Today in Japan is launched a campaign that is to promote to visit to the Japan, especially in the tourism aspect. As the effect of the tsunami in the past year before, Japan tourism went down significantly, and it is not good as the image of Japan in the international view. As the one of the developed countries, Japan is the most modern country in Asia, and the deficit that makes this country becomes this far is from tourism. And by the tsunami tragedy and the nuclear problem, the visitor in the tourism aspect gets the effect. There is a significant reduction in the tourism aspect, but now, Japan is doing campaign to get more attention especially in the tourism, and this article will help you to get more information about 7 best places to visit in Japan.
#1. Shinjuku, Tokyo
Do you remember the movie that is titled “Lost in Translation” that there is a scene where bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson enjoyed the cocktail in the New York Bar that offers the great view of the Tokyo skyline from Shinjuku? If you do, you will be amazed of the scenery and the business of the Shinjuku’s condition every day. Shinjuku is the most crowded and the busiest place in Japan. There is located many famous brand shops and restaurants, also there are many night life entertainment that never stops.
#2. Ginza District
Ginza is the one of the most famous shopping district in the Tokyo and even in the Japan maybe. This district is famous for its grand nightly display of colorful neon and almost every luxury store that you can imagine. In the Ginza, besides many famous shops, there are also many offices in there. The big companies are located in there, since Ginza is the strategic location to do business.
If you have seen the heartwarming Hachiko movie, you will know this place. Yes, this place is where the Hachiko’s sculpture is stood. It is the famous point in the Shibuya, this is also used as the meeting point if you have an appointment with your friends or your partners. This is the most popular meeting point, since there is a Hachiko’s figure there, and because of the popularity of the Hachiko’s movie. And there are many funky billboards there, as the modern country, Japan is one of the modern countries in this world, and Japan uses the technology to promote many products. That is why if you are in Shibuya, you will find many funky billboards and other commercial uses technology.
If you are an otaku, or a fan of Japanese manga, anime, idol, or even game, you will not miss to visit this place. Yes, this place is a must for you who love the Japanese entertainments. In Harajuku, you can find many cosplayers, or people who dressed like the character of the anime or game. And also Harajuku is the most popular fashion scene. Many fashions’s trend in Japan created from Harajuku, like gothic Lolita and so on.
Asakusa’s Senso-ji temple and Nakamise Dori, are the most visited places in Tokyo, because there is a famous Japanese traditional temple, and besides, there are number of famous tempura restaurants in there, and there is also a wholesale district for the dishes, ceramics, knives and other plastics food replicas.
Kyoto can be described as the old Japanese heritage, or it is like the cradle of Japanese history and culture. Since Kyoto once the capital of Japan, and because of that, there are many ancient temples; shrine, traditional building and many of the excellent museums are located in the Kyoto city. And Kyoto is known as the most beautiful city in Japan.
If you are going by the fast train or it is called Shinkansen, it only needs two and a half hours from Tokyo. Osaka is famous for the many ancient castles and many historical architecture buildings. And there is Himeji castle, an Osaka world’s heritage that is built from the 14th to the 17th centuries. Once you get there, make sure you have to visit this historical place, it is very rare to see and to visit the historical place and to amaze the architecture building. Besides ancient castle, there are also many tasty foods that you have to try. Osaka offers many kinds of delicious foods that are famous by its unique taste.