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    Before you go

When to travel When to travel to Japan.
What to bring About baggage and coin lockers.
Flying to Japan About airlines, airports and airfares.
Immigration About different types of visa.
Sightseeing Guide List of cities and sightseeing spots.
Itineraries Suggested travel itineraries for Japan.
Under Construction List of sights affected by renovation or construction works.
Trip Reports Trip reports by other travelers.
Tour Packages About individual and guided package tours.

    Money matters

Money in Japan How to get your yen and make payments.
Travel Cost Sample budgets for travelling in Japan.
Budget Travel How to save money on your travels in Japan.
Shop Directory A directory of interesting shops in Japan.
Banking Information about banks.
ATMs Information about international ATMs.

    Practical Information

Transportation The ways to get to and around Japan.
Accommodation Overview of different accommodation types.
Mobile Phones Rental or prepaid mobile phones for Japan.
Internet Access How to access the internet while traveling.
Postal Services About post offices and Japanese addresses.
Delivery Services About luggage delivery services.
Electricity About voltage and Japanese plugs.
Emergencies What to do in an emergency.

    Weather and Seasons

When to travel Basic weather information.
Cherry Blossoms Guide to cherry blossom viewing.
Plum Blossoms About plum blossoms.
Autumn Leaves About the colorful autumn foliage.
Rainy Season About the rainy season in early summer.
Thyphoons About Japan's typhoon season.
Earthquakes About earthquakes.

    Background

Japan A-Z Covering most aspects of modern and old Japan.
Arts and Crafts Introduction to Japan's arts and crafts.
Etiquette Introduction to the Japanese etiquette.
Food Introduction to the Japanese cuisine.
History Introduction to Japanese history.
Language Introduction to the Japanese language.
Entertainment Introduction to Japan's world of entertainment.
Tradition Introduction to traditional Japan.

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