Japan with its long history and traditional culture, beautiful landscapes, and local gourmets is full of tourist-centric locations.
Here are some recommended ideas for traveling within Japan along with recommended tourist spots, English-speaking travel agents, travel information sites for expats, and more. We also have guides for expats living in Tokyo who are interested in finding a destination for one-day or weekend trips, or for beating the summer heat.
Due to the current situation as a result of the spread of Covid-19, the Japanese government requests that all nationals arriving from all regions not use public transportation such as trains, buses, taxis, domestic flights, and passenger ships. All those arriving in Japan are asked to stay—for 14 d…Read more
In addition to the ongoing “Go To Campaign”, all residents in Tokyo can take advantage of the “Motto Tokyo Campaign” from October 24th. If you are a resident of Tokyo and travel within Tokyo, you can get up to a ¥5,000 discount per night on hotel stays and a ¥2,500 discount on day trips. You can co…Read more
JR EAST has started a special promotional campaign to foreign passport holders in Japan, the discount pass is called "JR EAST Welcome Rail Pass 2020". It began on October 16 and will end in February 2021. It would be a great opportunity for foreigners in Japan to discover Japan this autumn and wint…Read more
* Important notice: The Japanese government has suspended Go To Travel Campaign nationwide. The Japanese government has been running “Go To Campaign” since July 22, 2020. The campaign aims to stimulate the demand for domestic tourism which has fallen as a result of the spread of the coronavirus. Th…Read more
Japan is one of the foremost destinations for international travel today. Famous for polite efficiency, a richly preserved culture, and foodie favorites like sushi and ramen, international tourism has jumped considerably in the last decade. If you would like help planning your trip or have someone…Read more
If you are looking for English-Speaking transportation services during the Covid-19 pandemic, please read How to Travel from Narita or Haneda Airport During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Haneda is Tokyo’s closest airport and covers almost all domestic flights as well as an increasing number of internation…Read more
If you are looking for English-Speaking transportation services during the Covid-19 pandemic, please read How to Travel from Narita or Haneda Airport During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Narita International Airport is in many ways the gateway to Japan, serving 117,000 passengers each day in 2018. With th…Read more
When most people think of Japan, exotic food, unique culture and quirky trends come to mind well before the idea of roughing it in the wild does. That being said, whether for families, groups or solo travelers hoping for a brief respite from the often frantic city life, camping in Japan definitely h…Read more
When most people think of good places to hike near Japan's capital city, the uber-famous Mount Fuji usually comes to mind. While certainly of peak interest, this mighty mountain may actually be too challenging for some. But did you know that there are actually a lot of spots great for hiking around…Read more
Some places defy easy description, and must be experienced to be appreciated; the Alhambra in Spain, the Grand Canyon in the USA, and in Japan, the shrines and temples of Nikko in Tochigi prefecture. Nikko is a Unesco world heritage site, known worldwide as one of Japan’s most significant cultural c…Read more
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