Japan is unlike any other location on the earth; it is breathtakingly beautiful and unlike anything else. The love for Japan has become so strong that we can’t seem to stop going now that we’ve just been there one time.
With everything from ancient temples to futuristic skyscrapers, serene tea ceremonies to lavish arcades, relaxing hot springs to zany go-kart rides, Japan offers something for everyone. Everyone can find something to their liking in Japan, which has something for everyone. Here are the things to do japan.
The Cultural Experiences You Can Have in Japan
Some of the best ways to learn about Japanese culture and have a great time in Japan are to participate in activities that are unique to the country and can only be done there.
A Japanese B&B For The Night
We highly recommend staying in a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, for at least one night of your tour. You may have a cup of green tea in the tatami mat room as soon as you step in the door, with simply a table and a few low chairs. In many hotels, meals, such as breakfast and dinner, are included in the room rate and are served to you right in your bed.
Take a soak at an Onsen (hot spring)
Onsen (hot spring bath) bathing is one of the most traditional Japanese activities, and it should surely be on your to-do list while in Japan. Indoor and outdoor onsens, simple and lavish, little and vast, are just a few of the many variations that may be found. It’s possible to request private baths in advance at certain ryokans, but most have public baths.
A Visit To An Onsen Town Might Be Enhanced By Wearing A Traditional Kimono
Visit an onsen village if you want the whole onsen experience. Visitors may choose from a broad range of onsen bathing alternatives in these typically remote locales. Japanese citizens seeking a peaceful respite go to these locations in droves during their time off.
Witness The Captivating Stage Presence Of A Geisha Performer
Geishas are one of Japan’s most fascinating cultural features, especially if you’ve read Arthur Golden’s best-selling novel Memoirs of a Geisha, which describes these highly trained women who entertain via the application of ancient talents.
While it’s hard to imagine, we were regularly met by them departing wooden teahouses in beautifully colored kimonos in Miyagawacho, Kyoto (next to the more famous Gion neighbourhood), which was a delightful surprise.
These Ukiyo-E Prints Are Worth A Closer Study
Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are a kind of Japanese art that flourished throughout the Edo Period, which spanned the 17th to the 19th century. There are scenes from the “floating world,” which includes kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, and geisha, as well as scenes from the daily lives of individuals.
Take a Look at Some Action Shots of Sumo Wrestlers
Sumo is a serious sport in Japan, and as a consequence, it has a long history. Many of the sport’s old Shinto-inspired rituals and practises, such as salting the arena, are still in use today.
Consider taking a trip on the Shinkansen (Bullet Train)
One of our favourite things to do in Japan is ride the train. There is a vast rail system in place, and the trains themselves are always on time (even down to the minute!) and enjoyable to ride. It’s possible to ride the Hello Kitty shinkansen, which runs between Osaka and Fukuoka, on a fun-themed bullet train.