Our Top 10 Things to Do in Japan!

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1. Explore the neon streets of Tokyo

Take a wander around Akihabara. Here you'll find classic arcade games, Japanese photo booths, Anime stores and some insane VR experiences! You'll soon see why it's known as 'Electric City'.



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2. Try a Sushi making class

Learn how to make your own fresh Sushi rolls and sushi cones. Not only are Sushi making skills an impressive souvenir to take home, but the classes are also a lot of fun!



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3. Ride a Bullet Train

Japan is a large country with lots of beautiful scenery, and one of the best ways to make sure you get a peek at it is on one of Japan's high-speed Bullet Trains.



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4. Go Sake tasting

Sake is fermented Japanese Rice Wine. Sample a few of the many varieties at a local brewery in Nagano.



Japan Day 5 Snow Monkeys

5. Spot some Snow Monkeys

Head into the mountains to spot a few of the adorable red-faced snow monkeys. You can find them playing in the snow, swinging around the trees in the forest, or most commonly just hanging out in the hot springs...



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6. Stay in a Ryokan

Make sure you stay in a traditional style Ryokan at least once on your trip. Sleeping on a bamboo mat on the ground doesn't sound super appealing at first, but we promise you'll be rethinking your memory-foam mattress once you wake up and feel the difference it makes for your back!



Japan Day 8 Osaka Castle

7. Visit Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is an ancient landmark that's nestled in the middle of a futuristic city! Learn about its fascinating history and marvel at its picturesque surroundings.



Japan Day 12 Samurai Class

8. Learn the ways of the Samurai

Head into the mountains and get a lesson on how to swing a Samurai sword from a true master. You'll even get to wear the traditional robes while you slice through rolled bamboo!



INTRO Travel Japan Kyoto

9. Wander through the Torii Gates

I'm sure you've seen a hundred Instagram shots of the famous red Torii Gates, but nothing quite compares to seeing their epicness in real life. Of course, make sure you grab your own snap for the gram while you're there though...



Japan Day 6 Mount Fuji

10. Take in the views of Mount Fuji

Finally, No trip to Japan is complete without taking in the wonder of one of it's most iconic landmarks, Mount Fuji. You'll find one of the best views of Japan's tallest mountain in Hakone. If you're up for it you can also hike up the volcano itself!



Ready to start ticking these off your bucket list? You can do all these things on our awesome new Japan Adventure tour, check out the full itinerary and start dates here! Or watch the video below to see the highlights!



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Our Top 10 Things to Do in Japan!

blog image
Published
Article author - Amber Young

Tokyo_blog.jpg

1. Explore the neon streets of Tokyo

Take a wander around Akihabara. Here you'll find classic arcade games, Japanese photo booths, Anime stores and some insane VR experiences! You'll soon see why it's known as 'Electric City'.



Japan Day 3 Sushi Making

2. Try a Sushi making class

Learn how to make your own fresh Sushi rolls and sushi cones. Not only are Sushi making skills an impressive souvenir to take home, but the classes are also a lot of fun! 



bullet_blog.jpg

3. Ride a Bullet Train

Japan is a large country with lots of beautiful scenery, and one of the best ways to make sure you get a peek at it is on one of Japan's high-speed Bullet Trains. 



Japan Day 4 Nagano Accomm

4. Go Sake tasting 

Sake is fermented Japanese Rice Wine. Sample a few of the many varieties at a local brewery in Nagano. 



Japan Day 5 Snow Monkeys

5. Spot some Snow Monkeys 

Head into the mountains to spot a few of the adorable red-faced snow monkeys. You can find them playing in the snow, swinging around the trees in the forest, or most commonly just hanging out in the hot springs...



Ryokan_blog.jpg

6. Stay in a Ryokan 

Make sure you stay in a traditional style Ryokan at least once on your trip. Sleeping on a bamboo mat on the ground doesn't sound super appealing at first, but we promise you'll be rethinking your memory-foam mattress once you wake up and feel the difference it makes for your back! 



Japan Day 8 Osaka Castle

7. Visit Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is an ancient landmark that's nestled in the middle of a futuristic city! Learn about its fascinating history and marvel at its picturesque surroundings. 



Japan Day 12 Samurai Class

8. Learn the ways of the Samurai

Head into the mountains and get a lesson on how to swing a Samurai sword from a true master. You'll even get to wear the traditional robes while you slice through rolled bamboo! 



INTRO Travel Japan Kyoto

9. Wander through the Torii Gates

I'm sure you've seen a hundred Instagram shots of the famous red Torii Gates, but nothing quite compares to seeing their epicness in real life. Of course, make sure you grab your own snap for the gram while you're there though...  



Japan Day 6 Mount Fuji

10. Take in the views of Mount Fuji

Finally, No trip to Japan is complete without taking in the wonder of one of it's most iconic landmarks, Mount Fuji. You'll find one of the best views of Japan's tallest mountain in Hakone. If you're up for it you can also hike up the volcano itself!



Ready to start ticking these off your bucket list? You can do all these things on our awesome new Japan Adventure tour, check out the full itinerary and start dates here! Or watch the video below to see the highlights! 



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