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5 must-see places in Japan

19.06'13 - Jörg Nitzsche, Japan Interpreter

Japan has emerged as a popular holiday destination in the last few years. If you are planning to go on a family holiday to this amazing place or you are going for business, do make sure to visit the following places in Japan.

Temple of the Golden Pavilion It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan and Kyoto. Though the building and the surrounding gardens are in perfect harmony with one another, the Golden leaf that covers the pavilion is the major attraction of this temple. It highlights the reflection of the pavilion in the pond and the pond’s reflection on the building, making a spectacular vision to enjoy.

Mount Fuji-It is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters and is the most famous symbol of Japan. According to statistics, as many as 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year, 30% of whom are foreigners.

Tokyo Imperial Palace-It is home to the Emperor of Japan and also functions as an administration center and museum to display Japanese art and history. The building showcases a unique blend of design elements of the past eras with those from the modern times. The traditional Japanese gardens that surround the main building further accentuate its look and feel.

The Great Buddha of Kamakura- this colossal figure of Amida Buddha is one of Japan’s most celebrated Buddhist figures. Cast in bronze, the Great Buddha statue stands at approximately 40 feet tall and weighs almost 93 tons.

The Todaiji Temple in Nara-It is the world’s largest wooden building and is at the same time, home to the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue. Situated amidst beautiful gardens and wildlife, the temple also features the Kegon school of Buddhism and holds many artifacts of Japanese and Buddhist history.

When in Japan, you can look for a Japanese language interpreter. He will introduce you to the culture, history, traditions, and customs of Japan and would let you make the most of your stay in Japan.


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