Gain More Background About the Country

History:

"During the Yayoi Period (300 BC to 250 AD), the rice culture was imported into Japan around 100 BC. With the introduction of agriculture, social classes started to evolve, and parts of the country began to unite under powerful land owners."

Japan History Timeline

Fun Facts and Trivia:

"Japan has the third longest life expectancy in the world with men living to 81 years old and women living to almost 88 years old. The Japanese live on average four years longer than Americans."

Legal System

Customs and Culture:

"Japanese is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with over 99% percent of the country's population using it. Amazingly, the language is spoken in scarcely any region outside Japan."

Start Preparing for Your Trip

  Quick Facts: Entry & Exit, Safety & Security  

Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations

Visas: Not required for a US citizen for a stay up to 90 days

Maps

Weather

Holidays

Festivals

Japan Rail Pass

What to Pack:

"Unless you enjoy untying and lacing your shoes every few minutes, it’s wise to bring shoes that slip on and off easily."

When You Arrive

Water Safety: Water is safe to drink

Money: Currency: Japanese yen Exchange Rate

Get Around

Resources

Travel Guide:

Go. Itineraries. Plan Your Trip.

Enjoy a Little Japan from Home

 Food Food

Music

kanto

chubu

kansai

Chugoku

Kyushu & Okinawa

Okinawa Prefecture

Attractions

Places to Stay: Hotels & Airbnb

Places to Eat

Travel Guide

To learn more, check out my blog posting:

Family Trip: 17 Days in Japan - Tokyo, Nagano, Aomori, and Okinawa

hokkaido

Learn More About the Cities I Have Visited and

Check My Blog Postings for Extra Tips and Highlights

 

Hakodate

Attractions

Places to Stay: Hotels & Airbnb

Places to Eat

Travel Guide

To learn more, check out my blog posting:

Family Travel: 10 Days in Japan - Hokkaido to Kyushu

Tohoku

Saga

Attractions

Places to Stay: Hotels/Ryokans & Airbnb

Places to Eat

Travel Guide

About. Plan. Do.

To learn more, check out my blog posting:

Family Travel: 10 Days in Japan - Hokkaido to Kyushu

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