A Guide On What To See In Japan In One Week
Many people visiting Japan for the first time have no idea on how to spend their time
Needless to say, Japan is a country endowed with incredible natural landmarks and buildings. It is a country filled with contrasts between ancient traditions and modern society. Therefore, while in Japan, there is a lot to see and do. Hence, this write-up is intended to give you a comprehensive guide on – what to see in Japan in one week.
Days 1-3: Tokyo
Tokyo is Japan`s capital city. Hence here are the tops places to visit while in Tokyo.
The Meiji shrine is a giant temple complex located in the middle of a park in the heart of Tokyo city. In most cases, many Japanese wedding processions are conducted in this shrine. Hence, if you are lucky, you will get the privilege of enjoying a Japanese wedding ceremony.
Shibuya Crossing, also known as Shibuya Scramble is the world`s busiest intersection. When the red lights turn on to signal a stop, thousands of pedestrians cross the roads from all directions. You will even get a more pleasant view if you see it from a bird`s eye view.
If you intend to get a feel of how big Tokyo city is, visit Tokyo Skytree or Tokyo Tower. These towers have observation decks that enable you to view the whole town from any direction. Furthermore, at Tokyo Tower, you can get the chance to visit Zojoji Temple, which is right next to it.
Day 4: Nagano
Nagano is home to the Jigokudani Monkey Park. Therefore, if you love monkeys, this is your favorite place to visit. The park is endowed with hot springs which are home to dozens of snow monkeys. The wild snow monkeys like soaking in the spring especially during cold weather.
Day 5: Toshogu Shrine, Nikko
If you need some peace from the busy Japan`s capital, you will for sure get it at Toshogu Shrine. Nikko is the mausoleum for Tokugawa Ieyasu. Tokugawa Ieyasu and his family ruled over Japan for more than 250 years. Hence, it implies that he got a kind of cool shrine. The shrine has more than a dozen Buddhist and Shinto buildings which make up a beautiful setting.
Days 6 and 7: Kyoto
Kyoto is going to be your temple and shrine time in Japan. It is the place where the emperor lived for more than a thousand years hence it is home for both fresh and historical things. Therefore, here are the top places to visit.
Have a self-guided walk to Sanjusangendo Hall, which hosts 1,001 wooden statues. You will get the best platform to take some photographs as well as go shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center. Furthermore, you can choose to visit Kyoto Imperial Palace and the Golden Pavilion.