Japan is definitely one the most amazing countries in the world, owner of a great culture and filled with beautiful monuments, ancient buildings and full of traditions known all over the world. Most people relate Japan as a country where technology is developed, an earthquake zone and of course the manga and anime country, but Japan is more than only that, and in this section we will explain to you all things that you can do, if you are planning to travel to Japan.
To begin, when you heard “Japan” what do you think of? Normally, people think Ancient temples, futuristic places, robots, bullet trains and of course Geishas, however, whatever the image you have of Japan, it is probable that you are not wrong, because you may find that and many other things in Japan. Not many people know Japan as a touristic place, because most of them travel to Japan for business or to find a better job, but once they are in Japan, they realize the true touristic gem that Japan can be.
Walking around Japan, you will realize that this is a fusion of past, present and, why not say, future. In Japan one can find awesome natural landscapes, like the Mount Fuji, bamboo forests filled with exotic animals like macaques and of course a large variety of beautiful lakes. The outskirts of cities, it is normal to see isolated and beautiful temples where people go to spend quiet time in contact with nature and traditions.
However, Japanese culture is not only temples and religion; Japan is filled with a large number of traditional festivals that attract both locals and visitors from all over the world some of the most important festivals in Japan are:
January 1: New Year (shogatsu)
Second Monday of January: Coming of Age (seijin no hi)
February 11: National Foundation Day (kenkoku kinenbi)
Third Monday of July: Ocean Day (umi no hi)
Third Monday of September: Respect for the Aged Day (keiro no hi)
December 23:Emperor's Birthday (tenno no tanjobi)
December 25: Christmas
Perhaps, the most difficult to visit Japan is Japanese language, considered as one of the most difficult languages to learn. However, if you want learn Japanese language, you will find a large number of language schools offering different types of courses, it is also important to remember that these Japanese schools
are not cheap, so it is advisable to take the necessary precautions. But if you do not want to spend large sums of money in a language school, you may opt for a course online. Learning Japanese online, brings many advantages like cheaper costs and a large number of useful resources.
So, if you are looking for the best place to spend a nice holidays, Japan is waiting for you.