Holiday in japan
Japan is a country of rising sun which is even depicted in Japanese flag. Located in East Asia, the country has more than 3900 islands which is longest archipelago in Eastern Asia. About 71% of Japan is mountainous with Mt. Fuji is its highest point. From imperial palaces to classical gardens, hot springs to towering mountains from cutting edge technology to hypermodern civilization, Japan has it all. So get ready to enjoy short city breaks to Japan as some amazing destinations are waiting for you to get explored.
Very few countries in the world enjoy four distinct seasons and Japan stands as one of them that offer striking panoramas throughout year. Each season greets visitors with new and unexpected surprises. Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku are four major islands of country. With Tokyo the capital of Japan about 80% of its population lives in Honshu. Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest island with less than 5% of population is inhabited over here which is quite popular for winter sports. No matter when you come, every visit is as exciting and delightful as first.
Japan values its cultivated traditions and practices as its values keeping in touch with future. Japanese world famous tea ceremony is among the ancient traditions which focus on serenity, respect and beauty. The country holds festivals all around the year that symbolize various aspects of culture and traditions. For anyone looking to delve further into Asian history and heritage, then look no further than Japan. One of the major attractions of traveling throughout the country is trying different local cuisines in every town you visit.
Some amazing destinations that you can’t afford to miss while enjoying city breaks in Japan include:
- Mount Fuji - With height of 3,776 meters ,Mt. Fuji is highest mountain in Japan . It is considered as a sacred mountain, appeared in present form about 10,000 years ago .It is worshipped and quite popular attraction on weekend breaks to Japan. Situated on the borders between Yamanashi and Shizuoka more than 200,000 people climb to the top of Mt. Fuji in a year and out of 30% of them are foreigners.
- Tokyo Disneyland Resort - Tokyo Disneyland Resort is a multitude of fun and excitement, a place where dream comes true. You can have fun, stay, dine, shop and enjoy your time in various leisure activities. First opened in 1983, Tokyo Disneyland is just a facsimile of Magic Kingdom in Florida or Disneyland in California but over the years it has grown into second most popular amusement park in the world. It is a wonderful place to visit on Japan holidays to relax, frolic and for great refreshment.
- Osaka Aquarium - Also known as Kaiyukan, Osaka Aquarium is located in Tempozan Harbour village of Osaka’sbay area. It is one of Japan’s most spectacular aquariums where marine life is displayed in 15 tanks each representing a specific region of the Pacific Rim in a well organized and impressive way. Visitors start their tour of aquarium on 8th floor and slowly spiral down floor by floor around the central tank which is 9 meters deep and home to whale shark which is a major attraction of aquarium.
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial - The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)is a symbol of peace and an eyewitness to first atomic attack in history on 6th august 1945. With the efforts of people it has been preserved in same state as immediately after bombing. It expresses the hope for world peace and ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons.
- Yakushima - Located in interiors of Yaku island, Yakushima exhibits a rich flora and officially the wettest place in Japan. The area has around 7,000 wild Yakuzaru monkey and an equal number of Yakushika deer which are both unique sub species and are only found on Yakushima. It has some of the oldest trees in the world and among them the most famous is Jomon Sugi which is believed to be 2,600 -7,200 years old.