“HAVING DIFFERENT JAPANESE FOODS EVERY DAY!”
Nowadays, you can take Japanese food almost everywhere in the world. However, from my experience, I think you can find Japanese foods in Japan are 10 ~ 100 times better than those outside Japan. I’m sure that you won’t get bored with having Japanese food every day.
That is because there are so many choices in Japanese food as you know…many kind of Sushi, many kind of Ramen, many kind of Udon, Soba, Tempura, Yakitori, Tonkatsu, Nabe, Shabu shabu, Unagi, etc. I believe that No.1 attraction in Japan is eating Japanese food every day.
“SOAKING AND RELAXING IN A NATURAL HOT SPRING ONSEN”
In Japanese onsen, you have to be completely naked and go soaking with strangers. An Onsen is a term for hot spring in Japanese. As a volcanically active country, Japan has thousands of onsen scattered all over the country.
Onsen were traditionally used as public bathing places and today play a central role in directing Japanese domestic tourism. We have been using natural hot spring waters, to relax and heal for centuries- the earliest mention dating back 1300 years. It is interesting to visit Japanese Onsen Town. You must be really into Onsen.
“STAYING AT LUXURIOUS RYOKAN”
The gentle scent of tatami, the understated elegance of the interiors, the meticulous service, the outdoor hot spring baths, the multi-course meal of local seasonal produce, the calming silence- all combine to make a night at a traditional Japanese inn, or Ryokan, an unforgettable experience.
Unforgettable, but not cheap with room and meals that can reach JPY100,000 per night. Fortunately, Japan has all bases covered – the smaller and less formal Minshuku, which provide a similarly traditional through less luxurious experience are usually less than JPY 10,000 a night.
“VISITING ONE OUT OF 85,000 SHRINES!”
Shrines are dedicated to the religion of Japan – Shintoism. This religion is found in no other country. The Japanese visit the shrines for many, many reasons. If they are building a new house, having a baby, buying a new car, getting married, asking some god for help, praying for luck and hundreds of other things, they feel that a visit to a shrine is a requirement!
This religion seems related to life. The people pray for luck and success in business, school, marriage, and life in general. New babies are introduced at the shrine, and weddings are usually performed there. Each New Year’s celebration finds many people going to shrines. Many people visit more than one as part of their observance of the New Year. Why don’t you visit one these landmarks with us?
“STROLLING UNDER THE SAKURA TREES HANAMI”
Spring is the season of flowers in Japan. The best known spring flower is the cherry blossom, which is called sakura in Japanese. The cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan, and the Japanese have traditionally enjoyed viewing cherry blossoms every year in the spring. This custom is called hanami in Japanese. When the cherry blossoms bloom, usually early in April, people go cherry blossom viewing.
They spread straw mats under the cherry trees, sit there, and enjoy viewing the beautiful blossoms. People also enjoy eating many different kinds of food packed in lunch boxes, drinking sake, and singing. Hanami, therefore, looks like an outdoor party.
The Japanese language has many idioms that are related to the cherry blossoms. The idioms hana-gumori and hana-bie both refer to the weather in the season when the cherry blossoms bloom. Hana-gumori means the cloudy weather in this season, and hana-bie means that the cold returns even though the flowers are already in bloom.
The expression sakura-fubuki refers to petals of cherry blossoms falling and scattering like snowflakes in a snowstorm. The idiom hana-yori-dango literally means that people prefer dumplings (dango) to flowers (hana). This implies that the true purpose of viewing cherry blossoms is simply to enjoy drinking and eating!
“PLANNING A TRIP TO JAPAN?”
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