Is a visa required? When is the greatest time to do this? And how do you move? These are some of the concerns that people have before considering a vacation to Japan. But there are a plethora of others. In this essay, we have collated all of the minor details that we would have liked to know before travelling to Japan. Here are some suggestions of japan tours blog (and not screw it up).
Is a visa required for travel to Japan?
Those of us with a Spanish passport who travel to Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, or Guatemala (Ecuador is on the way) do not require a visa. Our passports will be stamped upon arrival, and we will be granted a 90-day stay in the nation. If you are not a Japanese citizen, you may need to obtain a visa before your travel, which you must do at the Japanese consulate in your country.
When is the best time to visit Japan?
There are four stations in Japan, as there are in Spain. The best time for us is spring (if you can catch the hanami, you’re in luck! ), but autumn has to be amazing as well, especially if you appreciate nature. We thought that because the cold is so chunguillo and the days are so short in the winter, it didn’t make sense to travel during those months… Wow, we went back to Japan in the winter and had a great time! Yes, we would not go in the summer because it is rainy season (tsuyu) and the heat can be pretty intense (as well as the humidity).
Examine the forecasts and pay attention to the warnings.
Before travelling from one location to another, visit the Japan Meteorological Agency’s website and check for emergency warnings at this link.
Keep an eye out for Golden Week
Although we advocate visiting in the spring, you must consider Golden Week, which occurs between April and May and is when the majority of Japanese people take vacation. If your vacation falls on certain dates, reserve your rooms as soon as possible, and try to book your trains as well.
During the cherry blossom season, go.
You might be shocked to learn that the beautiful cherry blossoms shown on postcards and tourism brochures around Japan only bloom during sakura (cherry blossom) season.
It is the most expensive period to visit Japan, lasting roughly from the end of March to early May, but it is also when it is at its most beautiful and lively.
Sakura is so cherished that there has a name for appreciating the sight of it (and other flowers): hanami. As you walk through parks, you’ll observe groups gathered for hanami celebrations and picnics under trees.
Foreigners have a reputation in Japan for being loud, especially on public transportation, so be kind; answering your phone is impolite, and if you’re listening to music, turn the volume down low. In Japan, it’s considered impolite to blow your nose in public rather than sniff, and it’s best to avoid eating on the go.