Japan, a country with culture that stretches back to millennia is known as Nihon/Nippon in Japanese. This country of samurai and anime is a hub of highest technologies and at the same time rich in traditions and rituals.
Let us have a closer look at various aspects of Japan, The Land of Rising Sun.
Population: The population of this country is homogenous and few minorities which you may find are Koreans, Chinese, Filipinos and Brazilians.
Culture: In Japanese culture, you can see strong influence of China and also traits of Asia, Europe and North America can be seen. In fact, here you can find a blend of tradition and modernity. Some of the sectors in culture where Japan excels are: ceramics, textiles, swords, dolls, martial arts, tea ceremony, calligraphy, games, geisha, noh, dance kabuki etc. You can also find 16 sites inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage from Japan.
Food: The basic food of Japan is rice/noodles with soup and okazu (a dish prepared from fish and vegetables). Japanese food has a different flavour and this cannot be found in other parts of the world. Seasonal food in Japan is more popular and this country has also been awarded for its luscious recipes.
Fashion: In the middle of 19th century sway of western culture was seen in the Japanese fashion. Street fashion is the latest trend where people mix and math both modern and traditional fashion trends. The mainstream fashion industry is also influenced by Japanese hip-hop style.
Tourist attraction: A place where 16 sites are already listed in UNESCO World Heritage list doesn’t need any introduction. However, when you travel in the high speed trains whisking from one part of the country to another, the feel is completely fantastic one. Some of the places which a traveller might like to explore are: Mount Fuji, Ginza in Tokyo, Himeji Castle, Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Kamakura, Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Matsumoto Castle etc.
Shopping: For shopaholics, Japan is no less than a paradise. Everything is available here starting from traditional souvenirs, highly advanced electronics to local food. There are malls, big box retailers, suburban malls as well as kiosks where shoppers can find anything and everything.
In nutshell, Japan is an enchanting country where you can construct an outing anytime and feel the elegance embedded in this place. Before you plan a sojourn to Japan, collect in length information on this place and make your trip the most memorable one.