Thinking about your luggage and what to pack is part of planning for an enjoyable trip. It’s best not to leave it until the last minute. Here are some ideas on how to pack for Japan, and how to deal with your luggage while you’re there. Continue reading “Luggage – before you go and while you’re in Japan”
Some visitors worry about how they will manage without knowing Japanese while others haven’t given it a thought because they assume that there will be plenty of English speaking people available. The actual situation is somewhere in between these two assumptions.
While many Japanese people know some English, their knowledge is often basic and focuses on written English. In hotels and other tourist places, there are some people with excellent English and others whose knowledge is just sufficient to cover transactions such as checking in, buying tickets etc. Continue reading “Do you need to speak Japanese to travel in Japan?”
Many visitors plan to use trains to get around Japan, often spurred on by the desire to get the most out of a rail pass. While train travel is very efficient and comfortable in Japan, there are times when flights are worth considering instead of trains. Continue reading “Flying around Japan”