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Kategorie – Japan

Japan, a country in the Far East, is a fascinating mix of deep-rooted traditions and modern innovation. This island kingdom, which consists of four main islands and numerous smaller ones, has a rich history and culture that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Japanese culture is shaped by Zen Buddhism, Shintoism and a deep appreciation for nature. This is reflected in the country’s impressive temples, shrines, and Zen gardens. The famous Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto, topped by a gleaming gold pavilion, is a stunning example of Japanese architecture.

The traditional art, such as the tea ceremony, ikebana (flower arrangement) and kimono clothing, is carefully cultivated and passed on. Japanese calligraphy and ceramics are also highly regarded art forms worldwide.

Japan is also known for its culinary diversity. From sushi and sashimi to ramen noodle soups and tempura, there’s something for every palate. The precision and care that goes into the preparation of the dishes are remarkable.

On the other hand, Japan is a leading technology hub with companies like Sony, Toyota, and Panasonic. The cities of Tokyo and Osaka are vibrant metropolises known for their modern design and technological innovations.

The country is also known for its stunning nature. The cherry blossom (sakura) in spring and the colorful autumn deciduous forests are a feast for the eyes. Japan also has an abundance of hot springs (onsen) and impressive mountain landscapes, including the iconic Mount Fuji.

However, Japan also faces challenges such as an aging population and environmental problems. The government and society are working to overcome these challenges and maintain the unique balance between tradition and modernity.

Overall, Japan is a country that enchants its visitors with its harmonious mixture of tradition and innovation, culture and nature, silence and hustle and bustle. It is a place that honors the past and at the same time looks boldly to the future.

Okinawa / Ryukyu Islands – Holiday paradise in Japan

While Europeans on the Balearic Islands or Canary Islands enjoy good offers and the summer heat year after year, the Japanese are drawn to a completely different group of islands. The Okinawa Islands are not only the vacation paradise of the Japanese population, they have also become an insider tip for Western vacationers in recent years. Here, the opportunity for a...

Aoshima: The Cat Island

An island where more cats than people live? Fans of the soft four-legged friends will certainly not forget their visit to Aoshima, a small island in Japan, in a hurry. Cats as a cultural symbol It is well known that cats have a great status in Japanese culture. In Japanese mythology, there is a god of cats, called Nekogami, and last but not least, the waving cat...

Culinary Adventures in Japan: A Travel Guide for Returners

Japan – a country full of fascinating culture, breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled cuisine. For many travelers, Japanese cuisine is the highlight of the trip. But what do you do if you have already tasted the typical menu and drink menus during your first stay and are looking for new culinary adventures? Then this guide is perfect for planning your next...

Cherry blossom with green tea with a view of Mount Fuji: Japanese Shizuoka

With just under 700,000 inhabitants, Shizuoka is not exactly the largest city in Japan, but one of the most beautiful and interesting, which is also embedded in a dreamlike natural landscape. The city is located on the south coast of Japan’s main island of Honshū, right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean: right in the middle between the metropolises of Tokyo and...

Osaka – The Naniwa of the Present

Osaka, the third-largest city in Japan, is home to 2.7 million people in an area of 225.30 square kilometers. The city is located in the Kinki region and is divided into 25 districts. In earlier times, the city was called Naniwa and was the capital of Japan. When visiting Osaka, food and drink fill the stomach, while Osaka’s sights delight the tourist’s...

Kyoto – Cultural beauty in the heart of Japan

Along with Osaka and Tokyo , Kyoto is often listed at the top of the lists that name the most beautiful cities in Japan. With about 1.4 million inhabitants and a large selection of historical sights, the city in the heart of the Asian country is not just an insider tip. Kyoto is one of the most culturally important cities in Japan – and is considered one of the...

Tokyo – cosmopolitan metropolis with plenty of tradition

If you visit Japan , you have to make at least a detour to Tokyo (also Tokyo or Japanese 東京), the country’s largest metropolis and at the same time the capital. The city, formerly called Edo, is home to about 9.5 million inhabitants on 622 km² and is considered one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Tokyo – city with a long history If you are...

Japan – vibrant cities, rich tradition and magical nature

Japan is the land of contrasts – dreamlike landscapes and a whole new culture. Here, visitors can explore enchanted temples, feed monkeys and be inspired by a shrill and colourful pop culture. Japan is known for vibrant cities and a rich tradition as well as beautiful nature. But it is not only the big cities such as Tokyo and Kyoto that captivate visitors...