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To Travel on the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen, Book Tickets Easily with smartEX!  (Osaka Departure Edition)

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!

Okinawa’s Climate [Sightseeing in Okinawa, from Okinawan Locals]

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!

When Running Low on Yen, Use a Free ATM search app: JAPAN POST BANK ATM Finder!

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!

List of all must-visit hanami spots in Tokyo!

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 ♡