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Osaka
Nara
Day 6
09:00 am
1h 53m
Estimate time
09:53 am
Plane
642 km
Day 6
Nara
Washington
Day 7
09:00 am
14h 30m
Estimate time
11:30 pm
Plane
10,445 km
Day 7
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Travel Tips

Surely! Planning a visit to Japan is quite exciting. Here are some travel tips for your trip to Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara:

Best Time to Visit:
Visit in April-May for the spring cherry blossoms or in the autumn months of October-November for the fall foliage. Avoid the rainy season (June to July) and the high heat of summer (August).

Route and Accessibility:
The Japanese rail system(JR) is highly efficient. Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka and Nara are all accessible by JR. Note, Hakone is best accessed from Tokyo using the Odakyu line.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
These cities are at lower altitudes, so no acclimatization is required.

Accommodation and Booking:
All of these cities offer a wide range of accommodations - from budget hostels to luxury hotels. It is recommended to book in advance, particularly for popular periods such as cherry blossom season.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack clothes according to the season. A good pair of walking shoes is useful as there can be a lot of walking or cycling especially in Kyoto. Don't forget to pack a power adapter for your electronic devices, as Japan uses Type A and B electrical sockets.

Health and Safety:
Japan is safe to travel. However, it's always a good idea to have insurance and carry a small first aid kit. Accessibility to healthcare in Japan is excellent but can be expensive.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Japanese culture is very respectful and polite, and it is expected to reciprocate. Bow in greeting, learn a few basic phrases in Japanese, and remember to remove your shoes when entering a Japanese home, temple, or traditional restaurant. In Nara, be cautious and respectful around the deer, as they are considered sacred and national treasures.