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November 15, 2021 2 min read

From historical architecture to high-end fashion, Japan has been understood to be one of the most innovative countries in the world. As well as this, another characteristic which has always been affiliated with Japan is reliability and quality – from their footwear and clothing to electrical appliances and goods. With international travel around the corner, let us look at the best things to add to your bucket list when travelling to Japan.

Cuisine in Japan

Japan boasts some of the best dishes in Asia, ranging from sushi rolls to tempura. Visiting a kaitenzushi restaurant serving sushi on a conveyor belt is highly recommended for all visitors in Japan. Kaitenzushi restaurants are not the only quick and easy food options in Japan, as the country also hosts a wild boar ramen which has been proposed by locals. Or if you prefer a fine dining experience, visiting a Michelin star restaurant (as there are many in Japan) is a great way of experiencing exquisite Japanese cuisine.

Indulge yourself in the traditional city of Kyoto

Housing historical samurai castles to villages, Kyoto is known for being the epicentre of traditional Japan. Visit one of the many bamboo forests in this beautiful city or stay at a traditional Japanese inn known as a ryokan. This luxury yet traditional accommodation style is unique to Kyoto, featuring hot springs, tatami-mat rooms, traditional Japanese bedding as well as dining, all whilst clothed in Japanese-styled robes. Kyoto is also home to the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, which showcases thousands of traditional flaming orange gates. As well as this, there are many other shrines, temples, castles, and palaces at Kyoto to visit.

Commision a bespoke suit for yourself in Tokyo

Japan is also an extremely fashion centric country, housing high-end luxury brands, streetwear brands and fast fashion brands. Particularly, Japanese tailors are known for their dedication to craftsmanship and finesse, something that they hold truly hold pride for. Sartoria Ciccio is a tailoring house based in Tokyo, showcasing the true elegance of Neapolitan style with soft shoulders, wild lapels, and higher armholes. As well as the fine tailoring houses available in Japan, fast fashion has also become a strong leader in Japan with the likes of brands such as Uniqlo. The flagship Uniqlo store in Ginza is the world’s largest, featuring 12 levels of clothing and accessories. Visiting this store is a must for all travellers in Japan!