Seniors Travel to Japan

Nov 17th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

As you well know by now seniors, I like to start off my visits and blogs with an “official tourism site.”  No exception for Japan.  So Welcome to Japan, the official Japan guide offering tools to visit Japan. Plan your Tokyo tour, Kyoto travel or visit to any other Japanese city with information on Japan trip planning, culture, festivals, tours, guides, history, and much more.

Yokoso (Welcome to…) Japan.  Let’s start off with the Best of the Best in Japan that includes the best tourist attractions in Japan – What to see and what to do in Japan – includes festival and holiday information and current events in Japan. Follow this up with the Top Japan list. 

So seniors, I’ve got you all ready to find a seat on an airliner.  Also, Tripadvisor suggests you check out their cheap flights to Tokyo.

The best places to visit in Japan notes that Japan is a country that offers the tourist exotic beauty and marvelous attractions. Anyone who makes the trip should have the vacation of a lifetime.  Unfortunately, Japan is one country where the language barrier does make travel very difficult for the English-speaking visitor.  Traveling in Japan takes more effort than traveling in Europe but you will also find that the rewards are more than worth the effort.

This site is worth the visit just for its animation.  It is called Visit Japan Year 2010. When you hear the name “Japan,” what image does it bring to mind? Probably, it will remind you of Mt. Fuji, geisha girls, sumo wrestling, animated cartoons, electric home appliances, or something else associated with Japan. While Japan has a long history and traditional culture, it also sets global trends in fashion, animated cartoons, and other aspects of modern culture.  The site provides you very useful information to “make your perfect getaway to Japan,” including tips on everything from souvenirs to traditional culture and Japanese manners.

Here are a few useful phrases in Japanese that you might like to practice. I also suggest that you check out my Best Japanese Websites as there are tons of information on all aspects of the language as well as the culture of the country.  I hope that you will have the opportunity to travel using the Shinkansen, the “Bullet Train.  Japan’s main island Honshu, is covered by a network of high speed train lines that connect Tokyo with most of the island’s major cities and Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu.

If you have been following my daily travel blogs you know of my interest in World Heritage Sites.  Japan’s World Heritage Sites were influenced by nature and traditional culture.  All 14 sites are described, including the newly inscribed Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. There are also sites such as the Atomic Bomb Dome (Hiroshima Peace Memorial), which remind us of the negative legacy that should never be forgotten.

Tokyo is where most tourist journeys of Japan start. Tokyo is a city that blends the old and the new in a seamless manner.  The country’s religious and feudal past are represented by temples and palaces that might seem as if they belong in a different era, but are considered an integral part of their culture by most Japanese.

When is the best time of year to visit Japan? It’s all here, including each of the four seasons. Again, I suggest that you also visit with your local travel agent for additional information.  While you can do it all on the Internet, their experience is invaluable when it comes to specific tours, places to visit, how to get there, etc.           jeb



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