Hina asked in TravelAsia PacificJapan · 8 years ago

Japan trip need help?

hey so i was wondering since i wanna visit japan on a round trip on air canada but now im wondering where should go to

example sapporo,okinawa and so forth

i want to see the main buildings and malls thx everyone

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  • 8 years ago
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    The must see places in Japan are:

    Tokyo – modern day capital of Japan and one of the most exciting places on the planet. The must see areas include Asakusa for Sensoji temple and Nakamise shopping street, Akihabara for electronics, Central Tokyo for the Imperial Palace (Kokyo) and Tsukiji Fish Market, Shinjuku for its shopping and the atmosphere of Tokyo, Harajuku for Japanese street fashion and Meiji Shrine, Shibuya for its famous intersection where the style tribes gather, Roppongi for Tokyo Tower and Zojoji, and Ginza for high-end shopping and luxury. Tokyo has something for everyone.

    Kamakura – a place of great cultural importance and a fantastic day trip from Tokyo. Kamakura has a huge number of Buddhist temples and shrines and some of the best walks in the country.

    Nikko – boasts some of Japan’s most renowned shrines and temples, with several sacred sites including Toshu-gu Shrine, the resting place of the founding Tokugawa shogun. The cedar covered shores of Lake Chuzenji are also a must see spot.

    Hakone – Stunning National Park with picturesque views of Mt Fuji and Ashino-ko. This area is popular for recreation with 16 different hot springs to enjoy and relax.

    Takayama – located in the Japanese Alps, this is one of Japan’s best preserved old towns. It is famous for its traditional architecture and crafts. Takayama is a rare place in Japan because it has managed to retain its traditional charm with its traditional inns, shops and sake breweries still in operation.

    Shirakawago – a beautiful part of Gifu Prefecture famous for its gassho zukuri houses. Gassho zukuri means “constructed like hands in prayer”, and locals say the steep thatched roofs look like a Buddhist monk`s hands pressed together in prayer. This unique building style has evolved over many generations to make the structures strong enough to withstand the heavy snow that falls during the winter months.

    Kyoto – the historic and cultural capital of Japan. Kyoto attractions include Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), Ginkakuji (Temple of the Silver Pavilion), Nijo Castle, Heian Shrine and Gion, the famous entertainment and geisha district of Kyoto.

    Osaka – famous for its relaxed down to earth people, sense of humour and great food. Osaka is a really attractive city with traditional buildings mixed in with modern architecture. Osaka really comes alive at night with flashing neon lights and street vendors. The highlights include Osaka-jo Castle, Osaka Aquarium, Umeda Sky Building and the Dontobori area.

    Nara – ancient capital with an impressive array of temples. The must see sights include Todai-ji a Buddhist temple listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its Great Buddha Hall is the largest wooden building in the world. It houses the world`s largest bronze statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese as Daibutsu (大仏).

    Hiroshima – a great modern city that has rebuilt itself from the ashes of the past and is now a vibrant lively and green city. The highlights on any visit include Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial Museum, Genbaku Dome (Atomic Bomb Dome), Hiroshima-jo castle and Miyajima.

    Source(s): Japan Travel Advice http://japantraveladvice.com/
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    That is a very broad subject, and Japan is a very long and narrow country that has many ancient buildings as well as modern ones, coexisting in a wonderful, harmonized way.

    To start planning a trip to Japan, the first thing you should do is to head to a travel agency near you, pick up some brochures there, decide what interests you, look up the things you are interested in online, decide which cities to visit(where the things you are interested in are located). Then you can plan on in which season you want to go there, and where to stay.

    By the way, Japan does not have many large shopping malls as North America does. Nagoya is an exception to this.

    Source(s): Have been there 8 times sofar.
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Coming to Japan to see malls is like going to America to see Walmart.

    Buildings are another matter. New, big, tall-ish buildings? Tokyo and maybe Osaka. Old, traditional buildings? Kyoto and Nara.

    Sapporo is a great place but you basically have to fly there from inside the country (you can do it by train but it takes a very long time).

    And Okinawa's at the other end of the country so unless you have a pretty long time you're unlikely to get it all in. Japan is larger than you might imagine.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Tokyo is not only the political and economical centre of Japan but it has also emerged as a centre of the world economy and culture so is a city worth visit; with hotelbye you will see more. There are a number of attractions in Tokyo that should not be missed. There are large-scale downtown areas, including Ginza where famous shops from around the world stand side by side, the sleepless Shinjuku that has become the "new city centre of Tokyo," Asakusa which is reminiscent of the traditional Edo (the former name of Tokyo) and Shibuya that starts the trends for the young people. Tokyo is an interesting city, a city that you will never forget once you visit it.

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  • Quinn
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    8 years ago

    If you want buildings and malls, then you want either Tokyo or Osaka.

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