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The Big Tokyo Travel Guide

Tokyo is a city of old and new, where modern skyscrapers rise up from the remains of centuries-old castle walls. The Big Tokyo Travel Guide will help you find whatever you're looking for in Japan's capital city.

Save Money on Domestic Japan Flights With LCCs

It's no secret that transportation in Japan is expensive. With the trend of low-cost carriers (LCC) spreading all over the world, there are now more choices for cheap domestic flights. Here are some of the major LCCs that fly across Japan.

Check Out a Tricky New Sign at Haneda Airport

A train operator gets creative using optical illusions in the hopes of enhancing safety of passengers from Haneda Airport.

Saying 'Sayonara' to Japan? It'll Cost Ya!

As of January 7, 2019, Japan has launched a departure tax that applies to both residents and visitors leaving Japan.

Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Narita

Narita International Airport will introduce a facial recognition system to help speed up the boarding process come 2020.

Duty-Free Shopping as Soon as You Land

Travelers to Japan are now able shop duty free in the immediate arrival area of Narita Airport's Terminal 2, eliminating the need to carry heavy purchases on-board beforehand.

'Catch 'em All' with Pokémon Vending Machines

Instead of wandering the grass looking for wild Pokémon, you can now get them even easier with new Pokémon vending machines conveniently located throughout Tokyo.

Bathe in an Onsen Before Your Next Flight

Got a layover in Sapporo? Instead of walking around aimlessly in the gift shops or trying to spread out in the lounge areas, why not soak in a hot spring and relax?

How to Travel to Mount Fuji from Kansai

We'll help you find your way to Mount Fuji this hiking season, even if you coming all the way from the Kansai region.

Cheap Winter Escapes to 5 Warm Global Spots

Keep these five budget-friendly travel options in mind when you want to beat the bitter Japanese cold.

Kansai Airport Open Lounge is Perfect for R&R

No loyalty program or first-class ticket is required to utilize this open-to-anyone oasis in Kansai International Airport, which is complete with free drinks, loaner Nintendo Switch systems and even shower booths!

JR West & Hello Kitty Combine for Max 'Kawaii'

JR West teams up with Hello Kitty to clad its Kansai Special Rapid train in kawaii decals, which means passengers can ride from Kansai Airport to Kyoto in a colorful Kitty train cabin!

Don't Bring These Restricted Items to Japan

Thinking about bringing something special to your friends, a loved one or your family in Japan? Read this article before you pack your bags to learn what things aren't allowed into Japan. Go through customs without worry with these travel tips.

Increase in Unique Themed Hotels in Tokyo

As record numbers of tourists flock to Japan, hotels are providing new experiences to try to attract their business. Want to train to be a pilot at your hotel near the airport? How about stay in a room straight out of the pages of a comic?

Break Me Off a Piece of That Kit Kat Sushi!

Customers can enjoy tuna, sea urchin and egg creations at Japan’s newest Kit Kat Chocolatory in Osaka!

ANA Amps Up Emergency Procedures with Kabuki

The Japanese airline ANA has upped their pre-flight safety game with videos that utilize an essential and unforgettable Japanese art.

Electronic Customs Declaration Gate at Narita

The electronic customs declaration gate at Narita Airport is now available for use by all travelers arriving at Terminal 3!

Starry Café Lights up Haneda

Looking to kill some time before your flight out of Tokyo's Haneda Airport? Head to Planetarium Starry Café on the fifth floor of the international terminal for a view of 40,000,000 stars while you wait!

5 Cheap Options to Visit Okinawa From Kansai

Save some cash and discover cheap flight options for a beach getaway from Kansai to Okinawa with these tips.

Get a Free Behind-the-Scenes Tour of JAL

If you love aviation, you can't miss the JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum, a free 100-minute tour showing you what happens behind the scenes of Japan Airlines.

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