Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Fifty-six years after having organised the Olympic Games, the Japanese capital will be hosting a Summer edition for the second time, from 24 July to 9 August 2020. The Games in 1964 radically transformed the country. According to the organisers of the event in 2020, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad of the modern era will be “the most innovative ever organised, and will rest on three fundamental principles to transform the world: striving for your personal best (achieving your personal best); accepting one another (unity in diversity); and passing on a legacy for the future (connecting to tomorrow)”.
Japan is unlike anywhere else on Earth. A rich culture has evolved over thousands of years but remained relatively untouched by outside influences. This has allowed Japan to maintain a strong national identity that is evident in its food, art, music, design and popular culture.
Tokyo is packed with new experiences waiting to be discovered. With incredible food, shopping and cultural experiences, travelers must visit to really understand why Tokyo is one of the world’s most popular destinations.
Essential experiences include: Tsukiji Markets, Kanda Matsuri, Tsukiji Markets, Harajuku, Golden Gai, day trip to Yokohama.
Kyoto is the former capital of Japan. The city is dotted with relics from the past, where visitors can grasp the core of Japanese progression and retention. Kyoto is most popular in April, where the blooming cherry blossoms draw visitors for roughly three weeks per year.
Essential experiences include: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Gion, Maruyama Park, Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto National Museum, Gion Matsuri.
Osaka is the second largest city in Japan and a food-lovers dream. Local specialties are in abundance, where visitors can experience a slightly different taste and character of Japan. Osaka residents are notoriously passionate about their identity and are more than happy to share their unique culture.
Essential experiences include: Osaka Castle, Dotonburi, Nara Deer Park, Umeda Sky Building, Shinsaibashi, Tenjin Matsuri.
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