Japan is one of the world's fastest-growing travel destinations. And there is no shortage of impressive tourist attractions like the country's tallest mountain peak, Mount Fuji , the majestic Imperial Palace and its lush surrounding parks, and the somber Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. But the country has so much more to offer than these popular hotspots. From the quirky to the sporty, we rounded some underrated activities to try on your Japanese excursion. Music lovers rejoice.
Tokyo is a city that needs almost no introduction, having been featured in countless films, TV shows and music videos. An icon of popular culture, Tokyo is also a city that never sleeps, so you will never be short of things to do when you are in town. Tokyo is known for its modern touches and Sc-Fi atmosphere, but you can also spend time here getting back to basics and enjoying the historical side of the city such as temples, parks and ancient buildings which are known for being some of the most beautiful spots in the world. The Asakusa District of Tokyo is known for being the home of the Senso-ji temple which is also one of the top sights in the city. The temple is covered in gorgeous design elements and carvings, and visitors flock here to pray and drink in the serene and relaxed vibes.
17 Awesome Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan (2019 Edition)
Zip your way through it all on an uber-punctual bullet train — finding the best things to do in Japan just got a whole lot easier. Done something on this list and loved it? Mt Fuji may be the most famous, but Japan offers more than just the sacred mountain. Mt Takao or Mt Mitake are great day trips from Tokyo, but for a full mountain spirit immersion, do a temple stay at Mt Koya in Kansai, which often come with Buddhist-style meals.
Appetizing thoughts of sushi, sashimi, and ramen noodles are conjured. While snow bunnies skid down ski slopes in the far northeast, surf bums splash in the pristine tropical waters of the distant southwest. In between, bathers soak in steamy natural onsens hot springs.