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The Best Time To Visit Japan – All You Need To Know

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Wondering when is the best time to visit Japan?

It's a good (and wise) question, but the answer depends on your personal preferences and needs, as well as what budget you want to make available, as some times of the year are more expensive than others.

Luckily, I have been exploring Japan throughout the seasons since 2000, so I’m probably well-placed to guide you on this topic. 😁

Japan definitely has something to entice you, whatever time of the year.

But how do you choose the best time to visit Japan for you personally?

Hint: Read this post. 😉

Meet & Greet Service For Stress-Free Arrival in Japan

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Meet and Greet, sometimes referred to as Personal Concierge services, are a convenient way to ‘ease yourself into’ Japan.

By paying a professional to handle the immediate logistics as soon as you arrive in the country, you can save any headaches after that long, tiring international flight.

These services can be especially handy for families and business travellers who want to arrive and get connections with the minimum of hassle.

It’s easy to pre-book this service online in advance.

A representative will be waiting for you right after airport arrivals. They can help you exchange your Japan Rail Pass orders for tickets and generally assist with any immediate logistics you might have at the airport.

Need to pickup your pocket WiFi? Exchange or withdraw money? Buy an IC travel card? These are all just the kind of thing that Meet & Greet services are made for.

What’s more, your attendant will speak both English and Japanese, so nothing will get lost in translation.

Once all your business at the airport is finished, they can personally escort you to your onward method of transport.

Whether that’s showing you to the taxi rank, locating the correct bus stop, or helping you navigate your way to the correct platform to catch a train to your first destination.

Ohazassu Podcast - How Much For A Day in Tokyo?

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The Real Japan got another mention on the Ohazassu Podcast recently. They picked up on a guest post I have from Reese Jones called How Much Does It Cost To Spend A Day In Tokyo?

It's a question that comes up often.

In another post I looked at the 3 most common mistakes people make when planning a trip to Japan, and one of those was thinking it will be prohibitively expensive.

So just how much does it cost to spend a day in Tokyo? Either check out the original guest post here on the site, or listen to episode 20 of the Ohazassu Podcast.

Jump to 12:40 in the episode to find out and get straight to the item and get the Ohazassu take on how much it costs. (Spoiler! It's frequently not as expensive as people believe.)

The mention was completely unsolicited, so my thanks go out to the Ohazassu Podcast for featuring The Real Japan.

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