Japan Tours 2017: A First-Timer Guide to 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. The capital of Japan is Tokyo, which is known for shopping, pop culture and skyscrapers. 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 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.
The top sights in Japan include Tosho-gu, Tsukiji market, Izumo Taisha, Himeji-jo, Senso-Ji, Todai-Ji, Naiku, and Meiji-Jingu. 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. Senso-ji is the top choice Buddhist temple in Sumida and Asakusa River, the most visited temple that enshrines the golden image of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, who was miraculously pulled out of the nearby Sumida-gawa by two fishermen according to legend 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. 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. Learn some basic Japanese words or phrases before visiting Japan to help you ask for directions and to prevent too much confusion when asking some things. For more information about Japanese tours, feel free to check our website or contact us directly.Lessons Learned from Years with Options