What you need to know before taking your vacation to Japan

You can enjoy the diverse of natural environment and a unique climate of four seasons in Japan
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The best time to enjoy a Japan vacation is during the spring season. That usually starts from the mid of March and goes on till the first week of April. The transportation facilities as well as the tourist attractions populate heavily during this particular time. Even the flights to Japan are being offered at reasonable rates but given the high demand, you have to book in advance. There is a Golden Week that starts from the end of April and goes on till the first week of may. This is another period that tourists choose to tour Japan.

It is not just the high profile industrial echelon of Japan that makes it such a popularly sought out location in the global tourism arena. In Lieu, the eastern heritage and the architecture also count as factors of attraction. Many of the tours and cruise shore excursions of Japan are of the world heritage sites. Especially the capital Tokyo is quite a rage given the blend of urban culture and traditional elements. Be those the monuments or museums or the temples and theaters, there is a lot for everyone to enjoy.

 The scenery is of the best in wilderness with shore lines boarded with high mountain cliffs, snow topped mountains, waterfalls and colonies of seabirds.

The array of tourist spots is quite diverse.

You can enjoy the diverse of natural environment and a unique climate of four seasons in Japan.  You may want to visit the World Heritage sites such as the Atomic Bomb Dome (Hiroshima Peace Memorial), which remind us why keeping peace is so critical to keep a loving world.  While visiting the World Heritage sites, you will find architecture influenced by centuries of Japanese culture. Enjoy Japanese hospitality and learn about the Japanese culture.

The World Heritage sites, maybe somewhat similar to the other National Parks, Shiretoko was just registered in 2005, which offers an ecological system that is one of the top areas in the world.  It is considered one of the last, untouched, perfect environments in Japan.

Shiretoko is a mountain range located along a long narrow peninsula located in the Northeastern part of Hokkaido. The scenery is of the best in wilderness with shore lines boarded with high mountain cliffs, snow topped mountains, waterfalls and colonies of seabirds.

Shiretoko is the outdoorsman's paradise and especially for those who have never visited Japan

Wildlife include trout, rare birds such as the Blakiston’s Fish Owl, Steller’s Sea Eagle and the White-Tailed Sea Eagle.

Sightings of brown bares are common as well.  The area has five lakes, based on a lava plateau, the area is surrounded by “old-growth forest.”  The fall brings beautiful red and yellow landscape along with large migrations of Salmon.  Shiretoko is the outdoorsman’s paradise and especially for those who have never visited Japan, the country Island is a vacation paradise.

Another worth wild World Heritage place to visit is the Shrines and Temples of Nikko, which are the Toshogu and Futaraxan-Jinja shrines and the Rinnoji temple.  Leyasu Tokugawa who ruled from 1603 to 1605 is enshrined here and he was the first Shogun of the Edo Shogunate, which ruled from the 17th to 19th centuries. Some of the sites worth visiting is the Shinkyo Bridge, which is the gateway to the shrines and temples of Nikko and is known as one of the most beautiful bridges in Japan.

So many World Heritage places exist to visit which include the Shirakami-Sanchi mountain range, the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, the historic monuments of Ancient Nara, the Buddhist monuments if the Horyu-ji area, the monuments of Ancient Kyoto, the sacred sites and pilgrimage routesin the Kii Mountain range, Himeji-jo-Castle, Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, Gushukuy sites and properties of Ryukyu and Yakushima Island.

Beholding the ambiance of these cities is quite a change from the regular chaos of city life

Other things that you need to know

The other cities of Japan such as Shimizu and Nagoya are smaller yet feature that unique taste of eastern refinement. Beholding the ambiance of these cities is quite a change from the regular chaos of city life.

As for the cuisine, there are many restaurants that feature traditional Japanese cuisine. Also there are those eateries that offer international food in order to cater to the needs of those who are used to eating their own food. Nevertheless the charm of experiencing the Japanese culture is in a league of its own. That is why when it comes to travel Japan is one of the most sought out locations of the world.

As for accommodations, there are a lot of hotels of global standing that tourists can choose to stay in. As for those who cannot afford the lavish luxury of those hotels, there are other economical options also. All in all planning and spending on a Japan vacation is worth the effort, given the unique experience that tourists enjoy there.

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