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Whos been to the land of the rising sun "JAPAN"

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1. Posted by EZGOEAZY (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Hello everyone who will read this, my name is John Goez from Miami Florida 26 m, Im about to embark on a 4 week journey to JAPAN. I have never been there before and have no clue what to expect, only stuff ive seen on tv... I just wanted to ask anyone who has been there before. What should I take, some people have told me not to take such a huge backpack, others say the contrary.
I bought a transportation pass for the train and buses good for 20 days, Im guessing finding hostels shouldnt be a problem?
I will arrive oct 9 and depart nov 10
Ill appreciate any help, any place I should visit, anything at all, thanks john goez.

2. Posted by Yatina (Budding Member 56 posts) 6y


Places u should visit...

Tokyo -> Asakusa kannon temple (oldest temple), Tsukiji market
Osaka -> Dotonburi (food, food, and more food)
Kyoto -> Gion
Hiroshima -> Atomic bomb museum

Cheers, Yatina

3. Posted by 1t (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Alright mate,

Firstly, of all the countries I have visited over a 9 year span, Japan is still my favourite of them all. So, expect to have an amazing time, the people to be unbelievably friendly and helpful, the food to be awesome, the nights out to be insane and the views to blow your mind.

The train system is so easy to use and it's very reliable and very fast so you can cross the country without a problem.

There's loads of places to go but I'd recommend going to Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and the islands of Sado-ga-shima and Miyajama

It'll be a quality trip!


4. Posted by EZGOEAZY (Budding Member 26 posts) 6y

Finally someone responded :) I'm glad I bought that train pass.
My other question is meeting other travellers or backpacker, I'm guessing that shouldn't be a problem. How about the hostels, every city had them right?

5. Posted by 1t (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

Not a problem at all man, hostels and homestays everywhere and loads of Travellers and Locals to go drink Sake with. It'll be top!

6. Posted by seanmiller (Inactive 20 posts) 6y

Hey Man.

Hostels won't be a problem to find a best one out there, There are lot to see in Japan.:)

7. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 6y

I love Gunma, that because I love hot springs and apple orchards. It was pardise, its probably how Switzerland looks like.