Top 5 theme parks in Japan

Top 5 theme parks in Japan

Tokyo Disneyworld is one of the most famous theme parks in the world, thanks to the Disney franchise's popularity, but it is far from being the quirkiest, most unusual and most interesting theme park in Japan. The Japanese have a real flair for coming up with theme park rides and attractions that have something unique about them. Theme parks are popular spots for weekend outings in Japan, for romantic dates or a family afternoon. There are many theme parks, small and large, classic and out o... [ read more ]

The most famous travel destinations in Japan

The most famous travel destinations in Japan

Traveling throughout the country is quite a popular pastime among the Japanese, and many people take advantage of their school breaks and vacations in order to explore their country. Of course, many travel destinations that are extremely popular with domestic tourists might not yet have risen to international fame, but it is only a matter of time. Japan is an amazing country, where technology, culture and traditions complement each other almost flawlessly, and visiting the most famous travel... [ read more ]

5 essential travel experiences in Japan

5 essential travel experiences in Japan

Traveling to Japan is one of the essential travel experiences that any tourist should have once in a lifetime at least. But once you find yourself in Japan, what should you do? In addition to traditional tourist pastimes like visiting sights and attractions, buying souvenirs and eating the local food, there are quite a few things to do in Japan that are absolutely necessary for a well-rounded and unforgettable trip. The combined effects of history and geography make Japan truly unique, not o... [ read more ]

The amazing attractions of Osaka

The amazing attractions of Osaka

One would think that Osaka, lying in the shadow of more attractive and popular Kyoto, would not appeal too much to visitors who come to Japan in search of cultural attractions and experiences, but this urban paradise, second only to Tokyo and Yokohama, can pull its weight more than adequately. Osaka is the kind of city paradise where shopping addicts, urban explorers and party people congregate, but where there is more than enough left for culture-seekers too. Although Osaka is the kind of c... [ read more ]

Gion, the famous geisha district of Kyoto

Gion, the famous geisha district of Kyoto

If there's one thing that Kyoto is famous all over the world, it is its beautiful geisha. Ever since Japan opened its doors to foreigners after the Meiji Restoration, geisha have become one of the best known symbols of Japan. And as those of you who like films and books about Japan might know, one of the most 'geisha-spotting' site in Japan is Gion district in Kyoto. Kyoto's historic quarters can often be like a step back into history - although infused with Japan's modern spirit, they show ... [ read more ]

The most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo

The most famous tourist attractions in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the largest metropolises in the world, a sprawling urban jungle that comprises sevel cities. One could live in Tokyo for a lifetime and still find parts of the city that they have never seen before, and as a tourist there are no two sights in Tokyo that you'll have to see twice if you don't want to. There is so much to see and to do in this gigantic city that it's easy to find yourself at a loss when it comes to sightseeing - where to go first? While there are more sights in ... [ read more ]

Unesco World  Heritage Sites in Japan

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Japan

The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites comprises the most beautiful, unique and fascinating places on the planet, some very old and some brand new, some natural and some artificial. Japan has sixteen such places of outstanding value, and all of them are important tourist attractions. If you find yourself at loss when it comes to which Japanese attractions you should visit while in the country of the rising sun, world heritage sites are a safe bet that you'll have a great time while learning... [ read more ]

A traveler's guide to Osaka

A traveler’s guide to Osaka

Tokyo has its landmarks and quirky attractions, Kyoto has its rich historical heritage, but Osaka is the beating heart of the Kansai region. A modern city that second only to Tokyo when it comes to urban delights, and with a considerable historical background that lies hidden behind the modern jungle. Osaka is a huge commercial center that at first sight may seem nothing but a sprawl of concrete buildings with little character of its own, but nothing could be further from the truth. Osaka is... [ read more ]

The best travel destinations in Hokkaido

The best travel destinations in Hokkaido

The northernmost island of Japan is hardly the first choice of travel destination for foreign tourists, and few Japanese tourists make it very far north either. But Hokkaido's famed untamed wildness is a genuine magnet for the more adventurous kinds of travelers, who can't resist the cultural and natural attractions of the island. The more touristy areas of Hokkaido have many examples of those most beloved Japanese tourist spots: hot springs, and Hokkaido becomes quite a popular destination ... [ read more ]

5 must-visit hot springs in Japan

5 must-visit hot springs in Japan

Japan has many natural resources that double as tourist attractions, but none are more popular than hot springs, the famous Japanese onsen. Onsen are not the kind of travel destinations that only foreigners seek out - they are actually the holiday spot of choice of many Japanese who want to kick back and relax. Relaxation is the key word when it comes to hot springs, and when you are in Japan there is no better way to enjoy the famous Japanese hospitality. Unlike hot springs in other parts o... [ read more ]