Famous Places To Travel In Japan

Friday, March 15, 2013

Known as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is a country where the past meets the future and has a deadly combination of the latest trends and cultural values. Japan is home to 16 world heritage sites which include Himeji Castle and Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Tokyo, Japan's capital city is the largest city in the world has beautifully preserved the Japanese architecture and heritage. Cheap Flights to Japan are available if one does a little research and if you are ready to be a little flexible with your travel dates.

Shiretoko National Park
The national park is one of Japan's most beautiful and unspoiled national parks and is located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido. The peninsula is home to a variety of wildlife and has deer, foxes and brown bears.

Mount Fuji
It is the highest mountain in Japan located in Honshu Island and is located about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Mount Fuji is a well known symbol of Japan and is seen in many paintings and artwork found here and is largely visited by climbers and sightseers. The closest airport which offers services to the airport is Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport which is about 80 kilometers from Mount Fuji. And oh, did I mention it is one of the most haunted place in Japan? Don't believe me? Check out Destination Truth on the episode of Fuji Mountain :)

Nicknamed as Little Edo, Kawagoe is located in Saitama Prefecture and is famous for its old fashioned atmosphere and has about 500 statues of Buddha. Traditional Japanese warehouses can be found here which are old and worth watching when visiting Kawagoe.

Japan is a nation of original castle builders and is home to many of them, only 12 out of the complete number of castles are considered to be original namely Uwajima Castle, Matsuyama Castle, Kochi Castle, Marugame Castle and many more other castles that are worth a visit.

Spiritual Sites
Any visit to Japan can be considered useless if you do not visit at least a few shrines and temples most common of them are Buddhist and Shinto sites and you will also find some of the shrines and temples of other religions too.

Garden design is an important Japanese art form that has been refined for more than 1000 years. In the former capital of Kyoto many gardens can be found, Kenrokuen is a wonderful garden which was built for the enjoyment to former feudal lords and looks like as this garden has multiple gardens with ponds, hills and groves in it.

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