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Japan – Things to do

Japan Attractions

The Japanese are proud of their culture and rightly so, with some of their social customs, such as bowing, or Ojigi, dating back to ancient times, this is one of the most polite nations on Earth. See this country at its prettiest during the Cherry Blossom season while Tokyo, a city that throbs with energy, has year-round appeal. Don’t miss the famous Shinjuku and Shibuyu neighbourhoods.

Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji

You’ll of course, be familiar with this sacred mountain as it’s one of Japan’s most iconic sights. Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san as it’s known in Japanese, is visible from Tokyo on a clear day. If you want to climb it, book your holiday for July and August.

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Kyoto Imperial Palace

Treasured Temples

Japan abounds with gleaming temples and shrines, but you’ll discover some of the most celebrated ones in Kyoto – home to more than 2,000 religious sites. Ensure your camera is charged up for Kinkaku-ji, a spectacular lakeside pavilion covered in gold leaf.

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Sleep in a Ryokan

One of the best cultural experiences for visitors to Japan, spending the night in a traditional Ryokan is a great way to escape the bustle of the larger cities and understand more about Japanese culture. These traditional inn's offer guests a simple bedroom comprised of a futon mattress which is laid on a tatami mat on the floor for sleeping. Generally speaking dinner and breakfast are always included in the room rate and the dinner experience is not to be missed for a taste of truly authentic Japanese cuisine.

Japanese Cuisine and Street Food

Japan is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, whether you choose to eat in a local Izakaya or a world class Michelin star restaurant your taste buds will be tantalized.

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