Minasan, kon'nichiwa, friends!
Visiting Japan was one of the most exciting adventures that I have ever been on! It was very special to meet my new friends Yoshiko and Akira, and I appreciate how much they helped me learn about their interesting culture and home. I recommend visiting Japan during hanami, the cherry blossom festival, if possible. The cherry blossoms are amazing and remind you to appreciate every moment!
Read Joy's travel journal
You can read all about Joy's visit to Japan in his Travel Journal posts, below:
How to say “hello”
Over 127 million
Japanese Yen (JPY)
145,883 square miles
377,835 square kilometers
Islands covered in mountains and forests.
Japan has all four seasons. North: warm summer and cold winter with heavy snow. South: tropical weather.
East: hot and humid summer and snowy winter. West: hot and humid summer and moderate winter.
What to See
Golden Pavilion, Tokyo Imperial Palace, Kyoto, Himeji Castle, Great Buddha of Kamakura, Todaiji Temple and Mount Fuji.