There are SO many reasons to visit Japan! I think Japan is the place where you can find so many things that are nowhere to be found elsewhere.
But why exactly should you visit Japan? The number one reason would be for the people. I have never in my life visited a place with such nice people. They will help you beyond basic politeness. They will offer you free food or free service. They will handle everything you buy with great care, even if it’s a pack of biscuits.
They will offer to help if they see you hurt (spoiler alert: I fell in the middle of the Fushimi Inari Shrine). They will leave their desk to help you find your way through a crowded train station. They will help you find your passport when you leave it on the train. They will make you feel welcomed.
The history of Japan contains multiple earthquakes, typhoons, flooding and two atomic bombs. Now, this is what I call a nation of survivors!
Oh, and let me break it to you in a smaller list as well. This is the country where you can: still see a geisha, eat matcha tea icecream, visit a Robot restaurant, stay in a capsule hotel, visit a land of lanterns, see gardens in the middle of a bustling city and go to an island to be surrounded by bunnies.
What’s not to love?
Excerpt by Honest Travel Stories
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