Free travel guides and stories from experts, expats and locals for repeat visitors or those traveling to Japan for the first time.
[icon=best_time]Cherry blossom season (late March - mid-April) and fall foliage (late November - early December)
  • [icon=historical_site]Shibuya crossing, Mt. Fuji, & other iconic landmarks
  • [icon=culinary]Gastronomy (sushi, ramen, udon, yakitori, sake)
  • [icon=outdoors]Serene gardens & temples side-by-side with ultra-modern skyscrapers
  • [icon=shopping]Vibrant shopping scene in Harajuku & Shibuya
  • [icon=spa_wellness]World-famous cherry blossoms
  1. Tokyo
  2. Kyoto
  3. Osaka
  4. Hiroshima
  5. Naoshima
  6. Hakone
  1. How easy is it for me to make a restaraunt reservation in Tokyo?
  2. How far in advance do I actually need to plan for the best trip to Japan?
  3. Where do I buy a JR Pass?
  4. How easy is it for vegetarians to travel to Japan?
  5. What Japanese public holiday/celebrations should I be aware of before deciding when to go?
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