Useful tips for a first-time traveller – Japan

Travel around Japan is very easy, travelling in a group, escorted tour, or on your own. Some useful tips if you are a first-time traveller to Japan.

  • Internet access. Free-Wi-Fi hot spots are not easy to find. The best alternative is to rent pocket Wi-Fi that allows you to connect with your device.  With various APPs i.e. Line, Viber, WhatsAPP, Skype, or Facebook, you can make a voice call home as long as you have Internet access.
  • Turn your mobile phone into vibrate mode when travelling on public transportation i.e. train, bus. It’s a Japanese custom not to talk on a mobile phone and keep your voice low while you are travelling on train or bus.
  • Plug and Socket Type
  • Some Japanese customs you may need to know.
  • Use timetable when travelling on a train
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