Things to Do in Japan

Japan is one of the countries that is on every traveller’s must-visit list and with good reason. If not for the wondrous atmosphere during a cherry-blossom season or the vibrant neon-lit nightlife that speaks of fun and the quintessential Japanese ‘weirdness’ that they’re known for, do visit Japan for sights like the Mt. Fuji or the unforgettable Izakaya culture that epitomises Tokyo so completely.

People who are looking for things to do in Japan will undoubtedly come across lists that include climbing the snow-covered Mt. Fuji or sipping sake in some of Kobe’s breweries which even offer tours to the interested. But Japan sightseeing can also involve visiting Kyoto’s ancient temples or taking a ride in the Shinkansen, the high-speed bullet trains that connect several major cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka as well as Nagoya.

Here’s a list of some of the best things to do in Japan

  • Nibble on sushi
  • Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima
  • Soak in an Onsen
  • Imperial Palace and Gardens
  • Walk through the historic neighbourhood of Asakusa

It’s impossible to travel to Japan and not have sushi. It’s after all one of the top things to do in Japan. But it can get confusing with so many sushi restaurants everywhere. Why not try Asaichi market in Hakodate where you can be assured that everything is absolutely fresh and brilliant?

It’s impossible to not be moved by the Atomic Bomb Dome which is the only building to have survived the horrific bomb attack in 1945. The museum next door will take up a good part of your day as you walk through the various exhibits which are troubling but must be seen, nonetheless.

One of the amazing things to do in Japan would be to visit an onsen, a hot spring where you can soak your body and feel relaxed. The waters are said to have healing powers as well. What’s not to love?

A visit to Asakusa is on the list of things to do in Japan for every traveller. The ancient temple and the red lantern there are famed but so is the Nakamise shopping street with its old world feel.

If you’ve made a list of things to do in Japan, then don’t forget to visit the SOTC website for excellent offers and deals on Japan Tour Packages.

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