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SIM Card Jungle: Comparing Japanese MVNOs

SIM Card Jungle: Comparing Japanese MVNOs jp.fotolia.com/ Choosing a cell phone provider can indeed cause one of those headaches expats who have recently arrived in Japan experience when trying to settle down in their new city. Spending hundreds of yen at a local Starbucks to use their Wi-Fi might sound like a tempting option, but…
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Explore These 8 Popular Side Trips from Tokyo

Tokyo (東京) is unarguably the most popular destination in Japan and for the first timers, a visit to this modern capital is a must. Some might say that they never run out of things to do in Tokyo. But for others who have already been to this well-loved city and have already seen enough, then…

Discover These 5 Secluded Train Stations Surrounded by Nature in Hokkaido

When winter comes around in Japan, many people want to visit Hokkaido where many fun things happen during the colder months. If you are in Hokkaido, despite the rough weather, try to explore the hinterland on a train. There are some lonely, solitary, mind-blowing, and romantic train stations nestled perfectly amidst the beautiful nature of…

5 Tips to Affordably Get Around Hokkaido’s Most Beautiful Areas in Summer

Hokkaido’s Biei and Furano towns attract domestic and foreign tourists every summer because of their flower farms and breathtaking landscapes. In July and August, lavender blooms and the farming fields are filled with different hues of green and yellow. However, public transportation in Hokkaido is not cheap. The easiest way to get around is by…

Want to Travel Japan Cheaply and Meet Local People? Try This Organization!

Are you looking for a more adventurous way of traveling in Japan? Do you want to save money when you travel? Do you wish to become engaged with the daily lives of Japanese people? Are you interested in a more sustainable way of life? If you answered yes to any of the questions, WWOOF Japan…

How to Drive in Hokkaido: Top Tips on Safety, Gas Stations, and Restrooms

Hokkaido (北海道) is one of the most beautiful places on earth, comprising of low population and rich flora and fauna. It has some scenic wetlands, lakes, glaciers, forests, mountains and more! The government wants to develop Hokkaido as a region that is sustainable instead of heavily industrializing it like other prefectures in the mainland, meaning…

Craving Fruit? Enjoy Fruit Picking at These 4 Lovely Farms in Hokkaido

There are so many interesting activities to do in Japan and one of them is fruit picking in a farm. Surprisingly, fruits in the country are a bit expensive. This makes fruit picking activities very popular as visitors do not only enjoy picking fruits but also taking them home or even eating them on the…