15 Insider Travel Tips for a Great Visit to Japan

Travel tips from a long-term Japanese resident

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Yamadera, Yamagata. (©Diane Tincher)

I have traveled in Japan a fair bit, made plenty of mistakes, and learned a few things. In the hopes of sparing you the trouble, I have compiled these tips.

1. Plan thoroughly, then be flexible.



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Diane Neill Tincher

Diane Neill Tincher


Top writer in Travel. I’ve lived in Japan since 1987 & love learning, history, & the beauty of nature. Pls use my link to join Medium: