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There is plenty to see in Japan and chances are you’ll want to visit more than one city. Most itineraries will include stops in Tokyo, Kyoto, & Osaka. Lucky for you, Japan has great transportation options, including shinkansen (high-speed) trains - even for those wanting to travel off the beaten path.
Ramen anyone? Japan offers an array of delicious cuisine. Where walking food tours, sake breweries, and specialized menus that vary by season or region are just a few of the culinary experiences you can expect. You’ll never be far from a great meal.
From Tokyo’s skyscraper district to the bamboo forests and peaceful shrines in Kyoto, Japan is a fusion of culture, history and modernity.
destination of the year
Japan was named Travel & Leisure’s Destination of the Year for 2018. Travel+Leisure
GOOD TO KNOW!
Don’t Forget to bring cash
Make sure to have plenty of Yen on hand! Most businesses and services, including restaurants and shops, accept cash ONLY. Tip: A popular alternative to carrying cash is purchasing a rechargeable IC card!
Learn the language
Knowing a few basic phrases in the local language will take you far. Familiarize yourself with how to say “thank you,” “please,” and" “excuse me” and you’ll be rewarded with a big smile!
Avoid pointing your fingers
Pointing at anything with your forefinger is considered rude in Japan. Instead, if you need to point towards something, use an open hand to guide the way.
Speak quietly in public
Avoid speaking loudly or using your cell phone in public. Keeping conversations to a minimum and voice levels low is important when sharing spaces with others.