|Above, Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Guides for going to Japan have been cropping up in different countries. It is a popular place to visit right now and any help, no matter where it originates, will make your trip there much more enjoyable.
I have been to Japan eight times. Lydia Koh, the writer of an article, "A Personal Guide To Japan For First Timers", in The Malay Mail of Malaysia has been there four. But, she has some good tips.
The article's focus is on Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.
She begins with:
TOKYO, May 22 — Want to visit Japan but don’t know where to start planning? Well, you are in luck because this guide is on Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.
Having been to Japan four times, including a month-long home stay programme during the winter of 2001, it’s safe to say that I know the place pretty well.
The first thing you should decide is where you want to go and also which season you would like to visit. The best season, in my opinion, is spring because of the lovely cherry blossoms. Also, you can shop for spring clothes that suit our weather better.To read more, go here.