Lovers of historical sites will be interested in visiting Phu Quoc Castle, which was built in the early 17th century. It has remained only partially until today. Visitors will have an opportunity to examine some of the secondary buildings. They are well maintained nowadays. The castle is located on the territory of a vast park, where sports fields and wonderful recreation areas are equipped for holiday-makers. One … Open
2. Tipping in restaurants and hotels isn’t accepted. As a rule, service charge in dining places is included in the bill and rarely exceeds 10 % of the total. 3. Travelers aren’t recommended to rent a car, since the left-hand traffic is adopted in the city and it can be quite unusual for drivers from other countries. In addition, virtually all traffic signs are written by characters and mayn’t be … Open
It is a series of several national celebrations; traditionally the most striking and memorable holiday is Hakata Dontaku. The holiday has got its current name in the early 17th century; it is believed that it derives from the German word ‘zondag,’ which means ‘Sunday.’ Celebration begins with a parade taking place on the main avenue of the city. Lots of children are usually involved in the solemn … Open
Those who wish to enjoy the national food in a comfortable atmosphere are recommended to look into the Hanamidori restaurant. It serves great chicken stew with vegetables, meatballs and a variety of entrees. Young guests have their own menu here. Visitors would be pleased with very fast service, as well as welcoming atmosphere reigning in the restaurant. A huge selection of the tenderest noodles with spicy sauces … Open
Tourists with children like to relax in the Fukuoka Botanical Garden, as its territory is equipped with great playgrounds and recreation areas. The local Marine World aquarium is also great for families; every day it is visited by hundreds of guests eager to watch the spectacular dolphin show. Aquarium is located in the coastal zone, so many fun activities for guests are held on the beach. Among the inhabitants of … Open
Not far from the main train station there is the unique Sofuku-ji Temple, the oldest of its kind in the country. The temple was founded in 1195; it has perfectly preserved to this day and has a great value from an architectural point of view. The main building houses the religious artifact, Korean bell of bronze; it has been brought to the temple on the first day of its foundation. Among the most visited cultural … Open
Moving around in Japan - transportation
Japan has a highly developed transport infrastructure. Here, there is a high-quality road network, railway junction, and air transportation service. Popular public transport in Japan is buses, and the fare here is much lower than on trains. As a rule, you pay for the ride in the bus itself when boarding. In cities such as Nagasaki and Kumamoto tram tracks have been laid, so you can use this mode of transport. In the largest cities of Japan, there are underground as well as a surface metros. In the capital city, with the help of this type of transport you can reach any area, including the suburbs. Tickets are sold at the vending machines.
Economy roadmap of Japan
Today, the country’s GDP is formed more by the service sector. Industry accounts for about 25%, and agriculture less than 1.5%. The mineral reserves of Japanese lands are rather scarce. Deposits of limestone, sulfur and coal are developed here. In addition, minor gas production, oil, ore, mercury, gold, pyrite, chromium and other mining operations are conducted on the territory. Even though they are willing to develop their own mining industry, all the metallurgical, energy, and chemical plants are dependent on imported raw materials. The manufacturing industry in Japan is developed at the highest level. The country produces more than 52% of the global volume of all marine vessels. In addition, the country produces a lot of electrical appliances. Such companies as Pioneer, Toshiba, Sony, Kenwood Corporation, Canon, Sharp, Olympus and others are known around the world.