Preparing for your trip to Japan: advice

You would like to visit Japan, a country famous for its sushi and sumo, but you don't know where to start? Don't panic, we'll help you plan your stay, so that you can live every moment intensely. Opt for serenity by following our guide.

Why go to Japan?

To travel differently, treat yourself to Japan. A change of scenery guaranteed, you are sure to find what you are looking for. The nature is very varied. Activities too. If you are looking for peace and quiet, they will be there for you throughout your stay. If you are fond of turquoise water, white sandy beaches and turtles, you will be pleasantly surprised in the Okinawa region. If you prefer the heights and the snow, a trip to Nagano will fill you up.

When to go to Japan?

Japan, from north to south, can be visited all year round. Each season offers its best to make you live exceptional moments. Summer is marked by heat and humidity. It is the right climate to attend various cultural events such as the "Ashinoko Kosui Matsuri" festival, enjoying the famous Yakitori, a typical Japanese grill with a glass of sake in hand. In autumn, the temperature is milder. Nature offers a colourful spectacle. Spring is the time of cherry blossoms. Tourists rush here to experience their own poetry. If you want to experience your stay in Japan in winter, it is best to discover the North.

The ideal budget for a trip to Japan

Whether it's a custom trip or a tour package, budget is an important element. Japan is an expensive destination. Accommodation and travel expenses can easily escalate. The cost of transportation is calculated according to the distance to be travelled. The farther the destination is, the more expensive it will be. To save money, and to avoid buying several tickets, choose rechargeable cards. And instead of travelling in the daytime, opt for night buses. As far as accommodation is concerned, capsule hotels offer low-cost bunks. As for food, Japanese culinary specialties are diverse and affordable.

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