If you are planning on going to places like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, or Nagoya, learning how to travel by local bus is a must. Although Japan has trains connecting to almost anywhere, learning how to travel by bus can save you tons of time and money during your trip here. By riding the local bus, you unlock the ability to go almost anywhere in Japan. Even the attractions where rail doesn’t go.
If you are landing in Narita, there is no doubt you are going to Tokyo. The Japanese do an insanely great job at making things convenient for people, especially tourists. This includes getting to Tokyo. Narita Airport offers many transit services by train, bus, and taxi. The most common way is by train on the Keisei Main Line, the Keisei Skyliner, JR Sobu Rapid Express Line, and the JR Narita Express (N’EX).
Eggs raised and produced in Japan are safe to eat raw. Japan is an island, so there is no risk of bacteria spreading to the country that has a strict control on the processes involved. Chickens are tested and vaccinated for bacterial infections daily. Because raw eggs are a staple in the Japanese diet, Japanese farmers are overly observant and cautious when it comes to the raising and distribution of eggs.
At Haneda Airport, there are limited, but easy ways to get to the city center of Tokyo. This includes trains, buses, and taxis. The most commonly used way is by train through the Keikyu Airport Line and Tokyo Monorail. There are also two more options if you don’t want to take the train. You can opt in for the Friendly Limousine Bus, or a taxi. Because the options are limited and easy to use, you definitely won’t feel stressed or overwhelmed.
To get a Suica or Pasmo Card, you will have to look for the specific ticket machine at any train station. Suica is owned by JR East, so you will have to look for the green JR East ticket machines. When looking for a Pasmo Card, you will have to look for the pink Pasmo ticket machines. Each machine is typically branded with JR East or Pasmo, so it’s not hard to miss if you are looking for it.
FujiQ Highland Park is one of the few amusement parks in Japan, resting at the foot of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture. This park is divided up into 3 separate parks which include Highland Park, Thomas Land, and La Ville Gaspard et Lisa, and has a total of 40 different attractions including roller coasters, family rides, kiddie rides, and a water ride.
Unlike western funerals, Japanese funerals are very intricate and long with various steps starting right at the hospital all the way to the end. These steps are referred to as The Pre-Wake, The Wake, Cremation, Burial, and Memorial Service. Even after the funeral has concluded, there are still ceremonies that take place months, and even years after the funeral is over.
The Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine surrounded by a dense forest located in the middle of Shinjuku and Shibuya. It is named after Japan’s first “modern” emperor, Emperor Meiji, and his Empress Consort, Shoken. It is just a one-minute walk from the Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line.
Summer in Japan has officially begun. Believe me when I say: summers in Japan are HOT and HUMID! Many Japanese would rather stay indoors with the AC on full blast. But there…
Mount Takao is located in Hachioji, West of Tokyo. It is only about 599.15 meters (1,965 feet) high but it offers a variety of breathtaking natural and innovative man-made attractions. The Michelin Green Guide highly recommends this mountain for tourists visiting Japan.