Extraordinary Things to Do in Japan


Japan is a nation that is rich in culture which makes it a bit challenging to find a place where you will spend your time during your vacation in Japan.  Top Japan attractions such as the Tokyo Tower and the ancient sites located at Kyoto draw a significant amount of travelers every day.  However, for those who want to avoid the surge of tourists, you may want to consider visiting the hidden yet extraordinary things to do in Japan.

Visit the Cat Island
Are you a cat person?  If you are, you will probably be excited that there is a place in Japan where the number of cats surpasses the population of human.  Tashirojima more popularly known as Cat Island is filled with cats since the locals believe that cats have the ability to attract good fortune and luck especially if you feed them.  Cats are treated with special care in this island though most of them are feral since keeping them is believed to be inappropriate.  If you are planning to visit this one of the unusual Japan attractions, avoid bringing your dog with you since dogs are not allowed on the island.

Aokigahara Forest
For those who have seen the movie ‘The Forest’, Aokigahara Forest would be the best of Japan offerings.  This forest has been named as the perfect place for death.  Since the year 1950, this place has been surrounded with eerie stories that might interest you.  In the more recent years, people have been going through the forest to commit suicide.  Experts believe that there is a paranormal energy that permeates the forest.  Those who choose to enter the place will find it hard to get rid of the evil spirit of the forest.  Ghost hunting, trekking, and camping would be some of the top things do in Japan Aokigahara Forest.

Ghibli Museum
Those who want to experience the profound culture of Japanese animation that is thousand times better compared to the Disney Animation may head directly to Ghibli Museum.  From the production outfit that brought you the heartwarming story of Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro and the gut-wrenching drama of Grave of the Fireflies, visit the museum that is constructed based on the wild imagination of Hayao Miyazaki.  Every room in the museum has a theme of a Ghibli movie that will remind you about your favorite animation.  The playroom in the Japan attractions is only exclusive for kids under 12 years old.

When you are planning to see the best of Japan, be sure to create a comprehensive itinerary of your travel.  Find the most ideal way for travelling the city and be aware about the local culture and traditions to make this a memorable experience.

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