So, you will visit Japan. Wonderful! Whether it’s your first trip to Japan, or you’ve been there before, you probably haven’t seen this wonderful and mysterious country much (too many Westerners).
A trip that only takes a day or two, such as passing through Japan on your way to another destination, probably won’t save you much time to see. In this case, try to take two-day trips near your place of residence.
However, if you plan to stay in Japan for at least 5-10 days and have free time, you will probably try to find the best way to spend a short time there. Fortunately, there are many great things in Japan. While your guide is certainly full of hundreds of things to see and do, on such a short trip you obviously won’t be able to see some of them. However, you will want to make the most of your time in Japan.
If you are traveling to Japan for a short time, you can limit yourself to more interesting places to visit. Here are 5 places to visit while traveling:
1. Visit Kyoto and Nara:
Most Japanese visitors travel to and from Tokyo Airport and the surrounding cities, Narita Airport, in eastern Japan. However, many tourists also travel to Osaka, Japan’s third-largest city. While Osaka is an impressive must-see in itself, if you only have a few days in the area, it is recommended to visit the nearby cities of Kyoto and Nara.
Both Kyoto and Nara are treasures of Japan’s past, rich in temples, shrines, and other traditional buildings. By visiting some special sites in these two cities, you will be transported to ancient Japan in time. Both cities are definitely worth a day trip from Osaka.
2. See Fuji:
You may have heard of Mt. Fuji, but did you know it’s the tallest mountain in Japan at 3776 meters (12,388 feet)? The symmetrical, conical shape is a symbol of Japan and can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day (eastward only). Mt. In Fuji Eastern Japan, you can visit this famous mountain by train, bus, car, or taxi. The bus to Terminal 5 runs from 1 July. Until August 27.
3. Take a look at Kamakura:
Kamakura is the old true capital of Japan. Today, it is a city of 175,000 inhabitants located near Tokyo. It has a beach and many ancient Buddhist temples worth seeing.
4. Go see Yokohama Bay:
Yokohama is Japan’s second-largest city. It is located in Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo. The bay surrounding this famous Japanese seaside city is fun to explore. Also, don’t forget to visit the stunning Chinatown and Yokohama Sea Tower, the tallest indoor lighthouse in the world.
5.Take the Shinkan or high-speed train:
No visit to Japan would be complete without a bullet train or Shinkansen trip. In fact, there are many different railways throughout the country. Among the most famous is the Tokaido Shinkansen, which connects Tokyo and Osaka.