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.
The 'Inns' & Outs of Japanese Accommodations
Japan has many types of unique accommodations, but it can be hard to keep them straight! Unsure of the difference between a 'ryokan' and a 'minshuku?' Have a look at our recommendations for conventional (and not-so-conventional!) places to stay!
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Customers can let their wanderlust loose and stay at more than 50 facilities in Japan and overseas for a set fee each month.
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!
How to Save Money in Japan in 5 Easy Ways
Get more bang for your yen with these tips for saving money while traveling or living in Japan!
Pocket Change: The Money Travel Hack Machine
Leaving the country with a pocket full of yen coins? Visit a Pocket Change kiosk to transfer them into valuable digital currency!
How to Travel to Osaka with a ¥2,500 Ticket
Sure, there are overnight bus, shinkansen or airplane options, but did you know that you can reach Osaka for a little over ¥2,000 with the Seishun 18 ticket? Here's what to expect if you decide to embark upon this adventure.
10 Tips for a Stress-Free Trip to Japan
Make the most of your visit to Japan and avoid some serious stress with these tips from a longtime Tokyoite! Find out when to avoid trains, how to find ATMs, when to travel and more.
12 Key Phrases for Getting By in Japan
Whether you're visiting for the first time or staying for a while, these simple phrases can help you get around in Japan without getting lost—or lost in translation!
Tourists Can Finally Buy JR Rail Passes Online
After years of complicated and added-expense hoops to jump through, JR will start letting international travelers buy their passes online and inside their home countries.
Travel Like a Pro with the WOW! JAPAN APP
With the in-depth info of a guidebook and special discounts and coupons you can use on your trip, the WOW! JAPAN APP is one of the best tools for visitors to Japan!
Winter Tips for Visiting Japan
While Japan is famous for its stunning cherry blossoms in spring, red leaves in the autumn and countless festivals in summer, Japan is also a veritable winter wonderland! Here are some tips for making the most of your time in Japan in its coldest season.
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.
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!
TripAdvisor's Top 20 Free Attractions in Japan
If you're looking to explore Japan on the cheap, the price is right for these 20 attractions around the country.
How to Stay at a Capsule Hotel in Japan
A capsule hotel offers a cheap alternative to more typical hotel accommodations. It might be a tight fit, but a capsule can certainly save you money! Here's how you can ensure you have a successful stay in a Japanese capsule hotel.
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!
No Time to Explore Tokyo? Try a Cannon Flight!
Tokyo Bullet Flight is a VR simulation of two things: futuristic Tokyo, and what it'd be like to blast through Tokyo as a cannonball. You'll see Tokyo landmarks like the Tokyo Skytree and Asakusa's Nakamise-Dori—but like you've never experience before.
Explore Japan with Virtual Tours
While we all wish we could travel right now, you can still discover the beauty of Japan from the comfort of your own home!
All About the JR Pass
A basic guide to buying, using and making the most of the JR Pass!