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Hyperdia: the Ultimate Japan Travel Buddy app

allabout-japan.com/ The moment you step into Japan, one totally unmissable thing is the presence of trains – lots of them. All throughout Japan are dense networks of complex railway lines that serve residents with awesome punctuality. Rail transport in Japan is so convenient that it almost seems irrational to own a car. To a foreigner…

Chopstick manners you won’t find in any other country!

You probably know that the Japanese usually use chopsticks for eating. Because of that, Japanese people always appreciate those who can use them properly. kotous.com/ Here are some tips on how to use chopsticks properly. tofugu.com/ First of all, you must hold your chopsticks towards their end, not in the middle or the front third.…

Live it Up! Accommodation in Japan on a Shoestring Budget

The 2000s have seen Japan rise from the ashes of the homogeneous shackles that once bound it in relative isolation and welcome droves of backpackers, students, and expats from the world over. Japan has a veritable treasure trove of wonders to offer the aspiring traveler. However, in a country where 10,000 yen bills are the…

Important! Table Manners you need to know when visiting Japan

Sushi, Sashimi and many kinds of Ramen are among tourists’ favorite foods when visiting Japan. However, before we eat all those delicious dishes, we’d better know some table manners in Japan! blogs.yahoo.co.jp 1. Chopsticks sampletheculture.wordpress.com In Japan, chopsticks are used to eat most kinds of Japanese foods. That is why, we need to know some…

When is the Best Season to Visit Japan?

There is no best season in visiting Japan. It seems that all year round, the place is bustling with activities and events. There are matsuris and fireworks display during summer, night illuminations during winter and beautiful landscapes during fall. Not to mention the breathtaking sakura flowers blooming during spring. So whenever you plan to visit…

Three Must-Do’s in Japan for newcomers

When traveling to another land, you always have a to-do list and number of places to visit that are authentic to the country, or and area you are visiting. Do not go with the crowd and settle for the tourist destinations, to take ‘selfies’ there, but try to immerse in Japanese culture. It will not…

A Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Bus in Tokyo

January this year I’ve encountered this lovely bus in Tokyo that gives you not only fantastic sight of the city but also lets you get off and on it at your most convenient time. It is called Sky Hop Bus. commons.wikimedia.org/ The bus is an open top double decker that lets you enjoy unlimited rides…

The Perks of Travelling to Japan in the Low Season

Author’s photo When I landed in Japan, the autumn was just “knocking on heaven’s door” – so as to say. And now when it is the Sakura-season, the heaven’s door will opened yet again, inviting millions of tourists from around the world to be enchanted by its magnificence. However, to my surprise, the barren Japanese…

Budget Traveling in Japan: Japan Rail Pass and Discount Ticket Shops

Japan may seem like an expensive travel destination, but there are several ways for travelers on a budget to enjoy Japan without digging too far into your wallet. Domestic transportation can be quite expensive in particular, but luckily, here are several ways to combat this. upload.wikimedia.org/ 1. Japan Rail Pass gapyear.com/ The Japan Rail Pass…
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