Here I am back again with another itinerary of the series- “Hoping we travel soon” and the name of the country is Japan.
Osaka Hakone Kyoto Tokyo are the towns in Japan that have a lot to offer for tourists. From Universal Studio to Insta famous Bamboo Grove, there is a lot to explore here. So Let’s check out a 3-day itinerary to Hakone, Kyoto, and Osaka. You can also read how to spend the best 48 hrs in Tokyo here.
1. Universal Studio
Combination of Universal Studio magic and Japan’s efficiency, makes it on top of places to explore in Osaka. The complete details related to tickets and routes to follow to reach Universal Studio, can be read here.
2. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
It is located in Tempozan Harbour Village of Osaka’s bay area. The central tank representing the pacific ocean is nine-meter down and is home to the whale shark, the main attraction of the aquarium
1.The Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine
It is an important shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. The main attraction here are thousands of vermilion torii gates which stradle network of trails behind its main building. The trail leads into wooden forest of sacred mount Inari. At the back of shrine, is the entrance torii gate covered hiking trail which starts with two dense row of gates called Senbon Torii(thousands of torii gates).
2. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
One of the most photographed sites in the Japan, is the famous Bamboo Grove forest. Standing amidst the soaring stalks of bamboo is definitely an out of the world feeling
Gion is the most famous Geisha district. It is filled with restaurants, teahouses where geiko and maiko entertain. Many tourists visit this area to get a glimpse of geiko and Maiko. Geiko is professional entertainer, who is skilled in Japanese art forms,
4. Byōdō-in Temple
Together with its garden, architecture, this temple represents Pure land paradise.
1. Hakone shrine
It stands at the foot of Mount Hakone along the shores of Lake Ashi. The shrine is breathtaking throughout the year but is more beautiful during the mist.
2. Lake ashi – Mt Fuji views
The lake with Mount fuji in backdrop is quite famous among tourists. The best views of lake can be enjoyed from Moto Hakone and from sightseeing boats cruising the lakes. Two companies, Hakone Sightseeing Boats and Izuhakone Sightseeing Boats, operate boats between Moto-Hakone and Hakone-machi at the lake’s southern shores and Togendai and Kojiri at the lake’s northern end .
3. Ryokan stay
A ryokan is essentially a traditional Japanese inn that provides accommodation to guests. Check their website for more details.
Though there is huge list of places to explore in Japan, but I have listed the top places that should not be missed when in Japan. I have covered 4 major cities of Japan -Tokyo Hakone Kyoto Osaka in my itinerary suggestion.