Ever think of journeying to the far east? One of the most unique and amazing countries to live in is the one and only Japan. Life in Japan has so much to offer! Being one of the safest and cleanest countries on Earth with the kindest people, it’s a wonder why everyone doesn’t move to Japan. Curious as to what you can do in this stunning island nation? Here are a few of the best things to do in Japan that you can only do in this cultural goldmine.
This goes without mentioning that the absolute best sushi you will probably ever try is in Japan. I mean, it is the birthplace of the food. However, one uniquely Japanese experience that you can only find in Tokyo is at the Tsukiji Market. Early in the morning (4:30 AM) you can visit the largest fish market in the world and watch as people from the top restaurants in Tokyo come to purchase their fish for the day. Watch the madness before heading to one of the nearby stands to taste some of the freshest seafood you will ever have.
Although visiting this city brings up a difficult time, no trip to Japan would be complete without exploring this city. Walkthrough the Peace Museum to learn more about the devastating time during the Second World War when the atomic bomb was dropped on this city before wandering through the new buildings that have sprouted up through the ashes of the fallen.
Something synonymous with Japan is temples. Japan has countless temples dating back decades, each with its own unique history, design, and significance. Some of the most notable temples are located in the city of Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. Exploring these stunning temples and getting the perfect Instagram photo is definitely a must while in Japan.
See The Cherry Blossoms
Another stunning activity to do in Japan is to view the Cherry blossoms. Every year around April, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The trees line the rivers across the country creating some of the most beautiful scenery there is. This picturesque time is truly unique and an absolute must for your time in Japan.
Visit Hokkaido In The Winter
Every year in Hokkaido there is a winter festival. At this festival, there are countless ice sculptures that look as though they were carved by the Gods. The stunning craftsmanship is something to truly behold.
Hike Mount Fuji
Hiking Mount Fuji is popular not only amount tourists but Japanese citizens alike. Make the journey to the top in one day to get a stunning view of Japan, worthy of the Gods.
Dress Up In Harajuku
Have you ever looked up photos of people in Japan or Tokyo and came across men and women dressed up in extravagant outfits? It is more than likely you came across those dressed up in the area of Harajuku. Here it is Halloween every day. Their outfits are absolutely stunning and wholly unique. Exploring and shopping in this neighborhood of Tokyo will definitely be a highlight of your life in Japan.
A classic pastime in Japan and great for a fun night out is Karaoke. Join friends or locals at a Karaoke bar and sing your heart out for an amazing and unforgettable time.
These are simply a few of the amazing things that you can see and do while in Japan. When you become a teacher in this stunning country, the contracts are generally one year. Therefore, providing you with ample time to explore the country and all that Japan has to offer.
What are you most interested in doing there?!