Your trip is supposed to be fun, but sometimes some trouble happens. If, during your trip, an accident, robbery, or illness occurs, here is some knowledge to be able to handle it. Hopefully this information will be useful if you ever need it.
Tokyo is swamped with approximately 20,000 hair salons, and it can be a pain in the behind to find “the one”. Here are a few do’s and don’t’s to make your quest for the perfect Japanese hair salon smoother. (This article was contributed by TOKYO BEAUTY STARS)
Lunch time arrives while you are walking around the Imperial Palace and you are hungry. What are you going to do? Where can you go? Have no fear, here are our pick of 8 great place to lunch near the Imperial Palace. Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere, do take note for a refueling stop while you are in the neighborhood!
For travelers on budget, food expenses are often a big concern. You need good energy for adventures, but what do you do if you can’t afford to spend very much on food? Here are tips to save on food while keeping yourself full. Remember, Japanese people are obsessed with food, so we always seek good quality even from cheap food.
Museums of Osaka are typically represented by striking modern structures, such as Abeno Harukas. However, not only the appearances on the outside, they have much more to offer inside just as well. Here, we’ll introduce you to 7 of the best galleries and museums of Osaka.
Shiga is surrounded by plenty of nature, and is home to Japan’s biggest lake, Lake Biwa. It’s near Kyoto, so there are many shrines and temples from ancient times. Here are 10 recommended spots in Shiga for people that want to enjoy beautiful Japanese countryside scenes.
Tokyo has everything, including delicious food, sightseeing spots, and fashionable department stores. Here are some stylish, comfortable hotels with kitchens where you can stay for as long as you need to fully enjoy Tokyo!
In recent years, sake has been increasing in popularity overseas. The numbers of foreign tourists ordering sake in restaurants and buying it as souvenirs are also on the rise. One way to enjoy sake even more whether you’ve been a sake fan for years or are just starting is to know how to choose the proper drinking vessel for your needs.
These 15 sushi restaurants are definite contenders for your itinerary. They run the gamut from being high-class restaurants to regular casual places, and can fit a variety of budgets. Many of them offer quite unique aspects, so please find the ones that suit your fancy.
There are many popular and secret places to enjoy the autumn foliage, just within an hour’s distance from the center of the city of Tokyo. If you don’t like to go far, these are recommended spots for you to visit! Why not visit these sites to immerse yourself in the grand nature and enjoy the view that can only be seen at this time of year?
Sukibayashi Jiro in Ginza is a very popular sushi restaurant owned by the oldest 3-starred chef in the world, and it’s very difficult to get reservations. However, that very same Sukibayashi Jiro has a campaign where 2 groups of 2 foreign visitors to Japan can win a free dinner there! The deadline is 11:59 PM on November 20th, so please make sure to check it out. This article also discusses the charms of Sukibayashi Jiro.
There are many large shopping buildings around Kyoto Station. Let me introduce the spots where high-class brands, reasonable fashion of young people, Japanese souvenirs, cosmetics, and home electric appliances are available.
Hiroshima is gaining popularity with its warm climate, fresh seafood and mountain food. You can feel the history at World Heritage Sites, immerse yourself in the grand nature and be fulfilled with delicious gourmet. Let me introduce you the selected popular spots and things to do at Hiroshima.
Big cities in Osaka and Kobe emit beautiful lights like jewels at night. Let me introduce 6 night view spots in Kansai area, where you can enjoy the beauty of artifacts which is different from natural beauty.
We would like to introduce you to some of the great places where you can experience breakfast a la Japanese. At these restaurants, you can kick-start your day with the taste of the traditional, healthy menu and feel the spirit of Nippon!
These are specialty bakeries in Kyoto, the hottest battleground of bakeries in Japan. Each bakery uses particular ingredients and techniques to bake fresh bread. How about trying one of them for your breakfast and lunch? Find your favorite!
The area around Osaka and Umeda Stations is great as a base for sightseeing or as a cuisine or shopping spot, but it’s so confusing that even Japanese people often get lost. This article has photographic guides to help foreign travelers find their way through the stations as well as helpful information. Please check it when you’re coming to Osaka for a smooth trip.
Hiroshima is visited by many tourists yearly and it has plenty of cuisine and sightseeing spots. However, why not go during cherry blossom season to see the beautiful flowers? Please discover your favorite cherry blossom spot.
Kanagawa prefecture locates in the southwestern part of Tokyo. Yokohama is one of the representative port towns in Japan. There are many sightseeing spots such as Chinatown and amusement parks. Its atmosphere is refined and since the access from Tokyo is easy, it is a popular spot for tourists. There are plenty of places in Yokohama you can enjoy viewing the cherry blossoms. Here we introduce 10 recommended places to enjoy cherry blossoms in Yokohama.
Gunma is located north west of Tokyo. It is an attractive travel destination because it has tourist attractions such as skiing and a river rafting, and it also has a lot of famous hot spring spots. This time we will introduce you the food that we want you to try when you visit Gunma.
Shinjuku Station, the world’s busiest station, is so confusing that even Japanese people get lost. However, this guide is written complete with photos for foreign travelers so that they can navigate Shinjuku Station without getting lost. Please read this if you have plans to come to Shinjuku, or even just to Tokyo, because it might come in handy!
Traveling is fun, but isn’t it a burden to trying to find safe places to leave your big suitcases and bags with all your things? The convenient service Ecbo Cloak is here to solve those problems in Japan. Here is more detailed information about this new service!
Taxis are convenient when you’re sightseeing if you have lots of luggage or if you’re in a rush. Japanese taxis have always been called expensive, and thanks to those opinions, Tokyo taxis have lowered their base fare! Is it really a bargain compared to the old fare? Is it actually more expensive? Check this article out to get a detailed explanation of the fare changes and learn how to use taxis effectively and efficiently for better priced travel.