I’m so excited to be writing my blog about my recent stay in Japan. After a long international flight, I arrived in Tokyo, the bustling city of lights. During the planning stages of my trip, I was nervous about visiting a foreign country so far from home. But it’s amazing how quickly things felt familiar – the people were so friendly and welcoming, the food was unbelievably delicious, and many aspects of the culture were surprisingly similar to what I am used to back home.
From shopping trips in Shinjuku to a visit to Fushimi Inari-taisha (a world-renowned shrine), I experienced a countless number of breathtaking sites and attractions during my three week stay. I was particularly impressed with the variety of seasonal activities available during my visit. From cherry blossom picking, to practicing taiko drums on top of Mt. Fuji and visiting the torii gates at Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera Temple, there seemed to be something special for me to discover every day.
To round off my stay, I decided to take a day trip on the famous shinkansen (bullet train). Cruising around Japan at almost 200mph on the sleek and efficient train was an unforgettable experience. In just four hours I could cover all of Japan’s major cities – Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo again – with all tickets 18000JPY ($168) or less. Considering all that I accomplished on my Japanese holiday, this was a great deal!
I am so thankful I was able to spend time exploring a new country and culture. It’s hard to summarize my trip into words without going into incredible detail about every aspect of it. Suffice it to say, Japan is special – the combination of its unique customs, gorgeous natural sites, and friendly citizens make it one-of-a-kind destination that no traveler should miss out on!
Today I want to talk about my stay in Japan. I recently visited this beautiful country for a vacation and had an incredible experience! From ancient temples to metropolises, the sights and sounds of Japan are some that I will never forget.
During my stay in Tokyo, I explored the cultural blend of traditional and futuristic landmarks like Shibuya crossing and Senso-ji temple. From the extraordinary entertainment of karaoke and robot cafes to the must-try food such as sushi and ramen bowls, there is definitely something for everyone in this city.
My favorite part of the trip was visiting Kyoto, a city renowned for its World Heritage Sites and Buddhist temples. I was able to take a traditional cooking class and learned how to prepare some delicious Japanese dishes. I also got to explore the famous shrines like Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. And don’t get me started on their incredible craftsmanship!
The best part of my trip was meeting the friendly locals who are always willing to help out or have a chat. My stay in Japan provided me with unforgettable memories and experiences that I will treasure forever. Through my blog, I will be sharing more of my adventures into the Land of the Rising Sun!