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Robots, Bidets and 7 Other High-tech Things to See in Japan

Of all the phrases and descriptions associated with Japan – world heritage sites, deep appreciation for history and culture, outstanding cuisine – being a modern, technology-driven country seem to take a back seat. In my opinion, it’s not the ultra-fast bullet trains (shinkansen), or extensive rail network that amazes me but the ordinary, daily things…

Slashed Taxi Fares Means it’s Now Cheaper to Travel Around Tokyo!

If you’re staying in Tokyo for a while, you may know that there are many ways to get by – bus, train, and subway, to name a few. But did you know that traveling by taxi is probably the most economical choice when it comes to shorter distances? Taxis are also useful if you’d like…

The Ultimate Travelers’ Guide to Getting the Most Out of Kyoto Station

Kyoto Station (京都駅) is a major transportation hub, especially for foreign tourists who come to Japan. It is a terminal station housed in one of Japan’s biggest buildings, and it consists of numerous shinkansen (bullet trains; 新幹線), buses, trains and other types of transportation. Besides this, it has numerous restaurants, shops, and other facilities. If…

Traveling to Japan for the First Time? Check These 6 Guidelines Out!

Japan is a country with a unique culture and heritage. First-time travelers might not know what to prepare to survive in the Land of the Rising Sun. So here are some guidelines for those who are traveling to Japan for the first time in their lives. traveller.com.au/ 1. Preparation Japan is a pretty modern country…

Wait in Style in One of these Uniquely Cute and Creative Bus Stops in Nagasaki!

Who would ever get bored waiting for a bus in these fruit-shaped bus stops in Japan? These quirky creations are located in Konagai of Nagasaki Japan. These creative bus stops started during the 1990 Nagasaki Travel Exposition to help attract more visitors and promote tourism. Check it out! The Design lifeinjapan.ru/ These fruit-shaped bus stops…

All You Need to Know about Smart Cards and How to Use them in Japan!

The convenience and safety features in smart cards have inarguably made a lot of people in Japan very happy. In a country where cash is the name of the game, smart cards are now making more Japanese people use digital money instead of physical money. What are smart cards? yourjapannow.com/ In Shinjuku Station alone, public…

How to Get the Cheapest Bus Rides To and From Narita Airport

Airport transfer to and from Narita Airport can be very expensive for someone who is travelling in Japan on a very tight budget. Although there was a move to cut fare prices, it can still be problematic for some passengers. Take for example the case of the Keisei Honsen Tokkyu express train. While the express…

5 Travel Passes to Help You Get Around Kyoto on the Cheap

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, in all four seasons, Kyoto is always a beautiful sightseeing place for tourists to visit. For anybody wanting to go to Kyoto for a 1-day or 2-day visit and hasn’t planned how to visit each tourist attraction in Kyoto, here are the recommended cost-efficient ways of transportation passes that might suit…

Get to Know Your Buses: From Luxury Travel to Everyday Commuting

The transportation system in Japan is an area the country is very proud of. People living in Japan take the train, subway, taxis and buses as their main form of transport and so do tourists visiting the country. Transportation in Japan is also quite efficient and punctual. Buses in Japan, along with the train and…
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