Japan

Now how exactly can I talk about traveling and not include Japan? That’s a question anybody should ask themselves whenever they talk about traveling. Japan is a place I would love to go visit in a heartbeat. So many great places to see in person that wouldn’t even be described in words for me. So much of their culture and history are things that I always read about and would like to see in person. One day I sure would love to do a big tour of Japan. Everything from their temples to their gardens, Japan has some of the best cultural environments in the world.

The first town I would visit is Kyoto. Kyoto is a city located on the island of Honshu. Kyoto was also once the capital of Japan before Tokyo took the prestige. The Kinkaku-ji  , now know as  Rokuon-ji, is a temple that’s very popular in Japan. It attracts so much visitors and I would like to see the hype of it for myself. From the photos I’ve seen of the temple, it looks like a beautiful place to go to for a morning trip. The sunset around the temple makes the whole environment look very astonishing. Another building I’d like to check out is the Nijō Castle. The Nijō Castle consists two concentric rings of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens. The castle was built in 1601 and it even still has an old school look to it. This place does have a very nice garden and the overall atmosphere is great.

Osaka, Japan is another city that I would love to visit. Osaka is mostly known for their architecture and especially their nightlife, which I would love to experience the most. First place I would check out is the Osaka Castle.The castle is surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. It’s the most historical building in Osaka and one of Japan’s most famous landmarks! Another place I wanna see is the Umeda Sky Building. That building’s like the Empire State Building of Osaka. This building consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center. It’s the NINETEENTH tallest building Osaka! Lastly, I would LOVE to visit Dōtonbori! Since I’m a guy who loves the nightlife scene in big cities, Dōtonbori has everything that I look forward to in those type of environments. Everything from the restaurants to the entertainments, this place is THE place to go to in Osaka if you would want to experience their nightlife.

Last and certainly not least, I would love to visit the capital of Japan, Tokyo! I’ve read so many stories and seen so many pictures of Tokyo that I just can’t wait to go to see for myself. First place I would visit is Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensō-ji. Sensō-ji is actually in the top 10 most visited temples in Japan and that’s pretty impressive. This place has so much history behind it. It was associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, then became an independent temple after World War II in 1945. Every year tons of visitors visit this temple and this place always receives high praise from each of those visitors. Another place I would visit is the Tokyo Tower. This tower is equivalent to France’s Eiffel Tower. It looks just as beautiful as the Eiffel Tower and it’s only the second tallest structure in Japan! Of course to experience the nightlife, I would visit Roppongi. Roppongi features so much bars and nightclubs that would make me feel like I’m in heaven. There’s so much places in Tokyo that I would love to see, but I most definitely want to check out the Ueno Park. I’m not much of a tree person, but I would love to see the cherry blossom trees and many more. There’s a total of 8,800 trees! This park include such historical trees including Ginkgo Biloba, Cinnamomum Camphora, Zelkovaserrata, Formosan Cherry, and tons more. This park is visited my millions of tourist each year and I can definitely see why.

The Land of the Rising Sun. Japan has many names, but the name I would give that country is Iconic. So much history and cultures to explore in Japan and it only gets bigger from there. I can’t wait to see all of Japan myself and hope to leave some very good memories there too!