Visiting Japan: Places to see outside Tokyo
Japan is often in a traveler’s bucket list. It is a strange and endearing country populated by some of the world’s most disciplined people. It is a mix of traditional and technological, nature and novelties, ambiance and adventure. When visiting Japan, people go to Tokyo to experience the country. But according to traveler Mack Prioleau, Japan is more than just its dazzling capital city. Here are some other places you have to visit when going to Japan.
Nara prefecture in Kyoto can be considered as the second-most touristy place in Japan. Everyone knows it for dozens of temples, lush forests, and the polite deer who bow when you feed them biscuits. The signs are a mix of locations that visitors can enter for free, as well as those with entrance fees.
If you plan on getting close to Mt. Fuji, Hakone is a great place to stay. It’s known for its amazing traditional onsen bathhouses and its nature. In particular, the Hakone Shrine located at the end of Lake Ashinoko is one of the most picturesque locations in all of Japan.
Gujo Hachiman, Gifu
If you want to feel the same magic as seen in Japanese animated films like “Spirited Away,” then you should visit Gujo Hachiman. This river city is a quiet place but holds small surprises like koi fish swimming along the city’s canals. According to Mack Prioleau, the town takes pride in its clean freshwater and it’s amazing to see how the city’s life revolves around its waters.
Mack Prioleau is a travel and outdoor enthusiast from Fort Worth, Texas. He is passionate about sports and enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and traveling. For more on Mack and his interests, visit this website.
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