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Places To Visit in Japan

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Here are the top 4 tourist places in Japan

1. Tokyo

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Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is in every sense- a mix. This city is known for its technological prowess, its quirky pop culture, and its simultaneous attachment to tradition. With every area having something different to offer, it is truly the best place for any tourist seeking variety and adventure...

Best Time: October to November, March to May

2. Osaka

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Japans second-most important city, Osaka is a city unlike the ultra-modern Tokyo and the traditional Kyoto, with a character of its own. Even the locals speak a unique Japanese dialect. Its charm may seem ubiquitous at first, hidden along large buildings and business centres, but Osaka offers delig...

Best Time: April to May

3. Kyoto

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While other cities of Japan embrace modernity without hesitation, Kyoto still maintains traces of tradition, and old Japanese culture. With every street, mountain and shrine having something to offer, Kyoto is a must-visit for a rich, wholesome cultural experience.

Best Time: March to May, September to November

4. Nagoya

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Nagoya is a city which was known in the past for its samurai and ninja culture but has fast evolved to become the hub of automobile and aircraft manufacturing in Japan. Slowly it is making its way onto the tourist map as well for those who want to get away from the city madness in Tokyo and enjoy a ...

Best Time: September to Novemberermber

FAQs on Japan

What is the currency of Japan?

Japanese yen is the national currency. The most frequently used notes are JPY 1000, JPY 2000, JPY 5000 and JPY 10000. Cash is what is most commonly accepted here. While several stores and hotels accept cards, smaller places such as cafes and bistros do not. Carrying cash around is quite safe, and since it is most commonly accepted, it is always better to do so. Some people also make payments through their mobile phones.

What is the history of Japan?

First habitation in Japan can be traced back to the pre-historic era. The Heian period began in 1794, which is still considered to be the golden age of Japan, in terms of their culture. Gradually, imperial power began to decline and went into the hands of the military and the samurai warriors. Eventually, with the clash of several powers, including Mongol power, Japan entered into civil war. During the late 16th century, Japan was reunified under Oda Nobunaga and his successor. A Tokugawa shogunate was appointed, but this came to an end between 1853 to 1854, where power returned to the Emperor. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are also an important, extremely tragic event in Japan's history. It was only after 1955 that Japan became economically powerful and independent.

What is unique about culture of Japan?

Japan is a country that is soaked in traditions, but that is also trying to keep up with the modern times. Its population is diverse, contrary to popular belief of it being homogeneous. You will find a lot of minority groups in Japan. The nuclear family is given prime importance. Multiple religions can also be found here. Buddhism and Shinto are the two largely practised religions of Japan. Many Christians also live here. The most widely spoken language here is Japanese, but it is divided into a number ofÊdialects. Ryukyuan languages are also spoken across the country, as well as Chinese and Korean. Other languages spoken here are English, French, Russian, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

How is Japan divided into regions?

The regions of Japan are Hokkaido, known for its cool climate, Tohoku, which is well-known for its hot springs, Kanto, which houses the capital, Chubu, home to the Japan Alps, Kansai, which is the cultural capital, Chugoku which houses Hiroshima, Shikoku, a great destination for rafting, Kyushu, where Japanese civilization was born and Okinawa, a southern island.
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