It’s not too easy to go to Japan. Not because of its chaos, but simply because the whole system is terribly complex. It’s a challenge to navigate in this country that so crowded, tiring and immense, ultimately. So, an option can be choosing tour Japan. The cherry blossoming period is an enchanting period. You can see below the main sights Japan has to offer.
Kyoto – has been the capital of the Japanese empire for centuries, so countless emperors have competed to build palaces and temples that are more sophisticated. If you arrive by train at JR’s main train station of the city, you will wonder where is the Kyoto you saw in the pictures, you will find yourself in a modern universe of steel and glass blocks and modern shops. But after you take a few steps, you will discover the Japanese Zen, that Japan of bamboo (or silver) temples, that Japan of parks almost unnaturally quiet in a country so agitated, with so many cars, trains, buses. Each temple has its magic and there are hundreds and hundreds of temples, so try to stay as long as possible. There is also an old area where, with a little bit of luck, you can bump into the evening hours of a geisha or maiko (junior geisha) grappling at a social event where the historic tea ceremony
Nara – I had not heard much about Nara before I actually got to Japan, and I liked it. Nara was the capital of Japan before Kyoto, and the deer worship comes before the Buddhist era, when deer were deified. These deities are rather capricious, as all the gods walk in the streets and hunt those who buy famous dear biscuits – deer biscuits. It has not been more than a few tens of seconds since I bought the deer biscuits, to be surrounded by deer and deer desperate by lusty ones, and one more insistent even to take me, though gentile, in the horns. One of the pillars supporting the temple is a hole through which any Japanese wants to pass (that is, bring luck). Many, a little chubbier, remain stuck in the pillar, but as Japan is an extraordinarily organized country – at the temple there is a detachment team specializing in pulling the lucky ones blocked in the pillar.
Any Japanese must go up at least once in the top of this sacred mountain. It’s not very hard, being a volcano. Mount Fuji is not technically a peak, for which you need to know how to climb, but there is no walk in the park. Those who do not want to climb it must have a bit of luck because the top is a bit shy and often wrapped in foggy and cloudlike clothes. See more here.
If you have not arrived in Tokyo, but you have visited numerous metropolis throughout the globe that shines at night in the limelight, you will discover that until then you have seen only cities covered in the dark. There are no more crazy lights like the ones in Tokyo anywhere in the world – not in Hong Kong, neither in Paris nor New York. Maybe in Las Vegas, but Las Vegas is a city of Lilliputians, compared to the capital of Japan. Tokyo is an exciting city, but astonishing day in the light of millions of lights. But it’s a difficult city to navigate. Stop in front of the metro map and you will not understand anything, and not because it does not write in English – is one of the world’s most difficult to decipher puzzles. But do not give up, after all, how will you find what you are looking for. How much do you have to stay in Tokyo to see everything? Probably about two or three years. Because it’s huge, it’s terribly diverse and it’s fascinating. From girls and boys dressed as strangely as those in Harajuku to Shinjuku entertainment district, from the most expensive boulevard in the world, Ginza, to the few temples that survived miraculously the American bombing in the Second World War, in Akihabara, where the gadgets that are going to go mad at the fish market for the first time appear to mention just 0.00001% of what you can see.