10 Reasons Why Japan Needs To Be On Your Bucket List

Atmaj Vyas , 11 Apr 2018

Travel is important not just for your mind but even for your soul. It’s almost like the essence of life! While places like Croatia and Vietnam are offbeat and scenic destinations, other, more commercial destinations are also just as viable of an option. Today, we bring you all the reasons why Japan deserves a spot on your travel bucket list.

1. Experiences

Japan is probably the best place to go if you’re looking for experiences of a lifetime. From the pod hotels to the various architectural wonders, this place has everything. It’s the perfect balance of modern-yet-grounded. While Japan is considered one of the most technologically advanced countries, it still holds on to its roots, culture and heritage.

2. Cherry Blossom

Cherry blossom season is the perfect time to visit Japan! The sheer beauty of these amazing trees and the grace of them falling is a sight you have to witness, at least once in your life. The country actually forecasts the exact arrival of the first cherry blossom. They also have dedicated screenings for this amazing occasion. In Tokyo and Kyoto, it arrives around late March and early April.

3. The Forests And The Mountains

From beautiful forests with exquisite baths and snow-capped mountains with some of the softest snow, this country is nothing short of being picture perfect. If the hustle of the city life becomes too much, head over for some relaxing at one of the many forest spas and hot water springs. It is sure to leave you completely rejuvenated.

4. Art

Japan is undeniably one of the best destinations for art lovers. With many, major pop culture trends originating from here, like cosplay, mangas, etc. Even their traditional art forms, dressing, music and dance are truly captivating. It’s a perfect balance between the beauties of the past and the wonders of the present.

5. People

The people in this lovely country are some of the most hardworking, well-mannered and hospitable people. That also means that they expect the same from you. They are always ready to help and always have the warmest greeting ever.

6. Zen

With such a fast-paced life, people need a little down time to prevent a complete burnout. For this reason, most gardens in Japan have an element of zen. This includes some interesting rock placements and various activities to help calm you down. These vary from location to location but the concept of having a slow pace-space is amazing.

7. Themed Cafes And Hotels

Some of the most interesting and bizarre themed cafes and hotels exist in Japan. From a pet-themed cafe to a love hotel, anything you can think off, Japan has. Don’t believe us? Well, they are the first country to hire professional huggers. Yes, that people who you can hire, just to give you hugs.

8. Food & Nightlife

The authentic Japanese food is truly some of the best in the world. From the most delicious sushi, yakitori and even the ramen bowls are all things you have to try. For a person looking to explore the nightlife, we do recommend that you consider the local pubs over the typical nightclubs. That’s where the real fun is and it will also save you from putting a dent in your pocket.

9. Culture And History

Every single corner of Japan is dripping with its rich culture. It is something you need to embrace and respect. Some the spots especially the ancient shrines are definitely a place worth visiting. It’s pretty hard to go to Japan and not notice just how proud people are of their culture. There is a beautiful harmony of the old and the new and that is something you need to witness in person.

10. Connectivity

Japan is one of the most well-connected countries in the world. Every place is connected by a superfast metro line and cities connected by bullet trains. Your travel time is minimal and getting from one place to another is literally a matter of minutes.

Have you travelled to Japan? Let us know if you have any good suggestions, in the comments below.

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