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Reasons to Live and Work in the Japanese Countryside and Small Towns

by Zoria Petkoska Even the hardcore city-lovers have days when the urban jungle is suffocating, overwhelming, energy-draining enemy. It makes a lot of us think about ditching city life for more comfort, but ultimately we are scared of the unknown. And the city is our playground and we play well on most days. Photo by…
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Nintendo WINS! Wait! Then, what happens to the Mario Kart?!

Would you like to taste the adrenaline in the real life, on a real road? I think everyone is accustomed with Nintendo and of course, everyone must know the popular game “Mario Kart” brought to us by them. Now, you can have a taste of it in your own マリカー(MariCar)! A must do if you`re…

5 Things to Do for a Perfect One-Day Road Trip to Mt. Fuji From Tokyo

Mt. Fuji continues to be at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists. However, given its remote location from the city (more than 100 kilometers), reaching it by public transport can be difficult. The best thing to do would be to rent a car, especially if you’re going as a group since it would be…

Visit These 4 Challenging Yet Scenic Roads in Shikoku!

After our recent wedding in Japan, my wife and I decided to have our honeymoon in Shikoku. It was a 3-week driving trip which encompassed a large portion of the island. Whilst it was a wonderful journey through an amazingly beautiful area of Japan, it also happened to present the most challenging driving experiences of…

Drive Around Japan in Style With This Gorgeous Japanese-Style Rental Car!

Japan’s transportation system is extensive. There are so many options to choose from if you travel around the country. Renting a car is one of the most economical ways of exploring the different places in the country where public transportation is inconvenient and infrequent. In order to help tourists explore the cultural areas of Osaka…

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…

Will This Interesting Video Help Drivers in Japan Practice Road Safety?

Recently, various deaths and injuries in relation to reckless driving have been happening in Japan. Though most drivers in Japan are careful and polite, accidents can still happen, especially when drivers are careless. In line with this, a campaign in Okayama Prefecture (岡山県) has been started through a video which highlights the importance of road…

Get Around Japan by Car With These 3 Best Car Rental Services!

Japan is well-known around the world for its fast, safe, and modern public transportation. However, using crowded trains may not always be the best idea for travelers to the Land of the Rising Sun. If you are traveling with your children or people with special needs, you may want to consider renting a car for…

2 of the Best Rent-A-Car Companies in Japan and How to Rent from Them

Driving a car in Japan has never been so easy with many rental companies offering services at a lower price for your short travels. If you have a driver’s license that is valid in Japan, the best way to have a trip is to rent a car, pick it up and go for the ride.…

Most Popular Driving Spots from Tokyo

Japan may be known for its extensive public transportation network allowing travelers to get to the many sightseeing areas the country has to offer. However, there some areas you are better off dusting off the good ole driving gloves for. Here are some recommendations for your next road trip out of Tokyo. Umihotaru   Umihotaru…