Published On: Mon, Oct 27th, 2014

Some of the Best Places to Go in Japan

Have you ever wondered where are the best places to go in Japan? Every country, town, or area has their own unique appeal and characteristics. It is also logical if you want to know the best places that aren’t only fun and entertaining, but also educational and appealing when you visit Japan. Well, here are some of the best places along with their main appeal and attractions.

Toji Temple, Kyoto

Toji Temple, Kyoto

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Kyoto, the Zen City

Once the capital city of Japan from 794 to 1868, Kyoto had experienced long history and journey. There are lots of things you can learn from the place. Unlike Tokyo that is busy and crowded, this city is quite quiet, laid-back, and peaceful. If you want to learn more about the history of Japan, or you want to visit the shrines and temples, this is the perfect place to start. there are around 2000 shrines and temples in Kyoto, not to mention natural and traditional Japanese garden, which represents Kyoto’s peace and laid back atmosphere. The buildings are old and historical, and you can still see ladies wearing kimono, the traditional clothing in Japan. If you are interested, feel free to visit Kinkakuji, a retirement villa for shogun that has been turned into Buddhist temple.

 

Matsumoto Castle

Matsumoto Castle

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Matsumoto Castle

Also known as the Crow Castle, this one is definitely one of the most beautiful as well as historical castles in Japan. You can reach it from Tokyo with a train, taking you around 2.5 hours to reach the caste. From a far, this castle is elegant and classic. Matsumoto Castle is located in Matsumoto, a quiet and simple town. People who have visited the castle said that going to the castle is definitely a memorable experience. They have to take off the shoes, deal with the slippery and steep stairs, and explore the place with dark interiors and low ceiling.

 

Takayama

Takayama

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Takayama, the Old and Traditional Town

The most interesting thing about Takayama is the traditional architecture and design. you can still see old buildings or houses with their own natural and traditional appeal. The town still has its structure and design, just as the same to the one they had in Edo period. Takayama is filled with sake breweries, restaurants, and souvenir shops with charming and unique traditional models. If you walk by the shops in the small and little pedestrian streets, it would feel as if you were back in the ancient time of Japan. This town is definitely one of the best places to go in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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