|Centuries long tradition meets modern spirit|
Japan, the fascinating land of the rising sun in Eastern Asia. Centuries long tradition and
modern technology meet here and merge harmoniously into a unique culture.
Our Japan photo gallery invites you to a trip into the far distant country in the Pacific Ocean.
Be enchanted by the images and impressions of grandiose castles, impressive temples,
hidden shrines and five-storey pagodas. Beautiful historic buildings, usually built in a
very old way and entirely made of wood, are located close to modern styled skyscrapers,
and in rural areas you find in between a tea or rice field. In the streets, you won’t detect
so much green, you may feel less green areas, but suddenly you will find yourself in front
of elaborately and artful landscaped gardens, which are well-known in the region. Legendary are
the Japanese festivals to the Sakura bloom. The Japanese loves and respects nature. Meanwhile
there is less green, you will see everywhere flowers, even if it is just in a flower box.
Despite the often hectic life, Japan is very polite and respectful as almost anywhere else
in the world. As far as possible, the question will be answered; In the shops, the employees
always strive for the well-being and the satisfaction of the customer. You won’t be get rid
of abruptly by the salesman. And the flower box is still at its place the next morning,
the flowers are neither beheaded nor bent, as well the earth is stand in the box and not in
the gutter. The allotment gardens aren’t protected by nigh and invisible fences.
Let yourself be drawn into the spell of Japanese culture, you will find relaxation in one
of the numerous hot springs, called onsen, or enjoy the tranquility of the centuries-long
treasured gardens in the metropolis.
Experience Japan's railway, fast, reliable and absolutely punctual and completely without
annoying cell phone conversations. At the platform there are no knots of people, no crowds,
no hustling or jostling. Japanese people wait patiently on his train in a queue in their section
of an area painted on the ground. However, it can be very full in the trains.
While Japanese people use their works in the week to go to work, they use them in the weekend
to cowd out of the cities. The sight-seeing points of Kamakura (Greater Tokyo), such as the
Daihatsu (Great Buddha) or the Hase-dera Temple, are nothing for people who avoid crowds.
Are you hungry ? The guest may also wait in front of the doors of the restaurants.
However, there are usually seats as in the waiting room of a surgery.
Book your accommodation in hotels in time, especially in touristic areas.
In the Golden or Silver Week (bank holidays in Japan) you will have a very poor chance to
get a room. Something needs getting use to European eyes is the fact, that Japanese people
are going to breakfast in the hotel sleeping suit. Even the sight of a uniformed driver
with a peaked cap in the train, a tram, a taxi or a bus seems to be something foreign,
especially the white gloves, which the driver wear as well, even the locomotive drivers
on steam locomotives. Don’t let yourself be confused by the "pointing and speaking",
even if it sounds like a military self-talk in the cabin. It is for your own safety.
Take a look at the ground. The Japanese manhole covers are mostly decorated and show a feature or
speciality or tourist attraction of the area. Some gullies are even painted in a colorful manner !
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