Japan Tours 2017: Best Tips for Traveling in Japan
Japan is found in Asia, an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean with mountainous national parks, imperial palaces, dense cities and thousands of temples and shrines. Japan’s capital is Tokyo, which is known for its skyscrapers, pop culture, and shopping. Upon arrival in Japan, tourists will be issued will be issued a temporary visitor visa which is called in Japan as “tanki-taizai” including citizens of United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Hon Kong, United Kingdom, and all European nations. The visas issued are up to ninety days with ongoing sea ticket or air ticket or evidence thereof. Visa extensions are given for another ninety days upon application at the nearest Immigration Bureau before the expiration of the initial visa for citizens of Germany, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Lichtenstein and the Untied Kingdom.
Tosho-gu, Tsukiji market, Izumo Taisha, Himeji-jo, Senso-Ji, Todai-Ji, Naiku, and Meiji-Jingu are Japan’s top sights. A top choice Shinto Shrine in Nikko is Tosho-gu, a famous world heritage, with brilliantly decorative with a beautiful natural setting, and among its notable features is the dazzling “Sunset Gate”, Yomei-mon. According to legend, the famous golden image of Kannon that is enshrine in Senso-ji, the top choice Buddhist temple in Sumida and Asakusa River, a Buddhist goddess of mercy was miraculously pulled out of the nearby Sumida-gawa by two fishermen in AD 628. The entire temple complex is always busy especially on weekends, you’ll see stalls along Nakamise-Dori selling everything from genuine Edo-style crafts to tourist trinkets, and it is open at night so tourists can watch beautifully illuminated buildings. There are tons of activities and things to do in Japan such as Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train day trip from Tokyo; Tokyo day tour, Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise; Tokyo robot evening cabaret show; Tokyo Sumo Wrestling tournament; Mt. Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo; Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise day tour; Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo; Kyoto Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle; Toko by night Japanese Food tour; Changi WWII War trail and museum tour; Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip, and many more.
It is important to bring a coin purse with you since everything from 1 yen to 500 yen (about $5) are coins, and expect cash transactions because Japan is a cash-based society and many stores are not yet equipped to take credit cards. Tourists are strongly recommended to learn basic Japanese phrases or questions and bring a Japanese language guide book with you for better communication like when asking directions. For more information about Japanese tours, feel free to check our website or contact us directly.Smart Ideas: Vacations Revisited