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Japan Travel Tips

Japan is a year-round destination as each season has its unique highlights. From spring with the cherry blossoms, the summer with many festivals, the autumn foliage, to the skiing during the winter. If you plan on traveling to Japan, there are many things to prepare before any trip and more so for an international trip. For money exchange, you can exchange for Japanese yen cash in your home country first with your bank or you can bring your foreign currency to Japan to exchange. For packing clothing, the temperatures are different during each season, which affects what attire you would pack and wear. You will travel stress-free when it comes to accommodations, transportation, and admission into attractions if you are traveling with a tour. If you are traveling by yourself, these tips will be helpful to you if you have any questions or concerns also. Before your departure, you may have some questions as to what to bring or what to prepare. You can refer to our useful travel tips page that may help. If you have any further questions or need any suggestions, please feel free to ask our representatives.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you give me some travel tips before traveling to Japan?
    Please read our page with Japan travel tips. It contains many suggestions and introductions, including the Japan SIM card, what to pack, shopping, money exchange, internet, and wifi, how to behave, etc. If you have specific questions, you can directly ask our representatives.
  • Do I need to exchange for yen before traveling to Japan?
    Before departure, you can exchange for Japanese yen cash in your home country first, or you can bring your foreign currency to Japan to exchange. Generally speaking, Japan is a country that uses cash, as some places accept credit cards, but cash will be more convenient. It would be recommended to bring extra cash currency of your country to exchange in case you need more money. There are also ATMs at the post office or 7-Eleven in Japan.
  • The Japan tour tips you provided are very useful, thank you!
    We are willing to help you know the basics and importance of the country. It can help you make a better plan before departure, know what you're going into, and deal with emergencies or anything unpredictable that may happen while traveling.
  • Do you need to tip at restaurants, taxis, and hotels in Japan?
    Tips are generally not required or customary in Japan. Even tipping in restaurants is considered impolite as most restaurants require customers to pay for their meals at the front register, rather than leaving tips behind with the waiter or waitress. With the increase of foreign visitors, some places you can give tips, including bars, clubs, etc. If you are booking a tour with us, the tour package price actually includes the service charge and tip for the tour guide and driver. If you think the other party's services are very good, you can give more if you'd like.
  • What clothes do I need to bring for a trip to Japan?
    Please refer to what to pack on our website. Due to the different seasons, the clothes to prepare in advance when packing will vary.
  • Can you give me some advice on purchasing a SIM card in Japan?
    We suggest that you buy a local SIM card when you get to Japan, mainly because the cost of international roaming is very expensive. There are mobile phone cards sold at all major airports in Japan. When you purchase a card, you can listen to the suggestions of what they offer.
  • Any suggestions for traveling to Japan in September?
    The weather in September is generally good between summer and autumn. The number of tourists that visit Japan in September will be less than in the summer in July and August. It should be noted that September is also the typhoon season in Japan. Please pay attention to the forecast ahead of time if you plan on visiting in September.
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