Japan Travel Guide
Map of Japan
Basic Facts of JapanArea: 377,972 square kilometers (145,936 square miles)
Location: East Asia
Population: 125 million
Currency: Japanese Yen
Time Zone: UTC+9
Administrative Division: Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka, Kyoto and 43 prefectures
Religions and Beliefs: Buddhism and Shinto
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Japan is Asia’s most fashionable and modern country with a wide range of humanistic and natural landscapes, enabling you to experience the unparalleled charm of the East. Apart from the must-visit Mount Fuji, you can add Tokyo area or Osaka and Kyoto to your tour. Having longer time, you can travel to both the two regions, and even add Hiroshima, Nagoya, Takayama or more places for an in-depth tour in Japan.
Tourists can easily get to Japan by flight. The country has a few international airports, respectively in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. Sapporo, Fukuoka and Okinawa, etc. also have flights from neighboring countries. They can also go there by ferry ship from China and South Korea.
The domestic transportation is very well-developed. Flights, JR lines, bullet trains, trams, subways, highway buses and taxies can take you around the country. Subway is the best choice inside a city because it’s convenient and cheap.
Japanese greet each other with bows instead of handshakes.
If someone makes a bow to you, you can nod and smile to response.
Take off your shoes before entering a room.
It’s not necessary to give tips because the service charge is included on the bill.
Tap water is potable so you don’t have to buy bottle water.
The voltage is 110v and you are advised to take a plug adapter.
Japanese FoodJapan has a wide variety of food and snacks with fine preparation, nutrition and culinary aesthetics. Japanese cooking is both regional and seasonal, and tasting local flavors becomes an essential part of travel. Famous sushi, sashimi, miso soup, tempura, Japanese noodles like ramen, udon and soba noodles, okonomiyaki, Japanese curry rice, sukiyaki, Kobe beef, takoyaki, dorayaki, etc. are all unmissable.