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Japan is perfect for all types of travelers. There is so much to see and do, you can easily spent a few months here. Getting around is easy, but can quite expensive. I would recommend to purchase a JR railpass. Some of the best backpacker hostels are in Japan. They are perfect for meeting new travel friends and finding budget tours. Japan is a great country for independent travelers. Don’t forget to check out the ‘Make a Plan’ section on this blog for loads of general backpacking tips. Are you ready for your Japan adventure?

Peace and quiet during a temple stay in Takayama, Japan

Takayama
While traveling in Japan I stumbled upon the 'Zenko-ji temple inn'. This is a traditional Japanese Buddhist temple in Hida-Takayama converted into a peaceful hostel. Coming from the bright...

Staying in a female capsule hotel in Nagoya, Japan

Even though capsule hotels were originally invented as cheap accommodations for Japanese business men, who are too drunk to go home, they are rapidly...

Freaky, geeky Japan: 11 quirky things to do for travelers

Dressed in a French maid uniform, a young, pretty Japanese girl with long brown-dyed hair kneels next to our table: "What can I get you,...