Having been in Japan for a while, Kim Dao has put together a list of 10 travel hacks to help you enjoy a stay in Japan.
Some of Kim Dao’s tips involve getting around once you get to Japan. She suggests using train apps to help you navigate the train systems, and purchasing a card that will let you board trains without standing in lines. She explains exactly what a JR pass is. Kim Dao explains that if you plan to travel between cities that the JR pass can save you money. If you want to travel to the mountains, or other lesser traveled places it’s best to hire a car. She advises having a photo of the place you are trying to go to make asking for directions easier.
Kim Dao also shares a few tips to make things more convenient. She says that while there is free wifi in some places it’s best to obtain either a pocket wifi device, or a SIM card for your phone. She reminds you that power outlets differ between countries and a power board from your own country will help with charging your devices. When looking for more to do or see she recommends using idigo.jp. This will help get the most out of your trip. When paying in Japan you’ll need cash in most places so she tells places to easily find an ATM. For chilly weather heat packs that go under your clothes help. Check out her tips on YouTube.