Japan offers a traveler from the west both the familiar and the unique. It is a country who basks in its modernity. Its railways zip you around at practically the speed of light. Its cities have fine dining and world class hotels. Its people, especially those of the younger generations, are steeped in western popular culture. It is a country that does not seem the least bit unusual until you dig a little deeper.
What to do
What you find are bustling cities with more people than your eyes can process. You find toilets that require an advanced degree to operate. You'll see vending machines that sell soft drinks alongside underwear. You'll experience tastes, sights and sounds that can only be found in Japan.
Most travel to Japan begins and ends with a flight to Tokyo. Our handy search engine is the best place to start for international flights to Tokyo and other destinations throughout Japan.
Where to stay
Once you arrive in the country your accommodation options are nearly unlimited. You might have heard that Japan is an expensive country. It certainly is. You can minimize the pain by looking for the best rates on hotels and hostels in Japan. Make sure to search the hostels. They are a great way to save money and in Japan they are reliable clean and quiet.
Almost everyone who has ever been to Japan as a crazy story or three about their travel experiences there. You can get some insider information about travel in the country through the member submitted travel stories. Some of them make for great reading. You can also pick up invaluable tips about Japan and Asian travel through our members forums.
Have a wonderful time experiencing all that Japan has to offer!