Travelling to Japan

There is a common misconception that Japan and especially Tokyo is expensive, but food, entrance tickets and general expenses can be cheaper than Sydney Australia.Some things that I would recommend to everyone: Going to Japan, getting a JR Pass for unlimited travel between cities on bullet trains (since bullet trains can be as expensive as domestic flights) 

Some things that I would recommend to everyone going to Japan: get a JR Pass for unlimited travel between cities on bullet trains (since bullet trains can be as expensive as domestic flights) – this way you can see a lot in 7 or 14 days.

Recommended sights

    • Spring – Cherry blossom Sakura viewing
    • Autumn – Red maple leaves 
    • Winter – Japan is one of the most highly rated places in the world for their abundance of powder snow – thanks to the freezing Russian air being pushed into Japan’s humid mountain rangesTokyo in summer can be very hot and humid
  • Tokyo
    • Go to Harajuku bridge on a Sunday (just up the road from the JR station on the Yamanote line) – lots of crazy cosplaying people and buskers further down in the park.
    • Go to the Shinjuku Metropolitan Building for a sky-high view of Tokyo for free
  • Osaka
    • Dotonbori famous city centre street
  • Kyoto
    • See the famous shrines and temples including Kinkakuji, the golden pavilion 
  • Nara
    • See the great Buddha, traditional wooden shop lined streets and parks
  • Hiroshima
    • The Atomic Bomb Museum, Genbaku Dome Remains and Peace Memorial
    • Take a JR-pass Ferry to Miyajima to see the floating red gate shrine deer

 

 

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