Monday, September 14, 2020



It is one of the most addictive destinations on the planet. It is true, traveling to Japan means being fascinated by that mixture of ancient traditions with cutting-edge technologies. In few places on the planet you will be able to experience at the same time what it means to move through a futuristic metropolis like Tokyo, to see the snow-capped peaks of Mount Fuji from an onsen, to admire the delicacy of a Japanese garden in Kanazawa, to listen to prayers in a Buddhist temple in Kyoto at sunset or taste the freshest sushi in the world.

 In Japan you can go from overcrowded cities to villages where they are still not used to the presence of foreigners, but in both scenarios you will feel treated like a guest of honor.

The best time to visit Japan

Depending on the time of year, your trip to Japan can be completely different, so the season you choose can greatly influence what to do and what to see in Japan.

 In summer the heat that tends to be in the most touristy areas is usually suffocating and with high humidity. There are also many possibilities of torrential rains with risk of typhoons at the end of the hottest season. However, in summer some of the most important festivals or matsuris in the whole country are celebrated, such as the Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, the Tenjin Matsuri in Osaka or the Samba Matsuri in the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo.

 In winter the climate is very similar to that of Spain, although temperatures tend to be more rigorous and it is not strange to see snowfall and very low temperatures even in Tokyo. On the northern island of Hokkaido or in the Japanese Alps there are many ski resorts and the winter is much harsher. If you travel during this time, don't miss the Yuki Matsuri in Sapporo.

 Fall is probably one of the best times of the year to travel to Japan, as temperatures are very pleasant and the country's main attractions are less crowded. You will marvel at the reddish tones of nature in what there is called the momiji, especially in places like Nikko, Hakone or Miyajima.

 Spring is the true high season in Japan for the phenomenon of hanami or the explosion of cherry blossoms and also for the so-called Golden Week in which the Japanese enjoy a few days off. Both nature and large cities are full of small cherry blossom petals that draw an incredible picture throughout the country. The temperatures are usually very pleasant, although it usually rains and is cold until mid-April. In May there are not too many cherry blossoms left but you can enjoy the Sanja Matsuri in Tokyo or the best sumo competitions.

 Here are 5 places you must visit in Japan

1._ Shibuya

The famous Shibuya crossing is undoubtedly one of the most iconic images of Tokyo. On a typical working day, this bustling intersection can experience pedestrian traffic levels of 2.8 million people. Yes, as you hear it, 2.8 million people in one day! So if you're trying to get a cool selfie in the midst of the madness at this junction, make sure you get to the other side of the road before the light turns red!

2._ Naoshima

Naoshima is a small island in the Seto Inland Sea that is part of Kanagawa Prefecture. Although it is a very pleasant excursion from Tokyo that will allow you to get to know rural Japanese a little better, the island is famous above all for its many museums of modern art, its architecture and its sculptures, many of them designed by the well-known architect Ando Tadao

3._ Asakusa

This area of ​​Tokyo is known above all for being the main cultural area of ​​the city. Although the district is home to some small temples, the main attraction is the majestic Senso-ji Temple and the surrounding Nakamise shopping area. In addition to these historical treasures, Asakusa is also located within walking distance of the Tokyo Sky Tree and the headquarters of Asahi beer.

4. Akihabara

Here you will find everything: anime, manga, video games, computers… In fact, it will be difficult to find a place with such a high concentration of “geek culture” on the entire planet! So if you want to go to a maid cafe (or even something a little more risky), look no further and come to the fantastic Akihabara.

5._ Kabukicho

Shinjuku is a neighborhood famous for its overwhelming neon lights. And proof of this is the area of ​​Kabukicho, whose name comes from the Kabuki theater that was erected in the vicinity after the devastating consequences of World War II. Since then, Kabukicho has grown into one of Japan's largest "red quarters", a place rife with bars, contemporary hostess clubs, and other modern adult entertainment.

 do not hesitate to visit Japan and do not forget to tell us your experience.


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