Japan Tours 2017: Guide to First-Timer Japan Traveling
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. The citizens of sixty-seven countries including United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Hon Kong, United Kingdom, and all European nations will be issued a temporary visitor visa which is called in Japan as “tanki-taizai” upon arrival. The visas issued upon arrival is up to ninety days for most nationalities with ongoing sea ticket or air ticket or evidence thereof. Before their initial visa expires citizens of Germany, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Lichtenstein and the United Kingdom can apply for a visa extension of another ninety days.
Tosho-gu, Tsukiji market, Izumo Taisha, Himeji-jo, Senso-Ji, Todai-Ji, Naiku, and Meiji-Jingu are Japan’s top sights. Tosho-gu is a world heritage site, a top choice Shinto Shrine in Nikko, which is brilliantly decorative with a beautiful natural setting, and among its notable features is the famous 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 has a lot of stalls along Nakamise-Dori, selling everything from genuine Edo-style crafts to tourist trinkets, and it is always busy especially on weekends and open at night so tourists can watch beautifully illuminated buildings. The activities you can do in Japan include Mt. Fuji Ashi and Bullet train day trip from Tokyo, robot cabaret, Sumo wrestling tournaments, Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony and Sumida River Cruise, Nikko National Park day trip from Tokyo, Kyoto Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle, Kyoto and Nara day trip, 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. Since English is not really a language of Japan, it is important to equip yourself with Japanese phrases or questions you can use for communicating with the locals, though there are places where people are more likely to speak good English like airports, train stations, and major tourist attractions. For more information about Japanese tours, feel free to check our website or contact us directly.The Path To Finding Better Vacations