Known as the land of the rising sun, Japan is one of the most visited countries in the world. In the country, the traveler has the opportunity to know an intriguing mix of traditional customs and modern technologies. Getting to know Japanese culture is undoubtedly an incredible experience and the country offers a lot of unforgettable sights to tourists. Know the main ones below:
Located on the island of Honshu, between the provinces of Shizuoka and Yamanashi, Mount Fuji is an obligatory stop when you think of sights in Japan. The inactive volcano presents such perfect symmetry that it seems to have been carved to become one of Japan’s national symbols.
The Japanese capital, Tokyo, houses one of the most populous regions of the world: Shibuya. This is where the busiest intersection on the planet is located, and the buildings with huge high-definition screens show the latest in local and global commerce. The main restaurants are located in Jinnan and Udagawacho and one of the largest shopping malls in the country is also there, the Shibuya 109.
Himeji Castle and Monuments of Nara
Himeji Castle is one of the most beautiful in Japan. Its main differential is that it has never been affected by the countless natural disasters and wars that are part of the history of Japan. As a result, the state of conservation of the castle is impressive and the details of the original construction are practically intact.
On the other hand, the historical monuments of Nara represent the past of Japan – so much so that Nara was the capital of the country at the beginning of the year 700 AD Precisely for having this importance, Nara presents several structures that served the national authorities, besides many museums and temples.
Shiretoko National Park
Located on the peninsula of the same name, Shiretoko National Park is part of Hokkaido province and is one of the most isolated areas of Japan. To get there, tourists need to hire a guided tour of trails that can take up to a few days. Another option is to take a boat trip, which takes only a few hours. Despite the difficulty, the lull and beauty of the park are worth any effort.
With its golden walls, on the shores of a lake and with a thick jungle in the background, Kinkaku-ji Temple is one of the most beautiful sights in Japan. A good tip not to get lost is to know the local English name : Golden Temple.