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Your Japan Bucket List

Sensoji Temple is a major tourist attraction in Tokyo.

Japan is a country with a rich culture, stunning scenery, and a unique way of life. If you’re planning a trip to Japan, here are some must-do activities to add to your bucket list:

  1. Visit Tokyo: Tokyo is a bustling metropolis with a vibrant culture and endless attractions, including the famous Tsukiji Fish Market and the Meiji Shrine.
  2. Experience Japanese cuisine: Japan is known for its delicious food, including sushi, ramen, and yakitori. Make sure to try these dishes at local restaurants or food stalls.
  3. Visit Kyoto: Kyoto is home to many of Japan’s most famous temples and shrines, including the Golden Pavilion and the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
  4. Watch a Sumo match: Sumo is Japan’s national sport and is a unique cultural experience. Watching a Sumo match is a must-do activity when visiting Japan.
  5. Take a dip in an Onsen: Onsens are natural hot springs that are popular in Japan. Relax and soak in the warm water while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
  6. Visit Mount Fuji: Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain and is a symbol of Japan. Visit during the summer months to climb to the top and experience breathtaking views.
  7. Attend a Matsuri: Matsuri are Japanese festivals that take place throughout the year, with many of them featuring fireworks, food stalls, and traditional performances.
  8. Explore Japanese gardens: Japan is famous for its beautiful gardens, including the Kenroku-en Garden in Kanazawa and the Rikugien Garden in Tokyo.
  9. Ride the Shinkansen: The Shinkansen, also known as the bullet train, is a high-speed train that connects major cities in Japan. It’s a unique and exciting way to travel throughout the country.
  10. Experience Japanese pop culture: Japan is a hub for pop culture, including anime, manga, and J-pop music. Visit Akihabara in Tokyo to experience the epicenter of Japanese pop culture.

These are just a few of the many activities to add to your bucket list when visiting Japan. With so much to see and do, you’re sure to have a memorable trip.

Yokuzuna ranked Mongolian Hakuho (Mönkhbatyn Davaajargal; left), and Ozeki ranked fellow-Mongolian Harumafuji (Davaanyamyn Byambadorj, right) before a bout in the controversial Nagoya summer Grand Sumo Tournament held on the 14th and second final day.