Konnichiwa to Japan the “ Land of the Rising Sun” which has a stunning amount of beauty from the lavender fields of Furano in Hokkaido down to the crystal clear beaches of Okinawa to onsen(hot springs) and kabuki baths. Its civilization dates as far back as thirty thousand years. Today Japan seamlessly blends its rich history with its ultra-modern present. Visit Tokyo with the Japan Tour Packages as this metropolis is a feast for the senses. It is famous for its technological prowess, quirky pop culture and its simultaneous attachment to tradition. Tokyo is not only proud of its immaculate roads and architecture, and towering skyscrapers but also of forests, cherry blossoms in the spring and traditional shrines. Kyoto, the city on the island of Honshu, is home to various Zen gardens, cobbled alleys and Japan’s sacred and cultural legacy. Sapporo is the metropolis of the island of Hokkaido and is the hub of cultural activities that hosts interesting events and famous festivals throughout the year. Hiroshima is newer than many Japanese cities and is well known for its nuclear bombing. Nearly sixty per cent of the city was razed in the attack, it has been remarkably restored now and is thriving with life.
Tokyo, the Japanese Capital, is best visited with the hassle-free Japan Tour Packages. This metropolitan area is the most populous in the world and perfect for travellers who like to mingle with people. From witnessing spring cherry blossoms in traditional gardens to the fish market at Tsukiji, Tokyo blends the ancient with the new, ranging from ancient shrines to modern karaoke bars. Shibuya in Tokyo is the trendsetting IT hub of Japan, perfect for gamers, shoppers and culture fanatics. It is famously known as one of the largest intersections in the world and has a lot to offer from the Japanese Sword Museum to the statue of Hachiko the Dog, along with plenty of shops and complexes where the newest trends can be viewed. A fine example of authentic Japanese architecture, the shrine personifies peace and serenity. The Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine which is dedicated to the deities of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken and is a beautiful reminder of tradition. Visitors can write their wishes and tie them to columns on Sunday mornings, and witness many Japanese festivals at the shrine which take place all year round. Tokyo DisneySea is a 176-acre impressive theme park with many references to the myths of ocean and sea along with Disney-themed ports, like the Mermaid Lagoon and Mediterranean Harbour.
With the well-planned and executed Sri Lanka Tour Packages visit Colombo which is the island nation’s capital city. Colombo is a cosmopolitan gateway to the marvels of Dutch, Portuguese and Colonial heritage, along with spectacular tropical landscapes and lip-smacking cuisines. Located on the Beira Lake is the Gangaramaya Temple which is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo. It is an amalgamation of unique architectural styles from Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and China. The architectural features of the temple include the Vihara, which is the main temple, Cetiya( a pagoda), the Bodhi Tree, Seema Malaka the assembly hall for monks and the relic chamber where all the relics are stored. Viharamahadevi Park is one of the oldest and the biggest parks in Sri Lanka situated quite close to the National Museum. The main attraction of the park is a huge Buddha statue which is accompanied by a series of water fountains. Also in the park is a mini zoo and a children’s play area. It also offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset views.
Next up on the checklist of the Japan Tour Packages is Kyoto. With changing times many cities in Japan have embraced modernity without any hesitation, but Kyoto still maintains old Japanese culture with traces of tradition. Every street, shrine and mountain has something to offer making it a must-visit for a wholesome cultural experience. This imperial capital of Japan is encompassed by mountains on three sides making Koyoto an incredibly tranquil place packed with more than a thousand temples, vestiges of traditional culture and gardens that change colour with the seasons. It is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Japan, giving ample opportunities for tourists to explore Kyoto. Gion District is the most famous Geisha district in Kyoto as it is a beautiful sneak peek into old and traditional Japan. It is filled with restaurants, and shops and the prime attraction is the old teahouses, where traditionally -dressed Japanese geisha host tea ceremonies. Gion has a large number of traditionally built wooden houses known as “ machiya” which are another tourist attraction. Uzumasa Eigamura is a movie studio theme park which features all different kinds of Japanese entertainment. Enjoy the Sagano Scenic Railway or Sagano Romantic Train which is built exclusively for sightseeing and runs from Arashiyama to Kameoka along the Hozugawa River. It runs at an idyllic pace with a journey of around twenty-five minutes. The train is particularly popular during autumn as the foliage is a riot of colours.
Visit the laid-back town of Ella with the Sri Lanka Tour Packages as it lies snuggled in Badulla District. Ella lures the tourists to Sri Lanka’s highlands with tea plantations, mountain jungles and a cool climate. It is located at an elevation of 1,041 as this wildlife-rich townhouse has centuries-old secluded temples, ancient caves and the famous Ella Gap- a cleft amidst two hills overlooking lofty views. The town is famed for its iconic nine-arched railway bridge as it is a fine example of British-era construction in Sri Lanka. A trek down the railway track is a popular activity, especially around the time when the train arrives. Ravana Falls and Ravana Falls are two km away from the city of Ella and are perched at an altitude of eighty-two feet. Landscapes around the Ravana Falls comprise slopes, valleys, hills and streams that ornament the rocks as this marvel dates back as old as twenty-five thousand years. The falls are beautiful as there is vegetation in the form of greenery, tall deciduous trees and twigs sprouting from crevices of the rock. Lipton’s Seat is a viewpoint located in the Haputale mountain range atop Dambatenne Tea Estate at an elevation of 1970 m above sea level. It offers a mind-blowing panoramic view of the verdant hills and tea plantations. Add to that a cup of hot tea and it certainly won’t get any better than this. Travellers can take a seven-hour train ride from Ella to Kandy through the most scenic route Sri Lanka has to offer. The open doors and windows of the old-fashioned train mean travellers can experience the wind in their hair as they catch a glance of green rolling hills, tea farms and hilltop villages.
A paradise for adventure seekers is renowned around the world for offering the most thrilling experiences in Japan. The quotient of adventure reaches a new high with the Japan Tour Packages as visit this active volcano which lies 100 km southwest of Tokyo. It is commonly called “Fuji-San” and is the country’s tallest peak at 3,776 m. Mt Fuji has been a pilgrimage site for centuries and is considered one of Japan’s three sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile graceful conical form- has been the subject of several works of art, notably during the Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige. Located in Yamanashi Fujiyoshida is the closest town to the sacred mountain where one gets the iconic shot of Mt Fuji. The main street of the city is perfectly aligned with the centre of the mountain and it seems as if the road is heading right towards Mt.Fuji.Oshino Hakkai is a rural Japanese village featuring thatched huts and ponds of crystal clear water with Star Mountain in the distance. Mishima Skywalk measures around 400 m in length in Shizuoka, a prefecture that is a suspension footbridge and a perfect place to take in panoramic views of Mt Fuji and Suruga Bay.
With the stress-free Sri Lanka Tour Packages visit Kandy located on a plateau encompassed by lush mountains in central Sri Lanka. It is around four hours by road from Colombo and the city is famed for the Temple of the Tooth Relic which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also known as Sri Dalada Maligawa and is the most sacred Buddhist temple in the world. It houses the tooth of Buddha nestled in a golden chamber within the premises of the royal complex. Kandy is famous for its national parks like Udawattekele Sanctuary, and the mystical peaks of the Hanthana Mountain range. It is an epicentre of historical, spiritual, cultural and nature tourism.
A must-visit place with the Japan Tour Packages is Nikko. It is an ideal place to admire lavish architecture which is encompassed by nature. Nikko National Park is one of the oldest national parks where visitors can enjoy an up-close look at traditional structures situated alongside mountains, waterfalls, lakes and hot springs. The park becomes picturesque in the fall as its trees display vivid shades of yellow, orange, and red. The 103 Edo-era temples and shrines in Nikko include world-famous sites like Toshogu Shrine and Rinnoji Temple.