Japan. A land of history and tradition. A land of aesthetics and art. A land of technology and innovation. There is no denying the multi-facets of Japan and Japan destinations.
With high mountains and volcanoes, incredibly beautiful temples and gardens as well as glass-covered, modern cities Japan is a true gem. It’s a destination that tends to impress almost everyone who steps foot in this well-rounded country.
Bucket list experiences await you in Japan from eating sushi or ramen in world-class establishments, shooting past the Japanese Alps on the shinkansen or climbing Mt. Fuji for sunrise. You’ll also not want to miss staying in a traditional ryokan or traditional Japanese inn, wandering around the parks and gardens during sakura or cherry blossom season and visiting century-old temples in Kyoto.
There are also plenty of chances to learn about Japanese aesthetics, philosophy and ikigai or fundamentals of living.
For the wellness-focused traveller, spending time in the mountains is a must, breathing in the crisp mountain air and hiking from village to village taking in the incredible scenery. You’ll also want to absorb the onsen culture and bathe in the mineral-rich waters of a natural Japanese hot spring.
Whichever places to go in Japan you might be looking for, be sure to inspire your travels to Japan with our Japan destinations guides. Find the most beautiful places in Japan and fill your itinerary with all the best places to visit in Japan.
Ready to be inspired? Start with 30 Japan Bucket List Ideas For Your Trip
Already planning a trip to Tokyo? Read The Definitive Tokyo Itinerary | How to Spend 4 days in Tokyo, Japan
Or perhaps Kyoto? 2 Days in Kyoto Japan: A Curated Travel Guide
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