Top 5 Amazing Adventures for Japan

Japan is a truly mesmerizing country. It offers tons of amazing activities that you would not find anywhere else. From eating divine sushi in Tokyo to exploring the bamboo forest of Kyoto or skiing in Hokkaido, Japan has so much to offer for all kinds of travelers. If you are visiting Japan for only a short time, here are some of the most amazing adventures that you should experience.

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Eat Sushi in Tokyo

Tokyo is known for its vibrant city streets, tranquil gardens, traditional ryokans and Imperial residences. But what makes Tokyo stand out is its marvelous food scene. Every street in the city is lined with restaurants that come in all shapes and sizes. And when it comes to eating mouthwatering sushi, Ginza is the best place to be. It’s where you will find Tokyo’s best sushi restaurants, and some of them have been awarded three Michelin stars.


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But before you get too excited to fly to Tokyo and feast on as many sushi as you can, don’t forget to get a flight cancellation coverage. Traveling with insurance has become the norm in this post-COVID world, where travel restrictions could change on a whim.

Go Skiing in Hokkaido

If you’re going to Japan at Christmas, a visit to the snow country of Hokkaido is a must. During winter, the entire island is enveloped in a thick, white blanket of snow where visitors can take part in various winter sports activities, such as skiing and snowboarding.

There are various ski resorts in Hokkaido that caters to a wide range of skiers, from beginners to experts. It’s highly recommended that you book in advance, especially if you plan on visiting at Christmas, which is Hokkaido’s peak season and Japan does Christmas celebrations that should not be missed.

Walk to Bamboo Forest of Kyoto

If you want to escape from the bustling streets of Kyoto, head to Sagano Bamboo Forest and enjoy its serene and magical atmosphere. The forest is home to hundreds of bamboo groves and a few temples and shrines. Get lost in this massive forest and feel the gentle breeze as you listen to the calming rustling noise of the bamboo groves.

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Explore the Tropical Islands of Okinawa

Japan is usually not the first place that would come to mind when one thinks of a beach getaway. But wait until you head to the paradise island of Okinawa, where you’ll find pristine beaches, top diving spots, and world-class resorts. In fact, Okinawa is the best destination for those who are looking for a luxury and warm holiday in Japan. Here, you can indulge in a luxury seaside escape that includes frolicking in the white sands, swimming in the crystal clear water, and dining at some posh restaurants.

Walk the Volcanic Landscapes of Nagasaki

For those who love nature and adventure, exploring the volcanic landscapes of Nagasaki should be on top of your bucket list. Book a private tour that includes a visit to the Unzen Volcanic Area Global Geopark, said to be the first UNESCO global geopark in Japan.

As you walk along the park, you’ll come across various historical sites surrounded by the gorgeous natural landscape. The highlight of your tour is witnessing the smoke rising from the Unzen Jigoku, also known as the Unzen Hell. Watch in awe as hot water and gases spout out of the earth’s surface, and white steam would cloud the surroundings.



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  • Maggie Mistal

    Wow! A geopark is not something I’ve heard of before – how interesting. Love the bamboo forest and the sushi too. Japan is so intriguing – thanks for highlighting these amazing options Craig.

    • craig zabransky

      Yes, Japan is a great entry point to Asia…so unique, definitely a worthy adventure. Stay Loving the land of the sunrise too, Craig