Visiting Japan can be one of the most exciting trips you will ever take. But before you go, there are some tips you should know to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Kyoto is your shrine and temple time
Visiting Kyoto is a unique experience. The former capital city is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines. The city’s temples are known for their beauty and history. However, visiting Kyoto shrines and temples can be intimidating for new visitors. There are a few things to keep in mind when visiting.
First, visit the temple early in the morning. If you do this, you will be able to get a nice view of the city. It is also the best time to take photos. Most shrines and temples are free. However, you may have to pay an entrance fee. If so, the fee is usually less than 500 Yen per person.
Kyoto Imperial Palace is where the imperial family lived
Located in the heart of Kyoto, the Kyoto Imperial Palace is a historical landmark. It was formerly home to the Japanese emperor and his family. Located in a vast park, this palace is now open to the public. During the Meiji Restoration period, this palace played a central role in setting the stage for important events.
Kyoto Imperial Palace’s grounds are home to many official buildings and beautiful gardens. These include the Imperial Household Agency’s office, the Katsura Imperial Villa, and the Sento Imperial Palace. The palace is open to the public every day of the year, with tours available in both Japanese and Chinese languages.
Nara National Museum is surrounded by ferocious, wild deer
Located in Nara, Japan, the Nara National Museum is one of the most well-known museums in Japan. It is home to a collection of Buddhist art that is said to be the finest in the world. The museum also features changing exhibitions.
Visitors to Nara should also make a stop at Todaiji Temple, located within Nara Park. This temple is part of the Nara Toka-e (Nara tames the shika) festival, which occurs 6-15 August every year. The festival features a series of ten thousand candles relighting. Visitors can also take advantage of a special exhibition at the museum.
Avoid getting in people’s way
Visiting Japan is an experience in and of itself, but getting in the way of fellow tourists can be downright rude. If you are lucky enough to be lucky enough to score yourself a seat on a Shinkansen or two, then you might want to consider a little planning before you depart. The same goes for arranging for your luggage to be deposited at your accommodation of choice, i.e. a hotel. Of course, the best way to ensure your bag makes it into your hotel is to ensure you have all of your pre-arrival documentation in hand and in order.
Travel restrictions and cautions at and around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
Despite a number of travel restrictions and cautions at and around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, it is still possible to travel to Japan. All major tourist destinations are more than 150 miles away from the exclusion zone. However, there are areas of north-east Japan that are still off-limits to tourists.
Travel restrictions and cautions at and around the Fukushima plant are still in place, and visitors can only enter through government-approved organizations. However, the plant is still hazardous. Several towns in north-east Japan are still off-limits, and many former residents have decided to forgo returning to their homes because of fears about radiation.
Hiring a car in Japan
Getting your hands on a car in Japan is one of the best ways to see the country. It allows you to see magical places and escape the crowds. However, there are certain rules you need to follow.
First of all, you will need a driving license from your home country. You can use an official Japanese translation of your license, or you can get one through your local embassy. You will also need a credit card. Many car rental companies will only accept your home country’s license, but some will accept an international driver’s permit.