GUESS × WHAT 

 

Let's find your Japan travel destination by making a "GUESS".

Searching by "WHAT".

 

           WHAT IS THIS?

 

Are you interested?

Japan has funny and unique spots like these. 

 

JAPAN with IMPACT

 

Do you mainly know Japan's major spots like Osaka Castle, Asakusa Kannon Temple?

Following pictures includes little known places but in fact they have original charm points. In view of deeply knowing Japan itself, how about searching these spots too?

Challenge   GUESS × WHAT

True Japan destination is the thing to search by yourself.

 

You can do making a guess about destination from "GUESS WHAT" pictures mainly for kansai region.

 

Destination name is secret but you can access to destination from our link.

Actually current Japan's official homepage has few multilingual translation. 

 

GUESS JAPAN TRIP makes an importance to help taking traveler's initiative.

GUESS TRIP simply collects Japan's major destination photo.

By feeling beautifullness will help you to decide your destinations.


*Currently Corona virous is spreading worldwide. Difficult and tough situation keeps going on. As of this, travel to Japan is also difficult situation.

 

We hope this fighting for virous will end in the future.

So for the moment, we would be very greatfull if you feel happy just watch this web-site information for reference of your future Japan travel. 


INTEREST × JAPAN

GUESS TRIP was born with mission to have people interested in Japan from beautiful pictures rather than classification.  

 

Trip to hidden Japan tourist desitination.

Trip to Japan news information.

Trip to Japan unique culture etc...

Any style of trip is ok.

 

Our mission is to connect JAPAN and WORLD by ENGLISH.

 

TRIP × SOMETHING

 

 

 

We generate Synergy by incresing people interested in Japan

and English.

 

We also have English education service from this links.

English learner by Japanese.

Click this button.

JAPAN CHARM

From the end of the Edo period to the Meiji era, Japanese culture such as ukiyo-e and crafts were introduced to the world and it was widely known that it had a great influence on the art culture of Western countries, called "Japo, Nismu."

kimonos and crafts, food culture, wooden architecture is very popular in the West.

 

Attention has also been focused on activities unique to Japan that can not be experienced in their home country, such as dressing classes, cooking classes, and exploration tours in Japan.

Foreign cultures and things like games, anime are drawing attention from overseas.

 

Media arts like anime, games, Japanese movies, manga are highly evaluated not only in Japan but also globally.

 
The Japanese government is also engaged in activities such as animation tourism and its great potential as a tourism resource in Japan is beginning to be recognized.

Food culture

 

 

Japan is an archipelago that stretches north and south and has various topography such as the sea, rivers, mountains, plains.

 

There are many differences in the climate of regions which have seasonal seafood unique to each region.

 

Mountain food enriched our food culture. we cooked dishes that make use of such natural tastes and made sure we did cooking and storing ingredients without waste

 

We have attached special attention to the decoration of the room and have created a special feast for the occasion like New Year.

 

By incorporating the ingredients and foods from overseas into know-how that has been passed down in our lives, we have developed a culture.

Foreign tourists are most interested in Japanese food when traveling to Japan.

Sushi, sashimi and tempura are especially popular at Japanese restaurants overseas. Ramen noodle and yakiniku are gaining in popularity too.

 

Geek culture

An otaku (geek) is someone who loves what he/she likes or interested in more deeply than the general ones.

Japan's “otaku culture” centered on manga, anime, games is regarded around the world. Many Japanese manga are lined up in overseas bookstores now.

Cosplay which has taken root as a Japanese culture has become a boom overseas.
Its fans are increasing these days.

Traditional culture

Foreign tourists often want to experience traditional culture in Japan.
In particular, seeing Japanese-style gardens, entering hot springs and staying at inns are popular.
Things that have been loved by Japanese since ancient times have been highlty evaluated overseas.
Japanese poeple are respecting tradition and valuing a culture that is familiar with philosophy like martial arts and flower arrangement. 

 

Japan also has the aspect have high-tech country boasting advanced technology and has recently been attracting attention as a source of subculture.

Fashion culture

 

In addition to kimono culture Japan's unique fashion culture has drawn much attention from overseas.

In Shibyua, many people are dressed in various fashions.

 

Many people overseas are admiring Japanese fashion culture, where they can enjoy their style freely.

 

Japanese idol groups and anime sometimes trigger the attention of Japanese fashion.

 

 

For Japanese women in their teens, cuteness is more important than beauty. 

As of Japan's makeup and fashion, natural atmosphere is generally preferred.

 

Strong, sexy and independent adult women are tend to be preferred.

This may be easy to understand if you imagine a cool woman.

 

Japan service

 

Ryokans are different from hotels in that they allow you to receive detailed services such as a greeting from a landlady, carrying a meal, laying a futon.

 

 

Even the trivial things in everyday life, you can feel the Japanese attentiveness.

For example, passenger safety is a top priority and buses always move slowly or stop.

 

There are scaffolds for passengers getting on and off for disabled.

In the case of a train, the train's stopping position and time are perfect.

 

The inside of the car is always quiet.

At the pedestrian crossing almost all the cars stop and give way to pedestrians.

 

These compassion and kindness make Japanese life convenient.

 

There are still a lot of great things about Japan, such as manufacturing technology, high food quality and high technology but We think that they were all born from the excellent national character of caring and helping each other. 

 

It is easy to consult even if you have a problem and attentive service at home will look attractive to foreign visiters who expect Japan's hospitality.

 

Anyway go to Japan and experience the greatness of Japanese compassion hospitality.

 

Hot springs

Many foreign tourists want to enter a hot spring.
However, if you have already decided on a travel route, you may not have time to visit the area where the hot springs are located.
Ryokans often have a hot spring so if you can experience the hot spring while staying at an accommodation facility it tends to be preferred.

Hot spring area refers to the area of the hot spring where the accommodation facility is located.

 

As of hot spring resort there are around 3100 places in Japan with accommodation.

Off course there are many hot springs in the world without accommodations.

We can really enjoy and realize that Japan is a hot spring paradise.

Japan's history backgournd is hard to understand even for Japanese people.

Yet do you want to know basic things about Samurai (Soldier), a manner of how to sepend Japan's life? (*Currently corona virus is world-widely spreading.)

 

Traveling preparation overseas is difficult but thinking about travel plan beforehand in the future, here you can pre-study with the Amazon books.

We selected ones. So please check.

● How about getting basic knowleadge from these books?

Do you have a favorite travel magazine?
Searching on your mobile or smartphone app is good, but sightseeing with a travel magazine is one of the real pleasures of traveling. 
This time I'd like to refer to recommended books right away!

No. 1

No. 2

No.3

No. 4

No. 5


● Roadside station in Japan sell local souvenir goods (No.7) 

No. 6

No. 7

No. 8

No.9

No. 10


● Let's study Japanese culture. How about No.12? 

No. 11

No. 12

No. 13

No. 14

No. 15


No. 16

No. 17

No. 18

No. 19

No. 20


 

Do you know more about us?

Click this button.

The biggest attaction of Japan

Unlike the scenic spots that everyone will be impressed there are some other scenery that can be suprising foreign visitors. 
This time we would like to introduce the original scenery that Japanese people can impress and feel the charm of Japan.
Why don't you realize that Japan is still a wonderful country filled with attactive charm.
There is sure to be a landscape that is important to you and is second to none in the world.
It will be a wonderful experience to travel around Japan in search of original scenery where you can feel the charm of Japan and feel nostalgia.
And it may be true cultural exchange to convey those original experiences to people overseas.

The good points in Japan

 

Especially it seems that it is wonderful for foreigners that trains are accurate in time and that there are many trains.
As the name suggests Japanese convenience stores are really convenient.
In addition to food and drinks and daily necessities, there are also stores where you can receive items that you have purchased online and clothes that you have sent for cleaning.

If you think that the convenience store service is gone, you might imagine a very inconvenient life.
It seems that there are many foreigners who have the impression that the staff are kind to us rather than the specific service.

Original culture of Japan

Japan is an island nation and the majority of its population has the same ethnicity and their culture and personality are similar across the country. However cultural differences naturally exist depending on the region, history and other influences.
For example the difference between Kanto (around Tokyo) and Kansai (Kinki region including Osaka, Kyoto, Nara) is remarkable in Japan and the culture, dialect, seasoning of food, and even the point of laughter are greatly different.
(Japanese people trait)
◆We often use indirect language out of consideration for the other person
(to avoid conflicts of opinion).
◆Working in groups. respect uniformity (same as everyone else)
◆Japanese don't want to stand out.

◆Japanese doesn't show much emotion.
◆Manners and rules are respected.
◆The sense of distance (personal space) between people in conversation is relatively remote with the exception of trains.
(Public transportation is very crowded during commute times)
◆Japanese don't bother waiting in line and waiting my turn
(interrupting is bad manners).
◆Most people are relatively quiet and take a long time to become friends.
◆Different people have different images of foreigners (stereotypes)
◆Shy to use English.
◆Japanese consider punctuality to be a matter of common courtesy.
◆Socializing to show respect to others (not sarcasm, but compassion)
◆Greetings are mostly light bows and only return the handshake if the person asks for it.
◆Generally, we don't make body touches when talking to colleagues.
◆Sip hot drinks and noodles (ramen, soba, udon) noisily.
◆We sometims give gifts but we don't have to give everything in return.

Romanticism of Japan History

Meiji Restoration.

Only 140 years ago there was a samurai warrior, a little blunt head, and a sword on his waist that could only be done by an actor.

From that state the foundations of this society in which we normally live now were created by those who lived their lives at that time.

A lot of foreign powers came to Japan.
Even after the Meiji Restoration, there were some internal conflicts in Japan but you can't use force. We will start fighting with words.

Such a great change has occurred in a very short period in history.
Along with post-war reconstruction we feel a mess of romance in the Meiji Restoration, which is said to be a miracle of Japan.

 

Islands of Japan Charm

 

There are currently 6,847 remote islands in Japan.

And among these many remote islands, there are many attractive places that have formed a unique culture that is a little different from the mainland.
From the north to the south of the country, the topography of Japan shows various shapes depending on the area. Japan, which is an island country surrounded by the sea, has large and small islands, and it is not possible to know the official number including uninhabited islands.
From remote islands to islands surrounded by forests, remote islands have fostered their own culture based on the local climate.
There seems to be a remote island that is not well known.
There are islands all over the country that are integrated with art.
You can interact with art while traveling around the island
A Ghibli movie with a unique atmosphere that captivates many people.
We will introduce an island where you can enjoy the atmosphere like Ghibli.

Fireworks in Japan

 

Speaking of summer in Japan, this is fireworks.

Speaking of fireworks to enjoy at home, handheld fireworks such as sparklers are popular. Recently when you put it on the water and set it on fire, many unique fireworks such as goldfish fireworks running like swimming, full-scale Niagara, and parachute fireworks with 50 parachutes jumped out.

 

In addition, the Japanese sparklers, which have been popular with the people for a long time, have disappeared from around 1998 for a while due to cost and labor problems. Until recently, China was the norm for producing sparklers.
Recently, however, the number of domestically produced sparklers is increasing in order to make new domestic products. Since domestic sparklers are expensive, sparks scatter widely and fireballs do not easily fall, so it seems to be popular for those who want to enjoy beautiful fireworks for a long time. There are also high-end sparklers whose hand-held parts are finished like petals, and variations are increasing.
But the best thing about summer is fireworks.

At this time, fireworks festivals are held all over the country, making it an event that many people enjoy.
The oldest Sumida River Fireworks Festival attracts nearly one million spectators and the exciting fireworks festival of the Edogawa is becoming more popular in Tokyo.
In Osaka, 1.3 million spectators are gathering for the dedication fireworks at the Tenjin Festival. About 1,000 tournaments are held every year nationwide, with Hokkaido's Doshino Fireworks Festival in the north and Okinawa's Urasoe Tedako Festival in the south.

Japan's festival

 

Watching beautiful scenery, dancing with everyone, eating delicious food. 
This is a Japanese festival that has become established as an entertainment event,
but do you know that it was a sacred event that enshrines God in ancient times?
The following introduces the origins, history, and features of Japanese festivals.
If you read it, you may get closer to the essence of "what is a Japanese festival?"
One of the characteristics of Japanese festivals is “diversity”.
Deeply involved in this diversity is the unique view of religion.

In the world, there are "monotheism" which worships the only god and "polytheism" which worships various gods.
Japan is included in polytheism, but it can be said that it is a special category.
It is because of the faith that God dwells in all things in the forest, from nature such as the sea and mountains to artificial things such as tableware and sandals. This unique view of religion gave rise to various forms of festivals throughout Japan.

In the north, Namahage rampages with a knife, and in the south, Shisa drives away the disaster. The diverse Japanese festival offers a variety of unique scenery.
Although people's perceptions and meanings of Japanese festivals have changed over time, the weight of traditional culture and history that the festival itself retains in modern times has not changed. By exploring them, why the festival was created in Japan, why various festivals were held, how it changed, etc., we can get a clue to the history that has come to the area. Is.

And above all, the festival has the effect of keeping people's hearts together, both now and in the past. The movement of all the people in the region to cooperate and raise the excitement of the Japanese festival invites people in an extraordinary manner, and awakens the sense of unity between the ethnic groups and other people, which are usually fading.

Even now and in the past, even if the meaning of the people changes, the "festival" is an important event for the humankind who live in the community to live.