First Things Come First When You are in Japan

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If your Japan trip has been scheduled recently, you must take care of few things before visiting the island country. After all you will want to avoid any legal obligations pertaining to your visit to this Asiatic land. Plus you will need to take care of certain health insurance programs so that you don’t get robbed while paying for huge medical bills that may even affect your trip budget. There are also a lot of places to visit as you set your foot on this beautiful island country. Let us check out the few “first things to-do while in Japan”.

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  • If your trip lasts for more than 90 days, you have to register with a Ward office or Municipal office nearest to the place where you will be residing. Ensure that you carry the Foreign Registration Card wherever you go.
  • Being a non-Japanese citizen, you will be asked to be a member of the Japanese National Health Insurance program. This will allow you to pay a meager 30% of the medical expense.


  • Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan is bathed with heritage and history. The Kinkakuji is one of the most well-known remnants of the city. Previously owned by a shogun, the Kinkakuji is now worshipped as a Buddhist temple. The place homes around two hundred temples and shrines altogether and some of the most beautiful gardens of the world.
  • Naoshima is definitely the place to be, if you have a taste for art and culture. The island welcomes you to numerous art galleries some of which are quite well known. The galleries mostly showcase contemporary art followed by the Japanese. This place homes beautiful wooden buildings which have been transformed as galleries.
  • Mount Koya is dotted with temples; it is a pilgrimage place. The Daishi temples standing here were mostly built in honour of Kobo Daishi, a Japanese monk.

Get ready to experience the wonders of Japan and soak into the real essence of Japanese art, culture and food.




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