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About Japan

Japan is a country where culture, history, and modernity blends in harmony. As one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the Land of the Rising Sun is also home to imperial castles, magnificent shrines and temples, as well as majestic mountains, tranquil countrysides, and national parks. Some of the most famous tourists’ attractions in Japan are Tokyo Sky Tree, Fushimi Inari-taisha, Mount Fuji, and Himeji Castle – one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to that, this country also hosts plenty of family-friendly attractions, such as Universal Studios Japan, Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea, Fuji Q Highland, along with Osa...
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About Japan 

For long, Indonesian travellers have believed that Japan as an interesting place, so it is not surprising that tourist attractions in Japanbecome a favourite holiday destination. Some people think that Japan has a beautiful panorama and rich culture, making them interested in exploring every corner of this country. Meanwhile, some others consider Japan a modern country filled with advanced robots and imaginative manga.


  • As a four-season country, attractions in Japan offer a stunning natural beauty that will amaze you all the time. Spring which features warm weather and cherry blossoms is considered the best season to visit Japan. 
  • Many people also choose summer to enjoy Hokkaido, Chubu Mountain Range, and Tohoku which provide a cool atmosphere in hot weather. 
  • Fall is also a favourite time to visit Japan. This season features ripe brownish leaves and warm weather.
  • Winter in Japan is a perfect time to play ski or get into the hot spring.

There are many interesting things to do in Japan, such as visiting castles and temples around the country. Additionally, you can visit the city to take a Jinrikisha pedicab ride or watch the performance of geishas in Kyoto.


Top Things to Do in Japan

If you get the chance to visit the Country of Sunrise, where will you go? The answers might vary, but for starters, here are some top things to do in Japan that will make your trip more enjoyable


Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Sky Tree has been existed since 2008 and becomes the new symbol of Tokyo. This unique tower is functioned as a television transmitter as well as commercial and entertainment media. You can get into the peak of the tower to enjoy the stunning city view while dining at the on-site restaurant.


Fushimi Inari-taisha

Located in Kyoto, this renowned temple features a set of red Torii (temple gates) along the entrance pathway. Fushimi Inari-taisha is believed to be a residing site of farming and agriculture deities. You can find many fox statues that represent the message of farming deity. In the afternoon or right before the sunset, you can also hike to the hill behind the temple. 


Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji has been known as a tourism icon in Japan. This mount is located in Honshu Island, the main island in Japan which is situated in two prefectures: Shizuoka and Yamanashi. Besides hiking, you can enjoy the beauty of Shibazakura or cherry blossoms meadow at the slope of the mountain if you visit between mid-April and the end of May. Meanwhile, an amazing archery performance of samurai warriors in Yabusame Festival is held in May. You can also visit Grinpa flower garden and Oshino Hakkai pond that are located near the mountain.


Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle is one of the most beautiful castles of the Japanese Emperor. This castle is the only old building in Japan that has never undergone a renovation. It also becomes the only cultural heritage in Hyogo prefecture. You can enjoy the beauty of white-painted Himeji castle with the presence of cherry blossoms around it. The panoramic view of Himeji City can also be seen from the highest floor of the castle.


Tokyo Disneyland & Disneysea

This tourist attraction is the biggest and most visited theme parks due to its proximity to the city centre. Tokyo Disneyland & Disneysea is located in Maihama District, Urayasu. As a part of Tokyo Disney Resort, it offers many interesting rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. Some favourite attractions that you can find include Pirates of Carribean, Splash Mountain, Jungle Cruise, and Haunted Mansion. You can also take pictures with various Disney characters, including Mickey and Minnie, Pluto, or Stitch. 


Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studio built Universal Studios Theme Park in 2011. This theme park is considered the second most visited attractions after the Tokyo Disney Resort. In addition to various fun rides and attractions, Universal Studios provides some special zones that show you the production of some Universal movies, such as the Adventure of Spiderman and Jurassic Park. You can also join in a simulated ride of Back to the Future or Spiderman while riding on a roller coaster. 


FujiQ HIghland

Claimed as the best and most interesting theme park in Japan, FujiQ Highland is located in Yamanashi prefecture, a region on the edge of Mount Fuji which is close to Kawaguchiko Lake. While visiting the theme park, you can pump your adrenaline by riding on the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster. Some other attractions include a Hollywood-themed haunting house, Tondemina and Mad Mouse water rides, and Gundam Crisis that features a scavenger hunt game. You can try those attractions while enjoying the panoramic view of Mount Fuji.


Top Culinary in Japan

Now, it’s time to take a culinary tour after your exciting trip to tourist attractions in Japan. Wondering what the top culinary options in Japan are? Check the following list!


Ramen

This savoury food made from flour is considered the most popular one in Japan, so you should try it. Ramen is served in many various ways along with different types of broths.


Sushi

In its origin country, sushi is slightly different than what you usually find in Indonesia. This food is often served in a small shop along with a casual and friendly welcome from the shop owner.


Udon

Udon noodle has a thicker shape and chewier texture than the usual noodle. Its broth is also less thick than ramen. Udon is usually served with soy sauce, mirin, and dashi.


Soba

Soba is a small noodle made from buckwheat. It has a darker colour and a smaller diameter than the usual noodle.


Tempura

In Japan, this food is served as a side dish or topping for udon and soba. Tempura is not just a fried shrimp, but a flour paste used to fry vegetables, such as spinach, lotus root, bell peppers, eggplant, yam, and mushroom.


Gyoza

This food is similar to kuotie, but with thinner slices and softer stuffing on the inside. 


Where to Stay in Japan

Hotel Sunroute Higashi Shinjuku

Offering clean accommodation with proximity to the restaurants and Tokyo metro stations, this hotel is suitable for a family vacation. Some attractions near the hotel are Hanazono Temple, Isetan Department Store Shinjuku, Omoide Yokocho, and Shinjuku Station.


Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto

This family hotel is strategically located in front of the Kyoto bus and train station. Some of the interesting places near the hotel include the Kyoto Tower, Isetan Department Store, Kyoto Station, and Higashi Honganji Temple.


APA Hotel Himeji-Ekikita

Surrounded by modern stores in the city’s strategic location, this hotel is only 10-minute away from Himeji train station. Tourist attractions near the hotel are Koko-en Park, Himeji Castle, Himeji Central Park, and Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple.

To get the best accommodation when travelling to Japan, you can check the Traveloka app to book the nearest hotels from tourist attractions in Japan. Traveloka offers a wide selection of hotel types, from luxurious accommodation to a simple capsule hotel that can meet your holiday budget.