Japan Trip – Places & Cities |Attractions| Foods

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Japan is an East Asian island country. It is a fascinating country located in the Pacific Ocean, in the south the Philippine, to the East China Sea, eastern coast lies of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north. Japan is a big factor in the world economy and business, with a rich culture, technological diversity makes japan a distinct one. Japan remains the world’s second-largest economy over 40 years start from 1968 to 2010. Tokyo is the capital city Japan, the world’s largest metropolitan city, accommodate more than 32.5 million people. With 126.86 million people, Japan is the world’s tenth-largest country by population. There are many trip destinations in japan. Largest Japanese cities are Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Kawasaki, Saitama, Hiroshima, Sendai, Kitakyushu, Chiba.

Location of Japan

Japan located in the southeast part of the continent of Asia,  it almost covers 377,915 square kilometers, where 364,485 square kilometers of land and 13,430 square kilometers of water, the world’s 62nd largest nation in terms area.

Japan was founded in 1590 as a distinct and original nation. The size population of Japan is 126.86 million and the nation has a density of 349 people per square kilometer.

Culture of Japan

Prior Japanese culture was heavily influenced by China. Japan exercised a strict isolationist policy, closing its doors to all relationships with the outside world, During the Edo era. This cultivated a distinct cultural priority. In 1868, after the fall of the Edo era, Japan reversed its practice, incorporate cultural practices from all over the world and mixing them with its own. Nowadays, Western culture has influenced art, lifestyle, food and all other aspects of Japanese culture.

Climate of Japan

Consisting of more than 3,000 islands and islets, Japan is a large archipelago. The climate pattern of Japan has four distinct seasons ranging from subarctic in the north to subtropical in the south. The sea of Japan’s weather conditions is different from the Pacific seaside. Usually, warm summers and very cold winters with heavy snowfall is common climate pattern in Northern Japan that consist of Sea of Japan side and in mountainous areas.
Western Japan weather comprises very hot and humid summers and moderately cold winters. Okinawa and Amami have a subtropical oceanic climate. These areas have hot and humid summers and mild winters. Hot and humid summers and cold winters with heavy snow on the Sea of Japan side and in mountainous areas is common feature of Eastern Japan.

Seasons in Japan

Winter: From December to February is winter season in Japan, is quite wilted and sunny along the Pacific coast and the temperatures rarely drop below 0°C. When you move north temperatures will drop, in Central and Northern regions experiencing snowfall. The southern part of Japan is relatively moderate and experiences a pleasant winter.
Spring: The spring season is from March to May. Time for famous cherry blossoms is out during this season and there are plenty of festivals to enjoy. Warm temperatures but not too hot, plus there isn’t too much rain.
Summer: Summer in Japan begins June and the country experiences a three to the four-week rainy season during which the farmers plant their rice. The season is hot and humid during this time and temperatures are often going high 30’s. Summer will swaddle up in August.
Autumn: Autumn in Japan is from September to November and is characterized by light breezes and cooler temperatures of around 8-10oC. Festival time in japan, many exhibitions, music concerts, and sports tournaments are held in autumn in Japan.

When to Visit Japan

March to May (Late spring) and September to November (late autumn) are the best favorable times to visit Japan, in this time period skies are clear, little rainfall, and mild temperature, so tourist can love this time to visit. You will be amazed by the delicate cherry blossom of spring and a stunning shade of autumn leaves are visually vivid.

Lifestyle in Japan

Most of the Japanese people (around 75%) live in urban areas and major cities like Osaka, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Nagoya. All cities are densely populated space is precious and land prices extremely soaring. Most the citizen have office jobs and are known as salarymen or office ladies. Management is top official and the work ethic is strictly maintained. Usually leaving on time considered a lack of commitment or loyalty. Nevertheless, people enjoy a high standard of living.

The housing system is typically apartments or ‘mansions’ as they are known to the Japanese. More traditional-style homes, with straw mats (tatami mats) and futons, can be found in the suburbs, while western-style housing (with tables and chairs!) are becoming more popular in rural towns. Transport to and from work is by train. Rush hour in Tokyo and other major cities can be over bustling for foreign visitors, best to avoid the popular train lines during these hours (7 am – 9.30 am/ 5 – 6.30 pm). Efficient trains and subways network systems make traveling around Japan a pleasure and are by far the best way to getting around. You’ll be happy, once you find your bearings!

Best Cities in Japan

Matsue

Amazing city, full of cultural heritage, this well-known samurai city is steeped in history so visitors can explore the surrounding lovely castle. Matsue lying on the shores of Lake Shinji, it is a place where you can feel nostalgic to the place, as fishermen cast their nets in the lake and the lazy river flows by. You can visit some good museums here, and although the historic center is easily completed in half a day, Matsue´s peaceful mood allure visitors often end up staying longer than they intended.

Nagasaki

Nagasaki is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with lots to see and do. it’s lovely location snuggle peacefully amidst hills overlooking a harbor, an attractive place obscures the fact that the city was tragically devastated by an atomic bomb. Nagasaki has much more to offer, many visitors come to wander around the memorials and museums dedicated to the bombing remark. Once the only port open to foreign traders, this openness is still evident; there is a mix of Western and Eastern influences here, as demonstrated by the churches, temples, and cuisine on offer.

Destination in Japan

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