|Above, Ginza's Wako (left) and Mitsukoshi (right) department stores at Ginza Crossing. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If you are planning a trip to Japan, there are a few things that you will need to know about before you get there.
Fortunately, New Zealand's Stuff website has an article on just that topic.
They begin with:
First thing you have to do when you visit Japan? Prepare yourself. Prepare yourself for an incredible experience in one of the weirdest and most wonderful places on Earth.
Prepare yourself to be amazed and confused, delighted and shocked, intimidated and embraced, impressed and disgusted.
Japan is so extraordinarily foreign and bizarre, and yet so welcoming and safe. It's a place where everything seems different, and yet you're always encouraged to give it a go.
To read more, go here.