Japan Travel Hacks

50+ Apps to Travel Japan in 2019

A list of travel hack apps to make the most of your Japan trip. Apps for planning your Japan itinerary, booking accommodations, maps and navigating transit, food guides (including specialty ones for vegan, halal, cafes, and ramen). Make use of some of the best regional apps around!

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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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