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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.

Cashless Payment at Japan’s Post Offices

Starting with 65 branches, cashless payment is coming to the Japanese postal service. Japan Post plans to expand the service to 85,000 post offices in May, and to all branches in the future.

Lay Around in Landabout Hotel in Uguisudani

A new hotel in the area of Uguisudani is bringing stylish charm and simplicity to its little part of Tokyo.

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.

Walk Through Time at the Edo Open Air Museum

At the Edo Open Air Museum, you can walk through time as you explore over 30 restored buildings with over 300 years of Japanese history.

Tokyo 2020 Venue Unveiled

We've got your sneak peek at the volleyball and wheelchair basketball venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tiny Tokyo Apartments Are Surprisingly Popular

Ququri studio apartments offer just 4.64 square meters (49.94 square feet) of usable floor space, but with prices this low, it’s all some people need.

Ghosn’s Escape from Japan: How Did He Do It?

The details of how former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan in violation of his bail have emerged, and it's a pretty unbelievable story!

Tearing Down The House

Officials in Tokyo spent nearly US$27,000 tearing down a decaying house in the Kita Ward.

First Look at the Tokyo Olympic Village Plaza

The plaza of the Tokyo Games athletes’ village has been unveiled ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Harry Potter Studio May Come to Tokyo

Warner Bros hopes to open a Harry Potter Studio in Tokyo after a famous amusement park closes.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official Posters Unveiled

Visitors to an art museum in Tokyo got a look at the official art posters for the 2020 Olympic Games coming to Tokyo.

New Osaka Louis Vuitton Resembles Sailing Ship

On February 1, 2020, Louis Vuitton opened its new Osaka Midosuji store. Although not necessarily a flagship, it certainly resembles a sailing ship!

Travel Back in Time at the Edo-Tokyo Museum

If you're a history buff, you can't miss the Edo-Tokyo Museum, a museum filled with hands-on exhibits and displays to help you imagine how life was in Japan back in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Cardboard Beds for Olympians Revealed

In order to be more eco-conscious, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will sleep in beds made of cardboard.

Commuting by Boat in Tokyo

A boat-commuting experiment is carried out in Tokyo in hopes to ease train congestion.

2019 Ranking of Japan's Rudest Train Behaviors

Every year, commuters participate in an annual survey to determine the most aggravating behaviors observed on trains and at stations. Learn what not to do on Japanese transportation with the 2019 poll results.

Rejoice! The JR Pass Will Be Sold Online

The JR Pass is easily one of the best ways to get bang for your buck while traveling in Japan! Fortunately, the process to purchase it is about to get even easier!

Shop in Yokohama's Historical Warehouse Port

The Yokahama Akarenga (Red Brick Warehouse)'s iconic red bricks have served as Yokohama's representative for over 100 years. Nowadays, the two-part building serves as a shopping complex and event venue where you can leisurely shop to your heart's content.

Deep Dive Kanto Day Trips

More than just the beloved mega metropolis, Tokyo, the Kanto region is home to many local areas, each with their own unique charms. If you want to explore another side of Japan, these day trip ideas from Tokyo are the perfect way to do it!

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