Working for a Gaba English Conversation School

This post comes from one of my friends who is a long time resident of Japan. He was initially working at a Gaba English Conversation School, before moving onto bigger and better things. Here...

Top 10 Things to Do in Namba

What are the Top 10 Things to do in Namba? Here is our guide on the central southern or ‘Minami’ district of Osaka. It is now home, to some of Japan's best food, unique...

New Express Route the ‘Mt Fuji Excursion’ from Shinjuku

Next month from the 16th of March a new express train service called the 'Mt Fuji Excursion' will start. It will begin as a direct service from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko stations. The train is...

Get a Free Pint with Your SIM Card

How about a free pint with your SIM Card, especially if you buy one of Mobal's SIM Cards for your trip. If you're into the Rugby World Cup, plus you love to drink, you're...

8 Reasons Why You Need a JR Rail Pass

Some people still ask 'Why you need a JR Rail Pass', well the answer is pretty simple. The JR Rail Pass is great value for foreign tourists, so much so that we foreign expats...
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SIM Card in Japan – Best Options with Mobal

A SIM Card in Japan is a must these days. Perhaps you're travelling around for a few days or weeks, or potentially you're seeking to stay a few months, years or even permanently. One...

Oh Deer-Related Tourist Injuries on the Rise in Nara

In Nara, wild deer populate the local Nara Park as messengers from the gods, they are protected within the city. So, deer-related tourist injuries are also increasing with the increasing traffic visiting the Kansai...

Setsubun: One Fine Day in Spring

The snow came and went faster than a fleeting thought on a cold February morning. Despite the cold, Setsubun is a very famous festival taking place across Japan right now. The festival involves throwing roasted...

10 Most Dangerous Predators in Japan

Here we have listed some of the most dangerous predators in Japan, that you could encounter. It's highly unlikely, that as a traveller you won't if you live here and especially in the wild,...

Streamlined and Safer Shinkansens for the Future

2020 and the Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner. Similarly, JR's (Japan Railways) latest streamlined and safer shinkansens (bullet trains) is rapidly approaching too. In the next few years, they are looking to...