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.
- 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
- 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
- Dotonbori famous city centre street
- See the famous shrines and temples including Kinkakuji, the golden pavilion
- See the great Buddha, traditional wooden shop lined streets and parks
- 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