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.