Getting to Grips with Plastic in Japan
Tips on how to navigate and—more importantly—avoid the ubiquitous, single-use plastic you'll find all over Japan.
Get a Local Resort Experience at OMO5
Don't choose between a resort experience and a cultural experience. Get the full experience at the Hoshino Resorts OMO5 Tokyo Otsuka, a chic hotel that focuses on connecting its visitors to the local environment.
Show Us the Money: Japan's Currency Redesign
The Ministry of Finance has revealed new designs for the Japanese yen banknotes set to debut in 2024, and they look awesome! Check out the new designs, as well as their inspirations.
Conquer Tokyo in One Day with the SKY BUS
SKY BUS TOKYO offers guided and hop-on tours all around Tokyo via their open-top double-decker buses. For those that have limited time, you can see all of Tokyo's must-visit landmarks quickly and efficiently—leaving your schedule open for more activities.
Which Train Exit Should I Take?
Japan has some of the most complicated train systems in the world. But we're here to help you navigate even the busiest stations and find the most convenient way to your destination.
A Walk Through Sendai to Remember
Following the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami, the residents of Sendai are standing on their feet once again and ready to share the lessons they've learned about disaster prevention and preparation.
How to Open a Bank Account in Japan
Your straightforward guide to the important (and somewhat intimidating) process of setting up a bank account in Japan.
2017 Autumn Foliage Forecast
It's that time of the year again! Get ready to enjoy the vividly colored autumn leaves with our 2017 fall foliage forecast.
Take a Photo Trip to the Tohoku Sanriku Coast
Come along with us as we visit the Sanriku Coastal Area, a beautiful coastline in the northeastern part of Japan's largest island with breathtaking geographical variety.
11 Things to Know When Traveling to Japan
What does a foreign traveler need to know when visiting Japan? Here we try to parse it down to 11 key things you definitely need to know—and a few more that could be helpful.
How to Prepare for a Huge Earthquake in Japan
While sightseeing in Japan, international travelers had better be prepared for earthquakes, which are frequent in the country. This article offers our top tips for preparing for any earthquakes, big or small.
The Importance of Continuing Social Distancing
Although the state of emergency has been lifted throughout the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world the importance of social distancing, as well as consistent hygiene practices.
Travel Dates to Avoid in Japan
Japan is great all year-round, but there are some dates that are more expensive and more popular than others! Find out when NOT to travel in Japan if you want to avoid large crowds and price hikes!
Visiting Japan Made Easier With Travel Hub Mix
As Japan prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games, many new facilities are being built, more signs are appearing in different languages and more tourist-friendly facilities are popping up. Let's take a look at one such service, Travel Hub Mix.
All About Japanese Currency
What’s the largest banknote in Japan? Curious about the coinage and what it’s made of? And who are those people on their bills? All that and more as we break down Japan's currency!
Japan's Job Availability Continues to Drop
May marks the fifth consecutive month of declining job availability in Japan due to effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
All About the Seishun 18 Ticket
Traveling around Japan by rail need not be an expensive feat. If you have plenty of time and a knack for adventure, the Seishun 18 ticket might be just for you.
JR East to Offer Half-Price Shinkansen Tickets
Good news for anyone residing in Japan; JR East has announced a 50% discount on Shinkansen and limited express tickets until spring next year!
Osaka: 7 Best Neighborhoods for Your Stay
The best neighborhoods to stay in when visiting Osaka, Japan. See which 'hood suits you best!
5 Places to Buy Traditional Crafts in Tokyo
When shopping for traditional crafts in Tokyo, the options can be dizzying (if not absolutely exhausting) to sort through. So to help you find what you’re looking for, we’ve put together a list of our favorite stores!