Right now, Japan is one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet. The frequently trodden path from Hiroshima up to Tokyo (or vice versa) is still the backbone of Japan’s travel center. While there are some undoubtedly beautiful places in this area, the ...
About Japan Travel
Japan is a country very connected with its traditions and when you're travelling around Japan you will soon see just how these traditions govern day-to-day life in the country.
Many people see Japan as a sprawling metropolis of futuristic highways and glowing billboards, but that's only one small part of this large Asian nation.
Step away from the buzzing streets Osaka and the towering skyscrapers of Tokyo and you soon start to see that Japan has a lot of quiet countryside to explore.
In this Japan Travel Guide we will help you to better understand the country before visiting and help you plan a trip.
Things To Do In Japan
From the futuristic robot show in Tokyo to the peaceful, multi-day trekking opportunities along the Nakasendo Way, Japan has many contrasting experiences to wow its visitors.
Below you'll find all of our posts from the blog that include things to do in different destinations around Japan. Hopefully these posts will help you with your Japan travel planning.
Places To Visit in Japan
Something that surprises many visitors is that Japan is actually and archipelago that is comprised of 6,852 islands of which, 430 are inhabited. While most visitors stay on the main island of Honshu where Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and many more main cities are located, there are many different places to explore in the country.
Below you'll find all of our posts about places to visit in Japan. We've travelled the country on two occasions, spending nearly a month there in total. Hopefully the below list will help you decide where you want to visit in Japan.
Beaming with natural beauty, tasty food, welcoming locals and historical sites, Aomori has a little something for everyone — there are numerous things to do in Aomori to keep you busy! Located at the northern tip of the main Honshu Island in Japan, the Aomori prefecture ...
Have you ever travelled somewhere that you initially knew nothing about, but then fell in love with? For us, that was Nakatsugawa. Our 3 days spent in this small, mountainous city in the Gifu Prefecture became one of the highlights of all our travels in Japan. ...
With a rugged coastline, interesting cultural traditions, seasonal festivals, panoramic viewpoints, and the oldest beech forest in the world, there’s no reason why Akita shouldn’t be on your Japan travel itinerary. The top spots of Hiroshima, Osaka, and Kyoto are always listed as must-visit destinations, but ...
Japan Travel Information
If you're looking for tips on how much Japan will cost, how to visit a Japanese sento and how to save money while travelling in Japan, we've got you covered. The posts below include a lot of useful travel information to help you plan your Japan travels.
The Japanese bath (or Sentō) has long been an important part of Japanese culture. Traditionally, Japanese baths were used more out of necessity than out of pleasure as most people didn’t have access to a bath in their home. At that time every neighbourhood in all ...
Tokyo is the big, booming Japanese capital famous around the world for its skyscrapers, neon nightlife, Shibuya Crossing, and Harajuku fashion. When I told people that I was planning to move to Tokyo, the response was usually, “Wow!” Followed by, ” But isn’t Tokyo really expensive?” ...
Japan is at the top of a lot of lists when it comes to livability. The charming culture, high level of safety, and, of course, the mouth-watering food on offer makes it a fantastic place to live. But, regardless of the great reasons to move here, ...
Japan has a reputation for being expensive but we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. We very nearly didn’t make the trip because of the rumours we’d heard about the cost of travelling there. But it turns out with some planning and ...
THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT
When To Travel To Japan
The Best Time To Visit: March-April & October-November
While Japan is technically a year-round destination, the best time to come is when the weather is neither too cold nor to warm and there are fewer crowds.
For us, the best time is Spring (March-April) and Fall (October-November), which is basically the "Goldilocks" time for the country. April, while it has some of the best weather, can start to get busy as this is the time that the cherry blossoms start to bloom.
Christmas, summer holidays and Chinese New Year are also very busy times to visit the country, as are the summer months.
You may also want to avoid "The Golden Week" in Japan. This is a one-week period in Japan that has 5 national holidays, beginning with Showa Day on April, 29 and ending with Children's Day on May, 5 (in 2020).
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