Japan Holidays

When you hear the word “Japan”, you are transported into a world where geishas rule the hearts of men, Samurais guard their people and Sumo wrestlers show off their strength; where the cities burst into a furious riot of colorful lights at night and where the beauty of nature is carefully preserved in snow clad mountains, silvery lakes and breathtaking lavender farms. There is nothing about this country that is not extraordinary- whether it is science and technology or horticulture and the art of serving tea. It is a place where your.

Famous Japan Holidays Attractions

  • Tokyo- the capital city’s known for its architecture which is believed to herald the future as well as its historical sites and cultural entertainment. The futuristic look of Rainbow Town (O-daiba) and West Shinjuku blends well with the Kabujika Theatere, the Imperial Palace and Asakusa-Kannon Temple. Other attractions are Meiji Shrine, Edo-Tokyo Museum, National Sumo Stadium, Shinkuju Gyoen National Garden  and the streets of Harajuku and Shibuya, where you will see youths in the most vibrant and creative attires and hairdos.
  • Honshu and Hokkaido: Bandai-Asahi National Park; Matsushima for the Tsurugaoka Castle and Buke-yashiki samurai residence; Mount Zao resort; the volcanic crater of Lake Towada; Kyoto, the culture capital of Japan for its heritage sites and cuisine and Himeji Castle
  • Shikoku: Ritsurin Park, Kotohira Shrine, Naruto Whirlpools and Matsuyama for its medieval castles
  • Kyushu: The smoking Sakurajima volcanic island and Ibusuki Spa for its hot-springs and hot-sand saunas.

Other places of note are Nikko, Okinawa, Kamakura, Yokohoma, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Nagano, Kamikochi Highlands, Kanazawa, Nara Park, Osaka, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Iwakuni, Tottori and Amanohashidate.

Top Japan Holidays Beaches and Hotels

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and three major seas on all sides, Japan abounds with beaches. Popular among them are Otaru Dream Beach, Gora Shirahama Beach, Keya Beach, Emeraldo Beach and Tainohama Beach.

Western style luxury hotels exist alongside traditional hotels or ryokan. The luxury hotels are concentrated in major cities. Top rated among them are Park Hyatt Tokyo, Conrad Tokyo, Oakwood Apartments Shinju and Hyatt Regency Kyoto.

Shopping Places for Japan Holidays Traveler

When you are shopping in Japan, you will be unable to decide which way to turn to. It is home to some of the most famous electronic goods brands and it goes without saying that electronic items will feature on top of your list. Other popular buys include kimonos and minge. Ginza and Ameyoko Market are the main shopping centers. Head to Aizu-Wakamatsu for its lacquerware, Nagoya for porcelain, Fukuoka for its textiles and dolls,

Mashiko for its pottery and Kyoto for silk, fans, screens, paper lanterns, dolls and Shinto and Buddhist artifacts.

Japan may be a small country but it is one of the most powerful nations of the world. Holidaying here will let you witness the furthest strides that man has made as well as the most ancient wonders of nature.