GLOBAL DIRECTORY: JAPAN

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OMG, this is so hard to write. There are SO many reasons to visit Japan! I think Japan is the place where you can find so many things that are nowhere to be found elsewhere. So many unique things in a single country are not necessarily only the good ones, but they are nonetheless unique.

But why exactly should you visit Japan? The number one reason would be for the people. I have never in my life visited a place with such nice people. They will help you beyond basic politeness. They will offer you free food or free service. They will handle everything you buy with great care, even if it’s a pack of biscuits.

They will offer to help if they see you hurt (spoiler alert: I fell in the middle of the Fushimi Inari Shrine). They will leave their desk to help you find your way through a crowded train station. They will understand if you’re in the wrong train. They will look happy you entered their family restaurant. They will make you feel welcomed.

And don’t forget, these are the people that managed to live in a country where a problem never comes alone. Their history contains multiple earthquakes, typhoons, flooding and two atomic bombs. Now, this is what I call a nation of survivors!

Oh, and let me break it to you in a smaller list as well. This is the country where you can: still see a geisha, eat matcha tea icecream, visit a Robot restaurant, stay in a capsule hotel, visit a land of lanterns, see gardens in the middle of a bustling city and go to an island to be surrounded by bunnies. So, your turn now. Is Japan a great country to visit or not?

Excerpt by Honest Travel Stories

Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to Japan! So what are you waiting for?

LANGUAGE:  Japanese

CURRENCY:  Japanese yen (MNT)

SUITCASE SIX POSTS ON JAPAN

GUIDES, ITINERARIES, & ATTRACTIONS

The best 2 week Japan itinerary for autumn – Where to go, what to do and see in 14 days in Japan (Honest Travel Stories)

Day trip to Hakone, Japan using the Hakone FreePass (Parenthood and Passports)

The Perfect One Month Japan Itinerary for an Unforgettable Trip (Phenomenal Globe)

13 Cool Things To Do In Tokyo in the Morning (Differentville)

What To Do In Tokyo In 2020 (Pretraveller)

Can You See the Naoshima Pumpkin ‘Art Island’ in One Day? (Differentville)

COSTS

The complete budget guide for a 2 week trip to Japan (Honest Travel Stories)

How Much To Budget For Backpacking in Japan (The Whole World or Nothing)

10 budget tips for visiting Tokyo, Japan (The Wandering Suitcase)

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Best Ryokans and Hotels in Nara Japan (Global Help Swap)

Where to stay in Tokyo for the first time? (Wapiti Travel)

INSPIRATION

Japan Bucket List – 44 Experiences in Japan that will make your trip memorable (Chapter Travel)

SPECIAL TOPICS

8 ways to experience the geisha culture in Japan (Honest Travel Stories)

What to pack for Japan: 10 Japan travel essentials (Chapter Travel)

Why Japan is Perfect for Solo Female Travel (High Heels and a Backpack)

Is the Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass) Worth It? (Footsteps of a Dreamer)

FOOD

13 Best Tokyo Restaurants & Cafes You Can’t Miss (For Two Please)

Other great blogs for Japan:

The Blessings Bucket

Honest Travel Stories

Global Directory pages for countries near Japan

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GLOBAL DIRECTORY: JAPAN