Japan. Culture, national parks, temples and shrines, large skyscrapers, video games, and karaoke. The country of the rising sun is one of the most special in the world and, if you are looking for a place that will surprise you, you have already found it. Think no more.
We toured the country for a month and a half. And in this complete guide to traveling in Japan, you will find practical information to organize your trip across the country. We hope you find it useful!
Japan is an island country located in the Pacific Ocean. It is inhabited by almost 130 million people and its capital is cosmopolitan Tokyo. And although there are huge cities with large skyscrapers and neon lights, Japan has a spectacular rural area and still a little tourist.
It is a country that you can visit practically at any time of the year and you will discover that thanks to its four seasons, landscapes are radically transformed.
It is likely that Tokyo will impact you strongly, that you will stroll along its large avenues with your mouth wide open, hallucinating at every step. Tokyo is that city that leaves you speechless. And no matter how many tourists visit it each year, Tokyo is still a special place. Spend at least 4 full days in the capital.
EXCURSIONS FROM TOKYO
Seeing the Fuji should be mandatory at least once in a lifetime. But the truth is that there are times when the highest mountain in Japan is not seen. This is usually in the summer. But if the weather is good, don’t miss it! Here are some tips:
Kyoto is one of the cities that still preserve that traditional side of Japan that the traveller likes so much. Temples everywhere, alleys through which it seems that time has not passed and the possibility of crossing with a geisha make Kyoto one of our favorite cities in Japan.
The interior area could not miss in this complete guide to travel to Japan. So that you can enjoy the less touristy places in the country, its traditions, its nature and small towns where time seems not to have passed.
For us, traveling responsibly and sustainably is a priority. We do not conceive a trip without trying to respect our environment and the people who live in it. And one of the best ways to do this is by trying to reduce waste while traveling. Traveling without plastic in Japan is possible. You don’t have to be buying water bottles and you can always order your drinks without a straw . Here are some more detailed tips so you know how to do it.