Essential visits in Japan

Are you already thinking about the perfect destination for your next vacation? Today at Vuela Viajes we propose the ideal place for those who want to know a culture totally different from ours, see the contrast between the old and the new, know incredible landscapes and monuments and contemplate one of the most developed countries in the world, especially when it comes to technology. Yes, we are referring to Japan.

If you decide to travel to this country located more than 10,000 kilometers away from Spain, you should be very clear about the main destinations and attractions in Japan , since no matter how much you travel for several weeks, you will not have time to know the country completely. Therefore, today we are talking about the essential visits that you will have to do in this destination. Would you like to join us?


If you travel to Japan you should visit Tokyo, considered by many as the New York of the 21st century. And we are talking about one of the most populated cities on the planet, which has a lively nightlife, exotic cuisine and thousands of stores where you can get the latest technology.


Another city that you should not miss if you visit Japan is Kyoto, which was the imperial capital of the country. Here you will find a lot of interesting places to see, such as numerous Buddhist and Shinto temples , wonderful gardens or traditional houses. We want to highlight the Fushimi Inari temple, a beautiful place, as well as being one of the symbols of Japan.

Noto Peninsula

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If you want to enjoy the most traditional Japan discovering the country’s ancient rural lifestyle, the ideal place to do so is on the Noto peninsula. Here you will discover small towns with a lot of charm that practically remain intact.


Another recommended visit in Japan is Hiroshima, a city that became infamous for being the place where the American army dropped the first atomic bomb, killing about 200,000 civilians. Today the Parque de la Paz is located precisely in the place where the bomb fell, one of the most emblematic places of the city, although not the only one.


Mount Fuji
Japan is a country of great seismic and volcanic intensity. In fact, it has more than 100 active volcanoes. For this reason, among its most visited places are the volcanoes of Mount Fuji , located near Tokyo, and Sakurajima, located on the island Kyushu,


Another must-see in Japan should be to the small island of Miyajima, where you will find a Shinto shrine built in the water at the end of the 6th century. What is most striking about this temple is its floating torii gate. Managed by the Japanese government, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. You should also visit the Toyokuni Shrine, where there is an impressive library of Buddhist sutras; the five-story pagoda; the aquarium or the Momijidani Park, among many other interesting places.


Although there are many other places to see in Japan, finally we want to tell you about Osaka, the third largest city ​​in the country, as well as being one of the most important industrial centers. Among its places of interest we highlight the Osaka Castle, from the 16th century; the Dotombori area, one of the liveliest in the city, with multiple restaurants, shops and theaters; the Umeda Sky building, one of the most iconic in Osaka; and the different temples that are scattered throughout the city. Also, you should know that Osaka’s nightlife is even more lively than Tokyo’s.