Must See Areas on Your Japan Tour
It is obviously difficult to boil down a culture as rich and ancient as Japan's down to a few must see locations, but we've done our best to give you a glimpse of the highlights of this majestic country. Any Japan tourism agency will tell you that visiting the temples of Kyoto is a must-the majestic beauty of the temples, with their pagoda structure and wooded backdrops, are simply breathtaking. Likewise, no Japan tour is complete without a viewing of cherry blossoms in bloom, as they accentuate and frame all of the picturesque sights of Tokyo and Mt. Fiji.
Of course, outside of the sights, it's important to take part in the cultural aspects of Japan as well. Traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi is unlike anything you may have had in your home country. Watching a true sumo wrestling competition, engaging in a summer Japanese festival, even viewing a Japanese pop concert-all of these are as much a part of Japan as snowy Mt. Fiji. Fully immersing yourself in Japanese culture would take months or years rather than weeks, but even in a short time you can give yourself a taste of the richness of the society.
To truly give yourself the best overall feel for Japan, we recommend taking part in one of our Grand Tours of Japan, which take you through the major hotspots while giving you enough time to really experience each of the highlights. Japan tourism is a booming industry because of the beauty of the country and the fullness of the culture. Take part and experience a country that will surpass your wildest dreams.