Traveling to Japan was a life-changing experience for me, and I'd recommend it anyone. From its rich culture to its fashion-forward citizens — not to mention the decadent meals — this beautiful and welcoming country should be at the top of your travel bucket list. I only visited for a week, but thanks to the country's efficient modes of transportation as well as some strategic planning, I was able to experience some of the most popular points of interest among travelers.
Looking back, I think this country offers three key things that make it a desirable travel destination: affordability, accessible modes of transportation, and safety. I was able to visit five different places over a week thanks to the country's efficient trains, cars, and boats, all while on a budget and feeling relatively safe.
Japan, by far, is one of the most interesting and amazing places that I have visited. I would love to go back as there are so many other amazing cities that I was not able to make it to, but for now, here are my top five highlights and why these places can't be missed.