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....

Last Train Timetable Changes to the Yamanote Line for Shinagawa Station

JR has recently announced last train timetable changes to the Yamanote Line, for services to Shinagawa station. The last train (終電 or shuuden) in Tokyo is always that make or break between having a...

Hakone Discount Passes on the Odakyu Line

Hakone is a small scenic getaway many Tokyoites and now tourists take for a weekend getaway. There are a bunch of Hakone discount passes on the Odakyu line providing savings for many customers. In...

Osaka Amazing Passes – Up to 48 hours of Kansai Entertainment

Osaka is the second largest city in Japan, but that doesn't mean it is lacking entertainment options. So, the Osaka Amazing Passes are one way you can enjoy up to 2 days worth of...

WWOOF Japan – Your Free Cultural and Organic Experience

I always see a lot of people asking about volunteering opportunities in Japan. In fact, WWOOF Japan provides many of those chances, especially in the agricultural industry. WWOOF is an acronym meaning World Wide...

New Starbucks Reserve – It’s Biggest Roastery in the World

The new Starbucks Reserve, roastery and store, is the biggest conceived by the brand so far. It is the largest outlet in the world carrying the Starbucks name, and it stands at a staggering...

Australia vs Japan: Daily Life Comparison

I thought it would be nice to discuss the differences between Australia vs Japan: daily life! Every year we are seeing a trend of more and more Australians visiting Japan. Australia being close to...