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Rental mobile WiFi routers
To international travellers who need access to the internet, free wireless hotspots are an increasingly viable alternative to rental phones and...
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Tipping in Japan
Most travel guides on Japan state that it is not customary to give tips. As gratuity is already included in bills and prices in the form of a 10...
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Accommodation in Japan
Aside from the run-of-the-mill pensions, hotels and youth hostels catering to international and domestic travellers, accommodation in Japan can be...
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Train classes
Shinkansen trains, JR limited express (特急 tokkyū, short for 特別急行 tokubetsu kyūkō) and express (急行 kyūkō) services usually offer the following...
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The Japanese Address System
Signs displaying town addresses of Oji in Kita-ku, Tokyo Rather than odd and even numbers running consecutively along named roads, Japanese...
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Guest houses in Japan
One of the most convenient and affordable ways of finding short, but also long-term accommodation in Japan are guest houses, also often referred...
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Earthquakes in Japan
Seismologically, Japan is one of the most active countries in the world: almost ten per cent of all active volcanoes are located there, and ten...
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Shinkansen
The Shinkansen (新幹線, “new trunk line”), also known as the “Japanese bullet train” due to its shape and speed, is a high-speed passenger railroad...
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Rental Phones and prepaid SIM cards
This is a short introduction on how travellers to Japan can acquire rental phones and prepaid SIM cards in Japan. As mobile phones become more and...
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Japan Fact Sheet
The Japan fact sheet comprises a quick rundown of the most important facts and figures about Japan. Country and population Name Flag Capital...
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Japan in the News
Japan News in English Japan Times Kyodo News Asahi Shimbun Daily Yomiuri Shimbun Mainichi Shimbun Nihon Keizai Shimbun (in Japanese) Japan Today...
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The Unbiased Truth About Nova
Topics in this article: The Reality of Nova The Nova Routine The Interview and Qualifications Accommodation Training and Teaching Methods...
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