If you're looking to experience a totally different culture, Japan is an amazing place to visit, but there are a few things you should remember to pack.
According to Suite101, trips to Japan can be made smoother by remembering to bring a few key items with you on your journey - especially if you're planning on travelling for a long time.
Among the items suggested is a book on Japanese culture. While you should attempt to research this before you leave, the website notes that having a point of reference to hand can help to avoid misunderstandings.
Meanwhile, taking enough clothes with you will also be an important factor - particularly if you are quite tall or broad, as larger clothes can be difficult to find.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph last month, Chris Packham suggested that travellers should choose exhilarating destinations to explore - and we certainly think a trip to Japan falls into this category.
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