Do you need a tour guide for Tokyo?
If you want to not only travel but also have a richer, deeper understanding of the culture and destinations in Tokyo, hiring a guide is definitely recommended. They will be able to teach you the history and context of the places you visit in Tokyo and give you local insights that can really add value to your trip.
Can I tour Japan on my own?
Japan’s borders are still closed to independent international tourists. From 10 June 2022, package tour groups will be allowed to enter the country, so this is currently the only way to visit Japan as a tourist. Late summer 2022 travel to Japan may still be possible for independent visitors, but autumn is more likely.
How do I find a Japanese guide?
If you are planning to hire a guide for your Japan trip, I suggest you get one from GoWithGuide. They have a list of recommended guides that would take you to your destinations easily. Moreover, their excellent customer service would also help you select the best one that would suit your taste.
How many days in Tokyo is enough?
If you had the time and money, you could spend a month in Tokyo and not feel that you were wasting your time. But, for most mortals with jobs and limited budgets, I’d suggest spending three or four days in Tokyo. For example, if you have a week to spend in Japan, I’d recommend three days in Tokyo and four in Kyoto.
Can I go to Japan if I don’t speak Japanese?
Do you need to speak any Japanese to travel around Japan? Absolutely not. You can travel to Japan without learning any of these words and have a great time. People ask us about the Japanese language barrier all the time, with common questions such as, Do Japanese people speak English?
How do you get around Japan if you don’t speak Japanese?
Travelling by shinkansen (bullet trains) Travelling by train and, specifically, on Japan’s incredibly well-developed high-speed rail network of shinkansen is recommended. Particularly if you don’t speak Japanese. There are announcements and scrolling screens in English in every car telling you which station is up next.
What do private tour guides do?
They Can Design A Trip That’s Perfect For You Hiring a guide, especially if you’re traveling solo, can boost your confidence and comfort level during the experience. A good guide will take the time to figure out what’s important to you on vacation and will tailor your time together to those preferences.
What is a private guided tour?
1. Private guide, driver and vehicle are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group. The tour is run exclusively for you without strangers.
Do you need a guide in Japan?
If you don’t want to trouble yourself with the details and hassle of traveling, hiring a guide in Japan is very recommended. You don’t have to worry about language difficulty issues, transportation issues and figuring out the directions.
What time of year is good to visit Japan?
Like January, February is a good time for visiting Japan as the weather is usually sunny and dry and sightseeing spots are not very crowded (except possibly around Chinese New Year). The downside of a visit in winter are the relatively short days (sunset is around 5:30pm in Tokyo) and the vegetation’s barren state.