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Category: Japan

Japan’s Autumn Foliage May Arrive Later Than Usual This Year

Are you thinking of visiting Japan in autumn? Do you want to know where to go to get the best views of the stunning autumn foliage? The autumn season is one of the best times to go to Japan. It typically runs from September through November, depending on the region and the weather. Usually, the …



Typhoon Hagibis: How to Prepare and What Precautions to Take

As Japan braces for Typhoon Hagibis to arrive, what precautions should you take to prepare?    Download ‘Safety Tips’ App: The Japanese government is urging foreign visitors to download is ‘Safety Tips’ app and to keep abreast of the situation by following the official Japan Safe Travel Twitter Account Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/japansafetravel?lang=en Official App: https://www.jnto.go.jp/safety-tips/eng/app.html …



All 95 Tokyo Museum Grutto Pass Facilities (Google Map Included)

Here’s The full list of each Museum, Art Museum, Zoo, Aquarium, and Garden that are included in the pass. Each facility has either free exhibits, discounted exhibits, or both free and discounted exhibits with the use of the Tokyo Museum Grutto Pass For a deeper dive into some of these attractions, you can look at …



5 MORE Great Museums in Tokyo: Museum Grutto Pass

Tropical Greenhouse Domes Museum

The Tokyo Museum Grutto Pass is amazing, and I’d like to share the next five attractions I visited over the course of my weekend excursion. I may even post more in the future, as I will definitely be using the pass for as long as I can! For the previous post, visit this link:  5 …



5 Great Museums in Tokyo: Museum Grutto Pass

I want to tell you about a great way to save money at museums in Tokyo. I recently bought something called the Tokyo Museum Grutto Pass. It allows you admission to 95 different facilities (museums, gardens, zoos, etc.) for free or for a discounted price. The value of this pass is amazing! It only costs …



Japan’s Consumption Tax Rate to Increase Starting October 1, 2019

Japan’s Consumption Tax Increase

Are you visiting Japan later this year? Do you plan to hit the shops in Harajuku and Ginza to see the latest Japanese fashion trends and purchase new clothes to add to your wardrobe? Prior to your trip, did you learn that laptops, cameras, smartphones, and other electronic gadgets are cheaper in Japan than in …



Volunteer Work in Japan

A Japanese Pastime Japan is portrayed as fast paced, always moving, with little time for anything apart from work. Children go to cram schools, businessmen work long hours, and housewives watch the children all day long. However, there is an almost secret subculture that is pervasive throughout Japan. The volunteer communities! I know what many …



Going to Tokyo in 2020? Here’s Everything Japan Travelers Need To Know

In 2020, Tokyo will host one of the biggest sporting events in the world – To prepare for it, the city has done many renovations of old buildings and construction of new stadiums and improvements on the public transportation system to make getting around easier and more convenient for visitors coming from different parts of …



Moving to Japan? Here’s 8 Important Things You Should Know

If you are moving to Japan for work or school, short-term or long-term, you have to make several preparations in order for you to get through the challenges of being in a foreign country. Various factors, such as culture shock, language barrier, and homesickness, can bring so much stress and pressure, and these can make …



Japan’s Dragon Route

Take the road less travelled to discover the beauty of Japan- follow the Dragon! The Dragon Route is the alternative tourist path to the well-worn “Golden Route” which covers Tokyo from Kyoto. Known in Japanese as “Shoryudo” the Dragon Route cuts across the main Japanese island from north to south – an area that is …






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