Whether you’re planning to hike, shop or shrine hop throughout Japan on your next visit, there are a few things to keep in mind as you pack. Yes, toiletries, sensible footwear and season-appropriate attire is important, but there are some items you’ll need for this trip that are specific to Japan’s culture and customs.

So, before you zip up your suitcase and head to the airport, check out these five tips — and the associated items you’ll need — and you’ll be truly prepared to jet to Japan.

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