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Why Should You Visit Japan?

With their fascinating culture, extraordinary sites, and delicious cuisine, Japan has become a top travel destination over the past few years. While the country is known for its incredible manga, anime, and video games specialties, even after so many advancements, Japan hasn’t left their ancient history and intriguing traditions behind. In this article, you will discover the best reasons why you should visit Japan – courtesy of Indus Travels!

Breathtaking scenery

Thanks to the breathtaking scenery, Japan is one of the best destinations for nature fanatics around the world. Nature has shown mercy to this country as there are mountains and seas that the Japanese love and cherish. Spring is an incredible time to visit in particular, as the pink cherry blossoms bloom from mid-March to early May (depending on where you visit).

Sacred sites

Japan boasts a plethora of traditional and historic sites. Many Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples can be found throughout the country. Whether you are looking to enrich your faith or feel the peace and serenity surrounding these sites – you will certainly be in awe. Many of these sites can be found on mountaintops which can give you incredible motivation to go hiking – just don’t forget to see the snow monkeys if you’re in Nagano!

Incredible onsens

If you’re a lover of steaming hot springs, you will fall in love with Japan. Thanks to their abundance of volcanoes that are still active, there are plenty of natural hot springs (also known as ‘onsens’) in many resorts (ryokans). These onsens are believed to boast powerful healing properties that can help with improving skin conditions, increasing blood circulation, soothing pain, and relieving stress.  

Unbeatable hospitality

On top of the tremendous scenery and breathtaking sites, Japanese people are known to be very kind and caring. Whether you go to a restaurant or hotel, you will experience some of the best hospitality you can find. Any time you need assistance, whether you are lost with directions or you have questions, you can rest assured the Japanese will do their very best to help you.

A safe travel destination

The crime rate in Japan is low. It is considered to be one of the safest countries in the world, so you can feel safe and comfortable throughout your journey (although we do recommend exercising regular caution as you normally would). This is a wonderful destination for a solo trip or for female travelers to explore as there are women-only activities and transit that run throughout Japan.

Delicious cuisine

The culinary scene is one of the best reasons to plan a trip to Japan. Sushi is one of the most famous foods here – it is the birthplace of this beloved dish, along with soba, sashimi, sukiyaki, unagi, and many more tasty specialties. If you want to get a taste of the best and the most authentic sushi in the world, this is the place to do it – the quality of the fish is fresh and the food is prepared in an authentic way.

Advanced technology

Contrary to their traditional culture, Japan is also home to some of the most advanced technology available today. The shinkansen (bullet train) can turn a 9-hour journey into a 2.5-hour ride as the train covers hundreds of kilometers per hour. There are also vending machines with drinks and snacks available at almost every corner you turn to, and robots can often be found performing daily tasks in banks and hotels.

Unparalleled entertainment

In Japan, you can find virtual arcades, cosplay convention centers, electronic districts, entertainment areas, fashion capitals, and so much more. You will never feel bored on your trip to Japan as Tokyo alone is famous for its incredible nightlife scene, lively karaoke bars, pachinko parlors, and innovative amusement parks (although many of these can be found throughout the country). Your day and evening experiences will be unmatched!

Now that you know some of the best reasons why you should visit Japan, all that’s left to do is decide on where you want to go and start planning your trip!