Culture shock as part of travelling. Arriving in a new country can be quite a challenge, some level of culture shock is inevitable. it is nothing to be afraid of.
Japan is a wonderful country with culture shock for the visitor, especially the “westerners” from non-Asian countries. There are many cultural differences including local languages, concepts of time, meeting and greeting and religion, let alone the traditions of Samurai, Geisha or Ninja, the tea ceremony, calligraphy, pottery, haiku, you name it.
Timing the trip at sakura cherry blossoms season or Summer Festival to explore your “once in a life time experience” in Japan. Of course don’t miss the very best part of Japanese cuisine!