What to See and Do in Japan

You’re probably wondering what more there is to do in Japan now that you’ve booked your vacation there and have an idea of where you’d want to go sightseeing. For our picks of the top fifty things to do in Japan, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series.

Take In Sushi

Sushi, that culinary delight, must be included at the very end of this list. While not everyone like the flavour of raw fish, but if you’ve never tried it before, now is the perfect moment to expand your palate. Maybe you’ll even surprise yourself in the end.

In its first incarnation, sushi was a hand-held street food designed to be consumed with the fingers. Tsukiji Market is only one place where you may get fresh fish cut into delicious portions. It’s now a culinary craze that’s taking the world by storm!

Enjoy The Japanese Cherry Blossom Season To The Fullest.

Every year in the spring, when the world-famous Japanese cherry blossoms are at their peak, they attract visitors from all over the world. Although most tourists rush from tree to tree to get the best picture op, the sakura season in Japan is a time to relax and socialise with loved ones. Hanami, which translates literally to “flower viewing,” entails people having a picnic or Barbeque and relaxing in the shadow of the petals. It’s worthwhile to make room in your busy schedule to take part in this opportunity. Among the things to do japan this is essential.

Throw Away An Entire Bowl Of Ramen Noodles

It’s about time you try real Japanese ramen if you’ve only ever had the instant sort. Most Japanese people have their go-to one or two ramen shops where they go whenever they need a taste of home. Although being a relatively modern supper (it gained popularity in the 1950s), several areas of Japan are fairly proud of their unique twists on the dish.

Snack On Some Wagyu

There is a huge market for wagyu internationally, but finding authentic wagyu outside of Japan may be challenging. There are strict criteria that must be met before meat can be labelled as “wagyu,” including the presence of marbling and proof of the cow’s pedigree. High-quality beef that meets most but not all criteria is often sent abroad.

Via Talk With A Genuine Geisha

If you’ve read or watched “Memoirs of a Geisha” and believe you know about geishas, you should throw everything you’ve learned out the window. We won’t go into all the ways in which Arthur Golden got things wrong, but for the time being, know that geisha in Kyoto are not prostitutes and that their bodies are not placed up for sale as part of their training.

A Good Place To Start A Night Out Is IZAKAYA.

Izakayas are the Japanese counterpart of pubs, although you won’t find anywhere quite like them in the West. They provide food and drinks in addition to the usual bar fare, making them more akin to a restaurant than a bar. Depending on the kind of restaurant you go to, you may be able to choose to dine at a low table complete with sliding doors for privacy and tatami mats under your feet.