Japan!! A country which is full of peace and enjoyment!! There are a lot of people who wonder about Japan.For them I want to say this is a country people should visit at least once in life.There are lots of things to do here and also experience the rich culture of Japan.I can assure, you will find your dream fulfill here!! There are some points on why you should visit Japan discussed below:
JAPANESE PEOPLE ARE WARM AND WELCOMING:
Contrary to popular belief, the Japanese are very friendly people. If you’re looking at a map in the street, someone will probably help you, even if you don’t speak Japanese / if they don’t speak English.
TRAVELLING TO JAPAN IS NOT THAT EXPENSIVE:
Airline tickets under $1,000 are easily found, Japan Rail Pass is an unlimited train pass for foreigners, hotels / ryokan are quite cheap for most of them (house vacation rental in Japan is often even more interesting) and restaurants are very cheap.
JAPAN IS ONE OF THE SAFEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD:
All travelers in Japan have already experienced at least one of these scenes:
1.lost object found intact a few hours or days later.
2.customer in a cafe who leaves his/her purse on a table while he orders he will get back it by the waiter or manager.
3.women wearing skirts walking around without fear at any hour of the night.
Despite its 127 million inhabitants sharing a small island territory, Japan is a very safe country. It’s common to see single women walking the streets late at night, or children riding the subway alone. You can travel with peace of mind in Japan: there’s very little chance something will happen to you. You’ll see: leaving distrust behind for a few weeks is quite a comfort!
EACH PERIOD HAS WONDER TO OFFER:
In winter: it’s time to go enjoy the ski slopes in northern Japan and discover the great parks of Hokkaido. On the contrary, in summer it’s hot and moisty ; stay close to the shores, or in Okinawa to enjoy the beaches of Japan. Spring offers sumptuous scenery with flowering sakura, the cherry trees of Japan. Finally, during fall, weather stays mild late in the season and you can admire the gorgeous red maple leaves.
CLEANLINESS,POLITENESS AND PUNCTUALITY IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES:
In the street, no litter or spitting on the ground. There are no disturbing gatherings, few people screaming or running. Public areas are not degraded. You’re respected and served quickly as a customer. Trains are cleaned at each terminus. Transportation seems unlimited, but when Japan gives you an hour of arrival, it will be respected by the minute.
EVERYTHING SEEMS SO BEAUTIFUL:
In big cities, many young adults live with fashion and show a pronounced taste for clothing and almost even more for accessorizing. The result is very visual: in neighborhoods like Harajuku or Shibuya in Tokyo, it’s a real fashion show that takes place before your eyes. There’s also a constant creativity: in objects, places, attitudes, or inventions. There’s so much imagination and creativity, no wonder Japan is so trendy.
JAPANESE LANGUAGE IS NOT A REAL BARRIER:
Even if Japanese is not a very difficult spoken language (that’s not so true when it comes to writing it), we generally don’t learn a language ‘just’ to go sightseeing for a few weeks. Japan has realized this and in recent years, much effort has been made towards japanese non-speakers. There are a lot of travel guides written in English, in tourist information centers and train stations. Announcements on trains and subways are made both in Japanese and in English. And the Japanese are very willing to understand you. That’s why you should learn a few simple words like: hello (konnichiwa), thank you (arigato), please (onegaishimasu) or goodbye (sayonara).
JAPANESE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE:
Japan’s unique cultural mix of ancient traditions and quickly evolving modern subcultures makes it an exceptionally interesting place to visit. This is a place where you can spend the afternoon at an elegant historical tea ceremony and the evening at a loud, blinking internet cafe and come away with an understanding of two important aspects of Japanese culture.There’s a lot to explore and learn about. Another quintessential Japanese tradition is the tea ceremony, a highly structured ritual that dates to the 16th century, which you can experience in tea houses throughout Japan. In Tokyo, sports aficionados will want to take in a sumo wrestling match at the Kokugikan arena (sumo.or.jp). Sumo, Japan’s national sport, is a 1,500-year-old practice.
Avid eaters can indulge their palates in Japan, where the most luxurious dining experience is the kaiseki meal that consists of a series of dishes. The ingredients and presentations depend on the season. Also traditional, but far less fancy, are bento boxes, a lunch option that includes a combination of rice, pickles, fish or meat and vegetables. Daring foodies will want to try blowfish, known locally as fugu. Nothing says Japan more than a some well made tofu sushi rolls and what better way to experience this tasteful delight than to visit the country.
TECHNOLOGY AND IT:
Japan is the world leader in technology. The Japanese technological innovation can be considered a part of the culture itself. And if you are more interested in unique gadgets and robot versions for pretty much everything, then they got you covered.
Among Japan’s top athletic pursuits is climbing Mount Fuji, situated 62 miles southwest of Tokyo. At 12,355 feet, it is the country’s tallest mountain. As many as 400,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year during the climbing season, which runs from July through Aug. 31. In addition, the coral reefs off Okinawa make the island one of the world’s best places for scuba diving. In the winter, the Japanese Alps and the mountains of Tohoku and Hokkaido draw many skiers.
In other words, Japan has earn its rights to be in anyone’s bucket list. There are thousands of reasons why you should visit Japan, probably enough to write a book.
About the Author:
Name: Amina Akter Tania
Doing Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering at International University of Business, Agriculture & Technology. (Final year). From Bangladesh.