I’ve managed to travel to all 7 continents now, and from all of my adventures, one of the countries that I will never get tired of revisiting for multiple times would be Japan! As a truly timeless destination, I am forever enamoured by its ancient traditions that are perfectly fused with its vibrant modernity. Not to mention the lush nature and exquisite cuisine that it has and I’m sure that I’ll still be barely scratching the surface even if I spend my lifetime exploring the country in its entirety. With that said, it does seem daunting to whip up a Japan itinerary, right — but then again, not really! Japan may be vast but it’s possible to make the most of it with whatever time we have.
TRIVIA: Japan has 4 main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu (the largest where Tokyo is found), Kyushu and Shikoku. These areas are all divided into 47 prefectures that are grouped into 8 regions (chihō). For instance, the capital of Tokyo is within the Tokyo prefecture and under the Kantō region. Whereas the popular cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara each have their own separate prefecture (under the same name) and are all under the Kansai region.
As of this date, I think I have already visiterod Japan for more than 10 times and I still can’t get enough of it! Hopefully with what knowledge I have, I can help you plan a great trip with ease and speed.