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You will have a lot of questions if you are planning for the first time a trip to Japan. It was exactly like that for us. There is a lot of information about Japan, and honestly, you have no idea where to start. This is why I tried to do something very simple in order to keep in mind the most important things.
Where is Japan?
Is located in East Asia, in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Surrounded entirely by this ocean, the Sea of Japan, The Sea Okhotsk, the East China Sea.
At 3 hours of flight from China or Taiwan, 11 hours from Los Angeles, 12 hours from Paris, and just 2 hours from South Korea.
Some Important Facts about Japan
Japan is an insular country covered by forest or mountains on 73% of its surface. As a result, the mainly habitable regions have a high density of population.
The country is divided into 8 regions: Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu (incl. Okinawa).
LANGUAGE: The official language is Japanese. In the biggest cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto…) some persons speak English, but out of these regions is very difficult to communicate in English.
But don’t worry the Japanese will always find a way to communicate.
ELECTRICITY: Electricity in Japan is 100V (50Hz in Tokyo, Tohoku y Hokkaido) and (60Hz in Kyoto, Osaka,…). The plug is type A/B.
If you use 110 V in your country you will be able to use your electric appliances. If your country uses 220V-240V (Spain, France, Germany, UK, Australia…) you will need a converter.
Check the range of functioning of your electronics.
Requirements for entering to Japan. Do I need a visa?
Most countries are excepting of visa. For checking costs and if you need a visa, you can read all the information about requirements in this article
How to organize a trip to Japan?
When we were going to travel to Japan for the first time, we thought that we had to work with a travel agency. We thought that everything was going to be complicated, and actually, when we started to look for information, we saw that you just need a little patience and a lot of envy to read.
Japan is so organized that you do not need a travel agency to plan your trip, you just need to plan everything before departing, and write your own schedule, and all it’s going to be exactly like that in 99%.
Take into account my tips and you will be able to organize your own trip to Japan at your rhythm. In that way, you will probably find better accommodations at the same price proposed for an agency, or visit more cities, or spots you are interested in, and not only the tourist stops included in an organized journey.
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