Japan also known as the “Land of the Rising Sun” is a country make up by a chain of various islands. This country is well known for its thousands of holy temples and shrines, magnificent castles, surreal cherry blossoms, soothing onsens (hot springs), magna (comics) /anime (animation), white powdery snow in the mountainous areas and fast Shinkansen bullet trains. It has one of the world’s best modern transport systems. Traveling around Japan is complicated at first, due to the numerous platforms and different train timings to different locations on a similar platform, but will be a breeze once you get the hang of it. The trains offer variety options giving the flexibility based on the time traveled, total number of stops along the way and cabin type. The taxis are clean and completely safe, but expensive. However sometimes it is the only transport to get to where you want to go.
Japan is divided into eight regions consisting of 47 prefectures that are make up of cities/districts and towns/villages. Japan is indeed a huge place, I have only visited five prefectures out of the 47.
I will definitely travel back again to Japan to continue exploring the remaining prefectures. The first goal when back to Japan is to try skiing and snowboarding in Hokkaido and to climb the icon of Japan, Mount Fuji, which lies at 3776 meters above sea level.
The single most comprehensive website for anyone who wishes to plan a free and easy holiday to Japan and my personal go-to when planning my Japan trips.
A must-use tool for searching your train routes and train timetables.
Cherry Blossoms Forecast
Find out the dates and plan visiting the country’s iconic sakura period. One can immerse in its beautiful pink flowers beauty which usually only last two weeks.