The East Asian archipelago of Japan, the “Land of the Rising Sun”, lies in the Pacific Ocean. The country remained isolated from the world up to the second half of the nineteenth century, and developed its own unique culture and way of life. As the country opened its boundaries for the rest of the world, it came under a lot of new influences, which it absorbed unhesitatingly. Today, the country’s culture is a beautiful blend of its own indigenous traditions, combined with the elements from other cultures. This quintessentially Oriental land of ancient gods and customs is also a pioneer of liberalism and modernity. Japanese people savor hamburgers as much as they enjoy sushi, and this is what has made the country one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year, millions of tourists from around the globe flock to this exotic archipelago, comprising some 6,853 volcanic islands. The temples, shopping districts, palaces and castles, beaches, theme parks, and museums have all been promoted as tourist attractions, and also attract a substantial number of visitors.
Famous Japanese Vacation Spots
Japan has a large number of tourist destinations, including as many as 16 World Heritage Sites,