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Category: Japan

Top Tokyo Tips: Mount Takao

On a trip to Japan everyone wants to see Mt. Fuji- Japan’s most sacred mountain.  Not everyone however wants to lug the walking gear (or the kids!) to make it to the 3,776 metres summit. That’s where the 600-metre Mount Takao comes in- a viable alternative to having to do an overnight trip. Mount Takao …



Word of the Week 1: Yosakoi

Yosakoi (よさこい)  means “come at night” and refers to a highly energetic style of traditional Japanese dance. History The history of Yosakoi as a festival event begins in 1954 when the 1st Yosakoi festival was held in Kochi City, Shikoku. Today there are hundreds of festivals not only in Japan but also in Ghana, Vietnam …



What the Guide Books Don’t Tell You: How to Use Local Transportation in Japan

Back when I graduated from high school, I was given three copies of Dr. Suess’ book, Oh the Places You’ll Go!  When I read the first copy I received, I was reminded in rhyme that I have “brains in my head,” and “feet in my shoes,” and that I can “steer myself in any direction …



4 Things to Expect When You First Arrive in Japan

Planes. They are marvelous mechanical miracles gifted to us by the inventive Wright Brothers all those years ago. These brilliant winged contraptions allow us to do something that mankind thought to be improbable ‒ impossible, even ‒ for millennia: they allow us to fly. Just think of it! We can travel from one end of …



Introducing Payment by PayPal

In a recent survey to our customers asking how to improve our Mobal service, one of the overwhelming responses was to introduce payment by PayPal. As a result, we’re very pleased to be able to give our customers what they want… Now, when ordering a new Mobal product from our website, you can choose either …



Introducing Free Mobal to Mobal Calls!

From September 1st 2017, calls from your Mobal Japan SIM to other Mobal Japan SIMs are totally free between 1am and 9pm every day. That’s totally free, unlimited calls between Mobal users for 20 hours every day! Calls to Mobal Japan SIMs between these hours are totally free and utterly unlimited, so, if you’re traveling …



Top Tokyo Tips: Asakusa

In yesteryear Asakusa was famous for being a rough and bawdy spot suited to both gangsters & Geisha. Today it’s one of Tokyo’s trendiest tourist spots and home to Tokyo’s oldest and most visited temple-Sensoji. Sensoji Temple Long before Tokyo was but a twinkle in the eye the temple stood on the banks of the …



Do You Know Japan?

If we start from the position that knowledge is as infinite as the universe then the answer is no. To finish that quote- the man who claims to know all only reveals that he really knows nothing. Let me reveal how little I really know. The Lost Decade 1991-2000 I have been a regular visitor …



The Story of Nagasaki

Nagasaki City, a port-city,  that spreads from sea to mountain-side. Located on Japan’s 3rd largest island- Kyushu- it faces southwest into the East China Sea.  From Tokyo it’s two hours  plane or seven hours by train. Tourist attractions include the Peace Park & the nation’s oldest wooden Christian church- the Oura Catholic Church. Nagasaki’s location …



25 Things You Need To Know About Japan

1. McD’s After the U.S, Japan has the most McDonalds restaurants in the world – with 2,975 outlets. McDonalds hopes to ruin our list of 25 things about Japan by increasing the 2,500 outlets in China to 4,500 by 2022. We’re not loving it at all. 2. Nobody Home! Japan is made up of 6,852 …






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