Autumn foliage at Rikugien

November 27, 2014

I love Autumn, because I was born in October! In Japan, it is said that Autumn is the season for good appetite, harvest, reading, and the arts. I went to Rikugien for watching red and yellow leaves. Rikugien is often considered Tokyo’s most beautiful Japanese landscape garden. Rikugien was constructed by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa on this […]

Transport navigation apps in Japan for iOS/android

August 17, 2014

Transport navigation apps in Japan for iOS/android Japan Transit Planner [iOS only] “Japan Transit Planner is Japan’s the most-downloaded navigation app (Norikae Annai) in Japan.” This app is your guide to the railways and airways of Japan and includes detailed information on routes and transfers. $2.99 /¥300.   HYPERDIA by VOICE [iOS only] HYPERDIA is […]

Tokyo Travel Guide

August 16, 2014

Tokyo Travel Guide. Lonley Planet Lonley Planet is a world famous travel guide book. Of course, this website has huge volumes of information, too. Lonley Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/japan/tokyo     GO TOKYO GO TOKYO is Japan Tourism Agency’s official Tokyo guide. This website supports 10 languages. Japanese, English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, German, Italian, Spanish and […]

Safety tips for travelers

August 13, 2014

Safety tips for travelers The purpose of this website is to provide information to ensure safe travel for foreign tourists visiting Japan. Please check this website if you have any problems. Safety tips for travelers: http://www.jnto.go.jp/safety-tips/pc/index.html Kei