Category: Travel Tips (Page4)
Find tips and advice on traveling around Japan via train and bus, renting a car, free wi-fi and portable hotspots, and other general travel information such as accommodation and suggested itineraries.
Launched in early 2017 the Mobal Japan SIM is a Voice/ Unlimited Data SIM with a Japanese phone number & local call rates charged between 29-40 yen/minute and international calls starting from 65 yen/minute.
June 6, 2017
Getting online while traveling is crucial, and even if it has become very easy to do so in Japan with the apps Travel Japan WiFi and Japan Connected WiFi, lets take a look at some of the places in central Sapporo that offer reliable free WiFi spots.
April 11, 2017
It’s true to say that in many publications, Japan often has, and mistakenly in my opinion, been assigned the tag of an “expensive country”. It all really depends on one’s perspective though, and the kinds of things that you want to buy.
November 25, 2016
Choosing the right rental company and vehicle is a tricky business, especially for foreign visitors. In Japan, as well as renting from individual companies directly, you can utilise comparison websites, allowing you to check multiple deals all at once! A great example of such a service is Tabirai Japan Car Rental.
April 29, 2016
Kaiyukan Osaka Aquarium (大阪海遊館) is one of the biggest aquariums in the world. It has 15 different tanks totaling over 10,000 tons of water. The biggest tank is 30 feet deep and 34 meters long. It has over 5,400 tons of water and whale sharks. Whale sharks?! Yes whale sharks.
April 12, 2016
Navigating around a city or region you have never been to can be quite tricky and knowing about the special discounted passes used for the public transport is one of the first steps to learning how to get around. Within Kansai there are numerous options for bus, train and subway lines that will help moving around a lot easier and significantly cheaper.
April 8, 2016
The Tokyo Yakatabune Association is promoting a new spin on the traditional ride. Not only will you be able to enjoy a luxurious yakatabune ride, you’ll be doing it dressed as a ninja, playing with ninja weapons, and partaking in ninja games.
April 5, 2016
Toilets that sing to you, talking robots and gorgeous historical sites are just a few of the things, that make Japan a special country that is unforgettable to visit.
March 26, 2016
I'm writing this having just woken up from a much needed nap. I am wrapped up in a blanket, drinking a cup of coffee to gently guide me back to the real world before I go to teach my evening lesson. Gentle jazz is playing in the background. Am I at home? No, but I may as well be, Japanese Internet Cafes make you feel that comfortable.
January 15, 2016
Living in another country can be lonely sometimes, especially if you miss family and friends. How cool is it, when your family wants to come and visit you?
November 30, 2015
The English edition of Tsukishima Alley Walking Map is now available! The map introduces “old Tokyo”, or Tsukishima neighborhood where Japan’s traditional nagaya row house and roji alleys can be found.
August 11, 2015