Japan is a country of contradictions, with natural wonders and uber-modern cities. If you’re a nature lover, you might be surprised at how much of Japan is untouched and pristine. Think of the serene beauty of Mount Fuji as a contrast to futuristic high-rise Tokyo.
The Land of the Rising Sun is at the intersection of traditional culture and contemporary ideas. You’ll find yourself gazing in awe at a Shogun’s Castle while not long later, you could find yourself gawking at the outlandish fashions of Japan’s teenagers. There are so many ways and routes to enjoy a visit to Japan. At the top of the list are Japan’s famous Golden Route.
Japan’s Golden Route traces the route of the ancient Tokaido road between Tokyo to Kyoto. The attraction of this route for tourists is it passes by many of Japan’s famous landmarks, such as Mount Fuji and the Hakone hot springs region.
Japan is a country with four distinct seasons. Each season has its own highlights. However, if you want to see Japan’s beautiful cherry blossoms, the season to visit is Spring. Between March and May, the country is painted in white and pink as the cherry blossoms bloom and Japan comes alive with Spring festivities.
The top cities in Japan to visit are Tokyo, which is easily the most popular city in Japan, Kyoto, a beautiful historic city with lovely shrines, and Osaka, which is a busy economic hub. Other historic cities are Hiroshima and Yokohama.