Japan has always been a popular destination for a holiday, whether it’s solo traveling, traveling with some friends or family. From the amazing food to the futuristic vibe, it’s best to visit Japan before the upcoming Olympic 2020 which will be held in Tokyo. Here are some of the many reasons why you need to visit Japan soon:
1. The Food
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From Sushi to Ramen, Sashimi to Kobe beef, Japan’s high quality food (and healthy) is unquestionable! You can find good Sushi or Ramen at almost any hidden corner in Japan. Did you also know that Japan is the country with the most three-star Michelin restaurants?
2. Japanese Onsens
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Onsens are basically Japanese public bathhouses or natural hot springs. You should be completely naked in onsens and should expect to be surrounded by naked others of the same sex too. The minerals in the water have numerous health benefits. If you’d like to relax and get away from the bustling city, this is where you should be. You can certainly get a complete relaxation of the mind and body.
3. The World’s Best Toilets
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Japan and their high-tech toilets……You can sit on the comfortable warm seat with adjustable temperature, play music of your choice and have a jet of water automatically washing your ‘front and back’ (like a bidet). It’s definitely a futuristic toilet.
4. Hospitality, Efficiency, Politeness and Safety
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Japanese people are known to be one of the most polite and disciplined people and their hospitality is also on top and beyond. These are all reflected in their friendly and ultra-professional service line. Not to mention, the punctuality of the people and their trains! Japan is also one of the safest countries in the world. You can be passed out in the streets of Tokyo and still have your wallet and mobile phone with you when you wake up.
5. The Beautiful Attractions
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Japan has some of the most beautiful ancient temples and shrines, especially in Kyoto and Nara, of which you should definitely see with your own eyes. Apart from the urban landscapes and skyscrapers in Tokyo, let’s try not to forget the magnificent natural landscapes too. The Sakura blooms, Mount Fuji, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Shiraito Falls and Nachi Falls are some of the many natural wonders in Japan that must not be missed.
Of course, Japan is also known for some of their interesting cultures like the ‘boyfriend/girlfriend rent service’, the bizarre cuddle pillows they have, or the crazy outfits they (sometimes) wear, all of which makes visiting Japan so much more worthwhile!
To help you with your travels in Japan, here are some basic necessary travel phrases or words you may need to use (written in the way it should be pronounced as):
- Thank you – Arigato gozaimasu (ありがとうございます)
- You’re welcome – Dou itashimashite (どういたしまして)
- Please – Onegai shimasu (お願いします)
- Yes – Hai (はい)
- No – Iiye (いいえ)
- Excuse me – Sumimasen (すみません)
- I’m sorry – Gomen’nasai (ごめんなさい)
- I don’t understand – Wakarimasen (わかりません)
- I don’t speak Japanese – Nihongo ga wakarimasen (日本語がわかりません)
- Do you speak English? – Eigo o hanashimasu ka? (英語を話しますか?)
- Where is the bathroom? – Otearai wa doko desu ka? (お手洗いはどこですか?)