So, why should you Travel to Japan? Japan is a country rich in tradition, exotic in its range of food and a modern, respectful society that is truly unique in its global footprint. The nation prides itself on its cleanliness and safety too. The crime rate is exceptionally low by international standards. Moreover, it is also a country of architectural and natural beauty, throughout each of its 4 distinct seasons.
Culture and Tradition
In terms of culture, Japan has a complex and tumultuous history which has shaped the country, even to this day. After World War II, for instance, we see a country that has truly learned from its aggressive past. Hence, its embrace as a peaceful and non-aggressive society. Furthermore, you can still see very traditional aspects of Japanese culture still being used today. Customs like tea ceremonies, flower arrangement, meal preparation and working practices are all a large part of modern Japan.
Its reputation for food is also world-renowned, probably the most well-known dish is sushi. Beyond that, there are things like miso soup, ramen, sashimi, okonomiyaki and so on. In addition, it has the highest number of Michelin rated restaurants globally, with over 300 plus.
Safety and Cleanliness
In terms of crime, Japan has one of the lowest rates in the modern world, with the lowest statistics being recorded this year in 2018. You will notice the Japanese take pride in their spotless image too. This is particularly evident in cities, world heritage sites and even public places, parks and restaurants. It is not uncommon to see people carrying garbage with them, especially considering how rare bins are. They always clean up after themselves, even most recently as their fans were globally praised at the 2018 World Cup.
A Peaceful and Modern Community
Japan is also known as a modern and global society, being (currently) the third largest economy in the world. It is home to household brand names like Toyota, Sony and Panasonic and still continues to be a major manufacturer of many products. Finally, the respectful nature of its people and values is another major reason for its appeal and safety.
Architectural and Natural Wonders
Historical Architecture, especially of its temples, shrines, castles and pagodas all date back to ancient Japanese ways. Venture into any town or city and you will have no trouble tracking down buildings with a long past and story to tell. Among these places are the many cultural events that occur throughout the year. These events also play host to a wide variety of Yatai (Food Stands) with many delicious eats to try.
The Beauty of Each Season
The clear transition of its four seasons is also a highlight for many travellers. Whether its the powder snow in the mountainous regions of Japan, where people can carve up the trails via their skis or snowboard. The beauty of the cherry blossoms in spring, or the stunning red and brown autumn leaves in fall. Perhaps, its the multiple festivities and colourful pyrotechnical displays of summer too. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
So, if you are considering travel to Japan, don`t take my word for it. We honestly recommend you come and experience the country for yourself. Only then, can you truly discover what all the fuss and commotion are about!