I’ve always wanted to visit Japan.
An old dream that sometimes felt a bit like a fantasy.
This year, Daniel and I decided it was time to leave all the concerns involved in organizing a trip ourselves to Japan and just go for it. Check off this destination from my bucket list after waiting patiently for so long.
The main trigger for all our concerns was the widespread belief that it’s not worth flying to Japan independently, as in, without an organized and guided group. After all, the culture is completely different, the Japanese aren’t really fluent in English and it’s very difficult to find your way around without the help of an experienced tour guide. So if you “dare” to visit Japan, you should go with an organized trip.
They also say that Japan is very expensive, and that in order to travel there, you’ll have to break the bank. This is very true in the case of an organized tour, but we found out that if you choose to travel independently, it really isn’t that bad. On the contrary, an independent trip to Japan is cheaper than traveling to Western Europe or traveling in Israel.
However, if you plan on visiting Japan independently, it’s important to know that planning is necessary and involves a lot of preparation. Don’t let that discourage you, the planning may be a bit complicated, but it’s definitely possible and absolutely worth the effort.
In the end, our trip to Japan was the most special, interesting, surprising and fun trip!
If you’re dreaming of visiting Japan but are a bit afraid, or if you’re in the midst of the preparations for the trip, this post will help you organize everything for your trip and help you plan your perfect vacation to Japan.
When is it the best time to travel to Japan? What should you make sure not to forget at home? Which apps can’t you do without? How do you stay connected to the Internet? And what should you know about the public transport in Japan? All of the answers are within the post, just keep reading…
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