transportation

Slashed Taxi Fares Means it’s Now Cheaper to Travel Around Tokyo!

If you’re staying in Tokyo for a while, you may know that there are many ways to get by – bus, train, and subway, to name a few. But did you know that traveling by taxi is probably the most economical choice when it comes to shorter distances? Taxis are also useful if you’d like…

Traveling to Japan for the First Time? Check These 6 Guidelines Out!

Japan is a country with a unique culture and heritage. First-time travelers might not know what to prepare to survive in the Land of the Rising Sun. So here are some guidelines for those who are traveling to Japan for the first time in their lives. 1. Preparation Japan is a pretty modern country and…

5 Reasons That Make Japan a Clean and Green Country

Japan remains to be one of the cleanest places to live in despite having some of its own environmental issues. One of which is the problem they face when it comes to putting away garbage such as the situation in the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海). However, overall, it is a pretty clean country. It has…

The Reason Why Foreigners Well Informed About Japan Prefer Rent-a-Cars Over Trains

When someone asks you “Is Japan a train society or a car society?” you might answer that Japan is a train society since it is known for its technologically advanced railway system. Trains Do Not Cover All of Japan? It is true that the railway networks in Japan’s urban areas are exceptionally developed compared with…

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…

5 Essential Smartphone Apps to Help You Survive Your Next Japan Trip!

Traveling can be very exhausting sometimes with all of the things you need to take care of – taking care of your visa-related paperwork, working on a reasonable budget, booking internal flights (if any), checking the weather forecast in advance, googling nearby money exchange shops, and much more! Some people are blessed with “adaptability” as…

Quick and Simple Tips For Catching a Taxi in Japan

Taking a taxi might seem like a simple task for you, but have you ever taken one in Japan? The etiquette for taking taxis in Japan is quite different from back in the UK, US, or other Western countries! Getting a Taxi jp.fotolia.com/ Just like in the US, as you are walking down the street,…

How to Get the Cheapest Bus Rides To and From Narita Airport

Airport transfer to and from Narita Airport can be very expensive for someone who is travelling in Japan on a very tight budget. Although there was a move to cut fare prices, it can still be problematic for some passengers. Take for example the case of the Keisei Honsen Tokkyu express train. While the express…

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?…

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…