Vacations And Resorts In Japan

Japan is a well-known and highly developed country: the standard of living here is higher than in many European countries, including Austria, France, Italy, Spain, etc. However, the lifestyle of the Japanese, their social structure, their traditions, and culture remain a mystery to residents of other countries, and especially Western, in which everything is “different.”

Among the Russian tourists, there are still few who want to go on holiday to Japan: we often choose less expensive Japan holiday destinations– for example, the countries of South-East Asia, leaving the Japanese “exotic” for the future, and in vain. Holidays in Japan are considered expensive, but everything is relative here: at relatively high prices, in general, local resorts can be called luxurious, and the level of service is the highest.

At the same time, the cost of the rest can be reduced in different ways, and one of them is the choice of hotel. In Japan, even “two-star” hotels offer a higher level of service than in many countries that are also considered developed, and even a “hot” tour can always be found – discounts are tangible. Planning also helps to reduce costs: when you are going to travel around Japan, decide in advance what purpose you will go to this amazing country in all respects.

It can be said that in Japan now “there is everything”: there are many unique sights for history lovers and for those who are more attracted by modern achievements – the technological wonders of the Japanese have long been of considerable interest in the world. Choosing a specific city, you can relax with comfort at luxury destinations in Japan, as well as make the holiday informative, interesting and memorable.

 

Harmonious Japanese Contrasts

In this sense, the capital of the country remains out of competition: in Tokyo, one of the largest cities in the world, the modern rhythm of life and state-of-the-art technologies incomprehensibly “get along” with the traditions of their ancestors, literally soaking the life and worldview of the Japanese.

True, they say that in Yokohama and Osaka one can see almost the same thing: dynamism, the rapid development of business and the highest level of technology in them are also perfectly combined with the tangible influence of the past.

 

One of the richest in the cultural and historical sense is called the one that emerged in the VIII century AD. Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan, with hundreds of Buddhist and Shinto temples, with dozens of unique palaces and lush gardens. Almost all architectural monuments unobtrusively fit into the surrounding nature, making up with it one harmonious whole.

For example, as Kiyomizu-Dera – one of the most famous temples in Japan, located on the mountainside at the waterfall, and daily receiving thousands of pilgrims and tourists from different countries.

It is in Kyoto, in the Gion region, you can see the real culture of geishas – in almost the same form as a century ago. And arriving in Kyoto in April, you can get to the Miyako Odori festival, and see the rich and colorful geisha dance shows with your own eyes, and at quite affordable prices – depending on the choice of location.

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Travel Japan – The 8 Mistakes To Avoid During Your Stay

Travel Japan – If you plan to go to Japan soon or you are already there, you should know that the luxury destinations in Japan is highly codified. Many rules of conduct are followed and sometimes foreigners, mostly ignorantly, do not apply them.

  1. Avoid giving tip

If giving advice is more or less the norm in Europe and even more in the United States, this is not the case in Japan. Also if the service was excellent, do not leave your money because, at best, it will be a gesture that we will not understand. But most often, it is seen as a scornful and arrogant act.

  1. Not completing the dish

The Japanese do not spoil anything when cooking and try to use all the ingredients at their disposal without throwing anything away. So, they are waiting for us to do the same when we eat the dishes they serve us.

And it’s right in restaurants but also when you are invited to Japanese friends. So try not to leave anything on your plate, leave to eat slowly and order as you go.

  1. Eating or drinking in the streets

There is no law, but it is indeed awful to eat or drink on the road, especially to walk. This is also the case in the subway where the Japanese avoid eating there for the sake of cleanliness. To eat a sandwich, it is advisable to stop on a bench for example and eat well in peace, without risk of dirtying or embarrassing someone.

  1. Crossing pedestrian when the light is red

Pedestrian lights should be respected all over the world, but in Japan this rule is followed religiously. And “gaijin” (foreigners) are often seen as troublemakers because they are used to crossing the street at any time. So try to avoid doing this to prevent dirt and accusing looks.

  1. No Physical Contact

In Japan, we most often avoid physical contact and we say hello without touching. Forgetting the tightening of hands even if it is still tolerated in the workplace for example. On the other hand, kissing girls, you remember because it will scare them more than anything else. Same for the slaps on the shoulder.

  1. Entering house or temple with shoes

In most Japan holiday destinations and inside temples, it is customary to take off your shoes to show respect for the place. Do not do it is indeed seen as a drama! In a Japanese house, the family will give you slippers to walk inside the house. If you want to go to the washroom, there are some kinds of sandals to wear instead of slippers inside the toilet.

  1. Not Queueing

It may seem natural, but lining up in Japan is really important to respect. If you are not queuing then it might be comfortable for many.

  1. Pointing a finger

Even if it is to designate someone without evil intentions, it is insulting to look someone in Japan. It is usually an accusatory gesture to avoid entirely.

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