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Whether you are keen in taking photographs of a reproduction of the Eiffel Tower, musing in the Zen temple, zooming down in a capsule or just surfing in an indoor wave you better be prepared to be surprised. Whether you are caught between the elegant formality of the Japanese manners or the candies and sometimes boisterous exchange that occur over a few drinks or between the clean and sanitized shopping malls and the vibrant, rural festivals, everyone has their own vision and perception of Japan.
Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan. It's four main islands are Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Hokkaido. Most of the islands are mountainous and many volcanic. Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest peak is a volcano. There are many reasons to visit Hiroshima, western japans largest city. A trip to Japan will be memorable and unique only if the city of Hiroshima is included in the itinerary. Hiroshima is abundantly supplied with the beauty of its natural flora and fauna and the lush growth of fresh sea food and vegetable from the mountain farms. Of course one cannot miss the Memorial Peace Peak and Peace Museum in Hiroshima that offers an ongoing testimony of the fear of war and the fading hope of lasting peace through out the world. You can also spend your day visiting the enticing temples and shrines in the magical island of Miyajima accompanied with a short shopping spree from the local shops and street stalls.
Japan has such a kaleidoscopic blend of ritual and history with its diverse and counter cultures, pat wounds and future dreams, shrines, temples, gardens and the various glittering cites that it would be difficult to fit it all in a single holiday package. The Tokyo National Museum is one tourist attraction that is worth a visit. It houses a very impressive collection of profound Japanese art ranging from sculptures to swords to calligraphy. You can also get a classic view of Mt. Fiji form the bullet train as it passes the city of Fiji. The mountain is usually visible only in the morning before it retreats behind a curtain of haze and clouds. The constant level of energy and drama is the most striking aspect of Japan's capital city Tokyo. Tokyo is a perfect blend of urgent rhythms of consumer culture that collide with the quieter and moments that linger from the older traditions. Tokyo is a true miracle after all that it has sustained post world war-2.
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