What do I need to know before traveling to Japan?
Before traveling to Japan, be sure to have your passport and visa (for certain countries) ready. You should also get a vaccination to protect you against Japanese encephalitis. It’s very useful to practice a couple of basic Japanese phrases to help you get around and don’t forget to exchange your money into Japanese yen. Japan has a lot to offer. Many people love to travel to Japan in spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. This is usually from March to May depending on the region. Once you’re there, be sure to visit a hot spring, try out karaoke, try Japanese rice wine, ramen and unagi and dive into Harajuku culture.