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By, Jocelyn Yu
Japan and Korea are located in Asia, one of the biggest continents.
Many people visit Japan for the attractions, anime, manga, and more!
Arashiyama- Arashiyama has a beautiful scenery, and is famous for the cherry blossoms they have in the spring and summer, and the bamboo groves, and boats they have. (Wikipedia)
Kiyomizu-dera- Kiyomizu-dera, officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site.
Kinkaku-ji- Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually.
Fushimi Inari Taisha- Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of the god Inari, located in Fushimi Ward in Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level.
If you’re thinking of going to Japan, think about going to places and eating the things below!
What to eat in Japan
SOBA (Buckwheat Noodles)
UDON (Thick Japanese Noodles)
TEMPURA (Savories in Tempura, or fried batter)
SUSHI (Rice wrapped in seaweed and other savories)
RAMEN (Japanese Noodles with salty soup and other savories)
CREPES (Fruits wrapped in a sweet pancake)
South Korea inspired me to write this because I am going there for Spring Break!
In South Korea, you MUST GO TO THESE PLACES!!!
Gyeongbokgung Palace-Gyeongbokgung, also known as Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace, was the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, it is located in northern Seoul, South Korea.
North Seoul Tower-The N Seoul Tower, officially the YTN Seoul Tower and commonly known as the Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower, is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul, South Korea. At 236 metres, it marks the second highest point in Seoul.
Myeong-dong-Bustling Myeong-dong is a shopping area packed with international fashion brands, luxury department stores and homegrown cosmetics shops. Casual eateries offer Korean dumplings and ginseng chicken soup, while street vendors sell Japanese and Thai snacks. Shows mixing folk music and drama are staged at Myeongdong Nanta Theatre. Nearby 19th-century Myeong-dong Cathedral features a Gothic-style bell tower. Also selling Seoul’s famous street foods, such as Tanghulu (strawberries covered in sugar, and famous for asmr), octopus tentacles, fried chicken, and many more! Although they’re very unhealthy, you’ll want to visit Myeong-dong!
Bukchon Hanok Village-Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village in Seoul with a long history located on the top of a hill between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment.
Insa-Dong-The focal point (in Seoul) of lively Insadong is its pedestrianized main street, which is crammed with teahouses and Korean eateries, plus shops selling traditional goods like pottery, tea and handmade hanji paper. The offbeat Ssamziegil complex has cozy cafes and mural-lined stairwells leading to a roof terrace, while the Hakgojae gallery shows modern art. Leafy Tapgol Park has a massive stone pagoda.
Changdeokgung-Changdeokgung, also known as Changdeokgung Palace or Changdeok Palace, is set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the "Five Grand Palaces" built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty.
Lotte World-Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea. It consists of the world's largest indoor theme park, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters.
Cheonggyecheon-Cheonggyecheon is a 10.9-kilometre-long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul, South Korea. The massive urban renewal project is on the site of a stream that flowed before the rapid post-war economic development caused it to be covered by transportation infrastructure.
Namsan-Nam Mountain is a peak, 262 metres high, in the Jung-gu district of south central Seoul, South Korea. Although known as Mongmyeoksan, or 목멱산, in the past, it is now commonly referred to as Mt. Namsan. It offers some hiking, picnic areas and views of downtown Seoul's skyline.
Dongdaemun Market-Dongdaemun Market or Tongdaemun is a large commercial district in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. With traditional markets and shopping centers, it is a popular shopping and tourist destination that has been designated a 'Special Tourism Zone' since 2002.
Jongmyo Shrine-Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine in Seoul, is dedicated to the perpetuation of memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. According to UNESCO, the shrine is the oldest royal Confucian shrine preserved and the ritual ceremonies continue a tradition established in the 14th century.
WHAT TO EAT IN SOUTH KOREA
Ddeokbokki (Korean Spicy Rice Cakes) 떡볶이
Samgyupsal (Grilled Pork Belly BBQ) 삼겹살
Gogigui (Korean BBQ) 고기구이
Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) 삼계탕
Patbingsu (Red Bean Shaved Ice) 팥빙수
Juk (Korean Traditional Porridge) 죽
Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Stew) 부대찌
Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice) 비빔밥
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