Japan: Ideal union of the new and the old
Best known for its ancient traditions and wonderful heritage with dash of modernization, this spring, Japan is on our getaway list. From the hearty street food, nightlife and modern architecture, most travelers head over to witness pink Japan. Not only has Sakura (Cherry Blossom) been celebrated for centuries, but it holds a special place in the Japanese culture. Now, it is a regarded as the modern world of cherry blossom. Needless to say, the Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties, it will be a sight is to behold. While the blossoming varies from city to city depends on the geographical conditions, this year (according to the predictions) Tokyo will see early openings.
Famous for its high-rise buildings, shopping and pop culture, Tokyo happens to be one of the world’s busiest cities. From skyscrapers, museums to historic temples, the city has numerous options for the tourists explore. Asakusa Senso Ji Temple is the oldest temple of Tokyo and it generally tops the list. The other hotspots include, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Skytree, Yamashita Park for its waterfront views and the beautiful Shinjuku Garden and the Royal Garden. You must check out the Palette Town, Toyota Mega Web, Venus Fort, Rainbow Bridge, Statue of Liberty and later head over to Tokyo Tower Observation Deck for a night view of the city. Street shoppers, this country can totally be your paradise. Just about every shop across Japan is up-to-date with the latest fashion trends, but Nakamise and Odaiba are the best.
Before heading to the spiritual city, a beautiful Cruise Tour in Lake Ashi is a must. Oh, there is nothing like the amazing view of Mount Fuji from Hakone Ropeway. If you get a chance, take the world famous Bullet Train to Osaka. It is absolutely worth it. While it isn’t a usual city, Osaka is port and commercial centre of Japan. Visit the neon-lit entertainment district Dotonbori, movie-themed amusement park – Universal Studios Japan and the Umeda Sky building for a breath taking view of the city.
It is a shame if you chose to skip the city of temples and ancient artwork, Nara. However, the two highlights of the city are World Heritage Site of Todai Ji Temple and the Nara Deer Park. Once was the capital of Japan, today, Kyoto it is lovely city on the island of Honshu. The city is best known for numerous Buddhist temples, palaces, gardens, shrines and traditional wooden houses. You can visit the Nijo Castle from Inside followed by the Kinkaku ji Temple Golden Pavilion. Also, you must definitely stopover at the Kiyomizu Dera and Osaka Castle.
Having been destroyed by an atomic bomb during the World War II, Hiroshima is regarded as the ‘modern’ city. While you are in the city, head over to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the famous Sadako Monument Peace Park, Cenotaph Monument and the Bomb Dome.
When it comes to public transport, we have all heard stories of discipline and punctuality. The well connected subways and great public transportation system make Japan is one of the easiest countries to get around. Not only has the country has meticulously evolved, high spirited, ever-changing yet never changing. Japan is the ideal union of the new and the old.
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