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10 Fun Things to do in Japan

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Discover 10 fun things to do in Japan. Japan is a country full of culture and beauty. It is as modern and traditional at the same time. There are many things to see and do in Japan, choosing only 10 was hard. The truth is, I have never been to Japan. At least now I know what I want to see there when I go.

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10 Fun Things to do in Japan

1. Mount Fuji

The first thing on this list of fun things to do in Japan is the famous Fuji Mountain. Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest peak. You can find it on Honshu Island. It is actually an active volcano that last erupted in the early 1700’s.

It takes about 6 hours to summit.

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Mount Fuji is affectionately known as Fuji-san. Mr Fuji. Via Pixabay.com.

2. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

I chose this item because I love bamboo forests. Arashiyama is a little west of Kyoto and the bamboo forest is a big attraction. Standing amongst giant bamboo always gives me a very serene feeling. I imagine Arashiyama Bamboo Forest would be the same.

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Standing in a bamboo forrest is very serene. Via Pixabay.com.

3. Kabuki

Kabuki is classic Japanese theatre. There is singing, dancing, drama, and elaborate make-up. I assume it would be like Beijing Opera which I don’t enjoy. I would still like to see it though. My assumptions are often wrong.

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Kabuki is traditional Japanese theatre. Via Pixabay.com.

4. Onsen

Onsen is a Japanese hot spring. I compare it to bath-houses. It is like they build a bathhouse around the hot spring. Thanks to the volcanos, there are thousands of onsens throughout Japan.

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A monkey in a hot spring. Via Pixabay.com.

5. Sumo

Number 5 on this list of things to do in Japan is to watch a Sumo match. This has a special appeal to me because I’ve had an interest in martial arts since a young age.

Sumo is centuries years old. Many traditional rituals are still performed during the matches. In Japan, it is a professional sport.

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Two Sumo fighters getting ready to battle. Via Pixabay.com.

6. Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Kyushu City

Kawachi Fuji garden is a 3000 square meter wisteria garden. There are 20 different species of Wisteria in a variety of colors. It is best to go during full bloom which is often at end of April.

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20 species of Wisteria in full bloom. Via Flickr.com.

7. Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the south of Kyoto. Its rows of torii were in the film Memoirs of a Geisha. A torii is the entrance of a traditional Japanese gate.

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Rows of torii in Fushimi Inari Shrine. Via Pixabay.com.

8. Hanami

Hanami is the “Cherry Blossom Festival”. It is the Japanese way of welcoming spring. Every year people gather to picnic under the blooming cherry blossoms.

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Hanami is the Japanese welcoming of spring. Via Flickr.com.

9. Kenrokuen, Kanazawa

Kenrokuen is one of Japan’s “3 most beautiful landscape gardens”. It is 11.4 hectares and has something different blooming in every season.

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One of the 3 most beautiful landscape gardens in Japan. Via Pixabay.com.

10. Sado Tea Ceremony

The last thing on this list of 10 fun things to do in Japan is a traditional tea ceremony. The Japanese call it Sado and Zen Buddhism was a big influence. A very formal tea ceremony can last up to 4 hours.

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Sado is the Japanese way of saying tea ceremony. Via Pixabay.com.

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