What to do in Japan?

If you are planning to visit Asia, then you will find it difficult to decide on where to go because Asia is a continent filled with numerous tourist attractions. But, if there is one Asian country that you should not fail to visit is Japan, which is located in the Eastern part of Asia. Nippon or Japan is known for the Cherry Blossom Festival. During this time, many people are coming to witness the beauty of the cherry blossom tree or Japanese Cherry. In Japan, it is known as sakura. Anyway, aside from this tree, there are still many things to do in Japan, which is really great for your summer getaway.

You should not miss these places


Yokohama is just a 30-minute drive from Tokyo. Why not try to spare some time in this city because in this city, you can find many things to buy as well as Japanese delicacies to eat. If you can come to Yokohama, then visit the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse or the Akarenga; the Cosmo Clock 21, which is a really huge ferris wheel; and the Yokohama Chinatown. Japan is known for ramen, so if you would like to try to have one, then you must come to the Ramen Museum of Shin-Yokohama.


If you are in the central part of Tokyo, then you will need an hour and 30 minutes to reach the city of Kanagawa Prefecture, where you can find Kamakura. This town is also known for samurai. You can also find here numerous shrines as well as temples. Coming to this place will make you feel how historic Japan is.


Do you know that Nikko Toshogu is a national treasure in Japan, which you can find in Nikko around Kinugawa area? In the 17th century, this treasure was built for Tokugawa Ieyasu, who was the very first Shogun of Japan’s Tokugawa Shogunate. You can find here different shrines as well as temples that are known as World Heritage sites. You can also find here the famous Kegon Waterfall, which is actually the best of Japan’s waterfall; the Kinugawa Onsen, which is actually a historic resort; and then the Nikko Edo Wonderland, which is an amusement park.


You need to travel by train for about 2 hours from Tokyo to reach Hakone. This town is famous for the Hakone Onsen or hot springs, huge pond or Ashino Ko and of course, a very beautiful view of the Mount Fuji. If you would like to sleep over Hakone, then you will find here a lot of traditional Japanese hotels as well as traditional Japanese delicacies.

Mount Fuji

The tallest mountain that you can find in Japan is Mt. Fuji. Many tourists come here to climb the top of the mountain. You can actually reach the 5th station of the mountain by bus. Pretty sure that you will feel very proud of yourself, if you can come to Japan and step on Mount Fiji. This mountain is not just popular in Japan. But, it is known all over the world.

Island hopping getaway

When we are traveling, we always go to the beaches in summer. It is just the right time anyway to spend summer because the weather is hot. Therefore, staying on the beach would really be relaxing. But, instead of going to the beaches alone, why don’t we also try to explore various islands in the world.

Do you know that if you get to an island, you will not just do the swimming, sailing, fishing and kayaking? You can also get the chance to dive and snorkel, where you can see the most beautiful marine species in the world. It could have been better if you can see them under the sea, so that you will know how it feels like seeing them live.

There are so many islands for you to choose from in the whole world. You might even find it difficult to decide because all of those islands are great and amazing. Now, if you are planning to spend your holidays on an island with your family, friends or loved ones, then we have here some of the islands to check out.

Paros, Greece

Do you know that there were about 30 million tourists, who came to Greece for a Greek island experience? The Paros Island is found along the Aegean Sea. It is very popular due to the traditional villages around and of course, the beaches. Some of the famous spots you can visit when coming to Paros are the Panagia Ekatontapiliani, a church from the Byzantine era; the Kolympethres, a scenic beach with natural rock formations; Paros Archaeological Museum, an exhibit of artifacts; and the Aqua Paros Water Park, a good spot to visit if you are traveling with kids.

The Maldives

In 2014, a paradise in the Maldives became a UNESCO’s exclusive hideaway. It is called the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives. This island is found along the Indian Ocean with 26 ring-shaped atolls made up of over a thousand coral islands. You can find here blue lagoons, extensive reefs and of course, beaches. If you come here, then give time visiting the National Museum, where you can find artifacts from the history of the Maldives and various beaches as well as snorkeling spots, such as the Maafushi, Meeru Island, Kuramathi and Hulhumale.


This island is a part of Hawaii and it is along the Central Pacific. It is commonly called, as the Garden Isle because of the tropical rainforest in the island. This island is not just a place to enjoy the beaches. But, you may also try hiking in the area because it has mountains around. If you come here, you should not miss checking out the Na Pali Coast State Park, a great spot for camping or hiking trails; the Waimea Canyon State Park with a really impressive canyon view; the Polihale State Park with a good cliff view and white sand beaches; the Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens with bronze statues, of course, would always be an amazing scenic garden; and the Albert Spencer Wilcox Building with archives preserving the local history.

What’s the plan this summer?

When the Summer time comes, we can’t think of many things to do. But, the most exciting activity that we can ever think of during summer is traveling. If you have plans of traveling outside the country this summer, then it would be great to choose Asia.

There are so many beautiful and amazing countries to visit in Asia. The whole summer is not even enough to visit these countries because a day will never be enough to witness the natural beauty of the tourist spots.

Planning for a personal trip is easy as long as you have the travel budget. Everything is done online anyway. You can book for your flight, hotel accommodation and transportation. It won’t be easy to go on public transportations, when you are new in a country, especially if the people speaks a different language. It will feel like you are lost.

Countries to Visit this Summer

Pretty sure that it will take you time in choosing the country of your destination this summer. So, we have here a list of Asian countries that you might want to consider for your summer adventure.


You can go to Bangkok, Thailand, where you can find the Grand Palace. But, this city is populated and expect traffic jams. So, why not try provinces, where less traffic jam is experienced. You may go to Chiang Mai, which is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. It is also a nice place to experience mountain trekking because here you can find the highest peak among all mountains in the country. Aside from that, the climate is fine, it’s not really hot.

You will also enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and various water activities in Phuket and other islands, such as Koh Samui. These spots are ideal for those who loves island hopping.


Another good place to check this summer is Malaysia. In Penang would be a very ideal place for everybody to experience Malaysian delicacy. After that, you will surely want to have those foods on your plate again. Aside from food, you can also find various Art galleries, exhibits and museums here.


If you like shopping this summer, then Singapore is an ideal place for you. Many tourists come here for shopping because they have all the options here. It is not just a place for you to buy stuff, but you will surely experience here a different culture here that you can find only in Singapore.


If you are just around Thailand, it will be easier for you to cross Cambodia, where you can find Siem Reap. It would be great to explore the most fascinating spots in Southeast Asia that was honored by UNESCO World Heritage. You can come and visit Angkor Wat, which is a really old temple, where some movies were even taken.

Those are just some of the countries that you may visit this summer. You can always choose your country of destination. Just follow your heart and it will take you there. Just always be careful and do not easily trust anybody.