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About Japan

Known as the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan has four seasons and a mountainous topography. There are 6.852 islands in this archipelago, with Kyushu, Shikoku, Honshu, and Hokkaido constituting its four main islands.

Mount Fuji is the most iconic tourist destination in Japan. At 3.776 meters high, it's the highest mountain in Japan. To see the beauty of this mountain, you can go to Chureito Pagoda or Tokyo Skytree.

If you want to enjoy other natural attractions, visit the Jozankei Onsen resort town to soak in a hot spring while viewing the scenic mountain valley. The sodium chloride contained in the water is believed to help cur...

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Where modern technology meets a rich culture, Japan is indeed one of the travel destinations you should visit at least once in your life. With its beautiful temples, picturesque landscapes, and sumptuous food, you’re bound to fall in love with their people and culture. Make Japan a part of your travel bucket list and enjoy a one of a kind tourism experience.

At A Glance

shibuya crossing in japan

Japan is one of the treasures in Asia. Its place as the third-largest economy in the world is evident in its high-tech industry. Some of the big names in electronic products and vehicles are from this humble country. They may be big on modernization and innovation, but they have successfully incorporated these with their culture and tradition. From beautiful gardens, ravishing festivals, and not to mention the towering Mount Fuji, Japan is a country where you can escape to and just be one with nature. Take a step back from life and journey through the Land of the Rising Sun.

How to Go to Japan

The most convenient way to go to Japan is by plane. There are several airports in Japan, but the most important airports are Narita Airport, Kansai Airport, Haneda Airport, and Nagoya's Central Japan Airport. Book a flight to the nearest airport where you’ll be going. This way, you can money on transportation. Off-peak season flights are also cheaper than peak season ones.

Getting Around

japan rail pass

Checking the items off your itinerary can be easily accomplished when you take a train to take you from one place to another. There’s the famous bullet train, Shinkansen, the JR trains, and several private lines that are comfortable and fast. Aside from trains, familiarizing yourself with Japan’s subway system is also helpful when navigating large cities such as Tokyo. Japan’s railway and metro system are efficient, punctual and safe that’s why it’s the most used mode of transportation. Buses are also available in Japan and can be a cheaper alternative mode of transportation depending on where you want to go.

Famous Tourist Attractions in Japan

cherry blossoms and mount fuji in japan

In 2018, an average of 30 million tourists visited Japan for its famous attractions and tranquil surroundings. Find out what Japan has to offer that captured the hearts of the tourists and made them want to go back every time. Get a load of Japan’s tourist spots and be enchanted in every way possible.

  • Tokyo Skytree
  • Conquer your fear of heights and watch the city in an observation deck at 450 meters high! The Tokyo Skytree is the highest structure in Japan that’ll give you an unobscured and panoramic view of Tokyo City.

  • Disney Sea
  • Unique in Japan, Disney Sea is inspired by the myths of the sea that every Disney buff should not miss when in this country. It’s made up of seven themed ports with different rides and attractions that are suitable for all ages.

  • Shinjuku Gyoen
  • Escape the hustle and noise of the city and find peace as you take a stroll along with the beautiful gardens and spacious lawns. Visit this magnificent park during Spring to catch the cherry blossom trees in full bloom.

  • Universal Studios Japan
  • Universal Studios Japan brings you your favorite movie characters out of the box office, so you can hang out with them. Get a first-hand experience of the rides and attractions inspired by your most loved movies like Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and Terminator 2!

  • Mount Fuji
  • A visit to Japan would be incomplete if you don’t get to experience or even take a glimpse of its most iconic scenery, Mount Fuji. Climbing Mount Fuji is possible and if you’re up for this kind of challenge, then mark your calendars for their official climbing season which falls from July to September.

Travel Seasons

Kema Sakuranomiya Park

There may be four seasons but there are always things to do in Japan no matter the season. Generally, springtime and autumn are the best time to visit Japan. The weather is pleasant because it’s not too hot or too cold. If you want to catch the Cherry Blossoms in full swing and to participate at one of Japan’s festivals, going there around March to mid-May is advisable. But it’s worth noting that Japan’s weather may be very fickle around autumn season because it’s also typhoon season. If you want to go scuba diving at Japan’s subtropical islands in Okinawa Prefecture, then plan your visit in summer. But if skiing at the southern slopes of Mount Fuji is on your bucket list, mark your calendars for wintertime.

Travel Tips

  • Take a bus for medium or long-distance travel in Japan. It'll be cheaper than taking the trains. Daytime and overnight services are available depending on where you're going.
  • You can get a discount when you purchase a roundtrip bus ticket, but only when your return trip is after six to ten days from when you arrived.
  • Taking overnight buses is cheaper than one night's worth of accommodation.
  • Tourists who will be visiting one more than one region should consider getting a Japan Rail Pass. This will give you unlimited nationwide travel on almost all trains operated by Japan Railways.
  • Consider tour packages because they combine airfare and accommodation at low rates.
  • Some of the attractions in Japan have exclusive discounts for foreigners, and some are even free. Include one of these in your itinerary and purchase passes like the Osaka Amazing Pass or Nikko Pass to avail of these discounts.
  • If you want to go shopping, catch Japan's two major annual sales - one at the beginning of December and the other around June.
  • Convenience stores have inexpensive meals from fresh sandwiches to sushi and lunch boxes. They're open 24 hours a day and can be found anywhere.