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Traveling to Tokyo, Japan gives you interesting choices to see a historic high developed city with a rich history and
jovial nature. Whether you are visiting in the summer or spring, you will enjoy many opportunities to enrich your
Tokyo offers a variety of activities, shopping, tourism, sightseeing, specialized Japanese style dining, and various
gardens and lakes to enjoy. Although Japan considered one of the most expensive Countries; especially in Tokyo,
it is worth the trip. Hope you will enjoy a pleasant journey.
With Tokyo’s high dense population and huge buildings, and long interconnected streets, you will find the amusing
in traveling on your foot all over the city. Tokyo has the world’s best public transit system and clean, reliable taxis.
You will come across backstreets with interesting shops and dining bars, that are not known to most locals, nor it
does have an address. You might experience poor free wi-fi connections around Tokyo for walking navigation, and
you might want to rent a pocket wifi device.
Is a key terminal between Tokyo and Yokohama; also, it is one the most visited areas in Tokyo for youth since the 1980s, for its interesting bars, DJ clubs, arcades, and restaurants which mostly stays open until midnight. There are several famous fashion department stores, major shopping center near Shibuya Station.
A vibrant area of Tokyo, full of narrow streets that you will enjoy walking, and browsing; Its atmosphere mostly for young age “hipsters.” It has cultural events that attract many people.
Ginza is the upscale business and shopping district of Tokyo. It has high-end department stores, galleries, fine dining
restaurants, and clubs. One square meter in Ginza cost as much as a million US dollar. Best times to visit: is during
weekends when the central Chuo Dori street closed to automobile traffic.
A stylish area to spend quality time, it has a station on the JR Yamanote line, one stop south of Shibuya. It is small
enough that you may walk to connects to the famous Ebisu Garden Place. Daikanyama, Nakameguro, Hiroo.
Take a trip to Fuji-Q Highland in central Japan’s Yamanashi Prefecture for a ride on rollercoastersboasting serious speed. Meanwhile, nearby Mt. Fuji is open for climbing in the summer months.
Take a trip to Fuji-Q Highland in central Japan’s Yamanashi Prefecture for a ride on rollercoasters
boasting serious speed. Meanwhile, nearby Mt. Fuji is open for climbing in the summer months.
Japan becomes a mecca for skiers and snowboarders in the winter—especially to the winter sportshubs of Niseko and Hakuba —with many coming to take advantage of the country’s perfect powder.Head to the Inland Sea area for cycling routes with fantastic views—including a ride across a 70kmbridge connecting Hiroshima with the island of Shikoku. Alternatively, fly down to the subtropicalislands of Okinawa where you can jump into a kayak and explore the mangroves in Yanbaru NationalPark, or head to the beach for snorkeling and diving in the crystal-clear waters.
Japan becomes a mecca for skiers and snowboarders in the winter—especially to the winter sports
hubs of Niseko and Hakuba —with many coming to take advantage of the country’s perfect powder.
Head to the Inland Sea area for cycling routes with fantastic views—including a ride across a 70km
bridge connecting Hiroshima with the island of Shikoku. Alternatively, fly down to the subtropical
islands of Okinawa where you can jump into a kayak and explore the mangroves in Yanbaru National
Park, or head to the beach for snorkeling and diving in the crystal-clear waters.
If you are considering to live there, you may want to check this video of what is life like in Japan.
Japanese people are courteous and friendly toward, tourist and it is safe for shopping. However, unexpected
problems can still occur in shops and other places of business.
Consider these tips when shopping.
Defective products: Products in Japan pass through quality control, and faulty products are relatively rare.
However, If you happen to find a problem with a faulty purchased product considers the following:
Some deeply discounted items might not be a bargain as you might think, Make sure to inspect the merchandise
before purchase to confirm it is not damaged or defective. If you are buying expensive items such as electronics or
brand-name goods, make sure the brand has an international warranty and also, allows exchanges. Also, make sure
to keep your proof of purchase.
As a general rule in Japan, all purchase are final. Even if the product is unused, most shops will not allow returns or
give refunds if there is nothing wrong with it.
The majority of duty-free shops in Japan provide a safe and enjoyable shopping experience where visitors can take
advantage of great shopping at lower-than-regular prices. However, in recent times, there have been a few reported
problems from international visitors regarding individual tax-free shops and products. These issues have included
false information regarding tax-free shops, the products sold there, and time limits being given on shopping time
encouraging rushed purchases.
Quick research into duty-free shopping in Japan and the types of products that you wish to buy will helpavoid any of these issues. Be extra cautious if you hear guides or store clerks say things like “This store isXX percent cheaper than other shops,” “Japanese people all use this product” or “This is your only chanceto buy this product.” While these cases are sporadic, it is essential to use common sense.
Quick research into duty-free shopping in Japan and the types of products that you wish to buy will help
avoid any of these issues. Be extra cautious if you hear guides or store clerks say things like “This store is
XX percent cheaper than other shops,” “Japanese people all use this product” or “This is your only chance
to buy this product.” While these cases are sporadic, it is essential to use common sense.
More Useful Shopping Information
If you are planning to rent a car while traveling in Japan, you may not use your home country driving license.
You will need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP). Most nationalities will be able to drive if they
have the IDP issued from their country of origin. Some nationalities will require appropriate documentation.
You may have to check with Japan’s Embassy, where you obtained the visa form. IDP is only valid for one year,
and you a required to have the IDP from your country of origin translated into Japanese, by an officially approved
source; keeping in mind that you will need to have your state issued driving license and passport with the IDP all
the time. If you plan to live in Japan for more than a year and have an address, you must obtain an official local
Be careful; however, Japan only recognizes International Driving Permits based on the 1949 Geneva Convention.
International Driving Permits conforming to the model of the Vienna Convention or other conventions are not valid.
Before arriving in Japan, you must obtain your International Driving Permit from the National Automobile Association
in the country which issued your license.
CAREFUL: International Driving Permits emanating from individual countries such as France, Belgium, Germany,
Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Taiwan, are not recognized.
For more information: you may check Japan Automobile Federation
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