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Is Japan open to independent tourists?
The good news is finally here as Japan is lifting a significant COVID-19 travel restriction next month.
Starting on 11 October, Japan will reopen its border gates for international tourists who have completed the COVID-19 vaccination.
The Land of the Rising Sun previously closed its borders to foreign tourists for more than two years due to the pandemic.
In addition, the minimum daily arrival rate of foreign tourists in the country was also abolished.
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– Japan Rail Pass (@JRPass) September 14, 2022
However, tourists still need to show proof that they have completed the Covid-19 vaccination, including a booster dose injection and a negative screening test.
The influx of foreign tourists to Japan is expected to revive the country’s economy.
Japan has been affected by COVID19 and has seen its currency’s value fall sharply against the United States (US) dollar.
Japan will reopen the border gates, and it is hoped that the decision will raise the value of this country’s currency to the same as the US dollar.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on full reopening of the country to tourists.
The country has already allowed the entry of tourists since last June, but it has to be through a travel agency, not private.
Why Is Japan So Popular?
Japan are famous for its architecture, art, traditions, and crafts. Also, its known worldwide in pop culture (including manga, anime, and video games).
It’s something that only Japan can offer. No other country contains the same characteristics.
Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world and has one of the lowest global crime rates.
Japanese people often leave their doors unlocked, children are perfectly safe traveling on the subway alone, while visitors can walk around the cities at night without worrying.
Traveling by rail is one of the best ways to get around Japan.
Japanese trains are punctual and fast — particularly the famous Shinkansen line that’s also called the bullet train.
The Japan Rail (JR) Pass is a convenient, affordable way to travel throughout the country and see the top sites the country has to offer.
– WACOCA (@wa_co_ca) July 5, 2020
The JR Pass is a cost-effective rail pass for long-distance train travel in Japan.
The pass can be used only by foreign tourists and offers unlimited rides on JR trains for one, two or three weeks at a cost that residents of Japan can only dream of.
What Month Is The Best To Go To Japan?
The best time to visit Japan is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).
This is when Japan is most vibrant, with delicate cherry blossoms or bright red leaves adding contrast to the scenery.
Remember, it can also be very crowded at this time.
After all, Japan is the most crowded nation in the world.
It has 102 million people all crammed into a string of narrow islands.
Traveling to Japan can be complex and confusing, especially as a first-timer, but it’s doable.
It will be much more convenient and easy with a guide by your side, but it’s not impossible without one either.
On average, tourists in Japan will generally spend an average of 12,000 to 15,000 yen, or approximately RM380 to RM480, per day.
If your budget is flexible, it’s very easy to spend money here, but even if you’re on a tighter budget, it’s possible to have a wonderful experience.
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