The Land of the Rising Sun, Japan is known for its unique mix of ancient sites, rich culture, and vibrant, modern cities, which somehow fuse together beautifully. Connect with a new culture, watch a geisha dance in Kyoto, eat fresh from the sea sushi, and catch a Sumo match. One of the best cities to visit in Japan, the capital Tokyo, boasts most of the traits that make Japan unique. It is a city where you can spend the day touring ancient temples, followed by an evening of partying in the city’s hottest nightclubs and bars. Travel back in time with a visit to Kyoto, a city with temples going back as the 6th century. After touring the temples, take a walk along the serene river. Stylish Osaka is one of Japan’s major economic centers. In addition to its trendy restaurants, it is a great base for exploring the Kansai region, as well as the major sites of nearby cities such as Kyoto and Nara. Situated high in the mountains is charming Hakone is known for its gorgeous scenery, natural hot springs, and views of the majestic Mount Fuji, which should be high on your list of places to visit in Japan. Dating to the 17th century, Takayama is home to museums, art galleries, beautifully preserved architecture, and lovely surrounding nature. It is one of the most charming towns in the Japanese Alps. Before you book your trip to Japan, check out to see if your trip aligns with sakura, or cherry blossom season usually taking place in early April. Seeing Japan covered in gorgeous light pink blooms is truly a must see experience.

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