​​Travel Advice – Planning the Perfect Trip to Japan

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The Land of the Rising Sun is an exciting and fascinating vacation destination. People from all around the world travel year in and year out to try its amazing cuisine, see its gorgeous sights, and witness the rich culture Japan has to offer. If you have ever considered taking a trip to this fantastic locale, with guided Japan tours you can make the most of each moment.

​Picking the Right Tours​
Unless you have a month to spend in the most Eastern country of the world, there simply isn’t enough time to see everything. That’s why picking the right tours can help you experience the highlights you simply cannot live without. There are dozens to choose from, but these are some of the best you can look forward to.

​The Golden Triangle of Japan​
If you happen to be headed to Japan in Autumn, you’re in luck. The Takayama Autumn Festival will be in full swing and you can take part in this magical celebration. This is the perfect opportunity to witness a fun and exciting part of Japanese culture.

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This festival features floats decorated with detailed carvings, tapestries, and marionettes. This tour isn’t just a festival, though. It also takes you through several of the major cities on the island.

Starting in Osaka, this tour follows the mountain routes through the coastal regions of Honshu Island as you trek all the way to Tokyo. Once there, you can take part of a green tea ceremony and relax as you dine on gourmet kaiseki cuisine.

Later, you will head to Osaka and Nara as well as the ancient city of Kyoto with its beautiful gardens, temples, and shrines. That’s just the tip of the iceberg for this tour, but certainly some of the cultural and exotic highlights.

​Samurai, Gardens & Arts Tour
​If castles, gardens, and the unique arts of Japan peak your interest, then this tour is for you. Famous sights include the Motonosumi-Inari Shrine, Tottori and Takeda Castle Ruins. These famous locations can be difficult to explore, or even get to, on your own, making this tour a wonderful experience.

Heading to Naoshima island, you will visit the famed museums that feature ancient and modern art alongside the stunning outdoor gardens. Artistic minds will enjoy the Adachi Museum of Art in Matsue, as well as the Hoshi Botanical Museum and the famous Water Temple by Tadao Ando.

Again, all of these are just the tip of the iceberg for this tour. Can you see how beneficial picking a tour package can be, though? There is so much to see and do in Japan that a tour guide is almost essential if you want to fit any slice of what the island has to offer into your itinerary.

​There’s So Much More
​Whether you are interested in seeing Japan’s snow monkeys, cherry blossoms, festivals, or natural wonders, there are tours that can take you all over the island to experience the best of the best. It doesn’t matter what time of year you go. From Winter to Spring and back again, there is no end to the wonders and cultural events taking place on this serene island.

Planning the perfect trip to Japan doesn’t have to be difficult, and you certainly don’t have to speak Japanese to make the most of your time there. Picking the right Japan tour will ensure that a week spent in the Land of the Rising Sun is everything you could have imagined and more.

If Japan is on your list of dream vacations, then don’t waste any more time. Book a tour for any season and get ready to have the time of your life!

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring!
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