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Japan Clients’ Names: Enrica Immacolata & Sandra Wibke. TDC200 TB Harneet Kukreja Leona Koh Joanna Haoyi Naomi Csercsa Professor: Heather Keddie. Scenario.
Professor: Heather Keddie
This country was selected for Miss. Enrica and Miss. Sandra because they are motivated to travel to a country that is unique when it comes to culture, has a variety of amazing and different sorts of food and there are many options to shop. Needs are met with this country as there are plenty of historic sites (to support their Major in Post-Secondary) to visit and a lot of exposure in their favourites, anime and video games. Their expectation is also covered with Japan since; they are going without a budget and will be able to achieve their dream, a trip of a lifetime.
Can you drink the water in this destination?
Local food in Japan: While Japan had been known mostly for foods like sushi or sukiyaki, the country’s vast variety of great foods has become more recognized throughout the world. Local specialties vary from region to region, which makes travelling around the country to try the different cuisine even better. Most foods include some form of seafood, vegetables, meat, rice or noodles.
a ball of rice (sometimes rapped in seaweed).
chewy, while the inside is creamy
Local beverage in Japan: One beverage that is very popular in Japan is “nihonshu” (Japanese rice wine), also know as sake outside of Japan. Brewed using rice and seed malt, this alcoholic drink is very popular throughout the country, whether it is served at room temperature or chilled. The best sake is made using high quality rice and water, and with the right climate.
What makes this beverage special: Similarly with grapes used for making wine, the rice used for making sake have to be a very high quality to make a great product. Traditional methods are still used to brew Japanese rice wines, and this makes them truly special to the country. Some brands of sake are sold worldwide.
What religions are represented in the country
Discuss any crime, political problems and/or other issues
Where is the best shopping area? Tokyo is great for shopping, specifically at Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku and Ginza
What items are considered best buys for this destination? Yukata (informal version of the kimono, robe), kokeshi dolls and woodblock prints are common great buys for this destination.
Is bargaining allowed? Bargaining is frowned upon in Japan as there are set prices. Discount or extra is given by the owner with his or her will.
Recommend local souvenirs, handicrafts or artefacts to purchase:
Describe local sports visitors could observe? Visitors will enjoy observing Japanese sumo wrestling, martial arts (judo, karate, kendo, kyudo and aikido), and the Tokyo marathon that occurs in early spring.
Describe local night life: Japan is known for its entertainment: red-light districts, clubs and shows. Most bars/clubs charge usually up to $50 that covers the ticket, possibly a drink or a cheap item. Heading to an upscale sushi bar/restaurant is also a part of local night life where some mingle or relax.
Attraction Name: Imperial Palace East Gardens
Describe Location: The East Gardens is a 15 minute walk from Tokyo Station. It is also reachable by a short walk from from Otemachi Station on the Chiyoda, Tozai, Marunouchi, Hanzomon and Mita Subway Lines.
Address: 1-1 Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0001, Japan
Man-made or Natural? Man-made
Entrance Fees: Free
Hours of Operation:9:00 to 16:30 (until 17:00 from mid April through August; until 16:00 from November through February).
What is the appeal to tourists?
Attraction Name: Matsumoto Castle
Describe Location: Matsumoto Castle is a hirashiro (flatland castle) located in the city of Matsumoto, Nagano (easy access from Tokyo by train)
Address: 4-1 Marunouchi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-0873, Japan
Man-Made or Natural? Man made by ShimadachiSadagana, using earth, stone and wood.
Entrance Fees: 600 yen (around 6.50 at time of writing)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (doors close at 4:30 pm). Closed from Dec 29 until Jan 3
Appeal to Tourists: nicknamed the Crow Castle thanks to its pitch black exterior, Matsumoto Castle is one of the National Treasures of Japan. If visiting during spring (April), it is a popular cherry blossom viewing spot. Every summer (July), a taiko drum festival is held and moon viewing festivals are held during autumn (September) in the special moon viewing room of the castle.
Attraction Name:Commonly referred to as Hakone Lake; formally Ashinoko Lake
Describe Location: A crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, a complex volcano
Address: located on the island of Honshu in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture, 62 miles from Tokyo
Man-Made or Natural? Natural
Entrance Fees: boat cruise fee: 970 yen (approx. $10.53 CAD)
Hours of Operation: hours of operation: 9:30am – 5:30pm, 7 days a week
Appeal to Tourists: It is known for its many onsen (hot springs) and its views of Mount Fuji. Local attractions also include Owakudani (steam vents, bubbling pools, black eggs), Hakone pirate ships, hiking trails.
Transfer by Airport bus service to Kansai International airport, Osaka, for your onward flight home.
Miss Immacolata and Miss Wibke would enjoy a trip to Japan due to the incredibly rich culture the country has to offer. From Matsumoto Castle and Meiji Shrine to the UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawago, there will always be something that catches their eye. Japan offers a wide range of foods, from traditional meals like sushi, to light snacks like the ever popular takoyaki. The Splendors of Japan 2014 package will give Miss Immocolata and Miss Wibke the opportunity to enjoy Japanese-style food at local restaurants. In addition, Japan is a shopping paradise, with streets such as Nakamise filled with both local and foreign brands, and can go from 100-yen shops to high end boutiques in a second. As they are both anime enthusiasts, they will enjoy Akihabara, the electronics street of Tokyo, filled with discount shops and otaku merchandise.
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