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Are you planning a trip to Japan? Do it right! Choose to do some of these things you can only do in Japan! In this episode, we recount all the wonderful and wierd things that only this amazing country has to offer.
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Spending New Year's in Japan is really enjoyable. You can go to the temples and even do some winter hiking as you collect the seven happy gods. However, for us, one of the most fun things we've done is head downtown and shop for New Year's Surprise bags!
One of the most iconic shrines to visit is the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. You know the one we mean. It has all those beautiful orange toriis to walk through and photograph. Well, there's more to the shrine than just Instagram fun, let me tell you!
Arcades are amazing in Japan, Floors and floors of games. You are bound to find a few that even the most serious person will love. Try the sushi cutting or taiko drums games....so fun!
Japanese Food and Food-related Activities
Japanese food is famous worldwide, from the well-known like sushi and ramen, to lesser known dishes and things you can do that revolve around food. Any foodie would love doing some of the things we have on this list:
It used to be the place to visit the fish market was in Tsukiji, but nowadays the new and flashy Toyosu Fish Market is in full swing. It's well worth going to, and especially eating the freshest sushi around...for breakfast!
Animal cafés have had tons of success all over the world, but no one does them like the Japanese. From cats to capybaras and everything in between, you can pet and watch all kinds of cuties as you sip on a cola.
Kamakura is our all-time favorite city in all of Japan. With its traditional look, great shrines and temples, and even surfing on the beach, it's really a city kids of all ages will love.
Make sure you check out this podcast and these articles of things to do while you are in Japan. You will want to keep going back again and again!
Podcaster Bios for Jim and Corinne: Jim and Corinne are a married couple who love everything travel. Having met and married in Germany, they’ve never stopped. Along the way, they have raised two kids, visited over 90 countries (including every country in Europe), and have plenty of stories and travel tips to share. Read more about them on our About page.