With its rich cultural heritage - from temples, cherry blossoms, delightful food scene, parks and to some of the most significant world historical sites - Japan is definitely one of the top tourist destinations not only in Asia but in the whole wide world. Stepping foot into this amazing country will definitely give a unique experience you will ever have in your life. Here are some of the things that you must not miss when traveling to Japan.
Ride the bullet train. The best way to explore the beauty of Japan is through long and slow walks. However, a travel to Japan will never be complete without you trying the country's high-speed trains. With a maximum operating speed of 320 kilometers per hour, the Shinkansen in Japan will take you to places between Tokyo and Kyoto in just a matter of two hours. According to The Huffington Post, tourists can also go on Mt. Fuji and Hakone day trip through this bullet train.
Shop in the Tsukiji Market. Tsukiji is not just your typical market where you can find stalls selling meat, vegetables, and fruits. The Tsukiji Market has some insane trade of seafood with over 2,000 tons of different species per day. Here you can find the auction of the freshest catches such as the Bluefin tuna that weighs up to 300kg. per piece. There are also some stalls that sell tempura, octopus, and other delicacies straight from the ocean.
Attend a Haru Cooking Class. Japan's food culture is widely celebrated all over the world. But one of the best ways to enjoy them is through learning how these delicacies were made and personally try on how to make them. According to Travel Pulse, each Haru Cooking Class, which is composed of a maximum of six participants, is handled by Taro Saeki. Participants can learn the authentic Japanese-cooking techniques as well as the history of the country's significant gastronomic delights.
Take a tour at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum commemorates the August 1945 atomic bombing by the United States straight to Nagasaki, Japan. Near the museum, you can find the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims which was built in 2003. The museum plays a significant role in remembering the destruction of the city through nuclear arms, as well as the countless stories of relief efforts that helped rebuild Nagasaki.
Visit the Japanese temples. There are literally thousands of temples that can be found in Japan. This is where the Japanese people practice and worship Japanese Buddhism. The Japanese temples are often considered as among the top sightseeing spots for travelers because of the calmness and sacredness these temples offer. Just remember to practice the proper etiquettes when visiting one of these sanctified temples.