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Nature in Japan

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When thinking of Japan, it is easy to fall into the rut of thinking about the urban side of it. For example, both Tokyo and Osaka are huge cities. They contain a large amount of Japan’s population. As a result, many people’s minds go straight to a place like Tokyo when Japan becomes the topic of conversation.

While the urban parts of Japan are surely marvelous, there are also other great things to explore in Japan. One of those great things is the nature. There are plenty of natural wonders to see in Japan. In this post, we will delve into some of the great sites in nature that are in Japan. Keep reading down below to learn all about it!

Things to visit

Mt. Fuji

This mountain is the tallest mountain in the country. It is a feat to climb and an attraction for many alpinists.  Here, you can enjoy all of the things that are related to the outdoors, such as camping, hiking, and sightseeing. Some people have even tried geocaching in this area!

Suicide Forest

This natural venture might be a little bit spookier than the last. The Suicide Forest is a very creepy forest that exists in Japan. It has earned its name because many people have gone off into the forest to commit suicide. As a result, there is a figurative dark shadow that is cast over the notion of the forest. Many people claim that it might be haunted with the tormented souls that belonged to these unhappy earthly bodies. It may be scary, but it is worth the trip if you are brave! Venture there if you dare!

Of course, legend aside, the forest is incredibly beautiful and deserves a proper visit if you are feeling up to it. There has been a lot done to preserve the forest and make sure that it is in a healthy condition. For example, there have been some dead tree removals and such done by American tree companies such as tree service West Bloomfield. As a result, the forest has received much praise after some small beautification project.

The beach

Of course, Japan is an island country, so it has plenty of beaches. There are some great places to get amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. While all of the coast is not necessarily swimmable, there definitely places that exist that have public swimming access. Try visiting the southern part of the country for better luck on this.

Taste of Home

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When you are traveling abroad, it can be easy to get homesick, even for a little bit. In those moments, it is good to find something in that country that reminds you of home. This can encourage you and keep you fueled for exploring new things. Finding something that reminds you of home can be difficult to do, especially in a culture where everything seems completely different from back home. However, there are a few overarching things that you can find in most societies, especially in Japan. One of those things is something that you can find all over the world. That thing is McDonald’s.

A world brand

Ever since its inception, McDonald’s has had the intention of carrying the idea of American fast food and service around the globe. The company that bears the golden arches has successfully put thousands of restaurants outside of the borders in the United States and has made the notion of the American hamburger a worldwide icon. Pair that hamburger with some crispy french fries and an ice cold Coca Cola and you’ve got the American Dream right there.

Finding one near you

It might take a little bit of research, but you will most likely be able to find a McDonald’s near you. The best bet is to look in major cities or urban areas. These places are the most likely to have Western influence and sort some of America’s top franchises. You’ll be able to satisfy that craving of American food in no time!

Dressing for the Weather

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Being prepared with the right clothes for your environment can be kind of tricky on a vacation. You can do all the research you want to gauge what to wear, but it is nothing like actually being in that place. As a result, many people end up very unprepared on their vacations. Another common problem is that people overpack and consequently have too much to carry. How can you find that sweet spot?

Figuring out what to wear on a vacation to Japan definitely falls under the category of difficult vacation outfit planning. There is a wide range of temperatures in this lovely island country, and you definitely will want to be prepared. However, have no fear! We’ve got some great outfit tips for you. Keep reading on down below to find out what’s best to wear on your vacation to Japan!

Outfits

Layers

The name of the game for traveling outfits is, without a doubt, layers. Layers are so useful because you can make sure that you can stay both warm or cool no matter what the temperature is. The temperature in the south of Japan can get pretty hot (for example, Okinawa). If you wear long pants and a T shirt with a couple of layers over it, you should be fine. If it gets hot, you can just peel off a couple layers and you’ll be perfectly cool. The best thing to do is to bring a couple pairs of pants, three T shirts, and two sweatshirts. If you’re really afraid that you’ll overheat, then just bring a pair of shorts and you’ll be ready to go.