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Simpler and Cheaper Commute: How to Buy a Japanese Commuter Pass

A commuter pass, or teiki ken 定期券, is a special ticket that can be purchased on a smart card like SUICA or PASMO. The fare from one station to another (including changes between overground and the metro lines) can be paid for in one payment. Commuter passes can be renewed either monthly, quarterly or every…

Top 3 Reads about the Darker Side of Japanese Society

Japan is the land of mystery and intrigue, of kawaii culture, a happy place full of rainbows and sunshine. Well, of course there are many such moments, but like any other society, there is also a dark underside of societal issues and even crime. If you are interested in learning more, you should check out…

3 Tips For Cleaning Your Japanese Apartment

Compared to Western accommodations, living in a Japanese apartment comes with its own little joys and obstacles. Whilst these “obstacles” may appear small at first, they can grow into giant, fungus sized issues. Luckily – these tips should help you keep your apartment sanitised and problem-free! 1. The bathroom – unclogging the drains jp.fotolia.com/ Most…

A complete guide on Naritasan Area, near by the Airport

Vibrant colours, epic history and folklore, towering temple buildings – and engulfing tranquillity of nature. This is just the tip of the iceberg that keeps me pining for the Naritasan Shinsho-ji temple, not far from Narita Airport. History According to the official website, the Naritasan Shinsho-ji temple has over 1000 years of history. Whilst the…