Why is Japan a popular travel destination
100 reasons to love and travel in Japan
There are 100+ reasons to visit Japanese countries, know and appreciate Japanese culture. Japan offers an infinite variety of attractions and in this article we are going to mention the reasons to love and travel Japan.
What are you looking for when choosing a place to travel? Landscapes? Culture? History? Technology? Shops? Cook? Something else? If so, in this article I'll try to show you why Japan is the best travel destination for you!
Why visit Japan and travel to Japan?
Japan is about 18,000 kilometers away and is usually not the destination of travelers, especially on the first trip. Some believe that distance, language and investment are high compared to traveling to Europe or America.
The reality is that it can be cheaper and funnier to go to the other side of the world than going to a neighboring country or even walking in some states of Brazil. I have come across several people who have spent ten thousand reais to travel within the country for weeks, but it is expensive to visit Japan.
It is evident that the person looking for 7/15 day group tour packages will end up finding exorbitant prices of 30,000 reais. Only Japan is a country so easy to get around that you can survive a month on just 10,000 including your ticket.
If you are a carefree person with financial conditions and prefer to stay in a luxury hotel and rent cars. You won't spend more in Japan than in Brazil or any other country. Now I just have to say why Japan should be your destination.
Japan is different than usual
When someone travels, she wants to get out of equality and stress relief, learn new things, and get on the road. Personally, I see the US and most of the countries in Europe as a civilized Brazil. Although every country has its meaning, I can't see anything as different and booming as Japan.
Japan breaks all common paradigms. A country where you can be surprised by something new on every street corner that you have never seen in your life. If you are looking for adventure and you want to know new things, Japan is without a doubt the best destination to visit.
Every day I find something interesting about Japan that surprises readers and audiences on this site. I can spend my whole life writing that I will always come across a unique tourist spot, unknown food, bizarre, culture and style. Just read a little from our website to see the wonders Japan has to offer.
We're not saying Japan has the best things in the world just that when it comes to the crowd, you never get tired of exploring the country in its entirety. Whether you visit castles, temples, islands, mountains or just stroll through gardens, parks, towers, museums and the streets of the city.
Japan is all in one place
Some go to the US just to go to parks like Disney or Universal. In Japan, you can also visit these parks and the exclusive Disney water park. Some go to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower. The Tokyo Tower is similar and taller, not to mention the gigantic sky tree.
Some visit forests and zoos to see wild animals. In Japan, you can visit places where foxes, deer, and monkeys roam freely among the population. Some go to the US to shop, while in capitalist Japan you can get some things even cheaper some unique items.
Some visit Italy to eat pasta. In Japan, besides sushi, you will come across thousands of pasta, whether Italian or Japanese. In reality, Japan is a country with many cultures and opportunities to be completely lost and venture deep into your journey.
Reasons Japan is a Great Travel Destination
I love making lists, so I thought about listing a few reasons you might choose Japan as your next travel destination below:
Contrast between traditional and modern - Japan manages to be both technological and traditional, with a nature that is present even in gigantic Tokyo, which has already been voted the best city in the world and the best travel destination by several annual rankings.
Traditional and historical sites - Japan is full of historical and ancient monuments, castles, museums, thousands of Shinto shrines and more than 1600 Buddhist temples.
A land full of mountains and nature - Some wonder how a country with more than 126 million people can be so green and full of mountains. 80% of Japan consists of mountains and nature. Not to mention the volcanoes that offer several natural thermal springs.
The food is cheap and unique - With less than 30 reais you can eat in a fancy restaurant and sometimes even pay for a carvery. Whether in restaurants or convenience stores, you will get lost with the immense variety of dishes that goes far beyond sushi.
Japan is a real contrast between people, subcultures and completely different things that live together in harmony. While I mention a few things, I'm going to make this general list of things you can do in Japan:
- Move visitor Hiroshima;
- Meet the samurai, ninjas and geishas;
- Enjoy the Japanese gardens;
- Sleeping in a capsule hotel;
- Ride a bullet train.
- Climb Mount Fuji and take photos of it.
- Go to a hot spring to bathe naked.
- See fashion, cosplayers, lolitas, punks;
- Real sake and sushi tasting;
- Use a technological bathroom with a water jet.
- Observe the punctuality and organization of things and be jealous;
- Enjoy the cherry blossoms;
- Have a sense of personal security;
- Visit places full of cats, monkeys, rabbits, and deer roaming free.
- Visit the famous Okinawa Island.
Trips to Japan spend less and make more of it
According to the budgetyourtrip website, we have compiled a list of expenses in some countries. In Japan, spending is much lower. I remember it's an American average, I've spent a lot less myself and really enjoyed it. I've only been spending around 150 reais a day and my trip has been very great. The table is in dollars!
Note in the table that traveling to the United States is much more expensive than traveling to Japan. Without wanting to compare too much, let's make a short list of the total costs per day in the following countries:
- Portugal - $ 90;
- England - $ 111;
- Mexico - $ 40 | Cancun - $ 112;
- Ireland - $ 100;
- Thailand - $ 70;
- Canada - $ 129;
- Italy - 150 USD;
- Kenya - $ 1150;
- Spain - $ 132;
- New Zealand - $ 132;
Not to mention Japan's ability to withdraw money from ATMs in convenience stores across Japan.
How I made my trip to Japan
In just 25 days I was able to visit 14 cities, 8 shops, 5 castles, 5 towers, an island full of rabbits, 2 aquariums, 4 parks, 3 gardens, 6 museums, 4 mountains, 2 cable cars, a city full of deer, hot springs and Thousands of restaurants. I still feel like I could have done more, in addition to not having done some other adventures on my own.
Everything was done in a rush, I got the visa, bought the ticket and in less than a month I went to Japan to stay a month and spent less than 10,000 reais. If I summarized my expenses it would be:
- 000 reais in transit (via Emirates you will find up to 2,500 in the USA);
- 000 reais of accommodation (about a month in a hostel);
- 100 reais per day for food and transportation (within the city);
- 14-day JR pass of R $ 1400 (useful for getting from one end of the country to the other);
Right, a shy 21 year old traveled alone for the first time without practicing the language. Some are afraid to travel to places they don't know as I felt safe when I got on the plane and left Brazil. Some think the language will be a difficulty, everything is so simple that I rarely had to deal with conversation.
Still not convinced that Japan is one of the best travel destinations? Would you like to plan your trip or don't you know how? Finally, we are leaving some useful articles so that you can learn more about Japan and prepare your trip. I hope you enjoyed it, thanks for the comments and contributions.
Reasons to visit Japan
Celebrations - & Nbsp; Japan has many and the best festivals - Japan has over 100,000 festivals each year.
Discover Areá Urbana - Most of the visitors are fascinated by Japan's cities and districts. There are more than 50 districts in Tokyo alone.
Hot Springs - It's one of the most popular activities in the country. The hot springs are considered a way to renew yourself and reconnect with nature.
Night life -Japanese enjoy life. Restaurants, bars, inns, izakaya and clubs are full every night of the week.
Ginza Shop -Ginza is the largest luxury shopping district in Asia. If you are going to Tokyo, Ginza is a great choice.
Ryokan - They are the traditional Japanese hotels. They have Japanese style rooms. Ryokan offer the charm of old Japan.
Kaiseki - are traditional Japanese dishes with different dishes. Kaiseki is excellent culture and cuisine.
Karaoke - Karaoke is a fun experience for couples, friends, or large groups.
Japanese Villages -Japan is a highly urbanized society. However, the vast majority of Japan is rural. Japan has dozens of charming towns and villages that are well worth visiting. Consider adding Nara, Hakone, Atami, Nikko, Furano, Hakodate, Mount Koya, Kamakura, or Shirakawa-go to your itinerary.
Sushi -There is a big difference between western and Japanese sushi. Experiencing Japanese sushi is highly recommended. Remember that there is a huge difference between cheap and expensive sushi.
Withdraw / Sake -It is possible to try traditional Japanese rice wine (sake) in almost every restaurant and bar in Japan. It is also available from vending machines.
Acarde Games - There's no doubt about it - Japan has the best gambling halls in the world.
Harajuku on Sunday - Mainly known as a hangout for teenagers, this area is home to the Laforet department store, which works with most of the popular young fashion brands. On Sunday it will be a completely different place, full of cosplay, fashion styles, karaoke and some events.
Kabuki - It is traditional Japanese theater that incorporates dance into performances. She is known for her elaborate costumes and make-up. All male and female roles are played by male actors.
juice - Sumo is an exclusively Japanese sport that I don't even need to go into more detail.
Snowboarding and skiing - Japan offers great opportunities for snowboarding and skiing in winter.
BBQ or picnic - It is a Japanese summer tradition to have barbecues in parks next to rivers and picnics.
Pachinko Salon -Pachinko is a form of Japanese casino. There are pachinko salons all over the country. Pachinko is big business in Japan - the best part is that people don't bet money, just play for fun or exchange prizes.
Temples and Shrines -Japan has approximately 85,000 temples and 95,000 shrines. Many have beautiful architecture, nature and culture.
Shiatsu massage - Massage is very popular in Japan - Japanese massage (Shiatsu). Massages like this can be found all over Japan - hotels, department stores, shopping streets, and entertainment areas.
photography- - Japan is a photographer's dream. It is among the most photogenic spots in the world.
Concerts - Japanese cities are full of large and small concert halls. Japan is a popular country for pop, classical music and also a home for artists from all over the world. Japanese music is well worth a visit.
Izakaya - They are Japanese bars that offer food and drink in a social setting. They range from local and quiet to the wildest. Well worth a visit even if you don't drink, for the social environment and the food.
Shinkansen (bullet train) - It's the best way to travel in Japan. Compared to cars and airplanes, they are straightforward, cheap and fast. Japan's train system is the most efficient in the world. Shinkansen are rarely late. If they are delayed, the average delay is usually less than 20 seconds. Bullet trains have a 45-year history in Japan.
Purikura - They are Japanese photo booths that use computer algorithms to change the look. Purikura are popular with teenagers in Japan. In some places it is only possible to enter men accompanied by a girl.
Cook your own food in a restaurant -Different types of Japanese restaurants have you cooking your own food at your table. These include okonomiyaki, monjayaki, yakiniku, nabe, and shabu-shabu. Group cooking is considered a social and fun activity.
Baseball games- - Baseball games are very popular in Japan and have a very fun atmosphere.
Driving in Japan - It's a unique experience, the traffic is completely clean, calm, some places you can get out and about, especially on the country's highways, it can feel like a desert, and it's a great adventure. Just be careful not to get lost.
Ramen - They are inexpensive and tasty. While ramen is cheap, there is a huge difference in quality and taste from shop to shop.
Music festivals -Japan has several music festivals during the summer that are worth visiting. These include Summer Sonic & Fuji Rock.
Japanese locks - Japan already has around 5000 castles. Today more than 100 have stayed in one state or another. You can see its modern architecture and its size.
Tokyo skyline - There are several towers in Tokyo that offer beautiful views, including the second tallest tower in the world, Skytree.
Christmas lights - Christmas is not a public holiday in Japan. Christmas is considered a romantic day. Couples go out for dinner or exchange gifts. Even so, Japan is well lit and decorated that rivals any other country in the world.
Japanese garden -There are thousands of gardens across Japan, each with its own look and story. Interesting gardens can be found in temples, parks, ryokans, and restaurants.
Konbini - convenience stores In Japan they are among the most efficient companies in the world. There is a Japanese supermarket in every corner where you can find everything. The service is excellent. For example, employees who store shelves will do soRun to the front of the store when they notice a customer waiting in line to open an additional checkout. Convenience stores are a good example of Japanese efficiency and excellent customer service.
Bunraku - It's a Japanese puppet show. It has been held in Japan since the 17th century. & Nbsp; The best place to see a show is at the National Bunraku Theater in Osaka.
Otaku / Akihabara's stuff -Japanese pop culture fans and otaku vão will love to shop at Ki Akihabara Tokyo Tokyo.
Stay in a pension - Japanese guest houses offer unique accommodations (often at a fair price). And it's a great way to get to know the places.
Beaches - Japan is also full of great beaches. They are crowded in summer. Some beaches are popular with families. Others are crowded with teenagers and surfers.
Geisha- - It is Japanese women who study the centuries-old tradition of art, dance and song. The geisha of Japan has a variety of performances throughout the year and you should know it.
Theme parks -Japan loves theme parks. Japanese roller coasters are among the highest in the world, fastest and steepest. The steepest roller coaster in the world is currently Takabisha in the Fuji-Q highlands in Yamanashi Prefecture (near Tokyo). Don't worry, they can withstand earthquakes so there is no risk of falling.
Ninja Villages - Several Japanese cities, including Koka City in Shiga Prefecture, have ninjas houses. Ninja houses usually have passageways, traps, mazes, classrooms, and ninja artifacts. Recommended for history and ninjas fans.
Auto Shows -Japan is a paradise for car enthusiasts. Tokyo has a large number of car dealerships that are open to the public.The city also has major auto events such as the Tokyo Motor Show and Tokyo Auto Salon that attract car enthusiasts, the press, and members of the auto industry.
Yukatas - Japanese yukata are cheap and easy to use. Ryokan offer yukata for guests. If you are attending a Japanese summer festival or fireworks display, it is highly recommended that you wear yukata.
Yakiniku - These are restaurants that offer customers raw meat, seafood, vegetables and a table with a hot charcoal grill. It's like a grill party in a restaurant.
Japanese tea ceremony - It is a cultural activity that is rich in tradition and aesthetics. The tea and snacks are excellent too. The tea ceremony is a popular pastime in Japan. People take classes or attend clubs in schools, temples, teahouses, and private homes to learn how to properly hold the tea ceremony. Various festivals and events also offer the tea ceremony. So you have the chance to see and chat with a geisha and maiko.
Japanese supermarkets -Most Japanese supermarkets have thousands of items that are not available anywhere in the world. It's interesting to take a look.
Manga Cafe- - Japanese internet cafes have large mango libraries. For this reason, Internet cafes in Japan are called Manga-Manga. Most manga cafes have comfortable seating and free drinks. Other services include video games, DVDs, magazines, light meals, showers, and massage chairs.
Yakitori - (literally: grilled chicken) These are restaurants that offer a wide variety of chicken and vegetables on skewers. These small places or stalls tend to fill up with drunkards.
Japanese Islands - Japan is full of islands, there are more than 6,000 islands than the most famous Okinawa and small islands full of cats and rabbits. (See the 7 small islands to visit.)
Yakatabune- These are Japanese boats, the interior of which resembles a traditional Japanese house with small tatamite tables, etc.
Museums - Japan has several museums including Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museums and several others.
Become a geisha - There are specialized places in Kyoto that turn tourists into geishas or maiko for as little as 10,000 yen.
Wagashi - They are traditional Japanese desserts. They are available in convenience stores, family restaurants, department stores, supermarkets, and traditional Japanese restaurants.
Otaku events - Japan hosts various cosplay, video game and anime events for otaku and fans of Japanese pop culture.
electronics store - Japanese electronics stores have incredible varieties and prices.
Fast food - There are thousands of unique fast food snacks to try in Japan.
Shukubo - Japan is full of temples, and some of them have opened doors and shelter tourists. This is a unique opportunity.
Bento - They are Japanese lunch boxes, a true culinary art.
100 yen stores -It's like the 1.99 stores here in Brazil, but with a unique variety of products, there are endless quality stuff that you have completely lost.
Japanese sweets - Japan has a unique variety of sweets and flavors and releases thousands of limited editions annually.
Hotels & capsules - A unique lodging experience for employees who miss the last train.
Hiking and hiking trails -About 70 percent of the Japanese area is covered by mountains. Japan has hundreds of hiking trails and mountaineering locations.
Odaiba - An artificial island in Tokyo Bay full of attractions and shops for entertainment and leisure.
souvenir shop - There are souvenir shops all over the world, but in Japan there are thousands everywhere with an infinite variety of products.
Beauty salons - Doing nails and hair in Japan is among the best in the world along with great service and a different experience.
Autumn leaves - In autumn Japan becomes a paradise. Many of the temples, shrines, parks, gardens and avenues in Japan have a unique appearance full of colors.
Events - Japan has hundreds of festivals and events every month. It is difficult to visit Japan and not attend any event.
Hanabi- These are fireworks shows in Japan that usually have a small outdoor party before the show. It is possible to find people wearing yukata and some small food stalls.
Anime and Manga - Japan has a huge animation industry that is successful all over the world. This is one of the factors that lead foreigners to learn about Japanese culture.
Japanese language - The Japanese language is among the 10 most widely spoken in the world and has attracted many foreigners to learn the language. There are many factors that make this language very interesting.
Games industry - Japan is a major game manufacturer, there are also countless visual novels outside of which Nintendo and Sony are in Japan.
technology - Japanese technology is known worldwide and attracts thousands of viewers.
education - Japan is known around the world for good education, not just in schools, but every day.
cleaning - Japan is clean, it has an excellent waste sorting and recycling system and the willingness of the population to keep everything clean.
Kawaii - When in Japan you will be amazed at the excessive cuteness in everything.
There are thousands of other reasons why we'll update this huge list over time. Leave a comment on something that attracted you to culture and Japan.
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