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Active vacation in Japan - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Japan offers many opportunities for active recreation and entertainment. Tourists can climb Fujiyama Mountain, surf, do snowboarding or alpine skiing, get an unforgettable experience from diving, and after a busy day, relax in a club or karaoke bar. The most popular way of active pastime for tourists in Japan is to climb the Fuji. This promises a huge range of pleasing emotions. In clear weather, a breathtaking view of the neighboring surroundings opens up from the mountain. The route divided into ten stations, is also in demand among the Japanese themselves. The height of the season is in July and August. Climbing Fujiyama early in the morning is not only a test of your own endurance, but also gives an amazing feeling of oneness with nature and other participants of the climb.
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Surfing is popular in Japan. The best time for surfing on the Pacific coast is from April to November, and on the southern islands the season does not close at all. The Japanese are not very fond of windsurfing because of the presence of a sail that gets in the way of complete emotional merging with the waves. Minimalism which is the foundation upon which the eastern philosophy is laid, is reflected in the attitude of the nation towards entertainment. Local and foreign surfers on the Japanese coast are so numerous that in summer the beach is filled with different colors of surfing boards designed with hieroglyphs and traditional Japanese ornaments. Each beach has its own distinctive features. Sennan is loved by amateurs. The height of the greatest wave at its banks reaches 2.5 meters. Chiba on the other hand is visited by experienced enthusiasts and professionals.
In Japan, there are many associations of surfers who often come to organize concerts and parties right on the beach. Fans of diving should go to the coast of Okinawa as this area is best suited for diving. Hiking is also widespread in the country. In many National Parks, there are pedestrian routes of different lengths, among them Chichibu-Tama and Nikko National Park. Interesting tracks are positioned in the Kansai region near the city of Nara and in Gunma Perfecture. Tourists also like trekking in the Yakushima, a picturesque island with rivers and waterfalls that contains mosses, ferns and lianas. You can find giant Japanese cedars that are thousands of years old growing along the hiking trails. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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There are more than six hundred ski centers in Japan, most of which are located near the Onsen (a hot spring and bathing facilities). Many tourists prefer to ride in Hokkaido which is the snowiest corner of the country. The area is accessible for downhill skiing and ski jumping. A more relaxed atmosphere is in Furano where you can also ski or snowboard and go fishing. The Rusutsu region offers; skiing in rubber tubes, trips on snowmobiles and bob sledges, and swimming in pools with artificial waves.
Hiroshima memorial Nightlife in Japan offers a thrilling experience as there are numerous clubs and discos, karaoke bars and Izakaya (Japanese pubs offering an assortment of traditional Japanese drinks). All seekers of night adventures should visit the Roppongi Quarter where there are located many bars, discos, strip clubs, cabaret and other places of entertainment. The Kabukicho district comes to life after six o’clock in the evening when visitors fill the cinemas, arcade halls, manga cafes (where you can read Japanese manga comics), and host clubs (expensive institutions where beautiful rich young men communicate with rich women without a hint of intimacy (sex)).
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Among the nightclubs in Tokyo, “Womb” stands out. This club is famous for its chic audio system, huge mirror ball and a large dance floor that can hold up to a thousand guests. The club often hosts laser shows. The building also houses a restaurant, bar, and lounge-zones. Guests of Osaka can visit Club Karma where themed parties and fashion shows are often organized. The most popular club in Kyoto is “WORLD” with its amazing light, sound design and a variety of musical styles. Fans of mysticism and all unusual entertainment can make reservation for a night tour of the cemetery Koyasan. A few thousands of chaotically scattered memorials and more than a hundred temples are made available to tourists for viewing. You can even spend the night at half of them.
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Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in Japan
♥   Water park 'Toshimaen Amusement Park' Nerima, Tokyo. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise' Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Yomiuriland' Tokyo. On the map   Photos
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Amusement parks in Japan
♥   Amusement park 'Aqua Stadium' Minato. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Arakawa Park' Arakawa. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Asahiyama Zoo' . On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Baishinji Park' Matsuyama. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Benyland' Sendai. On the map   Photos
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National and city parks of Japan
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Asahi' . On the map   Photos
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Asahi yama' . On the map   Photos
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Ashikaga' . On the map   Photos
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Ashinochishogun' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Bandai asahi' . On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in Japan

Kanazawa Station

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Japan also has outstanding railway stations. One of the most interesting is the Kanazawa Station. It was opened relatively recent, in 2005. The station has placed in the renovated building of the old palace. A few years after, has appeared the new most advanced entrance. Now it has high red handmade wooden columns. The new accretion is topped by the domed shape glass roof, that resembles a huge umbrella.

As far this accretion has appeared, a great wave of the critics and disputes has aroused around it. Locals and professional designers were of the opinion that, those elements of architecture don’t go with the historical look of the city. Tourists finished these disagreements. They came to the station and took photos of the incredible construction.

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Enoshima Lighthouse

From the series “Top 15 Most Fascinating Lighthouses”
One of the most interesting lighthouses on the planet is the modern Enoshima Lighthouse. It attracts for its outstanding conical form. The lighthouse was built from the metal and glass. It has a wonderful viewing area and an observatory. There you can see far stars through the powerful telescopes. In the evening the lighthouse is decorated with a great illumination.

There are several hotels and live tourist streets, where you can spend a marvellous time. Tourists come here to buy memorable souvenirs and to try the national street cuisine. The lighthouse is situated on the territory of the picturesque Botanic Garden. Tourists can also look at the exotic plants and flowers.

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Japan

Tokyo
Shibuya district is also full of various attractive entertaining facilities. The majority of clubs and bars of the quarter are decorated in ethnic style. Each institution usually offers a unique entertainment program. Travellers with children will also find great entertainments in Tokyo. You should certainly visit Tokyo Disneyland, which has become a favorite vacation spot for both children and adults right after its opening. Large choice of attractions, playrooms, toy shops and cafes – this … Read more
Kyoto
Awaji World Park is located in suburbs, but this fact hasn’t affected a huge number of visitors. Locals and tourists who want to try out the most incredible rides in action are coming here. Travelers that aren’t indifferent to the races should visit Kyoto Horse Racetrack. You can make a bet and try your luck, or just watch the exciting competition. Fans of shopping will enjoy Kyoto; the best places for their hobby will be Shin-Kyogoku, Kawaramachi and Teramati streets. There are shops and … Read more
Osaka
One of the most popular amusement parks of the city of Osaka is the Universal Studios Japan park. Each day the park holds bright and impressive parades and marches with fairy creatures engaged. The territory of the park features different rest zones, attractive small boutiques and cafes. Those tourists tending to recreation in scenic nature areas are recommended to visit the Nagai park. Plenty of aged trees, well equipped picnic area, winding lanes for hiking and cycling will engage park … Read more
Sapporo
Tourists visiting the city of Sapporo in winter should necessarily explore the Mt Moiwa park with excellent skating and skiing areas for skaters and snowboarders equipped on its territory. Those tourists who love distant and long exploration tours will better like the Takino Suzuran Hillside park as its vast territory is crossed with numerous hiking routes. Considering local entertainment facilities for a whole family the Maruyama zoological garden is best worth visiting. Among its inhabitants … Read more
Fukuoka
Tourists with children like to relax in the Fukuoka Botanical Garden, as its territory is equipped with great playgrounds and recreation areas. The local Marine World aquarium is also great for families; every day it is visited by hundreds of guests eager to watch the spectacular dolphin show. Aquarium is located in the coastal zone, so many fun activities for guests are held on the beach. Among the inhabitants of the aquarium there are dolphins, friendly seals, hundreds of species of colorful … Read more
Hiroshima
Hikers would like the Hijiyama Park; the vast part of its area is occupied by the dense forest and there are lots of tracks to walk. Nature lovers should visit the Hiroshima Botanical Park with a large collection of tropical plants. The amazing Asa Zoo, which became home to dozens of animals from all over the world, operates in Hiroshima. It is inhabited by elephants and giraffes, panthers and tigers; every day, interesting and informative tours are conducted for visitors. Those who prefer to … Read more
Nagoya
In the city, there is also the amazing Higashiyama Zoo that is located in the territory of the namesake park and also includes a large botanical garden. The zoo is distinguished by a very beautiful decor. There are spacious aviaries with giraffes, kangaroos and monkeys, several artificial ponds where hippos lives, a lot of amazing fountains and recreation areas shrouded in greenery. After getting acquainted with inhabitants of the zoo, you should definitely walk along the wonderful botanical … Read more
Kobe
Visiting thermal springs in Arima Onsen is sure to become an unforgettable adventure. The first mention of these hot waters dates back to the 8th century. Now, a first-class thermal center is equipped at the springs. Beautiful swimming pools and water baths with healing water, as well as comfortable recreational areas are provided for visitors. Once a unique recreation complex was available only to high-ranking officials, and now absolutely everyone can use its services. Arima Onsen has become … Read more

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