Hiroshima is famous as the world’s first place where an atomic bomb was dropped. The Atomic Bomb Dome is registered as a World Heritage Site, and I would like you to see it when you visit Hiroshima. You might have a dark image, but there are many fancy cafes and restaurants in the park around there, and the local oyster is also delicious.
Nikko is famous as a World Heritage Site, but there are many attractions. One is Lake Chuzenji, which is 1000 meters high. In winter, the temperature drops to minus 10 degrees, but the air is clear and you can see the stars clearly. The sunset is exceptionally beautiful. There is also a hot spring, so you can get warm even in winter.
Many people are refraining from sightseeing because of the new coronavirus. At least let’s enjoy with photos. This is the world’s largest wooden gate in Kyoto. It is in a temple called Chion-in. You can sometimes visit it at night. You can see the night view of Kyoto from the second floor of the gate.
Recently in Japan, news of coronavirus is reported almost every day. It’s a big blow to the tourist industry, but conversely, there are very few tourists, so you can walk around the city comfortably. The hotel rates are also very cheap! The fatality rate is 1% according to the US scientists, so you don’t have to worry so much.
There are temples and shrines in Japan. Do you know the difference? One big difference is that temples have a fixed closing time, but shrines are basically open all the time. That means you can enter 24 hours. (It’s a general story, not every place.) It’s a little scary at night, but Japan is a safe country, so you can hike at night and enjoy the night view from around the summit as shown in this photo. Let’s experience Japan at night with our guide!
Kyoto City is surrounded by mountains and is rich in nature. There are many places where you can hike. The most famous one is Mt. Daimonji, which is about 300 meters high. You can reach the top of the mountain in about an hour. The next famous mountain would be Mount Atago. It is 950 meters high here, so it takes about 3 hours even for one way. It enshrines the god of fire, so business owners who handle fire such as restaurants often visit. If there is anyone who is suffering from a fire, please go there.
The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge!
With a total length of 3,911 m and a central span of 1,991 m, it is the world’s longest suspension bridge. Since its opening in 1998, it has been certified and listed in the “Guinness World Records”. The construction cost is about 500 billion yen. Height of the main tower: 298.3 m (above sea level).
Japanese people like anime and manga. Of course not everyone likes it, but it is so widely spread that it can be called Japanese culture. There is also a local mascot character called Yuru-chara. This is also widely accepted. Some people make fun of it because it shows Japan’s childishness, but many people think it’s cute too. How about a souvenir from your trip in Japan?