Another interesting cultural center is the Ebayama Museum of Meteorology that will certainly impress tourists with children. It is the first museum that is devoted to meteorology. The excursions around it may be really exciting. Here, the visitors will know how to perform different meteorological measurements. The guests can even test many museum exhibits. For small children, there is a special … Open
7. Shoppers should be aware that bargaining is not accepted in local shops and markets. In some large shopping malls you can pay with credit card, but it’s better to clarify rules of the particular center in advance. 8. It is convenient to travel around the city by public transport; bus is the most popular mean of transport. At any time of the day you can use taxi services, but their tariffs remain high. … Open
One of the most striking and recognizable national characteristics is eating food with chopsticks. Locals manage them so cleverly that you would be carried away by the sight of their movement. European cutlery is served in many local restaurants; you will certainly need to ask for it, if you are not sure that you could cope with unusual chopsticks. During the meal, don’t stick chopsticks upright in the rice, … Open
It differs from the popular Italian treat with a special composition of the filling, as well as an original way of cooking. The flatbread is fried a little, than the filling is spread. The filling includes mix of vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, udon and seafood. After being fried thoroughly, bread is turned and fried on the other side. In local street cafes and restaurants okonomiyaki is cooked with a variety of … Open
Hikers would like the Hijiyama Park; the vast part of its area is occupied by the dense forest and there are lots of tracks to walk. Nature lovers should visit the Hiroshima Botanical Park with a large collection of tropical plants. The amazing Asa Zoo, which became home to dozens of animals from all over the world, operates in Hiroshima. It is inhabited by elephants and giraffes, panthers and tigers; every day, … Open
Nearby is the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall, which has been a permanent venue for various special occasions for many years. The famous Genbaku, the sight of world importance, is situated here. This beautiful building has miraculously survived the bombing. In memory of local children being victims of the bombing the Children's Peace Monument was opened. It is a beautiful monument dedicated to Sasaki … Open
Japan - moving around the country
Narita is considered to be the next important airport in Japan. It is located in the eponymous city of Narita, which is near Tokyo. In addition to the fact that the airport conducts both domestic and international transportation, it is also a transit area for passengers who are flying from Asia to America or vice versa. After a grand reconstruction in 2004, the airport began to be considered as a first class air harbor. Today, Narita is the fifth largest passenger traffic airport in the world. The terminals of this airport are extremely spacious, despite the heavy workload. At the airport you can find inexpensive cafes and bars, respectable restaurants, shops with branded clothing, original souvenir shops, food stores, newsstands, a bank, ATMs, a currency exchange office, and much more.
Nature and parks of Japan
The natural beauty of Japan is represented by many beautiful places, with each one creating an atmosphere of serenity. The most famous natural landmark is Mount Fuji, the current stratovolcano of Honshu Island. Fuji is popular among guests of the country and the Japanese themselves, who consider it a shrine. Every Japanese dreams of reaching the peak of this mountain at least once in their lifetime. It gives tourists exciting experiences and pleasure from contemplating its divine appearance. Fujiyama is located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. The Park also includes five lakes, geothermal springs and the Izu Peninsula. One of the main beauties of these places is Lake Ashi, in which the mountain is reflected. Water tours are organized along the lake. To the south-east, is located the double volcano Owakudani which is still active. The main attractions can be easily seen from the monorail track. You can climb to the top of Fujiyama by cable car.