Japan or France


Posted by: Lari

29th Aug 2015 11:24pm

if you had the chance would you go to Japan or would you go to France? tell us why

Comments 44

  • 6th Mar 2021 10:39pm

Japan. been to Japan once, and never to France so my comment may be biased but Japan has better atmosphere for me. while racism does exist everywhere, and that includes Japan, i feel that Japanese are a bit more tolerant and respectful of foreigners. and plus i love the cherry blossoms so it's one of the reasons why i prefer Japan over France.

  • 23rd Oct 2019 05:55am

Hard choice....
Been to France many times, never Japan.
France remains on the list for the food, wine & history.
Japan... maybe I'll get there sometime for a week or so. Japanese food is not on my preferred list. The history is interesting though.

  • 19th Aug 2017 08:24pm

I prefer Japan as Japanese is very polite and friendly. I like their culture, food (snacks, sushi, sashimi etc.), advanced technology, music, hot spring and lots of beautiful sceneries all over the countryside.

  • 11th Jun 2017 05:09am

With the current problems in France, I would be inclined to avoid it for a while. I know there is little chance of being caught up by the weirdos with explosives, but why take the risk. As soon as it is labelled "terrorist attack", the insurance companies have a means of avoiding payout.

  • 16th Nov 2015 03:23pm

Been to France several times - I have family there - & love going there, although I REALLY don't like leaving via CDG airport.

Japan I'd like to go to, but am not fussed on Japanese foods. Most other Asian foods are fine. I do realise there will be some Western take-aways as options, but most of them are not really options.

I would go to either, but food wise France is preferred - though maybe not this week. I'm with Paris.

  • 5th Oct 2015 05:45pm

Paris, France because i had the opportunity to be there for three days. It wasnt enough time to look around so i definitly want to go back

  • 24th Sep 2015 04:41pm

I would go to France because i love european food and culture

William Tell
  • 24th Sep 2015 01:05pm

I love France and it's countryside, food, architecture, art, culture and it's glorious wines especially their champagnes. How could you not go past France as it is a country of great civilization ever since the continent of Europe was born !!!
I was only there last year after my trip to Switzerland which is a beauty to behold in it's countryside. There is even a part of France there too as some if it's population do speak French. No if it is sublime you want, France is the place !!!

  • 19th Sep 2015 03:12pm

I would go to France and take at least a 2 week river cruise and then spend time in Paris.

  • 18th Sep 2015 12:53pm

I have been lucky enough to visit both, however, France would be my choice. I have been to France 3 times and I want to go back because there are still a lot of places I want to visit. The food is great, lots of history, wineries to visit, beautiful sights, lovely countryside etc.
Japan would make for an exciting destination as well. I throughly enjoyed my visit.

  • 17th Sep 2015 11:07am

Hi Lari, I'd prefer Japan as the historical nature of this land fascinates me endlessly.. It's been one of my many essays at school - also the buildings & the integrity of these inscrutable people

  • 14th Sep 2015 10:09pm

Hi Lari,
I would have to say that France has always been somewhere that I would love to go to. The landmark of the Eiffel tower just add to the beauty of the city. Being known as the heart of romance, it is definitely somewhere that I would love to visit. Great history and sights to see, who wouldn't want to visit France :)

  • 14th Sep 2015 06:05pm


  • 14th Sep 2015 05:11pm

Japan - for ice sculptures and cherry blossom time - 2 different trips, I guess

  • 14th Sep 2015 03:14pm

Been to France twice, so my choice is easy.... Japan. Visiting Kyoto, the former capital would be top of the list and some of the numerous temples there, the gardens and all the natural beauty it has to offer, like the Kinkakuji temple.

  • 14th Sep 2015 12:40pm

I would love to travel to both countries, but if I had to choose one I would pick France. I have a smattering of the language, and I love learning about European history (especially WWII). Touring the vineyards is another huge draw.

  • 13th Sep 2015 06:09pm

I'd go to Japan as I have not been there, but I have been to France.

  • 13th Sep 2015 05:10pm

Paris. One of the most beautiful cities in the world.

  • 13th Sep 2015 12:08am

I would choose France, because its off course Europe and you would have a one shot chance of being able to go there while Japan is much closer to Aus and its cheaper to go there. If you have a chance to go far, then take france because while the dollar is bad, you might as well enjoy it somewhere else.

  • 12th Sep 2015 06:30pm

France because some of my ancestors come from there and also both my grandfather and my wife's grandfather were there in World War 1 and we would like to see the battlefields. I would also love to see France as a part of Europe, which intrigues me.

  • 12th Sep 2015 06:20pm

Spent 3 days in Paris early July this year & it definitely wasn't long enough! Would love to go back & spend some more time there to discover the real Paris & not just the tourist one, where they take you to all of the "tourist" sights!

  • 12th Sep 2015 11:25am

Japan for sure, we have a Japanese garden filled with weeping maples and love Autumn. So would have to go In Autumn and then go back in spring, also the culture and the people. I would like to see more of the country side than the cities.

  • 12th Sep 2015 11:21am

Japan because my father served in J Force there and I would be interested to visit the areas he was based at

  • 12th Sep 2015 07:26am

France to try the food

  • 12th Sep 2015 07:22am

France always France.... to experience the art, culture, and try their cusine

  • 11th Sep 2015 09:06pm

japan love the culture

  • 11th Sep 2015 06:56pm

Japan and want to go to onsen (spa). Also want to eat snacks such as senbei (rice cracker) and healthy low salt, no artificial food added snacks.

  • 11th Sep 2015 06:44pm

France. The culture, history, relaxed way of life. And the friendly way of life. The Japanese seem more reserved, less accepting of their past...atrocities.
The French embrace you, and welcome you.

Jayne Collins
  • 11th Sep 2015 06:28pm

I'd go to France. I would just love the opportunity to see any part of Europe, for both its history and its scenery.

  • 11th Sep 2015 04:03pm

France. So much history, and I have 2 great great uncles buried there.
I'm just more interested in French/European history than Japan's.

  • 11th Sep 2015 02:58pm

I'm lucky enough to have been to both.

For a return visit, it's a hard call - there are things I love in Japan that I'd like to revisit and things I know I haven't seen that I want to.

Personally, if it was a short trip, I'd go to Japan. If it was a long trip, I'd go to France and tack it on to a larger Europe trip.

But, I'm going to say it depends on your interests - if you don't like historical buildings and european food, go to Japan. If you don't like Sushi and polite people, go to France ;)

  • 11th Sep 2015 01:42pm

Have been to both Counties. I enjoyed Japan best as travelling with a Japanese I really experienced their culture. Communal baths, sleeping on floor. trying to eat with chopsticks (third day a spoon appeared for me.)

  • 10th Sep 2015 09:05pm

France, the attractions are more iconic there, the cuisine is more to my liking, easier to learn French than Japanese.

  • 10th Sep 2015 05:08pm

Neither I really want to go to the UK to see Stone Henge.
ut if some one gave mea holiday to either one I wouldn't say no after not being able to have a holiday for 14 years because I really can't afford one

  • 10th Sep 2015 04:15pm


  • 10th Sep 2015 04:06pm

Have been lucky enough to have visited both many times . . . altho' I have many friends in France I would definitely go to Japan first: a pricelessly beautiful, stylish, historical country with a culture not easy to understand at first glance but oh so worthwhile to get to know! Fabulous food also . . and as in Switzerland, everything runs to time :) !

  • 10th Sep 2015 03:44pm

I would love to see Japan , for both its technology and also its beauty.

  • 10th Sep 2015 02:53pm

I would you go to France.
I love European live style.

  • 10th Sep 2015 02:26pm

France. I speak a little French (enough to get by), but wild horses couldn't get me anywhere near Fukushima...

  • 10th Sep 2015 12:55pm

Japan, I have been to France but not Japan. I love learning about new cultures and Japan would be a fantastic place to learn more and see.

  • 4th Jan 2018 12:54pm
Japan, I have been to France but not Japan. I love learning about new cultures and Japan would be a fantastic place to learn more and see.

Same here, but would happily go to either.

  • 10th Sep 2015 12:45pm

I would love to go to Japan to visit my brother and sister and their family as well as our whole clan in Okinawa. I am a Japanese descendant.

  • 31st Aug 2015 12:24pm

hi, Lari, I'm a keen traveler, funds permitting, and have been to Paris and loved it. Would love to see more of the country though because of its history, architecture and scenery. First world war sites are top of the list.

  • 14th Sep 2015 12:08pm
hi, Lari, I'm a keen traveler, funds permitting, and have been to Paris and loved it. Would love to see more of the country though because of its history, architecture and scenery. First world war...

Japan... have not been there yet... have been to France.

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