We are huge Disney fans so of course on our latest visit to Japan we couldn’t miss Tokyo DisneySea, one of our top two Disney parks in the world (the other being the Magic Kingdom in Orlando). DisneySea rides are more adult-orientated than at its sister park Tokyo Disneyland, and there are many other attractions that are great to do without kids like have a cocktail in a 1920s lounge on a fancy cruise liner (yes, really!).
Japan has a huge variety of accommodation options that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s not cheap but the country is such a rewarding place to travel that it’s well worth the expense.
If you are on a budget then finding the cheapest Japan accommodation will be a priority, but I recommend spending a bit extra and staying in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) at least once. Sleeping on a futon in a tatami mat room is a quintessential Japanese experience and it’d be a shame to miss out.
Tokyo is one of the foodie capitals of the world, but it doesn’t have the best reputation for vegetarians. It’s true that if you wander into a random restaurant you’ll struggle to avoid meat and fish, but with a little planning you can find amazing vegetarian food in Tokyo. The food was a highlight of our stay and the quality was outstanding from high-end restaurants to simple ramen shops.
When people ask us the difficult question of what’s our favourite country we usually answer Italy and Japan. But our trip to Japan was six years ago—would a return visit live up to our expectations? We just finished a 16 day trip around the country and I am happy to report that we love Japan even more than before!