Finding The Right Japan Hotel!
For those who are planning a trip to Japan, there are lots of options available for your Japan hotel! You can stay in a large, comfortable western-style hotel (donâ€™t worry, they have beds!), or if you would like a more authentic Japan experience, you may prefer to stay in the traditional ryokan. If youâ€™re on a budget, Japan has hostels in every major city, as well as business hotels that cater to working traveler.
The Fascinating World Of Japanese Art
When Commodore Admiral Perry arrived in Japan and the country’s policy of seclusion was ended, the Japanese art of woodblock prints were being sold in the streets of the capital. These woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e were fascinating to the westerners, and soon many were taken back to Europe. For the next few decades, Japanese art would have a huge influence on the artists of Europe and America.
Get Ready For The Typhoon Japan!
“There is a typhoon Japan coming. in On the last day of my first visit to Japan, this is what my friend said to me. I watched the rain coming down sideways outside and listened to the wind pound the house. “What’s a typhoon?” I thought. Typhoons hit Japan every year and it is important to know what to do.
What exactly is a typhoon?
A typhoon is a tropical storm with gusts of wind at least 17 meters per second (in other words, really really fast!). Typhoons are basically the same as hurricanes or cyclones. They originate in tropical areas and as they move north or south away from them, they lose their intensity.
Late summer and early autumn are typhoon season in Japan. Most typhoons come in August or September. An average of 28 typhoons form every year, but only a few actually hit Japan. Most lose their force before they hit land. The number of typhoons that hit Japan varies from year to year. Typhoon season was especially bad in 2004, when ten storms hit land!
Tokyo Tower: 1,100 Feet Tall
Standing at the top observation deck of Tokyo Tower, you can see the entire city in every direction! You can stare straight down at the Imperial Palace. On a clear day you can see Mount Fuji. It’s a truly amazing view. Tokyo Tower is a sight not to be missed. If you are touring around Tokyo, its one of the must-see places!
Tokyo Tower is located smack dab in the middle of the city, in Tokyo’s Minato-ku ward. It’s right in the middle of a city block, rising up to the sky higher than you can even see. For one thing, this makes it easy to visit, since its right in the middle of everything.
When you first see it, you might thing, “Wait a minute this looks suspiciously like the Eiffel Tower!” Well, you’d be right to notice the resemblance. Tokyo Tower’s design is based on the Eiffel Tower. It was built in the 1950’s as a symbol of Tokyo’s ascendancy as an economic power. All the other great powers have a famous tower, so why shouldn’t we? That’s good thinking!
Japanese food: Paradise For Food-Lovers!!
Japanese food is without a doubt my favorite part of Japan! Back in the ol’ US of A, we have sushi restaurants popping up everywhere, and a new craze for Japanese donburi, but I never really tasted authentic Japanese food until I came here. The food in Japan is truly incredible.
If you like seafood, Japan is paradise. Seafood in Japan is so fresh and delicious, you’ll feel like you’ve never tried it before. I grew up on frozen shrimp from the grocery store, and the first time I had fresh shrimp in Japan, it blew my mind. Not only that, in Japan you will have the opportunity to try things you’ve never imagined you could eat. For example, how about octopus!! Come on, have a sense of adventure! You haven’t lived until you’ve tried something with tentacles!
Of course, the most famous seafood in Japan is sashimi, raw slices of fish. Be adventurous! Pick up a slice and swish it in your soy sauce and wasabi and enjoy!