It’s always a good idea to do your research before you pack for a trip, especially if it is on the other side of the world. Even though some tips tend to be visible, you should write a checklist that will help you bring everything you planned.
If it’s your first time going to Japan, it’s recommended that you get the best packages that will allow you to see its natural attractions. Preparing for the trip is the biggest hassle, but as soon as you do it, you will be able to enjoy the whole trip.
- Bring Shoes That Are Simple To Put and Take Off
You should have in mind that many places in Japan such as traditional inns, izakayas, temples,and restaurants will require from you to take off and remove shoes before entering.
Therefore, you should consider taking some that will slip on and off easily, because you do not want to untie and lace your shoes every few moments.
It is essential to understand the cultural differences, so as soon as you see tatami mats, you will have to take off your shoes and that is a fact. You should bring a pair of socks with you all the time because they will consider it impolite to walk barefoot.
Of course, everything depends on your plans and itinerary, but it is wise to bring comfortable and light walking shoes. Since Tokyo is the best place for walking, it is a much better choice to sightsee on foot than using other means of transportation.
- Choose as Lightly As Possible Packing
You probably understand that it is useless to pack a heavy bag and to travel to any country, but when it comes to Japan that is highly essential to consider.
Have in mind that it will be much easier for you to travel with an easily-portable bag or some form of a suitcase that you can bring with yourself.
Since Japan features simple-to-use and comprehensive railway network most travelers tend to rely on it but have in mind that train stations and trains in overall won’t cater lots of luggage.
If you do not know what plenty of luggage means, you should remember that it represents anything more than a small rolling suitcase, or backpack.
Train stations in Japan tend to be overcrowded, and they do not feature plenty of escalators or elevators that will help you with luggage, which is especially true in rural areas.
Bullet train in Japan features a small area dedicated toa suitcase, and it is not wise to find a free spot for a largebag because space is considered as premium. You will be able to place small and carry-on bags in overhead areas.
When it comes to other types of trains in Japan, some of them may feature more space for luggage in overall, while others may not have at all. These are the reasons why you should travel with small suitcase or backpack.
- What To Wear
You do not have to purchase a new wardrobe for traveling to Japan, and we recommend you to leave space in your luggage so that you can shop in Japan, where you will find unique fashions that will help you understand their culture.
Fashion standards in Japan are high; it doesn’t mean you should dress up. Have in mind that Japanese people take care of their appearances, but you will find a wide array of eclectic styles that range from casual to chic.
It is similar to any other major places in the world such as Paris and New York, so prepare accordingly.