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54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

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36. Great Seto Bridge

The Great Seto Bridge is a set of 6 consecutive bridges that connect 5 islands in the Seto Inland Sea. It comes across as breathtakingly beautiful, especially at night when it is lit up. It took 10 years to construct this series of bridges. Taking a trip across the bridge is the only way you will be able to appreciate the construction. You could take a drive across the distance or hop on to the JR train line for a 510 JPY ride across (approx. USD 4-5). Alternately you could take a cruise that goes on for about an hour right from the port. Be ready to take some stunning photographs.

35. Ride a "Mini" Bike

The pretty cute concept of pocket bikes began in Japan years ago and the rest of the world has just caught on. In this sport, the bikes are miniatures of what adults usually ride. The mini bike is usually an electric bike and requires a great amount of balance and nerve to sit on it and ride.

34. Osu Kannon Temple

The Osu Kannon Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nagoya, Japan. This temple was built in the 1300s, but in 1820 was partially destroyed by a fire. It has since been rebuilt. The current temple houses a large number of Japanese and Chinese works (books). A street market is held on the 18th of each month.

33. Get personal sweat towels

Japanese have a wonderful culture – they hate to waste. One important part of this is recycling their products. One such product is the sweat towel. Instead of using a tissue paper or paper towels, it is more green to use a personal hand towel or the Tenugui. Now, where can you get these in Japan? Anywhere! Well, the ordinary non-personalised ones can be bought anywhere – be it a supermarket or a convenience store. These make perfect souvenirs too. They are reusable, washable and cut down on paper waste.

32. Buy Cheap Beer – Happoshu!

Want to try fake beer? Yeah, Happoshu or low malt beer is available in Japan. Try your hand at this and see if you like it. It is called fake beer or a beer-like beverage because of its low malt content (less than 67%). Happoshu is available all over Japan and you can find it easily.

31. Eat Sushi

Sushi is synonymous with Japan. Sushi consists of cooked rice and is stuffed with things like raw seafood, vegetables, and sometimes even fruits wrapped in dried seaweed, or nori. When in Rome, eat like the Romans do, and, thus, when in Japan, eat like the Japanese – eat sushi!