Japan Travel Guide

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Welcome to my Japan travel guide, a comprehensive collection of information designed to help you prepare for your trip. Japan is a country full of culture and history. At the opposite side of the spectrum, is a futuristic metropolis offering the latest and greatest technology. Japan is chalked full of extremely friendly and helpful people; you’ll never be far away from someone who will go out of their way to give directions. Most people will have a very basic understanding of English and pictures are aplenty, giving you another means to communicate.

My expectations were blown away from visiting Japan. The food, shrines, temples, culture, cleanliness, reliable transportation and amazing people were unlike anything I had ever experienced before. Japan is an expensive place to visit. As a budget traveller, I was skeptical about whether my money could be better spent elsewhere. I couldn’t have been more wrong, I had an amazing experience and got more than my money’s worth. Nowhere else in the world offers Japan’s unique mix of ancient culture and modern society!

 

Guides for Japan:

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Hiroshima: a city of tragedy and hope. The area has recovered at an astonishing pace. After seeing the city, it is hard to believe an atomic bomb was dropped in the centre of town. Hiroshima is the ideal place to stay before you visit the iconic Miyajima Island.

Kyoto: is one of Japan’s most beautiful destinations. With over 1600 temples, you’ll never run out of sights to see. Kyoto is less populated and still offers great public transportation. This city will also make a great hub for visiting surrounding areas such as Nara, Osaka and Himeji.

Tokyo: is a modern city with deep-rooted connections to cultural traditions. There is plenty to see and the impressive subway system will help you cover ground quickly. Orderly and friendly, Tokyo is unlike any other large city in the world!

 

Helpful Information:

Budget Travel Japan

Japan Rail Pass Review

Pocket Wifi Review

Should I Visit Japan?

Top 5 Temples in Kyoto