In a couple of weeks, I am going to live in Japan for 3 months! Exciting, right?! So I thought it is time for planning or at least it is time to start thinking about what I want to experience while traveling in Japan. I hope my list will give you some ideas if you also would like to travel to Japan one day. Also, check my latest articles about Japan here.
A ryokan is a typical Japanese house that is traditionally featured with tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors have to wear yukata. Japanese culture is well known for its tradition and there’s no better way to experience it than to engage yourself in the Japanese culture of a ryokan stay.
Sleep at capsule hotel
Oh I’m so interested to try these limited space capsule hotels. Check those here.
Take a traditional Ramen cooking class
The best souvenir to bring home is to learn traditional food. I tried it in Italy and France and I will explore cooking classes in other countries in the future because those skills which you gain are so useful. More info about Ramen cooking class in Kyoto.
Visit rabbit island
Rabbit island is located in Eastern Hiroshima, it’s a small enclave occupied by wild rabbits, actually hundreds of them that are running around the forests and fields, mostly chasing tourists for food. This is so cute!!! More info.
Explore Zao fox village
It is located in Shiroishi (Miyagi Prefecture) and it’s an easy train ride from Tokyo. There are hundreds of cute and fluffy semi-wild foxes that are running free in this forest. Let’s just say I love animals and all places which have animals excites me. More info .
Climb Mountain Fujiyama
This is probably the most popular hike in Japan, but it’s also very exciting and as you probably know already nature in Japan is astonishing. You should for sure plan a trip to nature.
Visit Tokyo Skytree
Visit the tallest structure in Tokyo to enjoy the panorama of Japanese capital from the towering observation of TOKYO SKYTREE®. More info.
Explore the Japan Art Islands
Japan Art Islands are hidden away in the Seto Inland Sea. Those islands are filled with beautiful museums, art installations, and other art masterpieces. More info.
Enjoy Tea Ceremony
Tea culture is huge in Japan so it should be planned in everybody’s Japan travel list. More info here.
Visit Gion, Kyoto
Gion is the most traditional district Japan, where the world of geisha is alive. More info here.
In Tokyo you can drink your coffee with owls, it’s a unique cafe in Akihabara area and it’s couple years ago got super trendy. More info.
Play with Pachinka
Pachinka is like slot machines on steroids, I heard it’s super fun to play with them and worth spending at least 10$
It’s similar like Pachinka, at least you can find it usually together, but Gesen is more like a video game arcade. It’s fun to play and watch.
Visit Manga Kassa
Manga Kassa is a term of a comic book shop in Japan, it’s worth exploring the world of anime.
Karaoke in Japan
Everyone already has heard of Karaoke bars, but Japanese karaoke is out-of-this-world. So don’t be shy and get on the scene.
It is the act of having a picnic under cherry blossom trees with your friends or family for the entire day.
Wisteria tunnels & Gardens in Japan
Where else you can find the most beautiful gardens in the world and a tunnel of Wisteria??
Purikura is photo booths which extremely Photoshop you and make extra pretty. It’s a fun activity to do with friends.
Ginza and the famous Japanese depatos
The Ginza in Tokyo is like the Timesquare in New York. It’s located right in the middle of Tokyo, not far from the imperial palace.
Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo
Fish in Japan is a huge thing and a lucky coincidence that I love food and I just must to eat everything with fish.
Visit a hot spring
Japan is well known for its hot springs and hot spring hotels. These hot springs are between the temperature of 25 ° C and 40 ° C. Besides their wellness benefits, it is also a traditional experience.