5 Reasons Tipping Isn't Done in Japan
Guidebooks love to say it’s because Japanese people think tipping is rude, but that’s not even close to the whole story!
Where to Work Remotely in Tokyo
Looking to set up an important meeting but don’t have a permanent office? Or maybe you want to avoid the crowds of popular cafés like Starbucks. If you work remotely, Tokyo is chock-full of work spaces to help get your creative juices flowing!
Stay at the First-Ever Peanuts Hotel in Kobe!
We all expected Snoopy-themed rooms to be cute, but we never imagined they’d be this stylish, and even romantic.
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.
Essential Japanese Words for Weather Warnings
Understanding what is happening in an emergency is very important, but the Japanese terms for natural disasters and dangerous weather can be confusing! This easy guide is a handy cheat sheet to help you stay safe and be able to make smart decisions.
Top 5 Budget Accommodation Types in Tokyo
Find the best, cheap accommodation for your trip to Tokyo, courtesy of Super Cheap Japan!
¥100 Items You Need for a Preparedness Kit
Thanks to ¥100 shops, you can be prepared for a natural disaster even with a modest budget.
Michelin-Ranked Soba Spot Sparkles in Tokyo
Motenashi Kuroki serves up a salt soba dish in Akihabara that both stuns and satisfies—and scored its creators a Bib Gourmand rating!
How to Get a Permanent Resident Visa in Japan
The Permanent Resident visa, or 'eijuken,' is the Holy Grail for many foreign workers in Japan. So how do you get one? Once you've met the time requirement, it's actually pretty easy!
7 Hidden Temples & Shrines in Tokyo
If you're looking to avoid temples and shrines congested with tourists, you may want to try visiting one of these other traditional places of worship!
Top 5 'Okonomiyaki' in Osaka & Hiroshima
There are many places that offer the gooey, savory Japanese pancake, 'okonomiyaki.' Osaka and Hiroshima Prefectures are the top two hotspots around the country, with two distinctly delicious styles of this supremely cravable dish!
10 Tidy Tips for Rainy Season
A month of near-constant rain and intense humidity can make cleaning a real chore. But these simple tips can help you keep you and your home clean and tidy during rainy season.
7 Tricky English to Japanese Translation Fails
Communicating in a foreign language isn't just a matter of translating what you want to say word for word. If you do, you might end up conveying a completely different meaning than your intended one!
Japanese Umbrella Etiquette
When rainy season comes to Japan, it's a good time to invest in a sturdy umbrella. But good manners when it comes to using umbrellas are appreciated year-round!
New Cat Café Has Historic Style
Get a heaping dose of historic atmosphere at the Edo Cat Café in Tokyo!
Travel Through Japan Without Heavy Luggage!
Say goodbye to heavy luggage thanks to a new website that allows you to rent clothing from locals in Japan!
How to Bring Medicine into Japan
Traveling to Japan with prescription medication? Find out how to enter the country properly and hassle-free!
Spoon & Tamago Tour Hiroshima
Join our friends at Spoon & Tamago as they explore the many charms of Hiroshima.
How Many 'Kanji' Should You Learn?
Studying 'kanji,' Chinese characters used in Japanese, can be time-consuming and difficult for many learners. The sheer amount of characters is intimidating—combine that with multiple readings, and it's hard to know where to start! We're here to help.
Tokyo Tips for 6 Types of Travelers
Are you a culture vulture or a photo fanatic? Traveling with kids, or looking to explore Japan on a budget? Find out which spots in Tokyo are perfect for you!