Japan Destinations

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Who does not know Japan? Sakura country has been successfully become one of the developed countries in Asia and even the world. Products produced by this country are familiar to use in everyday life, call it motorcycle, car and various electronic devices.

Not only advanced in the field of technology and economy, Japan also continues to increase its prestige in the field of tourism. Many foreign tourists choose Japan as a tourist destination including Indonesians. Well, for you who are also planning a vacation to Japan, consider the reviews of 10 popular tourist attractions in the following Sakura Affairs:

1.Tokyo Disneyland


Not unlike the concept of Disneyland in several other countries, Tokyo Disneyland also presents a theme park recreation Disney. Here, you can watch a variety of vehicle rides with the theme of the films produced Walt Disney.

It is the first Disneyland to be built outside the United States and officially opened in 1983. Tokyo Disneyland is divided into seven major areas: World Bazaar, Tomorrowland, Toontown, Adventureland, Westernland, Critter Country and Fantasyland. Each of these zones has its own characteristics.

For those of you who bring children, Toontown is the right zone. Here, kids can get into the Disney cartoon town. They can visit Mickey Mouse’s house or play on Donald Duck’s boat. To shop, you can go to World Bazaar. The zone located at the entrance is perfect for you fans of shopping and culinary tours. The building was designed to resemble America in the early 20th century.

In addition to these two zones, you should not miss the other five zones that are not less interesting.

2. Tokyo DisneyseaStill under the same umbrella as Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disneysea is also a Disney-themed theme park. If Disneyland favor rides land tour, Disneysea is carrying the concept of water. Tokyo Disneysea is more targeted to teenage visitors to adults. But this does not mean that small children are barred from entering. You can still visit him with family and enjoy the excitement of vacation in this tourist spot. Tokyo Disneysea is divided into seven main zones, among others: Meditteranean Harbor, Mysterious Island, Mermaid Lagoon, Arabian Coast, Lost River Delta, Port Discovery and American Waterfront. One of the most interesting is the Mediterranean Harbor, Here, you will be invited to go around using a kind of gondola in Venice, Italy. For those who love adventure, try entering the Arabian Coast. Sinbad will take you to explore the palace and the sea around it. 3. Hiroshima Peace Memorial ParkHiroshima Peace Memorial Park is an area devoted to commemorating the atomic bomb tragedy that rocked the city of Hiroshima in 1945. Before being destroyed by atomic bombs, Hiroshima is the central business and political district of the city. It is also what makes it the target of the operation at that time. Today, the 120,000-square-meter park is a stunning contrast in Hiroshima. This vast park surrounded by a storied building has become one of the favorite locations of local people to spend the day off. Here, you can still see the remains of buildings that still stand after being bombed, one of them is A-Bomb Dome. Every year on August 6, at exactly 8:16 pm, a memorial service is held here. This commemoration begins with a moment of silence and speech. In addition to local residents, there are many foreign tourists who also come and join in this memorial. 4. Fujiko F. Fujio MuseumAre you a fan of Doraemon cartoon character? Doraemon is already familiar to comic fans and cartoon series. Robot blue cat blue future is a favorite of many children and also among adults. Not only can you see it in comics and TV, you can also visit and touch Doraemon at Fujiko F. Fujio Museum. Inside the museum, there is a diorama where Doraemon and his friends pose in a very famliar room for the lover like Nobita’s room and a play field with three big pipes. In addition to Doraemon, the museum also displayed another character by Fujiko F. Fujio, P Man. Satisfied around, you can taste the typical menu at this tourist spot. The food menu in this restaurant is also themed Doraemon. You can order dorayaki cakes and various other foods decorated with Doraemon’s face. 5. Yokohama Raumen MuseumWhat is your favorite Japanese cuisine? The answer can be varied because it’s a lot of super-delicious Japanese cuisine. One of the culinary that has many fans is ramen. Now, ramen fans can come to Yokohama Raumen Museum. Yokohama Raumen Museum or better known as Ramen Museum will invite you not only to enjoy delicious ramen processed chef trained, but also to know the history of ramen in Japan. Here, there is a special room containing information on the history and development of ramen. In another room, you will enter a replica of Shitamachi city, the city that became the forerunner of popular ramen in Japan. In addition, there are nine restaurants serving typical ramen from different regions of Japan. For those of you who want to taste everything, but fear too full. You can choose a mini ramen which although smaller portions but did not reduce the delicacy in the least. 6. ZoorasiaZoos have always been interesting sights in various parts of the world. In Japan, you are required to come to one of Zoorasia’s popular zoos, which is the largest and most well-preserved zoo in the State of Sakura. Tourist attractions in Japan is divided into several zones including Japanese Countryside, Surbatic Forest, Asian Tropical Forest, Amazon Jungle and others. of the many animals that become collections here, some of the favorite visitors are elephants, polar bears and black bears. Once satisfied around, you can rest while enjoying the delicious cuisine ala restaurant in Zoorasia. For children, there is a playground with an interesting animal concept to try. 7. Okinawa Churaumi AquariumOkinawa Churaumi Aquarium is touted as the best aquarium in Japan. The main attraction here is the Kuroshio Tank, a giant aquarium where visitors can watch the marine life through the tunnels that are available. In addition to a giant aquarium, here also there is an outdoor pool that often present marine animal performances such as dolphins and sea lions. 8. Golden PavilionGolden Pavilion is one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Japan. This tourist spot is also known by the name of Kinkakuji and Rokuonji. Previously, this temple is a resting place Ashikaga Yoshimitsu after retirement. But now this temple becomes a tourist place visited by many domestic and foreign tourists every day. The hallmark of the Golden Pavilion is its gold-colored roof. In addition to seeing typical Japanese ancient architecture, you can also enjoy hot tea at Tea Garden in this tourist area. here is also a typical Golden Pavilion souvenir shop. 9. Jigokudani Monkey ParkEver see wild monkeys soaking in hot springs like humans? If not and you are curious, please come to Jigokudani Monkey Park. This area is the original habitat of a typical Japanese monkey known as Snow Monkey. Here, you can see the monkeys up close and they will not be disturbed by the presence of visitors. Although these monkeys soak every day of the year, but the best time to come is during the winter season between December – March. At that time, white snow around the bath will add beauty to the photo you produce.10. Mount FujiMount Fuji is certainly familiar to you. Mount as high as 3776 meters is the highest mountain and most popular in Japan. The mountain is located between Yamanashi and Shizuoka and if the day is sunny, you can see it from Tokyo and Yokohama. Another way to enjoy the beauty of Mount Fuji is by train between Tokyo and Osaka. To enjoy the beauty of Mount Fuji from close, you can climb it. There are five beautiful lakes above an altitude of about 1,000 meters above sea level. The five lakes are Yamanakako, Motosuko, Saiko, Shojiko and Kawaguchiko. In addition, there is a rest area, Fujigoko, which provides resorts, camping ground, fishing pond, museum and also warm water bath.

Borobudur Destinations of Indonesia

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The name of Borobudur Temple is certainly familiar to you. This temple is called the largest Buddhist temple complex in Indonesia, even the largest of the world. UNESCO established it as one of the world heritage sites in 1991. In addition to being a world cultural heritage, Borobudur Temple also became one of the tourist attractions that attract much attention of world tourists.

Borobudur temple located in Central Java, Indonesia has an area of ​​123 x 123 square meters and consists of 10 levels. The building is composed of a volcanic block forming 504 statues, 72 stupas and a large main stupa at its peak. Uniquely, these blocks are arranged without the use of adhesive or cement, this complex looks like a giant lego arrangement.

Borobudur Temple wall decorated about 1,460 relief panels with a length of each panel 2 meters. These relief panels tell about the life-level of the Buddha. Relief at the bottom of the temple is called ‘Kamadathu’ which tells about the bad man behavior that is filled with the lust of the world and make it into hell. Relief of the middle is called ‘Rapadathu’, tells the story of a man who has freed from the lust of the world, while the top relief is ‘Arupadhatu’. This relief depicts the highest level of achievement in which the gods reside.

In addition to the three reliefs, there is actually a relief panel at the bottom of the buried temple. According to historians, the buried relief is named ‘Karmawibhangga’. This is the relief that tells about the lowest level of humans. This relief illustrates the bad behavior of humans who follow their lusts like killing, gossiping and raping. Even mentioned there is a picture of marital relationship. Burial relief panel has two reasons, namely because the relief is considered impolite and because of efforts to strengthen the temple to stand upright.

Borobudur Temple is called as one of the greatest masterpieces of man throughout history. The arrangement of the volcanic beams and the relief sculpture is an unrivaled piece of art. This tourist spot is also a proof of the progress of ancient human civilization in the field of architecture, technology and literary arts.

In this complex there are two museums namely Raks Samudera Museum and Karmawibhangga Museum. Raks Samudera Museum contains various collections and information about the history of Asian – African trade in ancient times, while the Karmawibhangga Museum contains information about the construction of Borobudur Temple.

Not only the temple buildings that attract attention, but also the natural scenery around it. To the south of the temple is Manoreh Hill which, when viewed form resembles a person in a sleeping position. In addition to Bukit Manoreh, there are still Mount Sumbing, Mount Sindoro, Mount Merbabu, and Mount Merapi that surround this magnificent building.

History of Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple is estimated to begin construction during the Syailendra dynasty around the 9th century under the reign of King Samaratungga. Architect of the construction of a temple complex named Gunadharma who managed to design this extraordinary building despite not knowing the computer system and other advanced technology. Construction of this largest temple complex can be completed about 50-70 years later. The name Borobudur comes from Sanskrit ‘Vihara Buddha Uhr’ which means Buddhist Monastery on the Hill.

At that time, Borobudur Temple became the center of the greatest religious activity. Until the entry of the influence of Islam in the 15th century. This temple began to be abandoned by people who converted to Islam. Borobudur more forgotten when the eruption of Mount Merapi that made buried volcanic ash.

In 1814, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles revealed the existence of Borobudur Temple after getting information about the existence of a large building buried in volcanic ash. Not only buried in volcanic ash, the condition of the temple when found also filled with bushes.

Since its rediscovery, the restoration and various reconstruction efforts of the temple have been done from the British colonial period until the time when Indonesia was independent. With the help of UNESCO and cultural history experts from around the world, Indonesia continues to improve the condition of Borobudur Temple. After more than ten centuries of neglected and undeveloped, this temple complex has remained firmly established to this day.

What can be done at Borobudur Temple?
There are so many things you can do while in the largest Buddhist temple complex in the world, including:

Studying the art of literature and culture
If you love the art of literature and culture, being in Borobudur Temple will surely be an exciting experience. You can read and observe the relief panel drawn on the temple wall.
To be able to read this relief story in sequence, you have to walk around the temple in a clockwise direction from left to right. Start from the eastern door at the lowest level and walk around until it returns to the original door and then go up the stairs to the next level. Do this constantly to the top level to get a sequential and complete story. You have trouble reading stories in relief? No need to be confused because there are guide services that are ready to help you.

Photo Hunting
This tourist place offers a lot of interesting photo objects for you, photography enthusiasts. Try going around this temple complex and find the right angle to take pictures. Borobudur Temple is also known to have beautiful sunrise and sunset views. Come to the right moment, prepare your camera and congratulate the beautiful scenery.

Hunting souvenirs
It’s not complete if you visit a tourist spot without buying a souvenir. Not far from the Borobudur temple complex, there is a row of souvenir kiosks. You can buy a variety of items ranging from hats, t-shirts, bags, key chains to miniature temples. The price offered varies, use your ability to bid as best as you can.

Walk around the temple complex
In the complex of Borobudur Temple there is a wide green courtyard that you can explore. In addition to walking, you can rent a bicycle to tour this place. You bring a little child? Try riding a rabbit train that kids really love. If you want to try a different experience, why not try to ride andong to get around?

What else is interesting from Borobudur Temple?
Borobudur Temple became one of the most influential places of worship for Buddhists in the world. Each year, this temple complex becomes the center of the feast of Waisak and is visited by Buddhists from various countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, China and Tibet. The feast of Waisak is celebrated on the full moon in May or commonly called Purnama Siddhi.

The highlight of this Waisak celebration invites many tourists both domestic and foreign. At that time the release of hundreds of lanterns to the sky and the best hope for the next year.