The most attractive places for tourists are cities with rich history, numerous temples, shrines and castles, but during such trips some relaxation may be very important and there are a lot of such options in Japan. I eagerly share my own experience of visiting some quiet places that I’ve visited on breaks between crowded places of interest.
From busy Tokyo I made a trip to Takao-san where I took a hiking trail that stretched along a wooded mountainside with breathtaking views. Heading to Kawagoe in Saitama Prefecture by chance I discovered spacious and very quiet Omiya Park with giant trees creating nice shadows and providing relief from the bright sunshine.
Visiting Mito for the purpose of seeing the blue flower fields of Hitachi Seaside Park and Kairakuen, Garden I found a very nice walk along the river with a peaceful view and a lot of swans around. And there I still a special place in my heart for Nagano Prefecture with grand views of the mountains, rocks and open landscapes.
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I love Japan very much! I like small towns of Japan where I can watch people doing their business and talk to them carefully. They're always friendly. I like Japanese gardens where I can just sit or walk and take my time. Also I like Shinto Jinja as being there I feel in peace. I like to watch sunsets and then to dine in some small local places. I like to soak into onsen after a long day of wandering. I like Japanese crafts very much as all items are made with great taste and skill. Nihon wo daisuki desuyo! My photos from Japan I also place here: https://gurushots.com/f10384/photos Matane!