Planning to have a vacation trip this coming Halloween and Christmas holidays in Japan? Well, you made the right choice. From Japan’s cherry blossoms to its mouth-watering food and breath taking tourist destinations, your travel will surely be a full blast! There are numerous beautiful and affordable travel places in Japan that your family will surely enjoy.
With so many places in Japan, it’s best oo have a specific place where you can stay, and Tokyo has it all. It is the only city in the world where modern living and nature are coexist. So after stressful and tiring working days, I bet any of us will love to be in one with nature right in the heart of a busy city.
Mount Takao in Tokyo
You can enjoy nature tripping at Mount Takao in Tokyo, where you can find peace through an old temple and experience adventure at the same time through a biking and hiking trail, and a cable car if you get tired of walking up to the top of the mountain. Mount Takao has been recognized by the people of Tokyo as a sacred mountain for almost 1000 years because of its grand temple where visitors can pray and ask for a good fortune to Shinto-Buddhist tengu or gods.
Jigokudani (Hell’s Valley) Monkey Park
Another affordable travel location in Japan is the Jigokudani (Hell’s Valley) Monkey Park. This is not literally a monkey park but a famous hot spring with a steam and boiling water coming out of a frozen ground with steep cliffs and cold forests all over the place. Jigokudani Monkey Park is widely known for its numerous wild snow monkeys that appear during winter when thick snow covers the whole park.
Kyoto is also a recommended place where you can spend your family vacation. It offers a per
fect combination of modern life and the ancient past because of its shrines and temples. You can visit the Shimogamo Shrine, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and the Thousand Armed Kannon statues of Sanjusangen-do. You can also watch the traditional geisha performances and indulge yourself with different mouth-watering food which Kyoto offers.
Your whole trip in Japan is never complete without visiting the Tokyo tower, the second tallest man-made structure in Japan. Tokyo tower’s design was inspired by the Eiffel Tower of Paris, France. This is not just a mere tower, but it serves as an observation and communication deck for the Japanese people. Climb this tower and witness how beautiful Japan is!
Takayama also offers a great tourist destination. This place is widely known for its mesmerizing spring and autumn festivals since the 16th century. The best time to visit is during festivals because of its wooden floats, paper lanterns, and lively puppet show.
These are just some of the affordable travel places in Japan. There quite more you can visit and enjoy around the country.
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