Recognized as the technological hub of the world, Japan also displays an aura of rich ancient culture and traditions. This country is a perfect blend of ancient traditions and modern technology that makes it an enchanting tourist destination. This country offers a lot to do to the discerning traveler.
Some Of The Best Places to Visit in Japan
A buzzing district in the capital city of Tokyo, Ginza is a true picture of Japan’s cosmopolitan life. Flocked with elegant cafes, exclusive designer boutiques and delightful night clubs, this district is a perfect place for tourists to hang out. A must visit attraction in Ginza is the Sony Building which houses the latest electronic gadgets and offers free demonstrations of the same.
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The Ginza district is also renowned to have the largest fish market in Asia.
Known as the cultural hub of Tokyo, Rooppongi gives tourists an insight into the cultural heritage of Japan. This district houses the best art museums in Japan which include, the Mori Art Museum, the Suntory Museum of Art, and the National Art Center all of which contain some unique and fascinating pieces of art.
National Museum of Tokyo
Located inside the Ueno Park, the Tokyo National Museum is the largest museum of the country that preserves the prosperous history, art and archeology of Japan.
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The most prized possession of this museum is that of the samurai swords.
Tower of Tokyo
Similar to the Eiffel Tower, the Tokyo Tower is an extraordinary lure of Japan, that proffers enchanting views of the city and as well as Mount Fuji. In addition to panoramic views this tower also houses a wax museum and an art gallery.
The Imperial Palace
Home to the royal family of Japan, the Tokyo Imperial Palace speaks volumes of the rich history of Japan and is one of the most picturesque edifices of the country.
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The public areas of this regal fortress comprising of the Imperial Palace bridges, are open to tourists all year round.
To attain a cultural insight into the ancient traditions of Japan, there is no better place than the District of Gion. Japanese tea houses, traditional restaurants and traditional puppet shows are all symbolic of this place.
Tourists can also site a Geisha in this district of Japan.
American Village or Amerikamura
The American Village also known as Amerikamura and is located in the Minami District of Osaka. This village functions in a true western way and also houses mini replicas of the Statue of Liberty.
Nagoya Port is a world famous port and a popular tourist attraction, and it offers much to do to the tourists. Some of the popular attractions in and round this place include the icebreaker ships which were used for the Antarctica expeditions, the replica of San Marco Square and the Grand Canal of Venice and the Nagoya Public Aquarium.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial dedicated to all those who lost their lives in the Atomic Bomb attack is undoubtedly a moving place to visit.
This memorial gives accounts about the events of the catastrophe and also contains pictures of the aftermath of the gruesome event.