Tourism

Where Can You Find High-Quality Jewelry at Reasonable Prices in Tokyo?

Harry Winston, Tiffany, Cartier. These are jewelry brands that everyone knows. Loved all over the world, possession of these brands’ items is often perceived to mean high status. However, it seems that foreigners visiting Japan do not take notice of these high-end brands, but aim for downtown jewelry stores in places like Ueno and Okachimachi.…

Should Onsen Tattoo Restrictions Be Relaxed to Promote Tourism in Japan?

Having a tattoo is usually associated with a bad reputation in Japan though a few people have already accepted it. This recognition comes from a historical background related to illegal gangster organizations and somehow being part of an anti-social system. This tradition has been affecting many travelers who display their tattoos as a form of…

Your Greatest Help In Japan Is An App Accessible Offline! Check Out Tabimori!

We all know the humorously accurate catchphrase “there’s an app for that” that began circulating once everyone seemed to own a smartphone. Technology has advanced to such a degree that no matter what our needs, we can easily solve any problem by pressing the touch-screen on our phones. But what about when we’re traveling and…

Celebrate Hinamatsuri with the Sagemon Girls of Yanagawa City!

Yanagawa City in Fukuoka is a popular place for tourists because of its wide canals. The number of tourists has actually increased in recent years. To make sure that this trend will continue, a promo video known as “Sagemon Girls” was created by two organizations.   prtimes.jp/ Yanagawa as a Tourist Destination   yokoso-japan.jp/ It…

The Latest in Bizarre but Tasty Japanese Kit Kat Flavors: Sake Kit Kats!

Even though Kit Kat is a brand of chocolates originally from the United Kingdom, Japan is known for its wide assortment of Kit Kat flavors which are unique and cannot be found in other parts of the world. Some of the flavors that have been produced by Nestle Japan include edamame (soybean), matcha (green tea),…

4 Helpful Tips to Make Your Trip to Japan Easier

So you may have your ticket booked, hotels sorted and money changed and ready to go for your amazing trip to Japan. However if it’s your first time visiting this wonderful country then there are some tips that may help make things just a little bit easier. 1. Escalator Etiquette   One of the first…

8 Reasons to Travel to Japan as a Backpacker

Japan is a popular country for tourism. There are currently up to 67 countries and regions that have Japan visa exemptions. The visa exemptions make it easier for more people from around the world to arrange a trip to Japan. With the boom of tourism in Japan, not only group tours, but also, it is…

What Countries are the Japanese’ Favorite Travel Destinations?

Japan is one of the countries anyone in the world would like to visit at least once. Its unique culture, traditions, manners and picturesque sites attract millions of tourists from all around the world. But have you ever thought of which countries Japanese travelers chose to go to? Let’s see which countries Japanese passport holders…

Know Your Buses in Japan: From Luxury Travel to Everyday Commuting

The transportation system in Japan is an area the country is very proud of. People living in Japan take the train, subway, taxis and buses as their main form of transport and so do tourists visiting the country. Transportation in Japan is also quite efficient and punctual. Buses in Japan, along with the train and…