Category: Travel Guides

Guides
Christian Monson

Can You Use Credit Cards in Japan?

Yes, you can use credit cards in Japan, but not as widely or as easily as you’re used to. Cash is the go-to there, so if you do want to use a card, you need to know where and how you can use it. You also need to know how to get cash and pay at places that don’t accept cards. Make a plan before you go.

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Guides
Christian Monson

Can You Drink Tap Water in Japan?

To plan a trip with health and safety in mind, make sure all your destinations will have safe water and how to get clean bottled water if they don’t. With tap water in Japan, you have nothing to worry about, but check the other countries on your itinerary as well.

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Guides
Christian Monson

How Long Is A Flight To Japan?

A direct flight from the continental US to Japan can take between 10 to 15 hours. The variety is due to many factors like geography and weather. To determine the specific flight time, find your specific route on the list. Also, take the outside variables into account that may increase the time of your trip.

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Guides
Charlie Horner

How To Buy A Sim Card In Japan — A Guide To Staying Connected While Traveling

While Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly popular throughout Japan, you can’t always guarantee that you’ll be able to find somewhere that has it, particularly outside of the cities. Whether you just can’t live without your social media feed, you want to give people serious FOMO about your trip, or, like me, you love google maps and the power it gives you to explore new places, then you’ll probably want to consider your internet options for your next trip to Japan. The great news is you have plenty of them.

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Guides
Nicola Spendlove

What Can You Expect At Customs In Japan? — Everything To Be Aware Of

When travelling to any new country, it’s important to be well-versed in what you can and cannot bring through customs. There’s nothing worse than starting or ending your trip with a stressful (and usually entirely avoidable) airport drama. Japanese customs guidelines are very reasonable and similar to most other countries – familiarize yourself with them and you can’t go too far wrong.

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Guides
Callum Howe

15 Of The Best Ski Resorts In Japan

Skiers and snowboarders here benefit from excellent transport links, high-quality accommodation, and thousands of natural hot springs in which to ease their aching muscles after a long day on the slopes. Whether you want to spend a weekend away from the city or go for a full skiing vacation, you’ll find plenty of options to suit you.

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Guides
Callum Howe

Common Japanese Birds — A Birdwatcher’s Guide For Japan

In fact, by some estimates there are over 600 species of bird which make Japan their home, with about 60% of those being migratory. Many birds enjoy a revered status in the culture, having inspired poetry and paintings for centuries, while others are seen as a modern nuisance.

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