Millenary traditions coexist with the highest technology in the land of the rising sun: Japan. Japan has the third largest economy in the world. Its capital, Tokyo, is the cleanest and most organized metropolis on the planet. There you will find skyscrapers, traditional wooden houses, wide avenues, neon lights, geisha, bullet train, sushi and much more. Surprisingly all these elements together and mixed manage to coexist harmoniously.
In the Kansai region, you will find the country’s cultural home with its temples, palaces and castles. Arriving in the South you will understand why Hiroshima is a symbol of peace. You will discover tropical Japan on its idyllic beaches bathed by the blue waters of Okinawa. Near the North, it is possible to see wild and mountainous landscapes. A destination filled with a lot of learning. The country can leave you completely enchanted with everything it has to offer.
When to go to Japan
Japan has its four seasons very well defined. Winter is very intense, ranging from 6 C to 15 C and summer is very hot. It is quite difficult to define the high and low season months there. What we can analyze are the busiest dates. They are the three major holidays in the country – New Year, Golden Week and Obon (end of the august). At these times, it is very difficult to find accommodation, trains and airports are always crowded and tourist attractions are packed.
The best time for Japan family tours to get to know the country is in spring, in March, April and May, or after autumn in September, October and November. In these seasons, temperatures are milder and you can enjoy a lot. These months are the cherry blossom season and it is not a school vacation period, resulting in much quieter lines and attractions.
Accommodation in Japan
Being a big city, choosing where to stay in Tokyo becomes a complicated task and depending on the choice of neighborhood, it is possible that it will make a little difference in the enjoyment of your trip. Choose a hotel that is close to a metro station. In addition, it is important to emphasize that staying in the capital is not cheap, but there is no lack of options. Tokyo has accommodation for all tastes, from hostels to capsule hotels.
Must try foods in Japan
Japanese food is formed by techniques, developed over centuries. Until the 10th century, cuisine was a copy of Chinese. Due to its ingredients, it is healthy and is successful all over the world. Synonymous with minimalist dishes with great aesthetic sophistication, its typical dishes are generally prepared with fish, seafood, seaweed and rice.
Sushi: Japanese rice ball usually seasoned with vinegar. It usually comes with fish, seafood.
Ramen: famous Noodles, with broth seasoned with herbs, vegetables and pork or fish.
Udon: Another typical dish made from noodles. This one is thicker, made from wheat flour.
Kobe Beef: Treated like kings in a true beef spa, Japanese beef cut is one of the best and most expensive steaks in the world.
Street Food: The most famous dishes are Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, and the famous Yakisoba.