20 years ago, I had no idea how to get the most out of travelling in Japan.
I’d look at seasoned Japan travellers and wonder how they got to where they were - having great adventures every time they were in the country.
How they discovered so many wonderful hidden locations - away from the crowds of tourists.
How did they manage that if they didn't speak Japanese?
But then one day, I decided to stop looking at all those other smart travellers… and become one myself.
At the time, I was struggling with learning Japanese. Even though I was having two lessons each week, there was so much to take in. It didn’t help that I have a terrible memory!
I felt frustrated. Like I wouldn’t be able to conquer the language (I still haven’t) and because of that I’d find it impossible to truly explore the ‘genuine’ Japan - beyond the all the safe and obvious places that all the ‘tourists’ were going to.
But then things changed.
I found the answer.
And I developed my own, practical techniques to get ahead.
And doing so has helped me in numerous ways, like being able to feel far more confident in heading off the well-beaten tracks, and discovering beautiful places that sometimes even the locals have never heard of.
But I didn’t want to keep this knowledge inside. I wanted others to have this same feeling. To know that they, too, can be pioneers of The Real Japan!
So, I wrote a book: How to Travel in Japan Without Speaking Japanese.
How to Travel in Japan Without Speaking Japanese is shows you how you can explore Japan even if you don’t speak any Japanese.
Take a moment to think about something that’s been holding you back - maybe it’s not being able to speak Japanese, or lacking confidence to step outside of your travel comfort zone. Or maybe you just find the whole prospect of travelling in Japan overwhelming.
Then, imagine what it would feel like to bust the ceiling on those limitations and finally experience the most rewarding trip to Japan ever.
This book will help you achieve that too.
Hello, I’m Rob Dyer. I write, publish and travel.
I lead an ever-growing community where I inspire and help folks all over the world explore Japan off-the-beaten track.
I've been having adventures in Japan, off the tourist routes, for almost twenty years, and yet I still feel like I have only seen the tip of the iceberg of this amazing country.
I have a Japanese wife and an adorable, if slightly mad cat, named Salvador.
I started TheRealJapan.com to share my passion for travelling in Japan.
To offer inspiration and resources to anyone who wants to
discover Japan beyond the clichés. The Real Japan.
Winner: 2018 Content Creator of The Year
- Grey, Grizzled and Gaijin Social Media Awards
Maybe you're coming here for the 2019 Rugby World Cup or the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
One of the major considerations with travelling in Japan is the inscrutable Japanese language.
Japan is like no other country on Earth. It's easy to feel like an alien when you come here.
A seemingly incomprehensible, often kaleidoscopic, barrage of cryptic symbols awaits the foreign traveller who doesn’t speak or read Japanese.
I've been exploring Japan since 2000.
From the northern wilderness of Hokkaido, via seldom seen islands like Sado and Shodoshima, down to the subtropical paradise of Okinawa and the Yaeyama Islands, I've travelled in the major cities and well off-the-beaten-path.
And I've picked up plenty of tips along the way.
If I can do it, so can YOU!
I've distilled 19 years of my experience into this ebook for you.
This practical Guide and Workbook covers all the essential basics you need to ensure your first (or next) trip to Japan is as Amazing as you deserve it to be.
Recently updated, my 56-page ebook contains:
5 Self-paced, pre-trip planning Exercises -
These are designed to help you pre-plan your trip and to identify possible areas of difficulty, and provide you with the tools or resources you need to overcome any travel challenges you will face.
Here's just some of the benefits you get:
Ride Japan's incredible bullet trains
Travel safely with cash
5 Pre-trip planning exercises designed to ensure you're organised in advance instead of worrying and trying to sort out issues while you are travellling. These include:
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I'm looking forward to helping you travel in Japan without speaking Japanese.
Rob Dyer The Real Japan
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