In Japan, there’s a consumption tax of 10% (since October 2019), or 8% for some items, that can be exempted under certain conditions. This can be a great deal for tourists that are leaving Japan in less than 6 months after their arrival. Everything is so different in Japan that… Read More »Can I Open Tax Free Items in Japan? A Quick And Helpful Guide
One of the most asked questions when preparing a trip to Japan concerns what should you pack for Japan. I’ve seen lots of good answers, but I noticed that most of the time there was something missing: the travel adapters. Of course, not all tourists will need one because Japanese… Read More »Do I Need an Adapter in Japan? All That You Need to Know
For those of you who are fans of horror movies like The Forest, you might want to visit one of the most famous Japanese forests: the Aokigahara Forest (青木ヶ原) also called the Sea of Trees (樹海). The Aokigahara forest is located at the base of Mount Fuji, but it’s not… Read More »How to get to Aokigahara Forest from Tokyo?
Japan is well-known for its major natural disasters, like the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 that resulted in a huge tsunami creating terrible consequences. When you experience the power of nature and what it can do, no wonder that the Japanese decided to power up their tsunami warning system… Read More »Tsunami Warning System in Japan: A Quick and Helpful Guide
When traveling to Japan, you might feel a little surprised with all the differences between the Japanese society and your own. Once you land, you will have the feeling of being in another world and it’s perfectly normal. The best thing about traveling to japan is having the opportunity to… Read More »Japanese Etiquette: 27 Useful Tips for First-Time Travelers
If it is your first time in Japan, you are probably asking yourself if it’s going to be difficult to travel to Japan without knowing the Japanese language. This is actually a good question because you are travelling to a different country with an entirely different culture, and a language… Read More »[Easy Guide] How To Explore Japan Without Speaking Japanese
If you are like most people, you probably remember your last travel and the trouble you got into to get all the stuff in your luggage. You never know what to pack exactly and you end up putting more things inside than you really need. This is the main reason… Read More »Learn How To Start Packing For Japan With This Easy Guide
If you are thinking of going to Japan on vacation or if you are already preparing your trip, then this post is for you. These are the steps I follow when I prepare my trips, specially when visiting another continent. Let’s start with the short answer. How do you plan… Read More »10 Steps To Plan A Trip To Japan From Scratch
Bathing in a Japanese onsen (hot spring) is a unique experience, but for tourists it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t know the rules. And believe me, there are lots of things you should know before going to an onsen. Therefore, what is the Japanese etiquette to… Read More »How to Use Japanese Onsen if You Try it For The First Time
The big day is coming. You’re going to travel to another country, in this case Japan, and you start thinking of all the things you need to get ready. After getting your flight tickets and all your papers ready, you start to cogitate at the devices you’ll be carrying with… Read More »Can I Use my iPhone in Japan Without Problems?