The tradition of Japanese people is something to admire as well. Their old traditional culture walks hand in hand with the modern one, which will leave you impressed. Here are six things you must do in Japan.
Japan is known for its people, manner, hospitality and advanced technology. There are thousands of reasons why you should visit Japan. Japanese people are one of the friendliest and kindest people that you’ll come across. They are the best hosts. They make sure you have the time of your life in their country. Their food is unique and unlike anything you will taste anywhere else in the world. The tradition of Japanese people is something to admire as well. Their old traditional culture walks hand in hand with the modern one, which will leave you impressed. Here are six things you must do in Japan:
1. Bamboo Forest
You can book a cheap flight to visit this amazing and extraordinary forest in Kyoto, Japan. The Bamboo forest of Arashiyama looks like a place that has comeright out of a fairy tale. You can see tall bamboo trees (over 500 meters) existing in their natural place. There is a pathway made for tourists. The experience here is surreal. You can rent a bike to enjoy this beautiful sight with the wind blowing and the sun shining. You can take a stroll along the paths. You can also take a rickshaw ride and go around Arashiyama. This experience would cost you minimal and stay with you for quite a long time.
2. Animals Cafe
Japan is a country which loves animals. If you’re a serious animal lover, then Tokyo’s numerous animal cafes are heaven for you. There are all kinds of animal cafe that you would like; dog cafes, owl cafes, rabbit cafes, goat cafe and even a lizard cafe. You can snuggle, feed and give immense love and enjoy with these animals. They are not at all wild and probably enjoy being petted by customers. What would be better than having coffee while a cat is snuggling on your laps? Japan has strict laws relating to animals and none of these cafes is allowed to be open after eight. Not even owl ones.
3. Robot Restaurant
This experience of a robot restaurant is only available in Tokyo. It is like entering into an alternate reality. Flashing beams, dinosaurs, huge transformers, sharks; you name it they have it. This is located in the Shinjuku nightlife district and is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience. This is not recommended to go with kids and try not to carry heavy equipment or cameras. This is a field of chaos that you are going to love and admire. Make sure you book a show in advance since they only have three shows per day. The tickets are pricey but they are definitely worth it.
4. Ramen Ramen Everywhere
Japan is known for its diverse cuisine. One of the favourite foods of tourists is Ramen apart from Sushi, Tempura and those matcha desserts. Though their desserts are quite different than the spicy desserts of Mexico but are liked by many people around the globe. Shinjuku area of Tokyo is the perfect place to indulge in a delicious meal of Ramen. There is more than 300 ramen restaurant that you can choose from. This area is also known as the most competitive Ramen district in Tokyo. They have a variety of noodles to choose, ranging from dipping noodles to halal noodles. If you’re ready to explore your taste buds then this street is made just for you. Be prepared to have a waiting time of half an hour or so especially during meal time.
This place is for those who are interested in the unfiltered and in-depth life of the people of Tokyo. This isn’t the usual trendy and populated areas to visit. You won’t find many tourists here. Yanesan has three neighbourhoods. From old shrines and temples to the historic building, this place has a lot of sights seeing to do. You can also find small traditional cafes and shopping areas. This place is sure to give you the authentic Japanese vibe. Visit it before it gets crowded with tourists.
6. Japanese Gardens
Tokyo is famous for its skyscrapers and robot restaurant and everything modern; it also has some traditional gardens. They are a perfect getaway from the loud and populous areas into a blissfully quiet and relaxed evening. These beautiful Japanese gardens are scattered around the city and you can explore different styles and culture of Japan. There are gardens with historical ruins and wide lawns. There are gardens with cherry blossoms and large ponds. They are usually recommended to visit during cherry blossoms (March-April) and autumn leaves (mid-November to early December).
The beauty of Japan is one of its kinds. The Traditional culture mixed with the modern restaurants and cafes will leave you awestruck and amazed.
by Natalie Marie.
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