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TRAVEL TIPS Friday, 23 October 2015

Preparing for a trip to Japan

Japan is always an attractive destination for visitor in all over the world. There are some tips that you should know to have great trip to this country.

Prepare passport. 

This is the very important things when you want to travel abroad. Passports can be obtained at post offices around the country.


Deal with language barrier

If you cannot speak Japanese or take a course of Japanese, it’s necessary for you to know English. Remember to bring an English dictionary on your trip

Exchange your currency for yen. 


Credit cards can be used at larger hotels and restaurants, as well as most ATMs for a surcharge, but many smaller stores and shops in rural areas will require cash yen. Traveler's checks can be redeemed for yen at most banks.

Research tourist hot spots. 

Fuji mountain
Fuji mountain

There are many popular tourist destinations in Japan, including Kyoto Palace, one of the Imperial palaces of Japan. Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, is another popular destination. Make sure you are well informed as to all the options available to you when preparing for your trip.

Make sure you have clothing appropriate to the time of year in which you are visiting Japan. 

Winter temperatures in Japan are an average of 41 degrees Fahrenheit or 5 degrees Celsius, which will require heavy coats, gloves, and sweaters for travelers. Summers have an average temperature of 77 Fahrenheit or 22 Celsius, which points to lighter clothing, such as shorts and t-shirts. The rainy season lasts from May to mid-July, so be sure to pack an umbrella, poncho or other rain gear, or else be prepared to purchase them.

Bring clothing for special occasions. 

If travelling during the summer, bring swim wear to bring to one Japan's many beaches or to one of the famous hot springs. Bring formal wear for other special occasions, such as a Kabuki play or symphony concert.

Research areas specifically attractive to you. 

Japan has a wide variety of attractions and activities for tourists to take part in. These include a vast array of museums and art galleries in Kyoto and Tokyo, thousands of campsites across the country, and festivals in different parts of the country every month which celebrate every from the New Year to wild horse racing.



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