DisneySea has the Lost River Delta, Mermaid Lagoon, Mysterious Island and other fun spots. The most convenient way to enjoy the resort is to stay at one of the three Disney hotels inside the resort property. There’s the Disneyland Hotel, Disneysea Hotel MiraCosta and the Ambassador Hotel.
Two famous historical spots are the Hakone Barrier and the Hakone Checkpoint. The Arial Ropeway is a cable car that gives you wonderful panoramic views of Lake Ashi, Owakudani Volcano and Mount Fuji.
A popular tourist attraction is a sightseeing boat cruise on beautiful Lake Ashi. Some excellent museum can be found here such as Narukawa Art Museum, Hakone Open Air Museum, Venetian Glass Museum and Pola Museum.
I also traveled to numerous shrines and flea markets (the two usually go hand in hand in Tokyo). Night life was great. I visited Ropongi district where young Korean and Philippine girls pack the clubs looking to meet servicemen. All in all the experience was wonderful. Japan is clean and safe. I would recommend a visit for anyone willing to tolerate the 13 hour flight along with having an extra day or two to recuperate from the jet lag. - Dan from CA
The very first thing we did when we got there was find our hotel; which was Hotel Nikko. Soon after that, we took a short rest to rejuvenate ourselves after the flight. Nap time was over; we then rushed to Yasukuni Shrine. It was the month of April and we all knew what that meant. It was one of the exact reasons why we visited when we did to be exact.
The cherry blossoms had bloomed. They were so beautiful, that blinking seemed nearly impossible. One thing that was sweet was the elderly couple we saw. The old woman wore a beautiful sakura patterned kimono and walked hand in hand with her old husband. The cherry blossom viewing seemed to have lifted all of our spirits even more, so from there, we decided to go shopping.
We made sure to cover all types of clothing stores and anime shops (Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and Mandarake. Some time through the second week, we visited the great Mount Fujiyama. We went as far as we could. The sight was simply magnificent. I can honestly say that those were the best weeks of my life thus far. - Kie Wash from Milwaukee WI
While waiting for the blossoms to bloom fully, I toured Osaka. I rode the elevator up to the top of the highest building in Osaka, the Umeda Sky Building. From there, you can see the ocean itself and even some of Kobe. The nighttime view is even more impressive, with all the neon lights.
Osaka's Shinsaibashi district is just as lively and as neon-lit as the Las Vegas Strip. As one of the top Japan tourist attractions it's absolutely swarming with people.Osaka's also known for their takoyaki--octopus dumplings--and their okonomiyake--a kind of omelette.
Both were delicious, hot, and savory, just the kind of thing to eat on a chilly April evening. Finally, the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, so I took the train from Osaka to Kyoto and went to Arashiyama, a mountain famous in and around that part of Japan.
The slopes are thick with white and pale-pink cherry trees. I rented a canoe to paddle down the river and look at the blossoms. What a hectically lovely trip it was. I’d go again. - Karen from Las Vegas
I went with a tour agency that helped to book the hotels and travel bus. Meals were also settled for me. There were two different types of hotel rooms, the standard ones with beds and carpeted flooring, and the traditional ones with tatami flooring and sleeping mats.
Tatami was reported to be able to help people sleep better and it also smells nice in my opinion. The aroma lingers in your clothes even until the next day. In the hotels which provide traditional rooms, there are also hot spring baths where the spring water comes from natural underground hot spots.
The food served was delicious. Sashimi is a must-try! It’s fresh, succulent and sweet! The scallops are also mouth-watering!
The food is usually boiled or steamed, thus, the cooking method is very healthy. Condiments are separated from the food and thus, it’s optional for those who prefer to taste the original flavors of the food.
Japonica rice is very rich in texture and taste. Enjoy the food there as you can't find it anywhere else in the world. The shopping in Japan is also fantastic.
There is no need to bargain as the things there are value-for-money. Similar items would be priced at the same price throughout the whole of Japan, so there's no need to worry about comparing prices or bargaining. If you're paying a higher price for a product, it means that it’s of higher quality than the cheaper one. On the whole, Japan is a fun and exciting place to go. Will look forward to going again! - John from Seattle
Here are some of the Japanese World Heritage Sites.
The cherry blossoms are the Japan tourist attractions that I was looking for when I visited Kyoto. I went for three days and stayed at the Kyoto Kokusai Hotel. This was in late March, and the cherry blossoms were just beginning to bloom when I arrived. I was able to get a tourist map from the Kyoto Train Station (which is an interesting place to visit in itself) and followed the map closely through my trip, walking and taking the bus.
I visited the Golden and Silver Pavilions, several shrines and temples - including Kiyomizu-dera (where the cherry blossoms were absolutely gorgeous), Heian Jingu, and the Daisen-In where Japanese tea ceremony has its roots. The weather was good, if a little chilly, and it was wonderful to see such a beautiful city during such a beautiful time of year.
In Kyoto all the sites you could want to see are almost literally packed in one next to the other, yet the city feels open and spacious rather than crowded. Most sites are within easy walking distance of one another, and those that aren’t close to one another are simple to navigate by bus or subway.
The best part was that the city is very tourist friendly, and signs were often available in English for those who don’t speak Japanese. Also a special treat: the hotel hired a maiko (geisha in training) to dance at the hotel, and it was a beautiful performance under the moonlight. I wish I’d had longer to stay – Kyoto was a dream. - Erin from Oregon