Travel Tips

Cannot Say Arigato in Japan When You Want to Thank Someone?

Even if you have never studied Japanese, many people know that the Japanese word for thank you is arigato. When…

1 week ago

Eizan Train and the Red Leaf Tunnel: Enjoy the Red Leaf from inside the Train!

Have you been to see the autumn leaves in Japan this year? In Japan, the most recommended places to see…

1 month ago

FAQ of Tokyo Women’s Only trains

Many people should have heard of the women-only compartments of the Japanese tram, because of the frequent occurrence of idiots…

3 months ago

【Tips】What are the representative colors of Tokyo Metro?

If you take the subway in Tokyo, you will definitely find a sign that reads: This is a photo taken…

4 months ago

A List of 24hr Post Offices in Japan

During your time time in Japan, there are so many reasons the post office can come in handy, but if…

5 months ago

Facing Typhoon and Earthquake : 5 Recommended Disaster Prevention Apps in Japan

Japan is one of the countries with many natural disasters. We have been hit by typhoons, earthquakes and other natural…

5 months ago

Left or Right? Japanese Escalator Etiquette

If you are first time visitor to Japan, you may be surprised that Japanese people automatically stand on one side…

6 months ago

Tokyo Transportation Tips 01: Tokyo Transportation Overview. Never get lost in Tokyo!

Whether you have visited Tokyo or not, you will be amazed by this map of Tokyo's transportation routes. Image source:…

8 months ago

Free Wi-Fi on the Shinkansen!

Those who use the Internet for work and travel a lot will want to be able to use the Internet…

8 months ago

Why Are There (Almost) No Public Garbage Cans in Japan?

The initial reaction might be one of mixed feelings.  "How are the streets not FULL of garbage?" "I don't get…

10 months ago

Suica/Pasmo: Can I check my balance with the sound of the ticket gate?

Many of you who use Suica or Pasmo may have had the experience of not being able to pass through…

11 months ago

What should I do to prepare for an earthquake in Japan?

At 23:07 on the evening of February 13, an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale occurred in the sea…

11 months ago

Japanese Culture: What Should I Pay Attention to in Hatsumode?

Happy New Year! New Year's Day is celebrated on January 1 in Japan, and usually between the end of December…

1 year ago

Unlimited rides for 500 yen! Toei Subway “Winter” One Day Pass is now on sale. Also available during the year-end and New Year holidays!

The One Day Pass, which allows unlimited rides on the Toei Subway all day long, is now on sale. This…

1 year ago

JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020 on Sale! Available on non-Japanese passport

The "JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020", a rail pass originally planned to be on sale exclusively for the Tokyo…

1 year ago

2020 Cherry Blossom Forecast #5 (Updated February 27th!)

And as we say goodbye to February, yet another round of the Cherry Blossom forecast has been released! It seems…

2 years ago

Top Travel Tips for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Buy Your Plane Tickets, Book Your Accommodation...Yesterday For those who were lucky enough to win the ticket lottery for attending…

2 years ago

5 Travel Tips for the Golden Week Holiday in Japan 2020

What makes it golden? In Japan, where work-life balance is infamously strained, public holidays are a lifesaver for office workers.…

2 years ago

My Mizu: An App for Finding Public Drinking Water

Japan is one of the largest consumers of plastic in the world, coming in second only behind the United States,…

2 years ago

Volunteer Opportunities for Natural Disaster Relief In Japan (Japanese Language Required)

NOTE: In order to access information on the recommended sites, some Japanese language ability or an automated translation will be…

2 years ago

Shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka at 25% Discount! Discover the Platt Kodama Campaign

One way from Tokyo to Osaka on the Shinkansen:You're going to be looking at 13,870JPY for an unreserved seat, and…

2 years ago

The New Generation of Data: eSIMs for Travel in Japan

A  totally digital SIM?! Is that even possible?That's right, with the advent of eSIMs, getting your phone connected to a…

2 years ago

Picking up Your Pocket WiFi Rental at Narita Airport Post Office

Get Around Japan Reader Exclusive Offer!Use the following coupon code at CDJapan Rental and receive 6% off all items! COUPON CODE:…

2 years ago

Do People Smoke in Japan?

In the past 30 years, the culture around tobacco has changed in big ways. Now that many countries recognize that…

2 years ago

Veganism is a Japanese Tradition Too! Shoujin Ryouri

A promise to make no use of animal products as a rejection of causing harm to other living things. Well,…

3 years ago

The Best Pocket WiFi Rental in Japan 2019

Get Around Japan Reader Exclusive Offer! Use the following coupon code at CDJapan Rental and receive 6% off all items! COUPON…

3 years ago

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Travel Footprint in Japan

For those trying to think about the effect of their lifestyle on the environment, traveling responsibly can be difficult, especially…

3 years ago

How to Budget Your Trip to Japan

Some people get big thrills from budgeting, for others not so much. But whether you enjoy it or not, planning…

3 years ago

5 Money Saving Tips that Locals Love in Japan

At the onset of a vacation, it might be fun to indulge at fancy restaurants and on little shopping splurges.…

3 years ago

Tokyo Tomari: Sawanoya Ryokan, a Taste of Old Tokyo

The neighborhoods that still retain the feeling of old Tokyo are ever dwindling. Many buildings were destroyed during WWII, and…

3 years ago