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7 Things to Do in Ebisu, the Birthplace of the Much-Loved Yebisu Beer

Originally named after the renowned Yebisu (ヱビス) brewery the Ebisu (恵比寿) district hasn’t let go of its drinking tradition, now housing an abundance of bars and eating establishments that overflow into the streets at night. Nestled noisily between Shibuya (渋谷) and Meguro (目黒), Ebisu is a business district with a twist where locals and tourists…

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…

10 Tips For Worry–Free Travel in Japan

Travelling in a foreign country may be rather challenging, especially if you do not speak its language. How to prepare for your trip in Japan and make it smoother than ever? 1. Rent a pocket WiFi jp.fotolia.com/ Mobile broadband services and plans are quite expensive in Japan. You should purchase or rent the ‘Pocket WiFi’…

Turn Japanese commuting into a piece of cake!

Have you ever wondered how Japanese people survive commuting and using public transportation when all the lines are operated by different companies? The answer is simple and with that you can even do shopping! What is the secret item, that practically all Japanese have? To get around, they are using cards called SUICA or PASMO…