Japan is a wonderful country full of surprises. There are many things to do and it is easy to get lost in it. So here are some ideas for an unforgettable trip to Japan.

What to see in Japan

For an average tourist, this is the first question that comes to mind. Japan is a great country rich in culture and beautiful scenery. Japanese people are not all alike and the country can be proud of its variety! The visit of the country of the rising sun is not realized in one year. Indeed, there are so many things to see that the main thing is to be fixed on what you really want. As Wikipedia points out, it includes dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of temples and shrines. The Shinkansen high-speed trains allow you to visit the main islands of Kyūshū , Honshū and Hokkaidō (popular for skiing). Tokyo, the capital, is renowned for its skyscrapers, shopping and popular culture.

When to go?

Japan can be visited all year round at specific locations. But it is important to know that the typhoon season begins after the summer. Generally speaking, autumn and spring are the best times to visit the country. For example, you can watch the cherry blossoms bloom, one of Japan’s natural attractions. In autumn, there are fewer tourists and the scenery is still wonderful. The temperature is mild and the places are colorful. However whatever the season of your departure, check the weather forecast before putting your suitcases on the plane.

What can you do?

You can organize a customized trip when you go to Japan. If you wish to spend a few nights in a ryokan on the Izu Peninsula or to immerse yourself in the life of a Japanese person, you can rent accommodation or ask to be lodged with the local resident. Some travel agencies also offer you the opportunity to discover lacquerware workshops, fine gold gilding, pottery, traditional sake, private homes or even take you on a tour of the majestic cedar forests of Yakushima. You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a course of Japanese fine cuisine in the capital city of Tokyo? The Japanese capital is a great place to go hiking, visiting Sumida Park for example. Do not hesitate to shop in the various typical shops that decorate the city.