Japan it is an incomparable country. Throughout its geography you can take many pleasant surprises. It is not mandatory to focus on the capital and the most important cities to get a good taste in your mouth, since it hides wonderful corners that allow you to enjoy a beauty and tranquility that is not found everywhere.
To make it a little clearer that it is worth going to Japan, below we recommend 10 amazing places that you should include in your route if you are going to be there for at least 10 days.
Arashiyama bamboo forest
For many it is the most spectacular forest in the world. It is full of narrow paths to walk, something that you can do both on foot and by bicycle, since it is highly recommended to rent a bike to travel from top to bottom at all times, without forgetting the river area. Keep in mind that the bike stand closes soon, so you don't have to be too late. In fact, it is best to visit it in the morning, which is when it is most beautiful. More information: «The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Japan«.
Hitachi Coastal Park
It is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of flowers outdoor. The Hitachi Coastal Park boasts very vivid colors that are maintained almost throughout the year. Of course, the colors in question vary depending on the season. Lilies, poppies, cosmos, sunflowers and cherry trees are some of the species that will delight your eyes.
Kawachi Fuji Botanical Garden
It's a show. Located in the city of Kitakyushu, boasts 150 plants of 20 species that make up a spellbinding landscape. The best months to visit are April and May, which is when the flowers hang in bunches like grapes. The predominant colors are purple, white and blue. The park is paid (between 300 and 1,000 yen depending on the time of year).
These silk flower fields also attract tourists. It has more than 80,000 flowers known as «Pink moss«. From them it is possible to enjoy privileged views of the imposing Mount Fuji.
It is highly recommended to visit it at winter. It is a temple that was founded in 717 by a Buddhist monk who was looking for a goddess by Mount Hakusan. Both places have become one of the most popular places of worship in Japan.
To speak of Nakasendo is to speak of one of the five routes of the Edo period and one of those that connected Edo with Kyoto in the 17th century. The good thing about this route is that it does not force you to cross any river, which is why many people preferred to travel through Nakasendo. Unfortunately, few sections of the original path remain intact. The most popular section is the one found in the Kiso Valley and has a length of about 8 kilometers.
Tokyo at night
Tokyo changes a lot at night. It has nothing to do with what you see during the day. To begin with, the illuminated signs take center stage in the main streets of the city. It is also beautiful to walk by more traditional narrow streets and less illuminated by neon lights, although you have to have a view to not end up in a darker alley than expected.
If you want to enjoy good views of Mount Fuji, you should go up to the Chureito Pagoda, which was built in 1963. The only downside is that you have to climb some 400 steps until reaching the top, something that later is more than compensated.
Known as the «Little Edo“Kawagoe is a city located in Saitama with a population of around 330,000 inhabitants. The best of all, without a doubt, is the festival that takes place during the third weekend of October. It is highly recommended to navigate its rivers in April and contemplate the beauty of the cherry trees that grow in the vicinity of the Shingashi River.
It is a very visited castle that played an important role during the period Azuchi-Momoyama of the sixteenth century, when fighting for the unification of the country. It occupies more than 60,000 square meters and offers views that are worth recording handheld.
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10 Best Places To Visit In Japan | 2018 (May 2022)
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