The islands of Japan stretch over 3,000 km (1,864 miles) from north to south, meaning its regions are hugely diverse in terms of climate, culture, food, nature, and history. From world-class ski resorts in the snowy northern island of Hokkaido to idyllic golden beaches in subtropical southern Okinawa via the buzzing, neon-lit cities of Tokyo and Osaka and the hushed pilgrimage trails and ancient temples of central Japan, there is truly something for everyone.
JAPAN TRAVEL GUIDE features all of these sights and attractions and more, including information on transportation, accommodation, as well as various foods and cuisines from across the country.Download Now!
Japan's official language is Japanese, but English is generally understood in major cities and designate tourist sites.» Learn More (English Only)
Wireless hotspots are popping up all over major cities in Japan, so you should never be too far from a Wi-Fi connection.» Learn More (English Only)
Visitors to Japan pay a 1,000 yen departure tax to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure—a small tax that will make a significant difference.» Learn More (English Only)
Make your journeys as smooth as the public transportation you will ride on by purchasing a chargeable IC travel card.» Learn More (English Only)
At major train stations, airports, and hotels, as well as in most newer shopping centers and theaters in the city, the disabled traveler or wheelchair user should have little trouble getting from place to place.» Learn More (English Only)
If you don't wish to haul your luggage around with you, drop your bags and cases off at the delivery service kiosks located at the airports.» Learn More (English Only)
All of Japan sits within the same time zone, and no daylight saving is practiced. The country is nine hours ahead of GMT.» Learn More (English Only)
While modern technology enables you to connect with friends and family around the world from the palm of your hand, there still might be times when you need to make use of public telephones.» Learn More (English Only)
Even though Japan is a cash-centric country, credit cards are usually accepted in most shops, restaurants and taxis in major cities.» Learn More (English Only)
Visitors to Japan are eligible for tax exemption on many consumer goods. Thevary from store to store. process of receiving your tax back can vary from store to store.» Learn More (English Only)
While bottled water is readily available all over Japan—including in the inﬁnite vending machines—the tap water is perfectly safe to drink.» Learn More (English Only)
Book your stay in Japan through one of these convenient sites offering a wide range of accommodation options.» Learn More (English Only)
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