Japan travel tips

How to Avoid the Pitfalls of the Japan Rail (JR) Pass

All of us who travel to Japan (from overseas) can benefit from the purchase of a JR Pass. However, the myriad of JR Pass options means some people are paying more than they need to. In order to maximise value for money, travellers need to consider the region they will be spending time in and…

How to Avoid Major Problems on Your First Trip to Tokyo

Every year, Japan aims to drive up the number of tourists that visit the country and undoubtedly, Japan is also on the list of to-go place for many of these travelers. A new year and a new start for 2016! Now, how about a trip to the capital of the land of the rising sun?…

Tight Budget? Keep an Eye Out for Wake-ari Products!

In Japan, a lot of emphasis is placed on the quality and appearance of products especially when it comes to foodstuff. This is also one of the key reasons why there is usually a premium attached to made-in-Japan products, be it electrical appliances to prepacked items such as confectionery and snacks or fresh food such…

5 Basic Key Words to Help You on Your Japan Adventures

Before you travel to Japan, you should know that most Japanese people do not use English often. It may not because they aren’t any good at speaking English, but because they aren’t confident enough to communicate with tourists in English.   bbc.com/ Therefore, you might struggle to communicate with restaurant waiters or shop assistants who…

5 Points You Should Know About Before Going To Japan

Are you going to Japan for you next vacation? Undeniably, Japan is a charming country regardless of the season in which you go and places you visit: there will always be something that impresses you. Japan is one of those countries that can convince many tourists to pay it a second visit. You may have…

The 3 Best J–Vlogs on the Web

If you are planning a trip to Japan, or if you live here already, you’ll want to make the most of your time in Japan. One good resource which many people don’t know about is the world of J-Vloggers on Youtube. J-Vlog stands for Japan Video Log, and the videos chronicle peoples’ lives in Japan…