Japan: Live Life Differently
Travellers to Japan know too well that life there is quite novel and unique. Anything you do elsewhere will be a totally different experience in the country. But despite its clear distinction from its Asian neighbours and the rest of the world, Japanese civilization has blossomed into an admirable mix of what’s traditional and what’s modern, allowing the country to thrive in unique way it wants to in this globalized world.
Checking into a Ryokan, the traditional Japanese Inn will be a totally different experience from any hotel you’ve ever been to, and eating Japanese cuisine in a robe on woven flooring called tatami gives you a different dining experience. Even the experience of being naked in a hot bath with other people can be very relaxing, albeit unusual at first. Living life in Japan can be quite exotic for the foreigner.
You can go up to the Japanese Alps or go to Hokkaido and have an adventure for days there with no more than a backpack, thanks to their innovative hut system. Then you can go down to the coral reefs of Okinawa. For those who want to explore forests, Kyoto is a good place to go to. You really don’t have to go too far around Japan just to access the best of Mother Nature.
[quote_colored name=”” icon_quote=”no”]Art enthusiasts will not want to miss the annual Japan Media Arts Festival, where the best of Japanese art covering digital works, animation, manga, and other visual arts are recognized through various awards. Another great event to go to is the Echigo-Tsumari Tiennial, which happens to be the largest open-air art festival in the world, featuring no less than 350 works of art made by artists from almost 40 different countries.[/quote_colored] The growing art scene in Japan also caters to young artists in various galleries such as the 101 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair.
Experience everything that you’ve had in your past travels in a whole new light and visit Japan.