Japan is an enchanting place. I devoured Hitching Rides With Buddha and A Geek In Japan – each written by expats in the country – during my journey and it definitely helped to gain a lot of insider information on Japanese tradition. You can buy an IC Card at any major train or metro station in Japan.
On our summer journey, as a result of the climate was too hot, we took taxi for thus many instances and the fare is actually pretty reasonable, in Kyoto the fare starts from JPY 590 whereas in Tokyo JPY 730. We selected the locations we wanted to see by our selves and asked Travel Prepare Japan to arrange the lodging, transfer and a couple of guided tours for us. I would like to thank Naomi for organizing our journey so well.
My mom-in-regulation is Japanese and needs to return subsequent yr to visit household up North and desires us all to return. All in all, we preferred town very a lot: plenty of young folks, good restaurants and shops, and far less hustle and bustle than in the different massive cities we visited.
You must train some caution in the nightlife districts in Tokyo and Osaka, but it surely’s nonetheless safer there than in lots of European cities. Food is the second of what I call the Large Three” travel bills–and I am joyful to report that affordable meals is surprisingly ample in Japan.