Japan Travel Guides
Street food in Osaka, notable shrines and temples in Kyoto, the iconic Mount Fuji, Tokyo’s exemplary landmarks – there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy in Japan!
Japan is a travel destination that we frequently return to. We love it so much that we even lived there on a short-term visa after Logan finished school and road-tripped from Kyushu to Hokkaido. I like to think that after spending a lot of time there, we know a thing or two about Japan travel! This is our ultimate Japan travel guide where you’ll find everything you need to start planning a trip to Japan including itineraries, food guides, and other unique experiences all around Japan.
Before You Visit Japan…
Here are a few things to know to start planning your trip to Japan!
Language: The official language of Japan is Japanese.
Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY) – ¥ check current conversion rate
Credit Cards & ATMs: Credit cards are widely accepted at most places in Japan except for some restaurants and some entry fees to temples, shrines, and other attractions. ATMs are readily available all over Japan at convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and Lawson. Because Japan is still heavily cash-focused at some attractions and businesses make sure you have some on you!
Weather: Japan has four distinct seasons but temperatures can vary greatly by region. The most popular times to visit Japan are spring and autumn due to mild temperatures and cherry blossoms or fall foliage.
Plugs: Japan uses type A and B plugs with a voltage of 100V and frequency of 50/60Hz.
Foods You Must Try
Most people know that Japan is known for sushi and ramen, but what other foods can you expect to see and try when traveling to Japan? Here you’ll find our favorite things to eat and drink in Japan as well as city-specific food guides.
Festivals in Japan
Matsuri (Japanese festivals) are rich in culture, tradition, and history. Since summer matsuri are the most popular Japanese festivals, we visited a number of them when we lived in Japan. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about festivals in Japan including dates, locations, street foods to try, and what to expect.
Destinations in Japan by Region + City
Miyajima Island ItineraryItinerary
Mt. Fuji ItineraryItinerary
Iya Valley Itinerary
Where to Go For…
Food + Drinks
Shrines + Temples
Fuji Five Lakes