Japan Tours 2017: Guide to First-Timer Japan Traveling
Japan is an Asian country in the Pacific Ocean with thousands of temples and shrines, with imperial palaces, dense cities, and shrines and mountainous national parks. Japan’s capital is Tokyo, which is known for its skyscrapers, pop culture, and shopping. The citizens of sixty-seven countries including United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Hon Kong, United Kingdom, and all European nations will be issued a temporary visitor visa which is called in Japan as “tanki-taizai” upon arrival. The visas issued upon arrival is up to ninety days for most nationalities with ongoing sea ticket or air ticket or evidence thereof. Another ninety days visa extension can be given to citizens of Germany, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Lichtenstein and United Kingdom by applying for visa extension before the expiration of their initial visas.
Tosho-gu, Tsukiji market, Izumo Taisha, Himeji-jo, Senso-Ji, Todai-Ji, Naiku, and Meiji-Jingu are Japan’s top sights. A top choice Shinto Shrine in Nikko is Tosho-gu, a famous world heritage, with brilliantly decorative with a beautiful natural setting, and among its notable features is the dazzling “Sunset Gate”, Yomei-mon. The top choice buddhist temple in Sumida and Asakusa River is Senso-ji, the most visited temple enshrining the famous golden image of Kannon, a Buddhist goddess of mercy, who was miraculously pulled out of the nearby Sumida-gawa by two fishermen according to legend in AD 628. The entire temple complex is always busy especially on weekends, you’ll see stalls along Nakamise-Dori selling everything from genuine Edo-style crafts to tourist trinkets, and it is open at night so tourists can watch beautifully illuminated buildings. In Japan you can enjoy many activities and things to do such as tea ceremony and Sumida River cruise day tour; Nikko National Park Day Trip from Tokyo; Kyoto Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle; Toko by night Japanese Food tour; Changi WWII War trail and museum tour; Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train day trip from Tokyo; Tokyo day tour, Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Bay Cruise; Tokyo robot evening cabaret show; Tokyo Sumo Wrestling tournament; Mt. Fuji Day Trip including Lake Ashi Sightseeing Cruise from Tokyo; Tokyo Tower; Kamakura and Tokyo Bay Day Trip, and many more.
You have to remember that Japan is a cash-based society and a lot of stores are not yet equipped to take credit cards and make sure to bring a coin purse with you since everything from 1 yen to 500 yen (about $5) are coins. Since English is not really a language of Japan, it is important to equip yourself with Japanese phrases or questions you can use for communicating with the locals, though there are places where people are more likely to speak good English like airports, train stations, and major tourist attractions. For more information about Japanese tours, feel free to check our website or contact us directly.Smart Ideas: Vacations Revisited