5 Interesting Places to Visit Japan on a Short Trip

So you go to Japan for a visit. Excellent! If this is your first trip to Japan or you've been there before, it is likely that there is much you have not seen this great and (to many Westerners) mysterious country.

Fortunately, there are many great things to see in Japan. If you go to Japan for a short stay, you are likely interested in reducing your choices down to the most interesting places to visit. Here are five places to consider visiting during your trip:

1. Visit Kyoto and Nara:

Most visitors to Japan fly in and out of Narita airport, east of Japan, which is essentially Tokyo and surrounding cities. However, many tourists also fly in and out of Osaka, the third largest city in Japan. While Osaka is an impressive place to see for yourself, if you only have a few days in the area, it is recommended to visit the nearby cities of Kyoto and Nara.

Both Kyoto and Nara are treasures of Japan past full of temples, shrines and other traditional structures. When you visit some special areas in both cities, you will be transported back in time to ancient Japan. Both towns are definitely worth a trip one day Osaka.

2. See Mt. Fuji:

You've probably heard of Mount Fuji, but did you know that it is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,388 feet).? Its symmetrical and conical shape is symbolic of Japan and can be seen from Tokyo (just east) on a clear day. If you visit Mount Fuji East Japan (Tokyo area), you can visit the famous mountain train, bus, car or taxi.
3. Check Kamakura:

Kamakura is an ancient capital that Japan is now a city of about 175,000 inhabitants located near Tokyo. It has a beach and several very old historical Buddhist temples that are very interesting to visit.

4. Go to Yokohama Bay:

The city of Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan. It is located on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo. The bay around this Japanese port town leading a lot of fun to explore. Also, make sure to check out the great Chinatown area and Yokohama Marine Tower, the tallest lighthouse in the world.

5. Install the Shinkansen or bullet:

His visit to Japan would be complete without a ride on the bullet train, or shinkansen. One of the most popular is the Tokaido Shinkansen, connecting the cities of Tokyo and Osaka.

Check out these five must see places to visit and things to do on your next trip to Japan.

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