Japan is a country crammed full of adventure. There are so many things to do and see that anyone traveling there wants to know the best ways to take it all in. With the right know-how, you can take advantage of the many different resources Japan offers travelers and enjoy as much of the country as possible.
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Japan will bring out even the smallest and deeply burrowed shopaholic out to play. The Land of the Rising Sun is not only reputable in quality and range of products in all categories but it also produces quite a substantial amount of Japan-exclusive ones that you can’t get anywhere else in the world. The key is to know where to look. However, the country is huge and for travelers with only a limited amount of time in the country, it’s impossible to cover every inch of land for the best goods.
You wouldn’t expect Japan to be scattered with amazing beaches, complete with picturesque landscapes. Some are even wonderful spots for sunsets and sunrise — after all, it is the Land of the Rising Sun. The island nation’s beaches are perfect getaway spots for the people of the city. The peace and serenity are exactly what they’re looking for. There’s the impression that the only beaches worth visiting are all down south of Japan — little did they know beaches on the mainland, even the northern part, can be twice as beautiful!
Once you’ve confirmed the dates for your Japan travel, there’s still tons more to do even before hopping on your flight. The preparation before the actual trip is crucial to making it the best it could be! Everything from all the bookings to substantial research is highly urged so that you’re able to experience authentic Japan. After all, any traveler’s desire is to be immersed in the country they’re traveling to — and what’s better than a trip full of the best ways to see it?
Japanese winter is nothing short of magical. You’ll feel like you’ve stumbled onto a fairytale world with the snow-covered trees and slopes, with illuminations that warm up the streets with their twinkling lights. Rest assured you won’t be under the sheets of your accommodation all trip in Japan. You’ll be out and about, taking in everything Japan has to offer in the joyous month of December.
The Japan Rail Pass is an incredible, frugal option for overseas tourists to take advantage of Japan’s excellent public transportation. While it’s a major convenience to have during your trip, actually getting one can seem like a maze of different websites and processes. Thanks to recent decisions by the Japan Rail Group, there are in fact many different ways to obtain the pass, including in Japan. Still, it’s best to understand all the options and figure out how to work the JR Pass into your trip beforehand.
For those of us who have been to this great land, and especially for those lucky ones who had (or still having) the opportunity to live here, would know that it’s actually not so bad. While there are things that are comparably expensive to get here, there are also quite a number of things that are extremely cheap and only in Japan! Sometimes it’s a matter of luck on discovering the exact spot that sells the item cheap, but there are also categories of stuff that’s the cheapest overall. Occasionally, you got to have a little bit of both.
Many people consider Japan to be such a vast, complicated, and even intense place, and therefore assume it’s not worth visiting for anything less than a couple of weeks. While they’d be correct in assuming that Japan is a place rich with sights and activities, they’d be wrong to assume that you can’t have a great time there for a week. By planning ahead, and choosing sights that appeal to you personally, you can have a fantastic short break anywhere in Japan. You just have to shake off the worry that you’re going to miss out by not seeing everything.
Don’t get me wrong — Japan is gorgeous in every way at every corner. There are some areas that are more satisfying than others to visit. Likewise, the other way around is true as well. There are hyped up areas that aren’t as you expect it to be, but these not-up-to-standard spots are apparently getting way more attention than they deserve. Most of the time, these overrated places in Japan are crawling with tourists with their camera phones or high-tech cameras trying to get the perfect picture. And sometimes, that’s all there is to these overblown tourist places — they’re just a picture spot, looking good in photos but not as substantial in real life.
Go to Shibuya for the nightlife but stay for the food. In this bustling neighborhood at the heart of Tokyo, you can find just about anything you have a craving for, and probably with a show too. In fact, there are so many dining options in Shibuya, it can sometimes be hard to decide. This concise categorical list can help you narrow it down.