kytefightnight asked:Hello, how are you? A friend and I are planning to go visit Japan next year and visit numerous locations in the country. Brushing up a bit on Japanese. What sort of tips and advice could you offer for two people who will be going up and down for three weeks in Japan? Have a nice day! ^_^
Hey there ^-^
That’s great you’re coming to visit Japan!
First of all, if you’re travelling around Japan, you might want to look into getting a Japanese Rail card. They are only available to people outside of Japan and can make travelling faaaar more cheaper than paying mas you go.
I can’t say I’ve travelled to too many places outside of Tokyo, but this summer I finally got a chance to check out the Kansai area. Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.
Nara was my favourite! As it was traditional but not as tourist based as Kyoto and very accessible too.
Kyoto was stunning though for very traditional Japan and definitely worth visiting.
Osaka is very much like Tokyo, but with a slightly different feel and a little less busy-busy. Not as modern as Tokyo, but was still fun. I checked out the Minoh Park which is an amazing mountain based park that is accessible from Osaka city centre. I recommend it for Minoh Falls, it’s a very easy trail to check out and very pretty during the Autumn.
If you want to travel from Tokyo > Osaka, you might want to check out cheap flights on flypeach.com . I managed to grab a return ticket for as little as 10,000yen (A lot cheaper than the bullet train!)
Tokyo,what can I say? It’s where I live, so there’s always so much to see and do! Very easy to navigate via the Yamanote line as it circle around Tokyo and has all the major stops. Don’t be afraid to just wander the streets, you can find some great places in the more off the beaten track areas and Tokyo city is very easy to navigate.
If you want a break from the city, you can check out the mountains or beach very easily by trains. Either Kamakura or Mt.Takao are accessible from Tokyo. Even Aokigahara (The famous suicide forest) is do-able in a day.
I’m not really sure what you’re interested in, but I can guess there will be something for you to explore all over Japan!
A great site to check out is japanguide.com it can give you ideas of where to visit and how to get there.
I’ve been to various places which you can see via my youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/shiverz66 let me know if you need anymore info on the places I’ve been too and I’ll be happy to help!
I hope you enjoy your stay in Japan! ^-^