For centuries closed to foreign influences, Japan enchants newcomers with its oriental culture, art refined in every detail, and unusual traditions. It is a place with a rich history, a religious, progress-oriented society. It is also delicious cuisine - so different from the west.
It is usually called the Land of the Blooming Cherry or the Land of the Rising Sun. Both terms are very poetic but do they reflect the atmosphere that is currently present in Japan.
Japan is a very modern country - it focuses there especially on the development of electronic devices. The capital of Japan - Tokyo is the quintessence of this country's modernity. Traditional buildings have survived in the oldest part of the city in Asakusa. It is worth visiting the imperial palace area, parks and the local temples in Tokyo.
Near Tokyo, there is the city of Kamakura, where we will find Shinto and Buddhist temples. A huge Buddha statue was placed in the open air. Many temples hidden in the forest remind of the old Japanese culture.
Kyoto is a city in which it adheres to old traditions. At this point - in a given Japanese capital, Japanese culture is still alive. You can see here the imperial palace in the raw style, or the seat of the shogun - a richly decorated castle. In the old district of Gion, old, classic buildings have been preserved in Kyoto.
A real pleasure and an opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture will be a visit to one of the traditional tea rooms, where you can be served by geishas. The city is famous for its hundreds of years old wooden temples and Buddhist pagodas. There are also Shinto shrines here. Among the most famous temples of Kyoto must be mentioned: Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji or Ryoanji.
Buddhist temples, Japanese gardens, ikebana, kimono, martial arts, sushi, manga and anime, karaoke - these are just some of the elements of Japanese culture that have made a sensation all over the world. It attracts millions of tourists every year.
The most populare destinations to visit in Japan include: Tokyo, Kyoto, Sapporo, Naha, Hakone, Nagoya, Takayama and Yufu.
The most frequent picks for best city breaks in Japan include: Osaka, Fukuoka, Hakuba, Ito, Kutchan, Hiroshima, Fujikawaguchiko and Kanazawa.
The average nightly rate for a hotel in Japan is $101. A 5-star hotel in Japan costs $201 on average, while a 4-star hotel will cost around $121. A 3-star hotel, on the other hand, costs around $73 per night.
The best hotels for couples in Japan are: Mineyama Kogen Hotel Relaxia, Ocean's Drive, Hoshino Resorts KAI Izumo, Hotel Ridge, Resort Hotel Moana Coast, Nagasakibana Beach Resort, Aza Fukuoka Seminar House, Hotel Knut, Guest House Kaine and Park View Hakata Station South.
Some of the best-rated family hotels in Japan include: Little Cottage Kudo, Vacation Rentals AKASAKA, Guest House Yonemuraya, Seven House Irabu, Nukanuka, Guesthouse Akabana, Minafuku Miyakojima, Ocean Villa Honey, Enishinoyado Kitahori and 2br Roppongi Hills Azabujuban Sta 3min.
The most notable pet-friendly hotels in Japan include: Atami Fufu, Hotel Kainanso, Hotel Towadaso, Hoshino Resorts KAI Izumo, Yamagisi Ryokan, Setsugetsuka, Yufuin-Sanso Waremokou, Hanzuiryo, Hatori and Katsuragawa.
The finest examples of Japan luxury hotels include: Kyoto Brighton Hotel, Atami Fufu, Grand Hotel New Oji, Hotel Kainanso, DoubleTree by Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort, Fuji Marriott Hotel Lake Yamanaka, Hanayagi no Sho Keizan, Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Odakyu Hotel de Yama and Itako Hotel.
The great examples of Japan best hotels include: NEW Big House/Wifi/Nijo St 3min/Perfect Location, Maana Kyoto, Kyukaruizawa Kikyo Curio Collection by Hilton, Hagi Tanaka Hotel, Hakuunso, Meijiso, Roten no Yu Kinkaku Hotel Komatsu, Hotel Alza Kyoto, Naruko Kanko Hotel and Garden Hotel Olive.
The great examples of Japan cheap hotels include: Atami Fufu, Hotel Kainanso, Hakuunso, Roten no Yu Kinkaku Hotel Komatsu, Beverly Hills Hotel Yomitan, Uraku Aoyama, The Agnes Hotel and Apartments, Annabel Chalet Kutchan, Hagi Tanaka Hotel and Hirosaki Park Hotel.
Our list of Japan last minute deals include: Kyoto Brighton Hotel, Atami Fufu, Grand Hotel New Oji, Hotel Kainanso, DoubleTree by Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort, Fuji Marriott Hotel Lake Yamanaka, Hanayagi no Sho Keizan, Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Odakyu Hotel de Yama and Itako Hotel.
Our list of the most popular hotels in Japan includes: NEW Big House/Wifi/Nijo St 3min/Perfect Location, Maana Kyoto, Kyukaruizawa Kikyo Curio Collection by Hilton, Hagi Tanaka Hotel, Hakuunso, Meijiso, Roten no Yu Kinkaku Hotel Komatsu, Hotel Alza Kyoto, Naruko Kanko Hotel and Garden Hotel Olive.
Our list of the resorts in Japan includes: Arima Rokusai, Yugashima Golf Club & Hotel Toen, Amakusa Tenku No Fune, The Key Highland Izu, The Shigira, Lotte Arai Resort, Ishigaki Resort Hotel, Heritage Resort Kumagaya, Hoshinoya Fuji and Hotel Grand Phenix Okushiga.
Our list of the motels in Japan includes: Spice Motel Okinawa, Pavilion Surf, Hotel Kyoto Zentsuji, Hosuikan, Hotel Nizi and Hotel Palm Tree Hill.
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