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To Travel on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, Book Tickets Easily with smartEX! (Osaka Departure Edition)Read Later
Osaka is a good place to enjoy delicious food and a unique atmosphere. If you're coming all the way to Japan, why not stretch your legs and explore beyond Osaka? Take the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet trains) to travel safely and quickly to all these popular tourist destinations: Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo and Mount Fuji. With the free smartEX app, it's easy to book Shinkansen tickets. In this article, I'll show you how!
To Travel on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, Book Tickets Easily with smartEX! (Tokyo Departure Edition)Read Later
Japan's Shinkansen (bullet trains) can get you to your destination safely and quickly. Take the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen to travel from Tokyo in the direction of: Mount Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. Once you get your ticket with smartEX, it's easy to reach your destination safely.
Today, I'd like to introduce the convenient smartEX app.
Okinawa Prefecture is located in the westernmost area of Japan, and it has an almost entirely subtropical climate. Depending on when you visit, it may be tough to decide what sorts of clothes or items to bring along. This article will present monthly average temperatures for Okinawa (from 2016), and I’ll also include some advice for visiting from my personal experience as someone born in Okinawa! Be sure to reference these points when planning your trip to Okinawa!
Compared to other countries, many souvenir shops and restaurants in Japan only take cash (Japanese yen).
While it's common sense to bring enough yen to enjoy your travels around Japan, you may run out. At such times, it's convenient to withdraw cash in Japanese yen from your credit card issued overseas by using Japan Post Bank ATMs.
And now, I'd like to introduce a convenient app that helps you find ATM locations!
The cherry trees in Tokyo are expected to be in full bloom on April 3rd of 2018. The 1 to 2 weeks since then will see the most exquisite beauty of cherry blossoms. The must-visit hamami (“cherry blossom viewing”) spots in Tokyo are listed here for your reference. We wish you a pleasant hanami tour ♡
When Travelling into Tokyo from Haneda Airport, We Recommend Tokyo Monorail with Convenient Luggage Storage!Read Later
From Haneda Airport, several modes of transportation take you to the center of Tokyo: buses, taxis, rental cars and trains (either Tokyo Monorail or Keikyu). Experienced travelers to Japan know which one of these ways best suits their needs.
What’s more, for those who want to read the “Tokyo Guide” in places without any internet connections such as Wi-Fi, simple apps to download the whole eBook are also available.
Experience Japan’s Most Important Cultural Tradition “Hatsumode” (First Shrine Visit of the New Year)! Kawasaki Daishi New Year’s Pilgrimage.Read Later
For 2017’s hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the new year), I visited Kawasaki Daishi, another name for the temple Heiken-ji. Kawasaki Daishi is the most popular place for hatsumode visits in Kanagawa Prefecture, an area near Tokyo.