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Japan multi centre

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Japan multi centre

Hi, I am currently looking for ideas for my holiday next year, I have recently been to Hong Kong, shanghai, Thailand and Bali so wouldn't really want to do them again. I want to do another multi centre holiday with Tokyo being one stop but am unsure of where would be best to fly to after that? I would like either one city, one beach/Island or 2 cities, one beach/ island.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! :)

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1. Re: Japan multi centre

http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/

http://www.japan-guide.com/

Edited: 21 July 2014, 00:19
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http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2400.html - suggested itineraries.

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3. Re: Japan multi centre

Your question is too broad. You need to decide yourself at least what countries you want to visit.

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4. Re: Japan multi centre

There could be different ideas.

I would like to state that unlike England, Japan did not have a continuous center (a capital) in history like London. Tokyo, or Edo in the former era, has a rather shallow history of 4 centuries. Tokyo is Eastern Capital literally; the Capital in Japanese history for the most part had been Kyoto (literally, the two letters for Kyoto both mean the Capital). Tokyo as the largest of all cities does have its appeal, but for historical-cultural sightseeing, the Kansai Region stands out. Also, compared to England, centralization and national integration before the modern times was rather weak in history, and the provinces had been de facto independent states with their own locally focused economy with own set of cultural practices (this might have something to do with mountain ranges and rivers dividing the country). The end result is that the provinces have developed interesting variety of local traditions, food, and craft, which are there for the modern tourist traveler can enjoy.

Therefore, I would suggest that you focus on two parts: the Kanto Region (around Tokyo), and the Kansai Region (around Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka) if you want to see the center"s" of Japan. Also, I would suggest seeing the countryside as well. A visit to London is OK, but without seeing the Cotswold and Lake District, and perhaps Scottish Highlands and Wales, a trip to Britain won't be perfect. In the same vein, you are recommended to see the countryside area(s) of Japan, be it Sanyo Region and Shikoku, Hida Valley or Kiso Valley, Tohoku or Kyushu. By going to Tokyo, you would see a fraction of Japan (still a fraction, or just a fraction).

Edited: 21 July 2014, 03:11
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