If your time in Japan is limited – this list will create a valuable source of great places to go in Japan.
If safety is your concern, note that Tokyo is known to be one of the safest cities in the world. It is actually one of the most pleasant places in the world to travel.
Regarding the language issue – there’s no problem navigating the Tokyo subway, since all signs are in English too. Regarding the rest of Japan – English does become a rare virtue the further you travel from city centers, but you can always get along in Restaurants by pointing the food you’d like to order from the plastic models presented in the Restaurant window. Japanese people are very helpful, and beside the embarrassed giggles they will accompany you to your destination (much easier than giving directions in English).
So here are…
Top Places In Japan
- Kyoto – Kyoto’s famous and beautiful sites – the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace – make Ancient Japanese culture come to life in front of your eyes.
- Tsukiji market – the world’s largest open air fish market. One of the most Exciting Things to do in Tokyo. Fish and seafood worth millions of dollars are sold there each day. Tokyo fish market Tuna auctions are world known.
- Mt Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan, with a beautifully symmetrical volcanic cone. It goes without saying that majestic Fuji Mountain is a Must see Place to Visit in Japan. Mt Fuji area is worth visiting too, thanks to Fuji five lakes and Hakone which is famous for its hot springs. The are the perfect reflecting pools for the mountain’s beauty.
- Nara was Japan’s first permanent capital city. This mysterious city has so many Romantic and peaceful things to do – Todaiji Temple housing a huge image of Buddha, colorful Kasuga Shrine with 3,000 lanterns, and the Deer Park, where tame deer roam freely. This is for sure one of the Top Japan Tourism Attractions.
I hope you enjoyed this list of Things to do in Japan.