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Basic Japanese Vocabulary and Useful Sentences to Ride Japanese Train

Although it is perfectly possible to visit and survive in Japan without learning the language, it definitely makes life a lot easier when you know some basic vocabulary. It can build bridges between you and the people you meet, and make requests and actions, which you may take for granted back home where there is…

Discover These 5 Secluded Train Stations Surrounded by Nature in Hokkaido

When winter comes around in Japan, many people want to visit Hokkaido where many fun things happen during the colder months. If you are in Hokkaido, despite the rough weather, try to explore the hinterland on a train. There are some lonely, solitary, mind-blowing, and romantic train stations nestled perfectly amidst the beautiful nature of…

Navigating Japan: Can Using Trains in Japan Make You Smarter?

If you’ve been frequenting Japan’s well-established railway network, you’ll come to notice that a lot of the exit signs use cardinal directions (north, east, south, west) rather than relative directions (left, right, forward, backward). Cardinal directions are difficult to remember for many of us. It would take time to pick up hints and signals to…

Can Robots Make Things More Convenient for Travelers at Train Stations in Japan?

Robot technology is nothing new in Japan and there are many different types of robots that are used by several companies in order to survive. The Japanese society is highly supported by these technological advancements. In order to move towards a more technologically advanced future, JR East (East Japan Railway) is actually going to operate…

5 Things to Do in Azabu-juban, Tokyo for ‘Sailor Moon’ Fans

When it comes to “magical girls” or “mahou shoujo,” most people would think of Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン). All over the world, Sailor Moon has made a name for itself and the magical girl anime subgenre. In the series, a certain place is featured and it is said that it is the neighborhood where the story…

Enjoy a Meal While Train Watching at This Cafe and Bar in Tokyo

Have you ever wondered where you could enjoy a meal while train watching at the same time? Or okay, maybe you haven’t. But if you are visiting Japan and would like to experience the Japanese train system in close proximity, I highly suggest visiting Cafe and Bar N3331 mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi (神田万世橋)! (I didn’t…

10 Things to Do on the SL Hitoyoshi, the Sightseeing Train Along Kumamoto

Japan is known for its extensive train network that runs throughout the country. From local trains to the fastest bullet train, each will surely bring you to your destination on time. How about hopping on a sightseeing train down south? Let us take a ride on the SL Hitoyoshi (人吉)! It was as if time…

Untangling the Lines of the World’s Busiest Train Station – Shinjuku

Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest station considering all the services it handles including the subway and train lines. On average, 3.56 million people pass through this station daily. This number beats the whole population of Puerto Rico! So better learn some facts before visiting it so that you can lessen your chances of getting…