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Top 5 places to visit in Japan

Japan, hearing the name we think of the developed nation, land of earthquakes, land of the rising sun, their sense of punctuality etc. One of the largest island nation, Japan is on the list of every tourist and travellers alike. They offer places to visit for any type of visitors in the sense that if they want adventure or if you want to relax etc Japan have a place for them all. #macrotraveller recommends some of the places to visit while on your visit to Japan.

Tokyo: The capital city of Japan is one of the most populated cities in Japan. Being the capital city we can notice how the city is technologically advanced and has many of the skyscrapers, high rise building etc. You can eat numerous food cuisine be it at the street food or the 5-star restaurants, Tokyo provides you with many options.  You can find many weird places where you can notice many themed restaurants and cafes and the place obsession with animated characters.  A visit to Tokyo will get to know how developed the city is and how the city is awake 24*7.

Kyoto: The traditional city of Kyoto is just different from the city of Tokyo. Here there is calmness, peace and more laidback culture.  Although we can notice the southern part is getting into the hands of development, we can still explore some of the traditional places in the northern regions of Kyoto. Make sure you visit Wooden Teahouse, bamboo forests, temples and their shrines which are made from gold, silver etc, gardens and also learn the traditional tea-drinking ceremonies which are conducted here. If you want to check Geisha you need to head out to Gion or explore Higashiyama where there are many temples.

Osaka: The port city of Osaka has a lot of places to offer. Once you step into the place you can find out Osaka has Universal Studios Japan, the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, and Osaka Castle Park. At the center of the city Dotonbori, you can notice huge billboards, lighted up brightly under the night sky. There is a kids plaza where you can let your kids free and this is where they can have hands-on experience of science experiments.

Mount Fuji: A visit to Japan is not complete without visiting the famous Mount Fuji. It is the highest peak in Japan, 7th highest peak of an Island across the world. It is located around 100kms from Tokyo and on an exceptionally clear day, one can notice the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains” along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. It is also a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and one of Japan’s Historic Sites. It was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22, 2013. According to UNESCO, Mount Fuji has “inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries”. UNESCO recognizes 25 sites of cultural interest within the Mount Fuji locality. These 25 locations include the mountain and the Shinto shrine, Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha, as well as the Buddhist Taisekiji Head Temple founded in 1290, later immortalized by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Hiroshima: A name etched in most of the people around the world, Hiroshima is the place where an Atomic Bomb named Little Boy was dropped on 6th August 1945. This was during the period of World War II. The city was entirely rebuilt after the disaster and now you can notice the level of destruction caused. Visit the Peace Memorial Museum and Park and pay respects for the victims of the atomic bomb dropping.

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