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Top 10 Things to do in Japan

Updated: Oct 8

Japan is an utterly gorgeous and bizarre country that has so much to offer. It has thousands of festivals year round, an abundance of natural landscapes, an eccentric cuisine, rich culture, beautiful temples/shrines, unique tea ceremonies, and enthusiastic locals (and those are just a few of the country’s attractions).


Guest Blogger: John Adams, Freelance Travel and Lifestyle Blogger


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One trip is not enough to explore Japan and narrowing down the best things to do in the country is a daunting task. However, these are some of the activities I enjoyed the most and wouldn’t mind revisiting any time soon:



1. Try the Street Food at Nishiki Market


My number one reason for visiting Japan was it’s strange foods and the hype about them. Nishiki Market in Kyoto is the most popular area to experience authenticity of Japan’s one-of-a-kind street foods. I was most fascinated by the ‘Tako Tamago’, which is a baby octopus on a stick with a quail’s egg inside; I was hesitant at first, but I’m glad for trying it. Traditional ramen, Dango, Tamagoyaki, and Matcha ice cream are a few more favorites.



2. Ride the Bullet Train


Japan’s bullet train that travels at approximately 175 miles per hour is great for travelling between cities. It is efficient, clean, economical, comfortable, and takes you through some pretty breathtaking routes. You might even get to see Mount Fiji up close!



3. Nap at a Capsule Hotel


Capsule hotels are fairly cheap and very popular in Tokyo. They are futuristic sleeping pods that give you enough space and tranquil to catch up on much needed sleep. Compactness is a frequent attribute of real estate in the crowded cities of Japan.



4. Reminisce at Universal Studios Japan


The Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is a delight for Harry Potter fan in any part of the world. Imagine being able to live and breathe in the magical world that was a significant part of our childhood (and remains through adulthood); strolling through Hogwarts corridors and buying your own magic wand will bring back so many amazing memories.




5. Stroll beneath the Cherry blossoms in Japanese Gardens


You are in luck if you get to visit Japan during spring season, as it is peak time to witness the symbolic cherry blossoms. Take a walk around the beautiful Japanese gardens and admire the beauty.


6. Relax in an Onsen


The Onsen is a hot spring that provides bathing facilities in the open. As Japan has a lot of volcanoes, the water in Onsens is heated naturally through geothermal energy. Soaking yourself in nature’s hot water tub is something you don’t want to miss.




7. Visit themed Restaurants


Japan has a plethora of themed restaurants where you capture a ton of Instagram moments. From cat cafes to vampire diners, you will find everything your heart desires. The Robot restaurant in Tokyo is famous worldwide, so remember to book a table in advance.



8. Go to the Art Island


One beachy spot is necessary on any trip itinerary, so what could be better than an island that exhibits art. The sandy beaches, calm atmosphere, and museums, are an art lovers dream.



9. Breakfast Sushi at a Fish Market


You can find sushi on every other street in Japan, but the one you will find at popular fish markets early in the morning are at a whole new level. Sushi for breakfast may sound bizarre, but the freshness of ingredients won’t last at another time and place.


10. Shop at Hyaku Yen Stores


No trip is complete without souvenirs, so visit Hyaku yen stores all around Japan that are equivalent to one-dollar stores along the West. You will find a range of cute merchandise and trinkets, including colorful foldable fans, plastic models of local food, hello kitty accessories, and cute bowls with traditional designs.




Guest Blogger John Adams is a freelance lifestyle blogger who loves sharing his personal opinions and experiences. He enjoys travelling for the love for nature and wildlife. He is also very adventurous when it comes to food; he is always eager to try exotic dishes in strange places, and then trying to recreate them (with a twist) at home.


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