Have you been thinking about organizing a special vacation, in a unique location, where technology is at the highest level of development, and where buildings are higher than you would have thought possible? Then you must discover what Japan has to offer to tourists who choose to visit the county every year, in some of the most popular urban centers in the world.
Tokyo – the modern paradise of architects
The capital of Japan, Tokyo, impresses every visitor with the unique architecture and its majestic buildings. This city combines modern architecture, realized with the help of the most advanced technologies, with the ancient traditions of the Japanese people, strictly kept by the locals.
Tokyo consists of 23 neighborhoods, each of them being a district with a special theme. There are countless places and interesting things to discover in the Japanese capital, which is why it is good to prepare a concise itinerary for each holiday day before you go on vacation. Here are some of the most important tourist attractions you can consider for your itinerary:
Imperial Palace – This is the official residence of the Emperor of Japan, and is the place where the most picturesque elements of the imperial life can be discovered. The guard tower, which can be admired in the Imperial Palace, dates from the 17th century. The East Garden area is an important tourist point of interest, offering a spectacular view that allows you to admire the unique architecture of the palace.
Jingu-bashi Bridge – Located in the area in front of the famous Yoyogi Park, this is a bridge visited by many tourists who venture into Harajuku District to take awesome selfies. There you will also find numerous groups of dancers and people dressed in costumes representing the most beloved characters from manga drawings.
Tokyo Tower – Given that this metropolis is famous for its impressive buildings, you should also admire them from above. You can do this by climbing the famous Tokyo Tower, a tower with a height of 333 m or the Tokyo Skytree, the second tallest building in the world, with a height of 634 m.
Kyoto – the former capital of Japan
The city of Kyoto is very well known among tourists visiting this country. This was the capital of Japan in the past, being an urban location that impresses with historical monuments and its beautiful buildings, which preserve elements of the old architectural styles.
Here are some of the attractions you can include on your trip to the ancient capital of Japan:
Kinkaku-Ji – This is a famous Buddhist temple thanks to its gold leaf covering, from which its unique name is derrived: the Golden Pavilion.
Arashiyama Monkey Park – Animal lovers should definitely visit the Arashiyama Monkey Park. This tourist attraction is appreciated thanks to its unique wildlife. From here you can also get awesome views of Kyoto – one of the world’s largest metropolises
Gion – Japan used to be the land of geishas, and the best place to discover more about their lives is in the Gion district in Kyoto. It is adorned with temples, houses and altars built on the places where the geishas lived.
Kiyomizu – Dera – This attraction is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is a huge temple located in the heart of the forest, and it’s a place where you’ll find a vibrant charm, especially during spring.
Japan is a country that has a lot to offer tourists keen on admiring the classic elements that are part of the Japanese traditions. In contrast you will find many extremely modern elements to the country, with the help of the most advanced technologies.