An island nation located off the shore of Eastern Asia, Japan is a true wonder to experience. Steeped with longstanding culture and traditions the “Land of the Rising Sun” will entice you and a visit is a must. Japan’s transportation system is one of a kind. This country is very modern and extremely easy to navigate. And navigate you should, the vast mountain and forested landscape is breathtaking.
At a Glance
In a Sentence
Everything is organized, on time and clean. Japan is very easy to get around and all of the signs are in English.
Best Time to Visit
Japan has 4 distinct seasons. Depending on what your are looking for this can be a year round destination. March through May are warming up and dry. The rain comes heavy in June and July then subsiding for more great weather into the end of October.
Must See & Do
Almost everyone visiting Japan will get the Japan Rail Pass to travel around the country. The free app Hyperdia is a lifesaver. It has all of the train routes, schedules and timetables. This will definitely help you plan your route. But it is only good on a device for 30 days so don't download it until your are in the country.