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All The Travel Essentials You Will Ever Need When Visiting Japan

You’ve checked everything on your travel packing list, but are you sure that you have all the travel essentials for your trip to Japan?

Although it is a fairly easy country to navigate, Japan is still better visited when you have fewer things to worry about and more time to enjoy. You can achieve this, of course, by being a smart traveler and making sure that your travel essentials are complete. You can bring as few or as many stuff you can, but make sure you have these five things with you to make your vacation hassle-free and more convenient.



Whether your Japan trip is only a few days or more than a week, having an itinerary will keep you at bay on the places you want to see and activities you’d like to do. It will also allow you to budget your time wisely, especially if you plan to check out different sites in one day or travel from one prefecture to another.

For your Japan trip, make sure that you don’t miss the important sites to complete your visit. For added convenience, you can book some of your entrance tickets and tours with KKday, so you won’t have to worry about organizing the schedule, especially if you are traveling in a group.

Check out these tours:
Kyoto and Nara Day Tour from Osaka or Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Arashiyama, and Nara Park
Day Tour From Fukuoka: Sakuranobaba Josaien, Yanagawa Punting, Yamefukushima Street
2-Day Cherry Blossom Tour from Tokyo: Hirosaki Park and Kakunodate Samurai District



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Proper Clothing

One should never forget to pack the correct kind of clothing, especially to a country like Japan where the season plays a big role in dictating your fashion style. Before packing, check the temperature as well as the weather so you are ready for either the heat or the cold. Make sure to include layers in your travel packing list, as it can greatly help when the temperatures change throughout the day.



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JR Pass

The Japan Rail Pass is the holy grail of the country’s extensive rail system. It will allow you to go from Point A to Point B without any inconvenience, and even all over Japan if time permits. You can get your JR Pass from KKday, and they even come with discounts!

You can know more about the Japan Rail Pass here:
JR Pass Ultimate Guide
How To Use The JR Pass
How To Maximize Your JR Pass



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Private Transfers

If you are traveling as a group, especially with young kids or elderly people, and your destination requires a bit of walking, then private transfers are a great option. Depending on the size of your group, you can get a car or a van, and you will be brought to your destination safe and sound. If you arrive in Japan late at night and carrying a lot of luggage, better avail of a private transfer.

You can also hire private transfers for day tours, especially if the travel time will take a while. This way, you travel as a group and customize your tour, going only to the places you want to check out. You also set your own pickup time, provided you stay within the time limit of the tour.

You can check out some private transfers in Japan offered by KKday here:
Private Day Tour from Tokyo: Mt. Fuji, Hakone & Downtown Tokyo
One-way Private Transfer between Narita International Airport (NRT) and Tokyo
Osaka or Kyoto Private Tour: Arashiyama & Fushimi Inari Shrine
Hokkaido 10-hr Private Car Service



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Wi-Fi Device or SIM card

Probably the most important item on any travel checklist, regardless of your destination, is a Wi-Fi device or a local SIM card. Staying connected is vital in making the trip a success, so make sure to rent a portable Wi-Fi device or buy a local SIM card when you arrive, whichever you prefer. Better to order in advance as well to avoid any hassle.

Get them here:
Japan Unlimited 4G Portable Wi-Fi Rental (Pick-Up at Japan Airports)
Japan Prepaid 4G SIM Card (Pick-Up at Japan Airports)



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Don’t forget to include all these in your travel checklist and you’ll be all set for your travel in Japan!