15 Essential Tips for Your First Trip to Japan

Planning a trip to Japan can be a doozy; it’s an organized, rule-following country that requires a lot of planning. Booking things in advance goes a long way in Japan — it’s one place I don’t recommend winging it.

Japan also has lots of cultural quirks that you should be aware of. For example, did you know that in Japan, splitting food or drinks is discouraged? If two people are at a cafe or restaurant, you both have to order something.

Before my trip, I did an extensive amount of planning. So I wanted to share my Japan travel planning tips, as well as what I wish I had known before visiting.

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Tips for planning your first trip to Japan: 1. Know what to pack

The weather in Japan is somewhat volatile; it rains, it can get surprisingly hot,

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