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Three Basic Things to Remember when visiting Japan

By on December 16, 2015

Planning a trip to the land of the rising sun? Looking forward to explore the secrets of the Samurai? Chosen Japan as the destination for your much needed vacation? Well, all we can say is, Excellent Choice!

Japan is a mystical and cultured land. Its rich culture and heritage is still alive in its people. It is one of the very few nations in this world that has rapidly developed itself and yet stayed true to its roots. The Japanese are known for their culture all over the world and they value it over everything else.
A trip to Japan, like any other trip to a foreign country, needs to be carefully planned. There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account while planning your trip. You need to understand the number of days you will spend in the country and the places that should not be missed. Your stay and food, your travel all needs to be frozen. Japan is an altogether different land from its counterparts in the west.

 
While impromptu trips are always exciting, any traveler to Japan must keep in mind a few handy to tips to get around easily.

 

A few tips and pointers that people would do well to remember are –

Connectivity: 
In today’s day and age, visiting the local coffee shop and not telling the world about it through social media or sharing a hundred pictures about it is considered a crime. So travelling to an exotic place like Japan and not sharing updates with the world as you go is nothing less than a sin. Hence, staying connected is extremely critical for a ttraveler While there will be the odd work-related calls that will have to be dealt with, staying connected is a no-brainer.
Japan is quite advanced in telecom and communication. You can get instant connectivity at impressive speeds. One of the best ways to stay connected is getting a prepaid SIM card for your unlocked phone or if you want to be a bit more adventurous, you can rent an easy to use and return mobile hotspot.
The importance of a map or a translation app can never be stressed in a foreign land.

 


Commute: 
Travelling around country is quite easy – train. Japan boasts of one of the best railway system in the world and you should make full use of it. Let’s face it, do you really want to go back to your country and tell everyone that you did not travel in a Bullet train? Within any city, the best way to get around is to walk. Stretch your legs a bit and you will have no problems getting around.

 


Currency: 
It is advisable to check on the exchange rates through various agencies and also check what your bank charges on ATM cash withdrawals and credit/ debit card transactions. Always carry an international card.
Keep these above tips in mind and get set to have an experience of a life time in the mystical land of Japan.

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