Tokyo Guides

Guide to the Tokyo Subway 1-3 Day Pass (2019 Update)

A how-to guide for the Tokyo subway pass that saves you money and time. There is a 24, 48, and 72-hour pass, which covers the Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway lines that cover over 200 stations throughout the city. This is effectively a Tokyo Tourist Pass, as a foreign passport is required to purchase it. […]

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podcast

EP 03: Lunar New Year Chinese Style, aka CNY

Well, the cat’s out of the bag! To start 2019, I started doing a podcast with my sister, who is a Japanese-to-English translator in addition to her day job. In case you didn’t know, I love podcasts. I also have a list of podcast recommendations. Convos with my Sister – Episode 3 — Lunar New […]

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JR Pass Guides

All Shikoku Rail Pass Guide & Sample Itinerary

If you’re a seasoned Japan visitor (or an adventurous first-timer), I would recommend trying the two least-known JR Passes: the San’in-Sanyo JR Pass, and the All-Shikoku Pass. The covers all the JR Shikoku routes and some extra private rail lines. This guide explains the JR Shikoku Rail Pass and introduces some highlights for Tokushima, Kochi, Ehime, […]

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