What to see in Japan
Japan is a land full of wonderful places to visit, surely if you are thinking of a cruise in Japan, you cannot miss the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto.
Tokyo is the capital of the archipelago and a huge extremely modern metropolis composed of many districts. You can choose the district that suits you the best. The heaven of Otaku, also known as Japanese nerds, is Akihabara where is full of manga shops, anime, video games and gadgets of all kinds. If you love the nightlife, Shinjuku will be your perfect choice; it is full of bars, shops and restaurants. You can visit it without any precise destination to discover something in every corner you will be.
Shibuya is famous for its gigantic intersection, which is also the busiest in the world; there are hundreds of people crossing the road at the same time. On the opposite side of Shibuya crossing, there is a statue of famous dog Hachiko in the entrance of Shibuya Station.The dog has become a symbol of the district, even the whole Japan, because of a true story. Hachiko waited for the return of his master from the same train station everyday, but one day the master died at work and never came back to the station. The dog continued to wait for the master as always until it died one day. Because of this moving story, there are lots of tourists coming in Shibuya Station for admiring the loyalty of Hachiko.
If Tokyo is the classic modern international metropolis, in Kyoto, you will be able to find the "real" traditional Japan by experiencing the ryokan (the typical hotels with futons and tatami mats), spas and temples. The famous bamboo forest is one of the main attractions of the city and if you are in Kyoto you cannot miss it. Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, is located a short distance from Kyoto and is easily accessible by train. Here you can admire the ancient part of Japan, as well as visit a wonderful natural park full of wild animals, including deer to pet and squirrels to greet.
The best time for cruises in Japan
Spring is the ideal season to visit Japan. You will find the traditional cherry trees, Sakura, blossoming and decorating the whole country. The hanami (the flowering period) attracts many tourists every year. You can take a cruise in Japan to appreciate the most beautiful, evocative and magical moment. Generally the period of maximum flowering coincides with the end of March and the beginning of April. In Tokyo you can admire them in the wonderful Ueno Park, in the Yoyogi Park or from the water by renting a pedalo in Chidorigafuchi. Even in Kyoto, there is no shortage of magical places where you can enjoy this wonder, like Maruyama Park or Philosopher`s Path, near the silver temple.