan Gray Line

Gray Line

WALKJAPAN

walkjapan
  • http://www.walkjapan.com/
  • An independent organization which is the pioneering operator of walking tours of Japan, and since 1992, have been providing the best planned, the best led and most fulfilling and enjoyable tours available in Japan.

 

 

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