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What are the must-see attractions in Japan?

Japan is packed with incredible attractions! But the must-see attractions in Japan are the incredible parks, UNESCO heritage shrines, buzzing markets, historically important sites and so much more!

When is the best time to visit Japan?

The ideal time to visit Japan depends on what you’re after. If you’re into cherry blossoms, spring- late March to April- is magical. For colourful foliage, autumn- late October to November- is unbeatable. Summers are lively with festivals, and winter- December to early February- offers snowy adventures. 

How much does it cost to travel to Japan?

Your travel expenses in Japan depend on your style and preferences. On average, budget travelers can manage on $100-$150 per day, while mid-range travelers might allocate $200-$300 daily. Read my detailed guide on how much it costs to travel to Japan. 

What are some traditional Japanese foods I must try?

You can’t leave Japan without trying sushi, tempura, ramen, and sashimi. And don’t miss out on street foods like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, mochi and daifuku. 

Is it necessary to speak Japanese to travel in Japan?

While knowing some Japanese phrases can be helpful, it’s not a necessity. English signage is widespread, and locals are usually accommodating to tourists. 

What are the best modes of transportation within Japan?

Japan’s transportation system is top-notch! You’ve got the famous Shinkansen (bullet train), local trains, buses, subways, and even bicycles for exploring smaller towns.

How can I get a Japan Rail Pass and is it worth it?

It depends on how many Shinkansen (bullet trains) are you planning to take. Read my guide – Is it worth getting a JR Pass, I also suggest alternate regional passes on the blog. 

What are some recommended accommodations in Japan?

Japan offers a wide range of accommodations, from traditional ryokans to modern hotels and capsule hostels. Find the best deals on hotels in Japan.

For how many days should I visit Japan?

I travelled to Japan for 15 days straight, that gave me the flexibility to explore multiple regions on a relaxed pace. While I recommend 15 days, if you are short on time you must have a 10-day Japan itinerary to explore Japan. For a custom japan itinerary reach out to me!

What are the top cities or regions to visit in Japan?

Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima are must-visits. But don’t forget to explore Hokkaido’s stunning landscapes, Nara’s historic temples, and Okinawa’s scenic beauty. If you wish to get a customised travel itinerary made, fill this form!

Is it easy to find vegetarian/vegan food in Japan?

While Japan is known for its seafood and meat-based dishes, vegetarian and vegan options are becoming more available, especially in larger cities like Tokyo and Kyoto. Look for restaurants specializing in shojin ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine) or explore local markets for fresh produce.

Are there any festivals or events happening during my visit?

Japan hosts numerous festivals and events year-round. From cherry blossom festivals in spring to traditional matsuris and fireworks displays in summer, there’s always something exciting happening. Check local event calendars for specific dates during your visit.