Tips for visiting Japan

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Japan is one of the world’s most developed countries, with a wide range of hotels and very good transport network, while domestic flights and taxis are expensive, it is best to move underground in the cities.  To move by train, Japan has the most luxurious and modern rail network point in the world. Nor is it difficult to use the bus or tram, but we must be more attentive to the seasons.

Tips for visiting Japan

Photography by Peter Shanks

Japan is a country with nearly four thousand islands. The most important places to visit might be: Tokyo, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Kyoto.

El Pabellón Dorado, Kioto

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Tokyo is the city of the future it takes several days to know it thoroughly. Here you can find everything from restaurants with the most exotic luxury in the West are almost unthinkable, even places that are very similar to most emblematic capitals across the world, like New York or Paris. Shibuya district of Tokyo is the youth with purchases of all kinds, especially fashion shows are young people dressed ghots, vampires, restaurants suitable for lovers of urban tribes, cafes and so on.

Tokyo Tower is Japan’s most famous architectural masterpiece and one of the most frequented by tourists. It has a total height of 332.6 meters, and it is a symbol of the rebirth of the country as a world economic power. You are at Minako-Ku. Its design is based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and construction was completed in 1958.

Today, its main function is to serve as an antenna for transmitting analog signals and transmitted in digital since 2003 for the Kanto area, the largest island of Japan.

If you want to enjoy nature and leave the city, people can visit the Valley of Shokawa or Takayama. To disconnect the city also the island of Kyushu, the volcanic caldera of Aso-san.

Ogimachi village

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Another modern city is Osaka, with thousands of restaurants where you can enjoy typical Asian cuisine, plus nightclubs and shops.

Shinjuku and Kabukicho are cities full of shops, restaurants and huge skyscrapers.
Kyoto is the city of temples, it is often preferred destination among tourists who also go to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, for museums and history. Japanese hotels are typical combine the best of Asian traditions with Western touches. We may find the Ryokan, where accommodations consist of a floor mat (tatami), collective baths, gardens and fine cuisine with typical dishes. The rate rises from 6000 to 30,000 yen per person 60 to $ 300. There are also Minshuku, typical Japanese style. They are often family-run and often include one or two meals in the price. The tariff is around 60 to $ 400 per person. Western-style hotels are located in major cities, and rates.

Rural tourism in Japan

Photography by Peter Shanks

Do not forget to visit one of the many Onsen or hot springs, there are many types and categories, from small pools of hot water to large shelters. It all depends on budget. And to eat basic food, you can choose to Yakitori, a typical, it is chicken or grilled vegetables. Also, the Sushi, which is raw fish wrapped in rice nigiri-sushi. Or the famous and traditional maki-sushi, including fish wrapped in seaweed.

Good journey to the land of the rising sun!

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