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Travelling in Japan with Hannah

Why did you select to go to Japan?

Like most individuals, Japan has been on the high of my journey bucket checklist for a lot of, a few years now. I really went to South Korea final yr and beloved it a lot that I knew I wished to go to that facet of the world once more. I believe the primary factor that attracted me to Japan is it simply regarded like there was a lot selection. It has large cities, stunning landscapes, chill seashores, islands to discover, conventional previous cities… principally a little bit of all the pieces. (oh and most positively all of the meals as nicely).

What attracted you to group tour journey?

As somebody who primarily travels round her 9-5 job now, it’s wonderful how rapidly time can disappear from you with different ‘life issues’ like jobs, obligations, and many others. So, I like tour journey as a result of it saves me a lot extra time than if I needed to organise all of it on my own. Particularly when excursions like The Dragon Journey embody actions or locations, I had by no means heard of earlier than and even thought to do! In flip, it means that you can have some actually distinctive experiences you may not have had if you happen to went by yourself. I even have so as to add that I’ve additionally met a number of the greatest individuals on The Dragon Journey excursions which I believe make the journey even sweeter!

What was your favorite factor you discovered about Japan in your journey?

One factor that blew my thoughts was after I was speaking with the tour information when he was explaining how kids study the language in major college and the way they study three totally different alphabets, which in complete, I’m fairly positive he stated was over 2000 totally different characters! I knew they learnt a number of alphabets, however I didn’t fairly perceive the extent of the characters. To me that’s unimaginable!

Any high suggestions for travellers going to Japan?

There are most likely too many to say all of them right here however, if I had to decide on, it could be to obtain Google Maps. It’s SO helpful for navigating – particularly because it tells you which of them exits of the prepare stations to make use of as a result of typically that’s a problem in itself!

And most significantly, please don’t fear concerning the language barrier. I do know this is usually a concern for first timers, however as I stated, all the pieces may be very simple to make use of and logical. Extra importantly, the native individuals I met in Japan had been all the time extraordinarily form and really open to serving to if you happen to didn’t fairly perceive. And, if you happen to actually get caught, then Google Translate can be extraordinarily helpful! (I solely had to make use of it twice).

The place’s subsequent in your journey bucket checklist?

I even have approach too many of those! 😀 I’ve been extraordinarily tempted by India lately as a result of I’ve been seeing plenty of content material about it currently and seen some wonderful locations – Goa and the chilliness seaside vibes sound best proper about now! Nonetheless, as I discussed I even have a robust tie to Sri Lanka and lately I’ve felt it pulling at my heartstrings once more to return to it, so we will see! Possibly flip a coin?

Lastly, anything so as to add?

Simply that Japan is an unimaginable place, and I can nearly assure you’ll fall in love with it and doubtless wish to return once more earlier than you even set foot again in your house nation!

Additionally, in case you are on the lookout for extra journey suggestions or journey bucket checklist inspiration then you’ll want to comply with me on my socials as I share much more info there. Don’t be afraid to introduce your self as I like assembly like-minded individuals and am all the time completely satisfied to reply questions on my travels. I’m additionally engaged on an thrilling new eBook all about first-time journey to Japan so maintain your eyes open for that… Completely satisfied Travels!

To seek out out extra about Hannah’s travels, comply with her on Instagram or TikTok (or each)!

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