Tips for traveling to Japan

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Are you planning to travel to Japan in the next few months? Very good choice! And it is not only that it is one of the most developed countries in the world, but it also has a different culture and traditions that are worth knowing, in addition to numerous tourist attractions: surprising landscapes and temples, exquisite cuisine, impressive cities , The latest technology…

Before embarking on the trip, we recommend that you take a look at the tips for traveling to Japan that we are going to offer you below. They will be of great help to you!


Surely one of your biggest concerns when traveling to Japan is the language. Well, rest assured, the Japanese are quite patient people and will try their best to understand you. Of course, we recommend that before starting your trip you learn some phrases that will help you to say hello, ask for food, say thank you or ask for forgiveness. On the other hand, it is important that you bear in mind that English is not as widespread as in other parts of the world. In addition, many will not want to speak it if they do not master it. Even so, you can use it in hotels and in different tourist attractions.


One of the great advantages of traveling to Japan is that it is a very well connected country. What we recommend is that, to move from city to city, use the train, while in the capital it is a good idea to take the JR Yamanote line. In other cities, such as Kyoto, it is very practical to use the bus in certain areas. A good tip is to buy the Japan Rail Pass before starting the trip, as it is not sold in Japan. This card will allow you unlimited use of the JR train lines throughout the country in a fairly inexpensive way if you take into account the cost of individual tickets. You should know that prices vary depending on the validity time and the class (superior or standard).

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Another issue of concern when traveling to a country outside the European Union is money. What we recommend is that you take enough cash with you, since currency exchange in Japan is not entirely easy. In addition, you should know that although the VISA is increasingly being accepted in more places, its use is not entirely widespread.

When to travel

Although any time of the year is perfect to travel to Japan, it is true that many people prefer to go in spring , especially in April and May, when in addition to enjoying the great weather, you can contemplate the flowering trees. If you decide to travel between autumn and March you will not be able to forget warm clothes, and if you have planned the trip for the months that go from June to September you will have to bring a raincoat and an umbrella, as well as sunglasses.

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Plugs and other practical tips

It is important that you keep in mind that the electrical current is 100 volts at 50 or 60 Hz and the plugs are with two flat pins. Therefore, you will need to get an adapter. On the other hand, we recommend that you hire Internet for the trip, among other things because in Japan there are not too many open WiFi networks. You can choose to buy a SIM card with a data connection if you have a free mobile phone or to rent a Pocket WiFi system. Finally, we recommend that before traveling to Japan, or any other country, you inform yourself about the customs and the way of doing things that they have in the destination in question. For example, in the Land of the Rising Sun, people remove their shoes when arriving at a tatami site or perform the temizu ritual upon arriving at a shrine.

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