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Stopover at Narita Airport? Here Are 3 Places Where You Can Freshen Up and Rest

Whether you have a stopover in Tokyo (東京) or your flight arrives super late, it is always convenient to stay in a hotel inside the airport. Tokyo has two major international airports, Narita (成田) and Haneda (羽田), where people come and leave Japan every day. Both of them have transit hotels near the terminals to…

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…

Visit the Mystic Lake of Akan in Hokkaido and Witness These 3 Natural Wonders

Lake Akan, or Akanko (阿寒湖) in Japanese, is one of the clearest and most transparent lakes in Japan. You can have a clear view of its water up to 3 to 4 meters deep. It is located in Eastern Hokkaido (北海道) in the region of Kushiro (釧路), and is situated between two volcanoes, namely Oakan…

Where Can You Find This Very Exclusive Shinto Shrine in Japan?

Usually, most places in Japan are open to everyone, irrespective of one’s nationality, religion, race, or gender. However, there are a few spots in Japan which you might think as strange if you are not that familiar with its history and culture. As a matter of fact, there is an island in Japan which is…

Why Should You Use Japanese Bamboo Charcoal in Your Daily Life?

Does it feel humid inside your room? Does your cupboard or refrigerator have that odd smell? Is the tap water in your home not that clean to be consumed? Do you want your skin to be smooth? Well, here is a solution for all these various needs: Charcoal! Yes, activated charcoal has the ability to…

5 Things to Do in Okinawa to Make the Most of Your Trip to This Tropical Paradise

Okinawa (沖縄) is Japan’s fifth largest island and is situated south of the mainland of Japan. Okinawa was a separate kingdom with its own rich history until 1879. That year, Japan annexed Okinawa and it has been part of the country ever since. Today, Okinawa is a very important US Army and Navy base. Owing…

Do You Know How to Take Care of Your Baby While Traveling in Japan?

Taking care of a baby while traveling can be an impossible task as it requires a lot of care, attention, and planning. Mothers may have doubts about breastfeeding, or how to change their kid’s diapers in public, etc. Some do not even know how or where to buy diapers in Japan. Also, not all places…

Do You Know How to Bring Medicine for Personal Use into Japan?

Are you constantly on medication? Do you have to bring your medicine along with you to Japan for personal use? Are you a makeup diva who has a lot of cosmetics to be brought into Japan? Whatever reason you have, there are some rules you should keep in mind and follow. The Health Care System…

Did You Know That You Can Travel to Japan by Sea? Find Out How Here!

Japan is an archipelago that is accessible either by air or by sea. Millions of people from different parts of the world travel to the country by air. But have you ever thought of visiting Japan by boat? It is actually a convenient and affordable way to get to the country if you are looking…

How Do You Bring a Sword In and Out of Japan? All About Japanese Sword Laws

Japan is famous for its martial arts such as Karate (空手), Judo (柔道), Kendo (剣道), Aikido (合気道), Jujutsu (柔術), Sumo (相撲), and others. Some of these martial arts, especially Kendo, involve swordsmanship which makes them interesting activities. Many people practice using a bamboo sword or a plastic sword at a training school since it is…
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