Traveling to Japan

One of the questions asked by most travelers is how to pack for a vacation in Japan. Therefore, we’ve arranged a really simple list of the best tips on how to pack for a vacation in Japan.  It comes from recent experience, as a few of us from my home state of Arizona went on a trip together to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our Chandler tow truck business. These tips range from the obvious ones for experienced travelers to the most surprising ones.

Bring a pair of slip-on shoes.

Bring shoes that are really easy to slip on and off unless you love untying and lacing your shoes every minute, shoes that can slip on and off your feet easily are recommended. Most places in Japan like the ryokans (traditional inns), temples, restaurants and many izakayas require you to take your shoes off before entering. As a rule of thumb, when you see mats, you need to take your shoes off. In Japan, it is considered a little impolite to be barefoot as well, so you might want to bring one or two pairs of socks.

Depending on your travel plan, it is considered wise to bring walking shoes, comfortable ones of course. Tokyo is surprisingly a walkable city, and to enjoy some places such as Kyoto; there’s no better way to explore it than doing so on foot.

Pack as light as possible.

Packing lightly is really important if you are planning a trip to any country. Imagine having to navigate through the city with a heavy backpack, not fun yeah? For your own comfort, try to get a portable bag or suitcase.

Most of the travelers in Japan rely so much on Japan’s railway networks, and guess what? They don’t cater to travelers with so many luggages. You might be wondering- what exactly is a lot of luggage? Anything more than a backpack or duffel and a small suitcase (the airplane carry-on size) is considered to be a lot.

What to Wear

There is no need to go shopping for new clothes for your vacation in Japan. It’s better just to leave some space in your bag or suitcase so you can go shopping in Japan, the country where you’ll find some of the best-quality and most unique fashions in the world.

It is undeniable that the fashion standards in Japan are quite high, but that doesn’t mean you always have to dress up too. If you are more comfortable dressing casually, you’ll be totally okay in all situations; though you’ll have to dress accordingly if there’s a party, dinner or some special occasion.


Asides from your clothes, shoes and so on, there are some other miscellaneous items you’ll need during your vacation. They include:

  • Pocket Wi-Fi device. If this doesn’t sound exactly essential to you, it is still recommended to rent one. Wi-Fi in Japan isn’t as widespread as most people always think it will be.
  • Travel adapter
  • Sleep mask and rosewater mist  for a relaxing flight
  • Handkerchiefs and hand sanitizer
  • Little gifts from home. You can give these to your travel guides and other locals. Gifts are more appreciated in Japan than tips.

Things You Need for a Perfect Road Trip in USA

When you are considering touring the USA, you don’t really need to fly to all the destinations on your wishlist. You can also take a vehicle and travel by car through this great country. But, when you are considering it, what do you need to take with you, and what should you consider before the trip. These are everything that you need to know about traveling through the USA but by car.

You will need to have cash with you, all the time

It is important to make sure that you have cash with you. All the time. You will never know when you might need to fix something on your vehicle or when you should pay for gas. Not all the shops and garages are accepting credit cards.

Yes, it might sound strange, but in the smaller towns, only a couple of the businesses are making use of card facilities.

It can be expensive as well

Too many people think that this isn’t expensive to travel and tour by car. However, there are also a couple of expenses that you need to pay. Things like fuel, accommodation, food and resting places. Things that you don’t need to worry about if you don’t travel by car.

It can be expensive to tour, but with the right guide and by doing as much research as possible, it can be a great thing to travel by car through the USA.

Making bookings for accommodation before the trip

Something that many tourists are doing wrong, is that they don’t make bookings for accommodation before they start their trip. They think that they will find accommodation as they are driving.

This isn’t such a great idea. This is because you will never know if you are going to find available and affordable accommodation. The moment that you are making bookings beforehand, you will know for sure that you have someplace to stay the night at.

Having a plan about the places that you want to visit

You need to plan thoroughly before your tour start. You need to have a doable plan. A plan for all the cities and town that you want to visit, and all the different activities that you want to do along the way. You should also make sure that you are going to have all the accommodation documents with you about the places that you have booked for sleeping over.

With this guide, in how to travel through the USA by car, you will know for sure that you are going to have the time of your life. This is something that many people are considering, and it is important to make sure that you know for sure that you have the right amount of budget, and the accommodation for spending a night or two. This can be a lot more fun, than traveling by plane.