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Japan Travel Guides

As someone who grew up doing Judo, watching Anime and reading Manga, Japan has always been a dream destination of mine.

Japan is an incredible and very varied country. What amazed me most was how ancient culture and history go hand in hand with the modern technological advances and Manga culture.

It’s not uncommon to see ancient temples on one street, and manga stores and signs in the street next to it.

Visiting Japan will enrich you both on personal and cultural level. I spent two weeks in Japan, and while it might not be enough to see this beautiful country, it’s a good start.

Here you will find all my top Japan travel tips.

Quick travel tips for Japan

Where is Japan? Island country in East Asia.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights via SkyScanner.

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Japan: Type A&B (these are the ones you get in Central & North America) – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital City: Tokyo.

Best time to visit: Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are considered the best times to visit. This because of the beautiful colours that you get in spring thanks to the cherry blossoms, and of the orange falling leaves in autumn.

However these periods can also be very busy. Japan also has some awesome ski resorts, so if you’re a skiing fan you might enjoy visiting Japan in December.

You can get an idea of the weather conditions for every month and different regions of Japan here.

How to travel within Japan: Japan has an excellent railway and public transport system. The easiest way to travel around Japan is with the high-speed Shinkansen trains.

If you’re going to be moving a lot within Japan it’s advisable to get a Japan Rail Pass. For a fixed price this will allow you get all the trains you want within a set period of time.

Visa requirements: Most passport holders are granted a free visa on arrival that allows you to stay in Japan for 90 days. Click here to see the visa free list.

My Japan travel guides

Japan Bucket List – The 33 Best Things To Do & Places To Visit In Japan

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Miyajima Day Trip: How To Spend One Day In Itsukushima Island

During our two weeks in Japan, we had the pleasure of visiting Miyajima Island, also known as Itsukushima. Located in Hiroshima Bay, this island is a little gem that not many travellers visit. With its quaint streets, lively street markets, ancient temples and lush forests, it’s a beautiful island and a must-see in Japan. There …

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Is The Japan Rail Pass Worth It? Review & My Experience

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Himeji Castle – Day Trip From Kyoto & Osaka (How-To, Tips & Facts)

Himeji castle is a wonder of medieval architecture. The palace, which is sometimes referred to as the “White Castle of Japan” is meant to resemble the majestic birds taking flight. It is located in the city of Himeji, Japan. The original fortress was built back in the early 14th century to protect the surrounding lands. …

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15 Most Instagrammable Places in Tokyo

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Japan 2-Week Itinerary: How To Spend 14 Days In Japan

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5-Day Tokyo Itinerary: What To Do & Where To Stay

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Nara Day Trip Itinerary – How To Spend One Day In Nara

I haven’t been everywhere, but I’ve seen my fair share of beautiful Asian travel destinations. Each of them has its own unique culture, flavour and flair. But my time in Nara, Japan, was something extra special.   The ancient city is known (and loved) for its beautiful temples and tame deer that roam throughout the …

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The Ultimate Kamakura Day Trip From Tokyo Itinerary & Guide

Imagine an idyllic, seaside city, teeming with ancient Buddhist temples, a tranquil atmosphere, gorgeous beaches and plenty of resorts. A stunning destination nestled within the coastline, just south of Tokyo. It’s found in the medieval centre of Japan and comes with a deeply storied past, reflected through its architecture and traditions. For those exploring the …

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Kyoto 3-Day Itinerary: Must-See Activities And Attractions

Once the capital city of Japan, Kyoto is a magical destination. It contains beautiful historical sites, Buddhist temples, imperial palaces and delicately manicured gardens. If you plan on spending a few days in this fascinating city, this guide is for you. Kyoto was one of my favourite parts of my Japan trip, and I hope …

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