Planning Your Trip to Japan

Some articles to help you plan your trip to Japan.

A Glance at the Tokyo Calendar - Whether it's enjoying a picnic under the cherry blossom leaves or feeling the silence before the clash of two sumo wrestlers, Tokyo's rich history, the country’s four seasons, and 38 million people all living next ... continue reading
How to Get to Central Tokyo from the Airports - Those flying into Tokyo will arrive at either Narita International Airport or Tokyo International Airport (known as Haneda Airport). For many years Haneda handled domestic flights and Narita was the main international hub; however, with ... continue reading
Preparation: Before Leaving for Japan - A list of some things you should think about before leaving for Japan.
Transportation in Tokyo: Getting Around - Trains & Subway Tokyo’s railway and subway network is world-class—efficient, punctual, clean. So reliable, in fact, are the trains that at some Japanese companies if you are late for work and dare blame the train ... continue reading
Travelling on the Shinkansen - The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a network of high-speed railways lines that operate over most of Japan. These famous “bullet” trains—so named because of their pointed fronts, as well as their speed—started running in 1964 with ... continue reading
Travelling Outside of Tokyo - As exciting a city as Tokyo may be, exploring the capital is only ever going to reveal one side to this multi-faceted country, especially since the disconnect between the cities and the countryside—both politically and ... continue reading