transportation

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…

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…

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…

Let’s Ride! A Quick Guide to Japanese Taxis

Have you ever wondered why all taxis look alike in Japan? There’s a reason- they are! Well, for the most part. Although colours may vary depending on the company, the two main types of taxi are as follows: Toyota Crown Comfort Nissan Crew These cars make a distinct sound as many of them run on…

eKids – New Children Train Tracking System for the Worried Parents

The Reason Behind When it comes to their own children, parents are constantly worrying: is my child hungry, did he or she do the homework, are his or her friends trustworthy? Japan is taking it to a new extreme, with its famous kyoiku-mama (教育ママ, “education-oriented mothers”) who constantly monitor their children’s education and have their…

The easiest way to get to the heart of Tokyo from Narita and Haneda airports

When you come to travel in Japan and step out of the airport, what do you feel like? Perhaps, you want to have a mind-blowing experience, try some delicious Japanese food, or have your breath taken away by the outstanding scenery. But there’s an obstacle ahead. The problem you might face And that is the…

The Cutest Tram in JapanーGetting Around in Kumamoto

With a population of over 700,000, Kumamoto is a small city with a limited number of foreigners. Getting around in Tokyo is easy enough – signs and timetables are often displayed in English, and if you get stuck you can probably find an English-speaking attendant to help you. But in a small city like Kumamoto…

The Reason Behind Women-Only Passenger Cars

Since more than a decade ago, Japan has started having trains, with women-only passenger cars. Extremely crowded trains in the capital and other big cities led to this decision, with the main aim to fight groping. In 2000 Keio Electric Railway started this project and after gaining a positive response, more and more companies followed.…

What are the Japanese disappointed about when travelling abroad?

Japan is the land of the rising sun, but also the land of convenience. Everything up to the smallest detail is dedicated to the comfort of each person, trying to avoid any possible problem and often even succeeding in doing so. That is why Japan is generally peaceful and with only very few little conflicts.…

Bicycles in Japan, the essentials

Japan is a country where a lot of people use bicycles to go around. Although Japan has a good public transportation system like subways and buses, most people prefer to bike from one place to another if the distance is not too far for them. Besides saving the cost for transportation, cycling in Japan is…