Cherry blossom is also known as Sakura. This flower turns pink and white during the spring season in Japan. The best time to view the cherry blossoms is in the months of March to April and the places I visited were Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Arashiyama and Hiroshima. “Hanami” is an old tradition in Japan that …
Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. Well famous for its shrines, palaces, mountains and national parks – Japan definitely must be on every traveler’s must visit countries. Tokyo is the capital city of Japan.
- Capital city: Tokyo.
- Main language spoken: Japanese.
- Basic Greetings: ohayou gozaimasu (Good morning), konnichiwa (Hello).
- Currency: Japanese yen.
- Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports.
- Tourist visa: Visa is required to enter Japan (latest information can be found on Japan Immigration website).
- Best time to visit: March to May or September to November.
- Adapter required (power points): Type A and B – Two flat parallel pins or two flat parallel pics and a grounding pin.
- Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required.
Why should you visit Japan?
Japan, a land of culture and ancient traditions, is one of the most beautiful countries I have visited so far. It has immense amounts of breathtaking scenic beauty. Here are 10 Instagram photographs that will prove you that Japan should definitely be your next destination.
That one must visit place?
Arashiyama, also known as ‘Place of scenic beauty’, is a district on the outskirts of Kyoto in Japan. True to what it is known as, Arashiyama is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have visited in Japan.
What did I learn in Japan?
Japan was an awesome experience and I learnt their culture and humility. However, there were some interesting and intriguing things that I would definitely love to list them down – Interesting things I learned in Japan.
- Buy a Kimono
- Cherry blossom festival – √
- Climb Mount Fuji
- Fushimi Inari Shrine – √
- Go to Maid Coffee
- Islands of Okinawa
- Japanese authentic meal – √
- Kyoto’s bamboo forest – √
- Hike in the Alps in Kamikochi
- Ride bullet train – √
- Sleep in a Ryokan
- Sleep in a temple
- Sleep in a capsule
- Snow Monkeys
- Tea Ceremony
- Visit Fox Village in Zao
- Visit Hiroshima – √
- Visit Kyoto – √
- Visit Nagasaki
- Visit Naoshima Island
- Visit Osaka – √
I had cried very emotionally when I had watched the movie ‘Hachi: A Dog’s tale‘. I remember it was my mother, my cousin Veena and I who had watched this movie together, we had all cried in fact. I still feel and have the same emotional feeling even when I think about this beautiful dog…
How can one, not love in Tokyo? Tokyo, the busy city and the bustling lights. The city that never sleeps. The city that brings in so many dreams. The city that is warm and welcoming. It definitely ought to be love in Tokyo. ~Solopassport Also read: Japan diaries
I won’t say ‘follow the road less traveled’. I will say just follow the road, The road that makes you happy. Does not matter if it is less or more traveled. As long as you are traveling, it is fine! ~Solopassport Also read: Japan diaries
I walk alone, along the side of the river, With beautiful cherry blossom trees on either sides, Covered and decorated in white and pink. With tiny petals fallen on the path, Sun preparing to set and put up a dramatic show. A cool breeze of Spring teasing and whispering that the World is breathtakingly …
Japan sure has some interesting and intriguing things. Below are some of the interesting things that I came across traveling through Japan. 1. Trams, here are known as Streetcars. 2. Mt Fuji is a girl 😊, the reason my tour guide gave me is because she always hides herself behind the clouds. 3. Every shrine …
Japan, a land of culture and ancient traditions, is one of the most beautiful countries I have visited so far. It has immense amounts of breathtaking scenic beauty. The people are extremely friendly and are the nicest people I have come across till date. The technology is so well advanced and is known for their …
Arashiyama, also known as ‘Place of scenic beauty‘, is a district on the outskirts of Kyoto in Japan. True to what it is known as, Arashiyama is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have visited in Japan. The place offers a lot of things and sites to see, from the beautiful bridges to …
I love prayer flags, have always loved them since I saw them first in the year 2009 in Nepal. During those times, I never collected any souvenirs, hence I do not have the prayer flags. I will definitely buy one of those during my travel to Ladakh, India. Few days ago, a photograph popped up …