|Above, a hotel room in Sasebo, Kyushu. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If one is visiting Japan for the first time, there are essential things to bring along, and there are some things that should be left at home. Leaving some stuff at home makes sense if one wants to free up luggage space to bring back some souvenirs, such as Godzilla toys. Most of these items can be purchased cheaply in Japan or the hotel will provide them.
Kyo Tours Japan has posted a blog on 5 things to bring to Japan and 3 to leave at home.
They start it with:
Recently, I've been getting a lot of questions from guests via email about what they should be packing for their time in Japan. This sort of thing varies by season (it's always gonna be hotter and colder than you assume, trust me), but it got me thinking about some general advice that could go a long way when packing before joining us in Japan on one of our full or half day Kyoto tours.
So here are 5 things that you might want to consider bringing with you to Japan no matter what time of year you're going to be visiting in.To read more, go here.