Japanese Travel consists of a great deal of different factors. Though seemingly small, the populous island nation of Japan consists of thousands of destinations, hundreds of transportation methods, and countless methods and means by which to enjoy the culture, history, and aesthetics of the islands.
Throughout Japan, there are a number of popular destinations. By far, the most popular location is Tokyo, the largest metropolitan area in the world and the largest city in the world by far. Outside Tokyo however, there are a number of popular destinations including the age one-time imperial capital of Japan in Kyoto, the port city and trade capital of Osaka, the one-time island nation of Okinawa and the mountainous regions of the north.
Japan is known for multiple tourist destinations, including its historical landmarks, its natural sites of interest, and its modern explosion of building and technology. Starting in Tokyo alone, one can find Tokyo Tower, the shopping districts of Harajuku, Aoyama, and Shibuya, the business district of Shinjuku, the world’s busiest subway, the island hotspot of Odaiba and Tokyo Disneyland. Just outside Tokyo is Mount Fuji and a number of natural landmarks. Further beyond is the city of Kyoto where countless temples and shrines dating back to the early days of the Heian Period and the move of the Japanese court to Kyoto. Nara and its even earlier imperial roots showcase early architecture and more while the hotsprings of the mountains and the fishing villages of northern prefectures show a much more relaxed, outdoor Japan.
The weather in Japan is largely temperate with four distinct seasons. The temperatures in the winter are usually between 30 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit while the temperatures in the summer are between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, there is a Typhoon season in Japan between June and September that brings a great deal of rain. The best times to visit Japan for decent temperatures and moderate rainfall is the spring and fall months.
Japanese holidays include a number of national holidays including New Years Day, the Emperor’s Birthday and a series of 5 holidays during the last week of April and first week of May called Golden Week. This special week of holidays usually sees most of the businesses in Japan closed or shortened in hours and most salaried employees taking full vacations and leaving their homes or the country. While not as crowded as other times in Japan, it can be hard to find anything to do in Japan during Golden Week.
Japan has one of the best transit systems in the world with detailed subway and bus systems in major metropolitan areas like Tokyo and Osaka. Japan Railways runs trains across the nation via multiple JR companies which can be accessed with a Japan Rail Pass – purchasable before you reach Japan. Tokyo’s subway system is the largest and most populous in the world by far. Color coded and with more than 50 separate lines, you can reach any part of the city on one of three different company’s trains, including Toei, Tokyo Metro, and JR East.
The food in Japan is widely recognized as some of the most eclectic in the world, combining the culinary aspects of various nations, including traditional Japan, China, Korea, Europe, and America in many of its dishes. Japanese food, ranging from traditional noodle dishes with Udon and Yakisoba to the rolled rice of Sushi and the raw fish of Sashimi is served in numerous different forms throughout the country.
[How to book Japan hotel online]