The most intimidating thing about traveling to Japan is the language barrier. Luckily Japanese people are super helpful and will typically go out of their way to assist you even if they don't understand English. But knowing a few useful Japanese phrases will go a long way.
Essential items when packing for travel in Japan
Japan travel essentials - my packing list and travel tips via @2aussietravellers
Japan is a country I have wanted to visit ever since…well since forever. Planning this trip was one of the most hastily organized excursions that I’ve had the pleasure of putting together, but it turned out to be a fantastic experience. For this exact reason I decided to write a complete travel guide to #Japan that includes a sample itinerary and many many tips. I hope to make it easy for you to customize and make perfect your First Trip To Japan!
Man cannot live on eel alone. Sushi may be the country’s most famous export, but Japan’s culinary ecosystem span stellar street food, artful tasting menus, rib-sticking bar snacks and noodle soups that inspire Beatles- (or Bieber-) level devotion. Contributor Emily Saladino explores traditional delicacies beyond the sushi bar. Douzo meshiagare!