What are the best things about Japan? Well, Japan is an incredible country for many reasons. I had read stories, watched videos and heard about fellow travelers experiences while in Japan. But I wasn’t expecting it to be as amazing as it turned out to be. If you’re looking for your next travel destination, but can’t narrow down your choices, add Japan to the top of your list. After reading through this post, you’ll be booking your flights in no time, trust me! Here are, in my opinion, the 10 best things about Japan, and what I loved and miss the most! 1. The people Japanese people are very, very polite and friendly. I don’t think Russell and I came across…

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Russell and I visited six cities during our recent trip to Japan. I can honestly say, though, Hiroshima was my favourite by far. It’s definitely a must-see when visiting Japan, and I wish we had stayed longer than just one full day! There are so many places to spend a relaxing day out, so much beautiful scenery to enjoy and just like the rest of Japan, the people are some of the nicest I’ve ever met. Hiroshima isn’t a place with a ton of stuff to see and do. There aren’t any theme parks and from what I could tell, the nightlife isn’t like Tokyo or Osaka. Sometimes that’s good though. Sometimes while traveling and seeing new places, it’s nice to visit a…

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When Russell and I were researching and planning our month long trip to Japan, we knew we wanted to fit in as much as we could in those four weeks. Japan may be a fairly small island country, but there is a ton to do and see. It would take an entire lifetime to explore Tokyo alone. We wanted to hit as many cities as we could, cross off as much as possible, and have the time of our lives while we were at it. I’m happy to report that all three of those goals were achieved! We managed to travel to 6 cities over a four week period. Those cities were: Yokohama, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Nagano and Tokyo. We didn’t want…

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If you’re new to Rhiannon Travels, I’ve published two previous posts in my ‘Things to know about Japan’ series so far: Things You Need to Know about Japan – Part 1: Transport + Navigation Things You Need to Know about Japan – Part 2: Food in Japan + Shopping Bargains Whether you’ve read one (or both! ♥️) of those posts already, you’ll know that I included a LOT of super helpful tips and information on transport, navigation, shopping and food around Japan. Considering everything I want to say about Japan in general couldn’t fit into those two posts, I decided to write my own Ultimate Guide to Japan. Here are all of the Japan travel tips I think you’ll need for a visit…

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It’s no secret – Tokyo is a very big city. Not only is it Japan’s capital, it’s also the most populated city in the world. So if you only have a few days to explore Tokyo, it can seem overwhelming. It would literally take a lifetime to explore every inch of Japan’s capital city, so don’t give yourself any unrealistic expectations. Unfortunately, you won’t see it all. If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, do some research and write a list of the things you would like to see and do. From that list, narrow it down. Put a star next to the things on your list that you really want to see. The things that you don’t want to…

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