Japan is a wonderful and surprising country. There are many things to do and it is easy to get lost. Here are some ideas for an unforgettable trip to Japan.

What can we see in Japan

For a typical tourist, this is the first question that comes to mind. Japan is a large country rich in culture and beautiful scenery. Not all Japanese people are alike and the country can be proud of its variety! The visit of the land of the rising sun does not happen in a year. Indeed, there is so much to see that the most important thing is to be focused on what you really want. As Wikipedia points out, it includes dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of temples and shrines. Shinkansen high-speed trains allow you to visit the main islands of Kyūshū, Honshū and Hokkaidō (popular for skiing). Tokyo, the capital, is renowned for its skyscrapers, shops and popular culture.

When do we have to go?

Japan can be visited all year round in specific places. But it is important to know that the typhoon season begins after summer. Generally speaking, autumn and spring are the best times to visit the country. You can watch the flowering of cherry trees, one of Japan’s natural attractions. In autumn, there are fewer tourists and the landscape is still as wonderful as ever. The temperature is mild and the places are colourful. However, whatever the season of your departure, check the weather forecast before putting your luggage on the plane.

What can you do about it?

You can organize a tailor-made trip when you go to Japan. If you want to spend a few nights in a ryokan on the Izu Peninsula or immerse yourself in the life of a Japanese, you can rent habitats or ask to be accommodated in the local area. Some travel agencies also offer you the opportunity to discover lacquer workshops, fine gold gilding, pottery, traditional sake, private homes or even visit the majestic cedar forests of Yakushima. You will also have the opportunity to register for a Japanese cuisine course in the capital city of Tokyo? The Japanese capital is ideal for hiking and visiting Sumida Park, for example. Feel free to shop in the various typical shops that decorate the city.

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