by Mark Albert
Top Travel Tips in Two Minutes
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When Mark visited Tokyo, he stayed at the Mecure Hotel Ginza. Please consider using our referral (“affiliate”) link to support our journalism.
When Mark visited near Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, he stayed at the Hotel JALCITY Haneda.
When Mark visited Kyoto, he stayed at the hip Backpackers K’s House hostel, with a private room and ensuite.
All major transportation services are available, including international airports, trains, subway, trams, buses, rental cars, tour groups, and drivers for hire.
Tourists from 66 countries (including the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom) do not need a visa for visits of less than 90 days. See full list of countries and requirements
If lost or need police assistance, either call 110 from any phone or look for a police mini station, known as a “Koban”, with their red lighted signs.
Planning to eat noddles, leave left overs, or wearing shoes during your visit? Then check out these handy cultural tips to avoid any faux pas.
As part of the geological “Ring of Fire,” Japan frequently gets jolted by earthquakes. The country participates in an earthquake and tsunami warning app. Sign up here
If you plan to travel within Japan by air, consider buying your international ticket at the same time as your domestic (intra-Japan) tickets. Japanese carriers Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) offer this option and it can be much cheaper than buying the air travel segments of your journey separately.
Some counties have “Working Holiday Agreements” which allow young adults from those countries to visit for up to a year at no cost and earn money with a job while they’re in Japan.
What did you do on your visit to JAPAN?
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