Japan

Japan is one of our favourite countries in the world—it truly is like nowhere else. We love the quirkiness, the efficiency, the ease of travel, the ultra-polite people, and the amazing food (yes, even for vegetarians!). 

We’ve visited Japan four times (and will be returning!). Below you can read all our tips including our recommended places to visit in Japan, the best things to do in Japan, two week itinerary, tips for planning a trip, vegetarian survival guide, and lots more useful advice.

Don’t miss our detailed guides to the best things to do in Kyoto and Tokyo—the top two destinations in Japan and both very different.

We highly recommend purchasing a Japan Rail Pass to save money on the bullet trains. Read our post on whether a Japan Rail Pass is worth it for everything you need to know. 

Our favourite places in weird and wonderful Japan

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Our best tips to help you plan an amazing trip to Japan

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Learn about Japan before you visit with these novels, memoirs and non-fiction books

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Learn where to stay in Japan from ryokans to temples to love hotels

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The best places to see Mount Fuji at Lake Kawaguchiko in Japan

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Discover this off-the-beaten track city in Japan that makes the perfect base for day trips

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A guide to visiting Japan's contemporary art island, Naoshima

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Explore the best of Tokyo from the quirky to traditional

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An update to our ultimate guide to a fun day out at Tokyo DisneySea

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Our favourite rides and top tips for visiting Tokyo Disneyland

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From weird shows and unique bars to peaceful parks and stunning views, these are the best activities in this vibrant Tokyo area

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Everything you need to know about using a Japan Rail Pass and how much you can save

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