News By/Courtesy: Amaruvi Vijay Sudharshan | 30 Jun 2020 10:42am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Touring Japan: Things to be done
  • Japan is the mix of the old with the new bringing the best in both
  • The city of Kyoto is also home to a wide array of architecture, having more UNESCO-listed architecture than any other city on the planet.

before ending its isolation from the world. This country then instantly captured the entire world’s imagination. It sparked a craze called Japonisme which changed the western culture forever. Japan is a country that continues to delight and fascinates the world over.

From martial arts to architecture, from shrines to skyscrapers Japan has managed to creatively win the admiration of the world. Also being one of the oldest civilizations having a complex culture, Japan is the mix of the old with the new bringing the best in both.

Things to do in Japan:

  1. Visit Kyoto: There is a very famous shrine in Kyoto called the Okazaki shrine. This shrine is dedicated to bunnies. It may seem like a neighborhood commonplace site. The shrine is popular for people who are wanting or expecting children. The rabbit is a messenger of the shrine. The main deities, however, fight the monsters and save the princess. The imperial city of Kyoto can be traced back to up to 1200 years ago. The city is also home to a wide array of architecture, having more UNESCO-listed architecture than any other city on the planet.

  2. Find peace in the Zen garden: The true path to tranquillity lies here. You have to look closely behind the rocks to understand the scene.

  3. Check out canned coffee: It is an everyday staple all across Japan.

  4. Taking a dip in the hot spring: They are an integral part of Japan. Japan is also the place of most volcanic activities, no wonder they have a plethora of hot springs. This is the key to enjoying a very unique cultural experience.

  5. Take the bullet train: They were launched in 1964. Also known as Shinkansen, they have changed the way fast trains operate across the planet.

  6. Try out their seafood: Japan is an island, they have a long-established culture of delicious seafood. People fly to Japan to try out their seafood.

  7. Experience a tea ceremony: This is an elegant ritual followed for centuries in Japan. Nothing brings more tranquillity than a Japanese tea ceremony.

  8. Go to Mount Fuji: The highest mountain in Japan standing at 3776 meters. It is an active volcano which is 100 kilometers away from Tokyo and on clear days can be easily seen from Tokyo.

THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETRA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN THE EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCE IN INDIA FOR THE TIME BEING.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 30 Jun 2020 17:10pm IST


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