TOP > The interview to Taiwanese tourist! The beauties of the Central Japan
Located in the center of Japan, Central Japan is surrounded by beautiful nature such as the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean,
the Japan Alps, and Mt. Fuji. It has many different ways of enjoyment, since this area is the birthplace of culture of Samurai, and also has a head office of TOYOTA. It is easy to access to Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto, because of its location, which give us a superior convenience as the spot of visiting Japan.
We held an interview with Taiwanese tourists who came to Central Japan!
When we asked them the impressive spots, all of them answered the place
with the view of snow. The white and shiny snow. It doesn't snow much in
Taiwan, so they will be excited with the snowy space. A particularly popular
spot of snowscape is the Gassho-zukuri in Shirakawago.
The Gassho-zukuri is a Japanese architectural style, and it is said that the
term of Gassho-zukuri came from the fact that the shape of the roof
resembles that of praying hands. It is designated as a world heritage,
and more than 210,000 foreign tourists visit there every year. You may
enjoy the fantastic scenery such as white mountains that spreads behind
Gassho-zukuri, and snow falling silently in the air. You will also relish that scenery and sightseeing at Matsumoto-jo Castle (a national treasure),
hot springs, and "Bokka no Sato" where you can spend time with animals.
The Gassho-zukuri in Shirakawago is systematically
and calculatedly preserved.
I was impressed by the efforts of preserving for
Japanese historic culture.
Some of visitors are surprised at polite response from Japanese. "The spirit
of hospitality" have taken root in Japan. "The hospitality(Omotenashi)" is the mind of concerning for other, and warmhearted treating and serving to
guests. You feel that spirit in many occasions such as hotels and restaurants.
Some of the Taiwanese tourists said that they want to teach Japanese
manner and spirit to their children.
Also, there is a big difference about the traffic manners. It is normal to
Japanese that people drive with giving way to others. Japanese tried not to
bother anyone and follow order. Let's find some Japanese habit and culture
in any spots.
In Taiwan, people drive scrambling, so I feel secure with Japanese traffic.
I was surprised that Japanese toilet can flush
What we need during travel is the information of the tourist spots such as
weather forecast, transportation system, restaurant, and toilet. Some of the
tour come with tour guides, but information of the destination is necessary
There's a great demand for website dedicated to tourism information.
Moreover, the information such as weather forecast and navigation is
necessary in real time when you get there. Tocheck those information,
wi-fi is required, which is one of the big task in Japan.
The instruction from the tour guide gave us
preliminary knowledge, so that we enjoyed our
When it comes to travel, what we want is souvenir. The characteristic
regional souvenir, snacks, and Japanese brand are popular. In Central
Japan, each region has its own characteristic; "Sarubobo" in Hida Takayama,
craft-work in Magome, and Japanese confectionery such as Kintsuba cakes
Especially, snacks are perfect for souvenir, since they are wrapped neatly
even little ones.
Japanese product have a reputation for safety and trustfully; medicinal
product such as eye-drop and digestive medicine, and beauty product such
as hand cream and eye mask are popular.
Some of the interviewee bought too much gifts for their friends, and their
suitcases were packed full. People fascinated by Japanese subculture are
increasing. One of the Japanese characters called "Rirakkuma" gains
popularity in Taiwan. Some of those character products sold only locally,
which gives tourists one more pleasure.
I love "Rirakkuma" and collect products designed
all over the world.
I was glad to get "Daifuku mochi” which I watched
All of them who cooperated to the interview answered that they want to come
visit Japan again. Because of the quality of people, nature, and culture, you want to visit here again.
There are much more appeals in Central Japan such as Toyota Plant Tour,
Kirin Beer Park Factory Tour, and special gourmet. If you come to Japan for
the first time, or you have been to only Osaka and Tokyo, please come visit
this fascinating area. You will discover new attraction in Japan.
I was impressed with the great manner and the
style of living in Japan. I want to come visit here
again with my children and their friends when
they grow up.