Japan 
The Country of My Dreams

Essay Writing Competition 2020
Category: 8 - 11 years
- Commendation -

Commended entry: "Japan The Country of My Dreams" by Leila El Baba from Lithuania.

This article was submitted in the Kids World Travel Guide Essay Competition 2020 in the Junior Category 8-11 years.

Japan
The Country of My Dreams

Hello, I’m Leila. When someone asks me "What country would you like to go to?" my brain explodes with different beautiful continents and tons of stunning countries that I would love to explore, but one small island in Asia shines the brightest. It’s Japan.

Why Japan? Even the Japanese might be thinking that. Well, this country is just so extraordinary and unique that I can't even explain it to be honest with you. It's in the East of Asia, across the sea, South Korea, and straight up, Russia, from Fukuoka down, is the Philippines and from Yokohama if you go on a boat east, it will take a while but you will reach the USA.

Now that I've looked at the map I have realised that Japan isn't that small, in fact its way bigger than Cyprus, that was surprising to see because I thought Japan was so small!

Japan is a mountainous island country with over 100 active volcanoes, gorgeous beaches with clear waters and white sand and enchanting blossom trees! Lovely country with kind people and deep traditions.

The food is amazing there! I know it because I've tried sushi and ramen many times before, and even made it myself but I want to see professionals doing it! Practically that’s all I’ve been waiting for, all these years I’m learning how to use my chopsticks that I got for my tenth birthday.

I have never been to Asia except for at least a couple of measly times and that country is called Lebanon, right next to Syria, not far from Cyprus and Turkey. It’s beautiful there, the weather is always sunny, even in the winter! I haven't been further into the world than that, that's probably why I keep thinking "When will I be able to go there?"

Practically now with CoronaVirus I can't go anywhere! And of course I can't go alone cause I'm just ten, but that won't stop me from dreaming! Right? So… Japan!

Pretty far away though about eleven or more countries away from where I live now, Lithuania ( it would have been further if I wouldn’t have moved from the UK). So, I love going by plane, I just hate the airport, it is crowded and smells disgusting! Oh I'm waiting, dreaming and planning in my mind just an amazing trip to that country!

Well, I guess, I've told you how wonderful Japan is with its nature, food, amazingness and more! So… That's the country of my dreams, Japan.



In the Age category 8 - 11 years, Leila El Baba's essay takes us on a dream journey to Japan. Well, we all wish we could travel with you there to experience the 'amazingness'! And surely the time to travel will come again! Until then we dream on...

Well done, Leila! Never stop dreaming! Congratulations!

Leila attends Šiauliai Centro Primary School in Lithuania

Popular Pages

Competition 2020 Essays

Christmas Special Pages


Back from Japan The Country of My Dreams to Essay Competition Winners Listing

Return to Kids-World-Travel-Guide Homepage


Recent Articles

  1. Languages in South Africa | Slang Words| South African languages

    Jan 09, 21 11:19 AM

    There are 11 official languages in South Africa. Here we share South African slang words and we will show you which languages are most spoken in South Africa.

    Read More

  2. UK Facts | Facts about UK | United Kingdom Facts | Geography for Kids

    Jan 04, 21 08:11 AM

    Our UK Facts will show you interesting facts about UK Countries and People, Food and Animals, Attractions and Landmarks and so much more

    Read More

  3. Facts about Samoa | 25 Samoa Facts for Kids | Oceania | Geography

    Jan 02, 21 05:54 AM

    Our Facts about Samoa will provide 25 interesting and fun facts about the Polynesian islands of Samoa with info about geography, people, animals and so much more.

    Read More

  4. Christmas Quiz for Kids | Christmas Fun Quiz | Christmas for Kids

    Dec 26, 20 09:36 AM

    Our Christmas Quiz for Kids will provide lots of fun facts about Christmas. All quiz questions are based on facts we share on our Christmas pages. Enjoy!

    Read More

  5. Christmas in Italy for Kids | Christmas Traditions & Celebrations

    Dec 26, 20 09:34 AM

    Christmas in Italy: How do Italians celebrate Christmas? What are typical Italian Christmas traditions? How do Italians celebrate Christmas? Let's start.

    Read More

  6. France Facts for Kids | Facts about France | France for Kids | Travel

    Dec 23, 20 07:04 AM

    Our France Facts for Kids include information about France for Kids, landmarks in France, geography, famous French people, French food and much more.

    Read More

  7. USA Facts for Kids | USA for Kids | Geography | Landmarks | People |

    Dec 14, 20 06:06 AM

    Our USA Facts for Kids provide informative and fun facts about the USA and tell your students what they really should know about the USA

    Read More

Like what you read?

Join us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter