What to Wear in Japan | Footsteps of a Dreamer

What to Wear in Japan – Tips for Every Season

Heading to Japan soon but not sure what clothes to bring with you? Not a problem! Let’s check out the typical weather patterns for Japan to determine what kind of clothing we would need for each of the seasons. Plus, we’ll take a look a current fashion trends in order to be able to pick clothing that better matches what is currently being worn in Japan. By the end of this article, you should know exactly what to wear in Japan, no matter the season!

Top Japanese Phrases for Travel | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Top Japanese Phrases for Travel

For the most part, you could probably survive in Japan without actually knowing any Japanese. Most of the signs have English translations, and many of the train stations have announcements in English as well as Japanese. However, I think that your trip overall is a lot less stressful if you know at least some basics in Japanese. Check out my list of recommended survival Japanese phrases for travel in Japan!

Ultimate 21 Day Japan Itinerary | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Ultimate 21 Day Japan Itinerary

In my opinion, 21 days in Japan is the perfect amount of time to spend in Japan. Sure with 14 days you could see all the highlights, but with 21 days you can really delve into the cities, as well as visit some of the more “off the beaten path” destinations, away from much of the tourists. Check out this ultimate 21 day Japan itinerary to see how to best spend your time!

Ultimate 7 Day Japan Itinerary | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Ultimate 7 Day Japan Itinerary

Sometimes we don’t always have the ability to travel for such an extended period of time. Sometimes, 1 week is all we get, because, I mean, you still have a full-time job or school, family, etc. Even if you only have a week, go anyway! Check out this 7 day Japan itinerary for all the best things to do in Japan with a limited amount of time!

Things to do in Okayama Itinerary | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Okayama Itinerary: Things to Do + Travel Tips

Not only is Okayama the capital of Okayama Prefrecture, but it’s one of those “hidden gem” cities. It’s not nearly as crowded with tourists as say Tokyo or Kyoto, but definitely has its claim to fame with iconic landmarks such as “Crow Castle” and one of the three great gardens in Japan. Check out this Okayama Itinerary for all the fun things to do, where to stay, and how to get there!

Day Trip to Kamakura Itinerary | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Kamakura Day Trip: Itinerary + Travel Tips

There are a lot of places that make for great side trips from Tokyo, but few are quite as full of history as Kamakura, the former capital of Medieval Japan. If you’ve got some time in your itinerary, I highly suggest making a day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo.

Mt Fuji Kawaguchiko Day Trip | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Mt. Fuji + Kawaguchiko Day Trip Itinerary

At the base of Mt. Fuji is the Fuji Five Lakes, named such for the five lakes in the area surrounding Mt. Fuji. The most famous and easily accessible of the lakes is Lake Kawaguchiko. The many things to do there plus the great views of Mt. Fuji makes it a great day trip from Tokyo. Check out this comprehensive Lake Kawaguchiko day trip itinerary for all the great things to do there!

Day Trip to Nara Itinerary | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Day Trip to Nara: Itinerary + Travel Tips

One of the best things about the Kansai region in Japan is how much there is to do and see in such close proximity. Nara, a smaller but popular city, makes for a fantastic day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka. Check out this Nara Day Trip Itinerary to find all the best things to do and how to get there!

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