Glimpse of Japan

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ by Augustine of Hippo

Take a trip with me to the Land of The Rising Sun. This place was also host to the Olympic Games in 1964 (summer) and 1972, 1998 (winter).

Tokyo, the new capital, is a thriving metropolis filled with skyscrapers, five-star hotels, museums, one-stop-shopping, technological marvels, and trains that leave and arrive on schedule.

Kyoto, one of the ancient capitals, is filled with beautiful historic temples and shrines. You can stay in a traditional hotel, complete with tatami mats, peaceful rock gardens, and rice paper sliding doors. The pace here is much slower and relaxed.

Hiroshima, a place where time seemingly stands still.  There you will see the empty shells of buildings and the only tree to remain standing, after the atom bomb’s impact.
Nagoya, the 4th most populated city in Japan, is home of many of their car manufactures; it is their Detroit. There are also many famous castles and shrines.

Yokohama, home to the tallest in land lighthouse, the Tokyo Tower (shaped like the Eiffel
Tower) and the world’s “biggest Clock” (which happens to be a Ferris wheel).

Japan is a place where ancient culture and modern technology live side by side in perfect unity. The streets are clean (no litter) and crime is very low. No matter where you go, you are greeted by friendly people and amazing cuisine.

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