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How we like to write these kinds of posts! Because it’s true that when you start preparing for your trip to Japan you will probably find yourself a little overwhelmed by all the information you’ll find about what to see on each site, what to do, things you can’t miss, where to eat… Well, in this post we want to review the 10 things you have to do if you’re going to Japan yes or yes. These 10 things will help you get a true idea of Japanese culture and traditions. And no, we are not talking about essential sites that you have to visit 😉 Will you stay with us?
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These are the 10 things you have to do if you go to Japan yes or yes
1. Bathing in an onsen
How much we’ve talked about onsen in this blog! And what’s left, because it’s undoubtedly one of the things we like most about Japan. At least one of your accommodations in Japan must have onsen. Listen to us!
Things you have to do if you go to Japan: bathe in an onsen
2. Spend a few yen on the Akihabara arcades
Let’s see, we confess that we are MEGA freaks, but you can’t go to Tokyo and not spend a while spending 100 JPY coins in Akihabara. You can’t! 😉
Things you have to do if you go to Japan: give it all in Akihabara
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3. See Tokyo from the heights in one of its viewpoints
Whenever we travel to a big (or huge, like Tokyo) city we like to admire it from the heights, because in this way you can get an idea of its immensity from another perspective. So whether it’s Skytree, Tokyo Tower, Mori Tower or City Hall, don’t miss these views.
Things you have to do if you go to Japan: see Tokyo from the heights
4. Take a bullet train or shinkansen
What would Japan be without their bullet trains? They are undoubtedly one of its most recognized symbols abroad, so if you are going to move around Japan, do not miss one of these, because it is quite an experience.
Things you have to do if you go to Japan: ride a shinkansen
5. Sleeping in a ryokan
I know we’ve talked about sleeping in a ryokan millions of times on this blog, but we think it’s one of the great experiences you have to live if you travel to Japan. Anything we tell you will fall short.
Things you have to do if you go to Japan: sleep in a ryokan
6. Try all kinds of Japanese food, not just sushi
Japanese gastronomy is much more than sushi, so open your mind and let yourself go: takoyaki, okonomiyaki, ramen, tempura… Try it all!
Things you have to do if you go to Japan: Try it all!
7. Search for geishas in the Gion district of Kyoto
Let this recommendation not lead to error! Because geishas and maikos are human beings, not circus animals, so they deserve respect. Don’t chase them, don’t make them feel uncomfortable. If you see one, just enjoy the view and don’t disturb it 😉
Things to do if you go to Japan: look for geishas and maikos
8. Trying to keep Nara’s deer from biting your culette.
Nara will always have a piece of our hearts, and as animal lovers we couldn’t enjoy the day we spent there surrounded by deer anymore. You have to go!
Things you have to do if you go to Japan: freak out with Nara’s deer.
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9. Visit Miyajima and flip with its flippy tori and its general charm
It’s true that everyone talks all the time about Miyajima, but it’s true, Miyajima is very cool. And not just because of his famous torii. It’s cool in general. Really, don’t miss this island.
Things to do if you go to Japan: visit Miyajima
10. Realizing the Cruelty of Humanity in Hiroshima
What happened in Hiroshima in 1945 was one of the most terrible things in the history of Humanity, but we believe that it is essential to go, see and feel it.
Things to do if you go to Japan: visit Hiroshima
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