Things to Know Before You Visit Japan

We want everyone to enjoy their trip to Japan and make great memories during their stay. So, we put together this guide with many tips and useful information for things you should know (or plan for) before you travel to Japan.

Language Guide

If you want to make the best of your trip to Japan, we think you should lean a few simple Japanese phrases. We wanted to make it easy for you, so we made pages for fist-time visitors as well as repet visitor to Japan.

Getting Around

Japan has an extensive network of public railways, but it can get confusing with all the different passes and pre-paid rail cards. See here for information helpful information.

Using Suica card for vending machines in Japan

Plan Your Trip

There are many things to know when traveling to a country such as Japan. We want to make your trip as stress-free as possible so have made several guides about these topics.

Off The Beaten Track

If you only have a week or two in Japan, you want to make the most of every moment. Unfortunately, many tourists end up spending too much time at overcrowded destinations, waiting in long lines for attractions and restaurants, and overpaying for hotels! We want you to avoid this and recommend dedicating a few days to explore lesser-known areas near Tokyo. These hidden gems are easier to reach, less crowded, and offer equally unique experiences. By venturing off the usual tourist path, you will be able to enjoy a relaxed and authentic Japanese adventure! 

See below for some fantastic ‘off the beaten track’ ideas.

Man picking red and white strawberries at Yoshimura Strawberry Park

(things to do)
near Tokyo

Minowa Castle Ruins Festival

(you cannot miss)
near Tokyo

SUP at Chuzenji lake near Tokyo

(places to go)
near Tokyo

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Angus at the Nakagawa River

Angus Miyaji


‘Woody’ Shu Yokoyama

Kayo with her horse

Kayo Hirai

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