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Japan Travel Tips

Plan your journey

When is the best time of year to visit Japan?

“One of the best things about Japan is that it’s truly worth visiting at any time of year! Every season has its highlights, and Japanese culture is remarkable in its appreciation of the changing of the seasons. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that you personally would enjoy Japan at any time of the year, so it’s smart to take the seasons into account when planning your trip to Japan.”

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Where to go?

“Are you thinking about or planning a trip to Japan, but not sure where to go? Check out this amazing 2-week sample itinerary that includes some of Japan's most unique & worthwhile places to visit!”

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Prepare for your trip

Should you get the Japan Rail Pass?

“One of the first things travelers often bring up when we’re discussing their trip is purchasing the Japan Rail Pass. However, while it’s commonly thought to be *hands-down* the best – and least expensive – way to travel around Japan, in fact it’s not always the best option!”

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Bringing your meds to Japan?

“If you are coming to Japan … it is best to do a little homework and figure out the drug laws and learn which medicines/drugs, while available in your home country, are bad to bring over. Let's start with the basics. Under Japanese law, bringing anything into the country is defined as “import”. “

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Stretch your budget and see more of Japan

5 tips for traveling cheaper

“When I talk to people about traveling in Japan, I normally get a response along the lines of I'd love to go, but it's just too expensive. It's true that Japan is an expensive destination, especially compared to other nearby destinations like Thailand. But that doesn't mean that it's impossible to travel in Japan without breaking the bank.”

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5 offbeat tips for travelers

“Looking to get beneath the surface of Japan, instead of just seeing the main tourist spots? Well, here are a few tips: 1- Read up ... and see what is going on. Join in food festivals (for instance Tokyo Harvest in November), flea markets, small concerts. free yoga or running events.”

Read the full post http://www.deepjapan.org/a/3723

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