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Japan, small and very surprising. From the sub-tropical island of Okinawa, to the almost Arctic northern tip of Hokkaido Island, there are many exciting adventures wherever travelers on Japan vacations choose to go. Japan offers quaint mountain villages that give people on Japan vacations a taste of past traditions and culture. The grandeur of Kyoto evokes the history of a powerful nation. Exploring the back alleys of any of Japan's major cities can lead to surprising bars and food. There is an amazing rail network, connecting locations, enabling tourists to get around the country with ease.
Spring and fall, are usually fairly mild and dry, and are great months for Japan vacations. The cherry blossoms are out in spring, while fall colors are wonderful. For skiing, there is heavy snowfall during winter in Hokkaido. Late August and early September may be considered low season for Japan travel, because it is typhoon season. Also late February and early March are still cold, so crowds are often smaller. During the 2nd week of February, Sapporo City holds its Snow Festival, and a collection of snow statues and ice sculptures are displayed in local parks.
Visit a traditional bunraku, noh, or kabuki performance. The puppet theatres are located in Tokyo and Osaka.
At the hot springs resort of Dogo, the main wooden 3-tiered building with a sansoro style roof, is a Japanese treasure.
The gilded Kinkakuji, located in Kyoto, is probably the best of seventeen nearby World Heritage sites.
Take a 15-minute cruise to view the Mt. Sukurajima active volcano up close. Check on volcanic activity before visiting.
The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is an informative reminder of the horrors of war.
Okinawa, a sub-tropical island, provides excellent diving and water sports, along with white sandy beaches.
Amazing powder skiing can be enjoyed at the Niseko skiing resort towns in Hokkaido. Backcountry and telemark skiing are especially good here.
Surprisingly, on the small island of Shikoku, you can go whale watching, and you might see humpback and sperm whales.
Visiting the Shirakawa-go Mountain Village, gives a glimpse of the past, with traditional Gassho-zukuri farmhouses.
Exploring Tokyo is even better on the Tokyo Great Cycling Tour.
Izakaya Himawari, located in Sapporo, prepares homemade, Izakaya-style dishes using Hokkaido's fresh local ingredients.
Shisui, located in the Shibuya-ku area of Tokyo, is a nomiya bar, a small pre-war style intimate counter bar.
For an amazing scuba diving experience, try going on a Sofu-Iwa dive trip. Diving on a 3,600 foot rock column in the Pacific Ocean.
Uganzaki North Beach, on the island of Okinawa, is usually deserted even in height of summer, so is a great spot for some private sun.
Excellent skiing and snowboarding can be found at Zao in the Yamagata prefecture, which is in the north of Honshu Island.
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