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Japan Travel Guide

Japan, often called the "Country of a Thousand Islands," boasts a long, curved coastline and a landscape rich with mountains and river valleys, offering breathtaking and magnificent scenery. Each season brings its own unique beauty, making Japan a worthwhile destination for sightseeing year-round. The country seamlessly blends unique cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and the charms of both modernity and tradition. Whether exploring the bustling metropolis of Tokyo or the tranquil elegance of Kyoto, Japan promises an unforgettable experience for every visitor.

Japan offers an incredible variety of activities. In the warm spring, you can admire the cherry blossoms; in the sunny summer, hike through the cool national parks; and in the cold winter, soak in hot springs in an onsen town. You can also ski at renowned resorts in the mountainous areas. Don't miss the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and take the opportunity to wander through ancient streets in a yukata which is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. No matter where you go in Japan, you'll encounter exquisite and delicious cuisine that will definitely satisfy your taste buds.

Our Japan travel guide caters to every type of holiday preference, whether it's a family trip, a honeymoon vacation, or an outdoor adventure. A journey to Japan is sure to be a rewarding experience of a lifetime.

 

Top Things to Do in Japan

There are many incredible things to do in Japan and here we provide some practical information you will need for planning your trip to Japan including suggestions for sightseeing, activities, fabulous cuisine and so on.

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Glimpse the beauty of Mount Fuji

Revered in Japanese art, literature, and spiritual practices, Mount Fuji is the Japan's highest peak. This iconic stratovolcano captivates with its perfect cone, snow-capped summit, and cultural prominence.

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Learn the Art of Japanese Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony will be one of the best and memorable experiences you can have in Japan! Joining this traditional cultural activity, you'll got a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and create unique memories.

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Slip into a Kimono

Wearing a traditional Japanese Kimono is an experience you don't want to miss in you Japan trip. This makes it a perfect backdrop for photos as you stroll the streets with this beautiful Japanese outfit.

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Stay overnight in a traditional ryokan

Revitalizing hot spring baths, multi-course Japanese food, neat tatami rooms, and the comfiest pillows you've ever tried, staying at a ryokan is a fantastic experience during your trip in Japan.

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Hanami under the Cherry Blossoms

Hanami is a Japanese custom of viewing sakura (cherry blossoms) in spring. Once a year, sweeping from the south of Japan to the north in a wave of explosive color, bright sprays of cherry blossom takes over almost every park, temple, and street.

 

The Best Onsen and Onsen Towns in Japan

Visiting Japan? Make sure to check out an onsen! An onsen is a natural hot spring, warmed up by the earth's own heat, and often, there's a whole relaxing vibe at the resorts built around them. Here list some top onsens you'll absolutely love, no matter where you are in Japan. They're perfect for unwinding and feeling the warmth of Japan's welcoming spirit.

Top Amazing Places to Visit in Japan

These selected feature places prominently on our itinerary ideas for visiting Japan and we know they are always most popular places with travelers. You can choose to include them in your trip that suits your preferences.

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Tokyo

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Kyoto

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Osaka

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Hakone

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Mt. Fuji

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Nara

Must - Try Japanese Food

Traditional Japanese cuisine makes use of nature's bounty to showcase simple flavors with gorgeous, almost artistic presentations. Experience traditional Japanese food that has become popular around the world in the country of its origin. Enjoy the many seasonal foods Japan has to offer.

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Sushi

Sushi is perhaps the most famous Japanese cuisine in the world, and one of the most popular food among Japanese. There is a wide range of differing shapes, sizes, and flavors that have continued to develop in Japan.

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Ramen

You can find ramen noodles in every corner of the country and in seemingly endless regional variations. Discover the diverse regional variations, from the soy sauce-based Shoyu ramen to the rich and creamy Tonkotsu ramen.

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Kaiseki

Kaiseki is a multi-course Japanese dish. It is a traditional Japanese meal comprised of many small foods, tea ceremonies, but over the centuries this cooking tradition has become the pinnacle of Japanese haute cuisine.

How to Get to / around Japan

When we are planning an exotic trip, we always check how to get to and get around the country firstly. Here Go Find Orient provides some genuine advice on how to get around Japan according to our years of travel experiences.

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Know Before You Go to Japan

Here is some practical information with useful advice you may need on your trip to Japan. We will help travelers shape their own ideas of their trip. We also present some culture and history information to help you understand more about Japan.

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Japan FAQS

To make your Japan travel a pleasant eventful experience, here are some important Japan FAQS you should know before planning your trip.

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Japan Visa

To help you plan the best getaway vacation ever, here are few things that you need to know about a Japan tourist visa.

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Japanese Currency

Japan is generally considered a cash-base society with currency of Japanese Yen. If you haven't prepared cash in advance, it's easy to exchange any currency into Japanese Yen in the country.

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Japanese People

Japan's population is over 126m, 75% of whom live in urban area like Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki, Osaka and Nagoya. Japanese are formal, disciplined, bound by traditions and rituals, but welcoming and friendly.

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Japanese Language

It's a great idea to learn the Japanese language or at least a few phrases before visiting Japan. It will enrich your whole Japanese experience.

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Japanese Etiquette

Japan has a unique culture and customs. Politeness and consideration for others are highly valued in the country. Learning its basic etiquette can be part of a rich travel experience and a great way to interact with local people.

Religions in Japan

Religion in Japan is a wonderful mish-mash of ideas from Shinto and Buddhism. Two religions have been co-existing harmoniously and it is a moral code, a way of living. Most people typically follow the religious rituals at festival ceremonies.

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