VC's Travel Page
If you don't want to visit Japan on package tour, the following URLs will definitely be useful. To start with, let me share some easy-to-use web-based Japanese-Chinese translation tools. 
I also include here an "all-Japan" city guide prepared by a HK-based travel agency and the "official" Tokyo guide. This should give you a very good overview on Japan local attractions:

For those who start planning their respective Japan itinerary, the following JR/domestic-flight search engines are indispensable tools. You could get information on ticket fare, surcharge, ETD/ETA, details for transfers and even download the full JR timetable:

Before you finalize your Japan travel plan, do visit the following sites where you could learn a lot from those who previously visited Japan on their own:

Please also take a look at selected tourist info for Hakodate (my favorite city in Hokkaido):
Hong Kong...the city where I was brought up!

Hi!  I'm VC.  Hello my friends!  Japan had been my favourite travel destinaitons since 2003.  The Japanese cities I visited include Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Himeji, Yokohama, Tokyo, Sapporo, Biei, Furano, Otaru, Noboribetsu, Toya, Hakodate, Akita, Sandei and .... !

Enjoy your trip to Japan and get yourself replenished before returning to the hustle and bustles !!!

Please see below my selected Japan travel schedules. You could find some ideas in planning your forthcoming Japan travel.

E N J O Y !!! !!!