Who wouldn’t like to travel to Japan even once? Of course we all do. If I’ll give a free ticket to the “Land of the Rising Sun,” I bet people will start making a bid for it. The genius technology and mangas and anime: these are some reasons why we can’t resist visiting this country in East Asia. Don’t worry, in Japan, there are several ways of lodging for the night, since the country is known for the smallest hotel in the world. Discover the 5 Reasons to Go to Japan!
Every Japanese romantic movie always includes a girl standing next to a cherry blossom while her skirt is being blown by the wind. Tourists who pay to visit this pink-petal tree annually had undoubtedly increased the country’s tourism. The best place to see these magical and romantic trees is at Hirosaki Castle Park in the Tohoku region. Go there and get the chance to take picturesque shots of yourself with the Sakura.
2. TEMPLE and SHRINES
How about long walks to the temple and praying there? Yes, I know you also picture these images when we mention “Japan,” especially the temples and shrines usually situated in the mountains. But, you have to know their differences. Shrines are built to serve the Shinto religious tradition, while temples are built to serve the Buddhist religious tradition. If you are planning to visit Japan this New Year, the most popular shrine is Hokkaido’s which is located in Sapporo.
3. MT. FUJI
The famous mountain of Japan is Mt.Fuji. If you see pictures of Japan with red rays and a mountain, the mountain in the picture definitely depicts Mount Fuji. Taking a selfie with this world-renowned mountain will make your friends envious of what you have attained. Traditionally, tourists who climb up the mountain have a branding iron which you’ll brand at each station up the trail. Just don’t take the wrong route and take the Aokigahara Forest.
Have you heard of RX-78 or Astray Red Frame Kai? These are actually gundam kits. Gundam is the main reason why tourists and locals had made Diver City Tokyo’s Gundam Statue the most-visited destination in Japan. Imagine a 1:1 actual scale of a Gundam which stands 18 meters tall in the heart of Japan. What’s more? Gundam Café is right next to it. Of course, unique exclusive Gunpla (Gundam plastic models) are sold here. When they say exclusive, they mean they’re found only here and not anywhere else.
5. ANIME & COSPLAY
People of all ages might not be anime fans, but I am quite sure we all have that one friend who loves anime or even cosplays. Japan is definitely their top must-visit country in the world. Of course, the birthplace of anime holds or features several things your local country won’t have. Ever heard of Suginami Animation Museum? This is actually Japan’s first museum that educates tourists and people about Japanese anime, and in a structured way!
Not everyone loves anime. But, those who had grown up with this passion expand their creativity by actually being one of the characters they love. That is Cosplay (Costume Play). Stop arguing: Cosplay originated from Japan. Okay?
To be honest, there are more than 5 Reasons to Go to Japan, but we narrowed it down to five.
Pro Tip: If you’re planning to visit the Land of the Rising Sun and do all these 5 Reasons to Go to Japan, make sure to do your research first; also try looking to book your flights using online travel agencies as they tend to, on average, reduce airfare costs by about 43%, a few good ones being Flighthub.com, Travelocity.com, JustFly.com or Expedia.com.