Japan’s New Banknotes for 2024

The Japanese Government has decided to redesign its banknotes for the first time since 2004. Japan's new banknotes will be issued in the 2024 fiscal year. They plan to redesign the 1,000 yen, 5,000...

Top 10 Tips for Climbing Mt Fuji

Standing at around 3,776m tall, it is the nation's tallest active volcano on the main island of Honshu. Climbing Mt Fuji is also a highlight for both foreign tourists and locals. Importantly, it is...

Kansai Bridge is Fully Repaired in Time for Golden Week

Kansai Airport is fully repaired after it was hit hard by Typhoon Jebi in September last year. The tropical cyclone had caused widespread damage to the Kansai area. The airport too was quite badly...

Golden Week Holidays Explained 2019

This year's Golden Week Holidays are extra special, and 2019 is the year breeding change. As a Japanese or foreign resident, or even a tourist experiencing Japan at this time, it could be especially...

Reiwa: 令和 The Beginning of Japan’s New Era

Reiwa: 令和 The Beginning of Japan's New Era was announced by the Japanese Government on 1 April Monday, 2019. At this time, Japan also entered a new financial year, welcoming with it some changes...

Grand Hyatt Tokyo to Serve ¥100,000 Wagyu Burger

The Grand Hyatt Tokyo said it will serve a ¥100,000 Wagyu Burger to celebrate the ascent of the new Emperor. The giant beef burgers will be available for a limited time this spring. It...

How to Buy Tickets for the New Mt Fuji Excursion Express

Perhaps you heard about the new Mt Fuji Excursion Express from Shinjuku, which started on March 16 this year. Since JR announced the service, there has been some confusion about how to purchase tickets,...

First Cherry Blossoms of Nagasaki are Blooming

In the southwestern prefecture of Kyushu, the first Cherry Blossoms of Nagasaki are blooming. The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the 'Somei Yoshino' type of Sakura has sprouted, with the first flowers springing their...

Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Traditional Kyoto

Kyoto is full of beauty, and the Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Traditional Kyoto also prove that. It is the old capital and traditional city of Japan, full of historical and religious beauty...

Top 10 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo

Tokyo the mammoth concrete city is surprisingly full of stunning sakura's. In this guide, we look at our top 10 Cherry Blossom spots in Tokyo. Some of them are gorgeous displays of beauty too....