3 mistakes to avoid for an unforgettable trip to Japan

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Japan is a captivating destination for tourists with its vibrant cities, serene temples and delicious cuisine. American travel blogger Grace Cheng, who has fallen in love with Japan after 11 visits since 2017, warns that certain common mistakes can detract from the experience.

Below is a list of three common travel mistakes that tourists should avoid in order to have a truly memorable experience, as reported by Well-informed person.

1. Speed ​​up the itinerary

Japan’s diverse offering, from the dazzling energy of Tokyo to the tranquil gardens of Kyoto, can make it tempting to cram everything into one trip. But Cheng suggests avoiding an overstuffed agenda.

“The ideal time I would give Japan is probably seven to 10 days,” he said.

Rushing through a packed itinerary can create stress and make the trip less enjoyable. For short trips, Cheng recommends prioritizing Tokyo as A must see destination for all.

2. Stay in Tokyo

While Tokyo is a must-see, Cheng believes it only offers a taste of Japan’s incredible diversity. Venturing south and north of Tokyo allows travelers to experience Japan’s rich history, cuisine, and local charm.

Cheng recommends exploring Sapporo, the jewel of northern Hokkaido, which offers budget options, friendly locals, and the iconic curry soup. Osaka, lying Near Kyoto, there is another very attractive option, especially for lovers of gastronomy and tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet).

3. Fear of missing out

Getting lost can be intimidating, especially in a foreign country. But Cheng says it can be a great way to discover hidden gems. “The best way to experience the streets and get to know the country itself is to just get lost,” she says.

Cheng also recommends putting aside your phones and Google Maps to venture off the beaten path and discover authentic local restaurants and immerse yourself in the genuine atmosphere of Japan.


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