1. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park
One of the most interesting natural places in Japan, which is visited annually by about 20 million tourists. The park contains the famous Mount Fuji, 5 large mountain lakes located nearby at an altitude of over 1000 meters, hot springs and waterfalls, islands and a beach, as well as ancient Buddhist and Shinto temples.
A popular place in the park is the cable car to Mount Hakone, which was previously an active volcano. Around it there are 6 small volcanoes, which are still smoking today. From the transparent cabins of the cableway, an incredible view of the entire park and its landscapes opens up, and after the “landing” you are waiting for the thermal springs and the incredibly beautiful mountain lake Asi.
2. Matsumoto Castle
The castle, located in the same city, is considered one of the most beautiful in Japan. It is practically the only one that has survived to its present day in its original form (and it was built in the 16th century).
Matsumoto Castle is also called the “Black Crow Castle” - for its black walls and roofs of 5 floors, which resemble bird wings. It stands near the shores of the lake, in which white swans swim, and around it there is an amazing park and a garden of chrysanthemums. As in any Japanese park, cherry trees grow on its territory and there are small, but beautiful bridges across the lake.
You can just look at the castle from the side and take a walk in the park, or you can go on a tour of the castle and learn its rich history and all its owners who fought for the right is located within these walls.
3. Shinjuku Geen National Park in Tokyo
One of the largest parks in Japan and a favorite place for recreation among residents and visitors alike. He gained fame thanks to its beauty and diversity. On the territory of Shinjuku-geen there are 3 large gardens: classical Japanese, located by two ponds, a “regular” French garden and a landscaped English garden.
Of course, the Japanese garden is the most popular - it is on its territory that a record number of sakuras grows (more than 1500), and when in spring the main tree of the country begins to bloom, the apple has nowhere to fall on the number of people willing to see this miracle. Two ponds flow near the park, there are small islands that are connected by bridges, where you can also walk.
French and English gardens are created strictly in the European landscape traditions - with their inherent fountains, clipped bushes, flower beds, etc. Between the gardens in the park you can find the Taiwan Pavilion, where there is a tea house and an old wooden villa.
4. Kenroku-en Park in Kanazawa
Kenroku-en Park in Kanazawa by Elena Glubokovskih
Kenroku-en (or "Garden of Six Virtues") is one of the main Japanese parks. It is incredibly picturesque, created for a perfect and relaxing pastime. Kenroku-en is more than 8,000 species of trees, shrubs, plants. These are waterfalls, streams, fountains and bridges. These are tea houses and places for recreation. Every meter of the park is thought out to the smallest detail, and designers and dozens of gardeners are working on it every day. Here it is worth walking at least once and see all this beauty of Japan personally.Japan is an amazing mix of old traditions and shrines and the most advanced technologies. A country that respects its past immensely and at the same time rushes into the future, having in its arsenal unique natural wonders and creative heritage. TripMyDream has gathered for you 10 interesting places in Japan that you should definitely see to get to know this incredible country as best you can.
Bulgaria is an amazing country, the rest of which has a number of advantages. First, Bulgaria combines all kinds of recreation - there is also a summer holiday, which is represented by a wide variety of resorts for every taste and budget, and winter ski resorts with routes of varying complexity. Secondly, the country ranks second in the world in terms of the number of mineral springs. Thirdly, it ranks third in Europe in terms of the number of architectural attractions and cultural heritage.Paragraph.
Interesting places: Bulgaria is not for nothing called a country of contrasts, because it is here that unusual places are gathered, to which one wants to touch and enjoy their beauty. Rocky mountains, golden sandy beaches, mysterious caves, quiet mirror lakes, fast rivers and fruitful plains are all beautiful places of Bulgaria. In addition, vacation spots in Bulgaria attract tourists from all corners of the globe and numerous mineral springs, a unique climate and balneological resorts: Hisar, Sandanski, Velingrad and Devin.
Another beautiful place in Bulgaria is the Basarbov Monastery, located in the valley of the Lom river and consisting of three hundred rooms. The date of the founding of this monastery dates back to the reign of Tsar John-Alexander. For those who prefer to relax in quiet and quiet places, the Arbanassi spruce in Bulgaria is ideal. It is located in the Veliko Tarnovo region and was founded by the Albanians in the 15th century. Particularly popular here are holy places: the Church of the Nativity of Christ, the Church of the Saints of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the Church of St. George.
Varna is another interesting place in Bulgaria, a major resort and port city, which was called Stalin in the forties and fifties of the last century. The history of the city of Varna is unique and filled with numerous historical facts. For example, in the third century BC this city was dependent on the Roman Empire and Macedonia, and in 681 it was revived by the Bulgarian Khan Asparuh. In 1391, Varna was conquered by the army of the Ottoman Empire, and in 1828 became the property of the Russian Empire, in which France and Britain tried to win it back.
- Apart from the Bulgarians, in villages and small towns there are pomatsi. It is a mixture of Turks and Bulgarians, professing Islam. As a rule, men wear pants - trousers of alyapian colors, women tie a white shawl with fringe on their head. Despite the fact that they are very cowardly and afraid of the police, it is better not to contact them.
- Coffee and thick milk ("mashed mash") are the two main non-alcoholic beverages in Bulgaria. They are drunk everywhere and always.
- National and the most favorite alcoholic beverage - rakia. The recipe for its production is based on wine and fruit juice.
- The verb "Karam" has the meaning: live, go, study, earn and many others. Although this is strange, however, it is often easy to guess by the meaning of the sentence.
- Breakfast and favorite snack of Bulgarians - banichka - a bun from a fragrant dough, most often made with stuffed from brynza.
- For the holidays it is customary to bake banitza (same as banichka, only large). The favorite tradition of all Bulgarians for Christmas is the banitsa with predictions or coins.
- Mastic is another national drink. It is aniseed vodka, which is drunk with ayran (traditional Bulgarian kefir). Among the Russians there is a great many fans of this drink, as well as haters.
- You should be vigilant when buying fresh milk, sometimes it is of very dubious quality. The rest of Bulgarian products do not cause any fear, as a rule, do not cause.