Japanese history, scenery, culture, travel and travel insurance combined
Japan is one of the most popular travel destinations for Australians. It is a unique blend of traditional and modern, with many temples and buildings from the past co-existing with modern architecture.
Japan is also “timezone” friendly for us, a benefit on travel that is vastly underrated.
Visit Japan and be immersed in history and culture whilst enjoying all the amenities and attractions of the modern world. Furthermore, there is an abundance of natural beauty and Japanese are very friendly people. If you’re looking at a map in the street, someone will probably help you, even if you don’t speak Japanese and they don’t speak English.
Tokyo Tower for a great view – Perspective
Tokyo Tower is the second tallest man-made structure in Japan.You can climb the tower for unparalleled views, appreciate Tokyo from a different perspective and it will help you get your bearings.
Tokyo Imperial Palace – Impressive
The Emperor of Japan makes lives at the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The palace is set on the ruins of older castles which were destroyed due to fire and war. The new palace honours the past by incorporating design elements of the different eras into what you see today. The Imperial Palace is surrounded by traditional and tranquil Japanese gardens that offer a peaceful and relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial – Somber
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial pays tribute to the lives lost when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The memorial features Genbaku Dome, the only building left standing in the vicinity after the bomb dropped and a sombre but must see stories and artefacts.
Jigokudani Monkey Park – Great Fun
Jigokudani Monkey Park is a famous for hot springs and its large population of wild Snow Monkeys that go to the valley during the winter when snow covers the park. The monkeys sit in the warm hot springs to keep warm and enjoy each others company.
Ski Niseko – Travel Insurance Recommended
For a great ski resort town visit Hokkaido as it is a gateway to three major ski resorts: Niseko Village, Niseko Annupuri, and the Grand Hirafu/ Hanazono. Niseko boasts the finest powder in the country and terrain is the country! Just make sure you pack quality travel insurance incase you hurt a knee or wrist and need to see a doctor. Oversees medical expenses are expensive.
Mount Fuji – Awesome
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). An estimated 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year. It is best to allow a full day for the Mount Fuji experience as poor weather can cause the ascent to take up to 8 hours and the decent up to 5 hours. That said, it is common for the ascent to take 3-4 hours and the decent 2-3 hours.
Hike the Northern Alps – Unexpected
From the town of Kamikochi, visitors have a choice of easy day hikes or week-long adventures that would challenge the fittest of hikers.
Weekends in the peak of summer cause the most popular hikes to be very populated, but come on a weekday or any day in autumn and visitors get to experience the Northern Alps’ without the crowds. They offer some stunning views whilst you experience an unexpected Japanese adventure.
Japan has some of the safest streets in the world – Enjoy a stroll
You can travel with a relaxed mind set in Japan. There is little to no chance you will be held up or mugged. In fact, it is one of the few countries in the world where single women walk the streets late at night – alone or children ride the subway unaccompanied by adults.
Travel Insurance Plus – Peace Of Mind
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