You might have travelled many countries already or just a few and are considering Japan to be your next destination. Besides the obvious reasons you already have for coming to Japan, let the following help you deciding to finally visit the beautiful country of Japan.
Travellers always prepare in some way for a trip. The first and basic step is buying an airplane ticket. Those who want to be well-prepared read excessively travel guides and try to get to know as much as possible before the departure. With Japan, no matter who much you prepare, how much you know, you will NEVER know everything and there is always something, that will amaze you, surprise you, in every corner of the cities.
Part of the unlimited mysteries is the exotic culture and the unknown language. But a rather bigger part is the fact, that Japan is the FUTURE. It is always one step ahead, there is always something new, and tech-nerds will always get thrilled by how futuristic Japan is!
When you are lost, need help or are in trouble, chances are high that you will get help. Even though most Japanese people do not speak English, they will mostly not refuse to help if needed. Of course in stores or at public places service is extraordinary good and above all expectations.
Different travellers have different expectations. One might be in search of good food, one wants to see famous places, others are travelling to relax and get out of their drab monotony of everyday life. Whatever it is you need, one is certain: between all the hectic of Japan’s bigger cities, the amount of people, the crazy neon lights, you will find peace. As contradictory as this may sound, try it to find out for yourself!
If you are unfamiliar with the Japanese cuisine, the idea of raw fish in sushi might deter you from enjoying Japanese food. But there is so much more than just raw fish: try rice bowl meals (Gyūdon (牛丼), Katsudon (カツ丼), Oyakodon (親子丼, Tekkadon (鉄火丼), Tendon (天丼), Unadon (うな丼, 鰻丼)), noodles (ramen, soba, udon, hiyashi chukka), deep fried dishes (tempura, kara-age, tonkatsu) or many more!