Japan Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 74%, Japan is unique in all of Asia in the fact that it has seamlessly merged the traditions of the past with everything cutting edge. All you need to do is walk down the street in Tokyo, where you'll see everything from geishas and sumo wrestlers, to the latest gadgets, and the overpowering neon lights throughout the city. But there is natural beauty here too. All you have to do is gaze up at Mount Fuji on the horizon, host to one of the world's most popular and iconic treks. There are also a profusion of festivals, including the annual Cherry Blossom and Sapporo Snow Festivals. See the laconic and bold snow monkeys at Jigokudani Monkey Park. Take a Shinkansen bullet train and make a pilgrimage to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial or a Shinto shrine, then come back to Tokyo and play some pachinko, have some yakitori, and wash it all down with a tall bottle of Kirin beer. Japan is sure to satisfy you in so many ways!
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Lay a flower at Japan's Hiroshima Peace Memorial in memory of the 140,000 people who died as a result of the world's first nuclear bomb dropped here on August 6, 1945. The surrounding park was built on the open field that was cr....
Watch the antics of wild Japanese macaques – also known as snow monkeys - at Jigokudani Monkey Park. People call Jigokudani "Hell's Valley" because of the steam and boiling water that bubble to the surface from deep within the....
Stare in wonder at the awe-inspiring grandeur of Japan's tallest peak Mount Fuji, a mountain that easily ranks up there with the world's greatest for beauty and majesty. But for those who choose to go beyond just admiring its al....
|Coordinates:||36 00 N, 138 00 E|
|Government:||Unitary Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy|
|Currency:||Yen ¥ (JPY)|
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- Location: Japan