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Here in Japan Travel Guide, we strive to be your go-to place for information about independent travel in Japan – what to see, things to do, itineraries planning, travel guides, travel tips, budget traveling and everything else.

Plan to visit Japan? Wanted to travel Japan but with a budget? In Japan, you can be sure to find something that would meet your travel style and choices. Not sure where to go or how to plan your itinerary? Have a look at our Top 10 Must Visit Places in Japan before deciding and planning. Or if you haven’t even decide whether Japan would be your next travel destination, then see why you should visit Japan.

We hope to help promote this country of endless discovery and also to show you that it is possible to travel independently in Japan with or without a budget. We also hope to spur you to travel to this country which is full of friendly people, rich in cultures, steeped in traditions, and history, diverse in nature. We will share both well-trodden and unbeaten tracks in Japan for you to enjoy and discover.

The Team

Rachel Ooi

Rachel in Kimono, Japan

Rachel in Kimono, Japan

Japan, as one of her very first trip far away from home, Rachel found it to be eye-opening and awe-inspiring. She got so fascinated by the distinction of Japan, especially the people and how such country so unique from the rest can exist in this chaotic world, that she went back again (twice!) to Japan to further her endless discovery of it. With that said, there is still much to explore in Japan!

Being an independent wanderer herself, Rachel knows what it takes to make a good, fun-filled yet responsible independent traveling. So let’s join her in this endless discovery of Japan.


Mathias ringing the bell, Japan

Mathias had traveled all over Asia in his one-year backpacking stint. There was no place like Japan to flip all his prenotions of Asia around. He was deeply impressed not only by the order of Japan, being a German who loves one, but also by how the people are still religiously practising their culture and traditions in this modern day.

He is the man to go to, for all the technicalities of traveling in Japan, transports and the nitty gritty of itinerary planning, while his travel companion does all the daydreaming and wishing of where to go next and what to do.

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