4 Life-Changing Things to Do in Japan

A beautiful view of Fujiyoshida, Japan.
Fujiyoshida, Japan. Photo by David Edelstein on Unsplash

How does one internalize the culture of an entire country? When it comes to one as legendary and historic as Japan, it’s damn near impossible. However, there are certain activities you can do to get your foot in the door, things that’ll truly make you feel like you’re in another world. So without further ado, here are four life-changing things you should do in Japan.

Stay in a Buddhist Temple

Japanese culture has a strong connection to religion, which is why we recommend staying in a Buddhist temple. You can keep to yourself while there and enjoy the surroundings, or you can be more active and participate in communal prayers and meditation.

Eat Sushi

You’ve eaten sushi before, but the way they do it in Japan is on another level. Considering the fact that sushi comes from there, it makes sense that they’d know the inner workings of how to make it best. To really capitalize on the experience, we recommend eating it off one of their iconic conveyor belts.

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is an incredible sight to see, and it can be viewed from a handful of different locations. This mountain is holy to the citizens of Japan, adding a whole other spiritual element to the experience.

Bamboo Forests

If you’re someone who loves nature, walking through the bamboo forests of Japan will be unlike anything you’ve ever done. Check out the Sagano Bamboo Forest and you’ll feel like you stepped into a serene daydream.