Have You Ever Been to Japan?

Kiyozumi Dera, Kyoto, Japan
Kiyozumi Dera, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Su San Lee on Unsplash

Japan is one of the most unique countries in the world and has a lot to offer to visitors. So if you’ve never been to Japan, why not consider adding it to your travel bucket list? Here are three reasons to go to Japan.


From incredibly lush and dense rainforests to tranquil beaches to mystical mountains, Japan really has it all when it comes to fascinating landscapes. Mount Fuji is the highest point in Japan at over 3,700 meters (14,000 feet), and if you climb it during the summer months you can expect to gain incredible panoramic views.


Japanese cuisine has become a global phenomenon with dishes such as sushi, katsu curry, and chicken teriyaki gaining fans all over the world. The flavors of Japanese cuisine tend to be quite mixed, with combinations of umami and sweet and salty often blending to create unique and delicious meals.


Japan’s rich cultural heritage is evident in its vibrant festivals, traditional arts, and spiritual practices. Explore the historic streets of Kyoto, the former imperial capital, where you can wander through centuries-old temples, stroll along traditional wooden machiya houses, and witness the mesmerizing beauty of a geisha performance in the Gion district. Visit iconic landmarks such as the majestic Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the serene Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), adorned with shimmering gold leaf.