Known as the "Land of the Rising Sun," Japan is a country where tall buildings in the huge bustling cities co-exist with beautiful temples, peaceful gardens, as well as traditional homes. Although Japan has had great influence from the West, traditional celebrations including the Takayama Matsuri, Aoi Matsuri, Omizutori, and the Hakata Gion Yamakasa draw in flocks of tourists and locals alike. The Peninsula Tokyo, Park Hyatt Tokyo, Imperial Hotel Osaka, and the Pan Pacific Yokohama are among the top-rated hotels in Japan.
The Nagaragawa Convention Center, built in Gifu, is among the multi-purpose venues that cater to international events. The center routinely hosts various conventions and musical concerts throughout the year.
Tourists are lucky to find that most of the hotels in Japan are located near famous restaurants such as Daiwa Sushi, Genayadana Hamadaya, Sushi Mizutani, and L'Osier that serve authentic Japanese cuisine with a touch of international flavor.
The Tokyo Midtown Mall is among the best shopping centers in the world. Located near most of the hotels in Japan, this is a place where shoppers can enjoy and be amazed.
Tourists should know that there are also castles in Japan. The Uwajima, Kochi, Himeji, and Matsumoto castles reflect Japanese feudalism. Be sure to visit the gardens at the Kairakuen, Korakuen, and Ritsurin Park are among the country’s most beautiful places.
The International Stadium in Yokohama hosts major sports events and concerts where more than 70,000 can be accommodated.