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Looking for mosque in Tokyo? Here’s a list.

The Japanese community is more diverse than you think and if you are a practicing Muslim and trying to find a place to pray in Tokyo there is no need to fret. Listed below are mosques located in the Tokyo area. We also offer a unique tour for Muslim tourists includes a stop at a […]

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Lost and Found at Narita Int’l Airport

I took an overnight trip to Shikoku recently and the unthinkable happened… I lost my cellphone in the airport. So how do you find lost or missing items in such a huge place like Narita Int’l Airport? Ask yourself these questions. 1. Did you lose your item(s) in one of the terminals? If yes and […]

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Phone, SIM Card, WiFi Rental in Japan 2014

In Japan the most cell phones are sim locked and Japanese don’t usually change between SIM cards. That’s why you can’t find SIM cards in the stores in Japan and when you ask a Japanese they don’t know; even though they are simple to find in other countries. In the end, you often hear the […]

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Train Chaos: How to Master the Japanese Train System

One of the most difficult challenges for foreigners in Tokyo is using the train. At first sight it looks almost impossible to find your way around all these coloured lines. It makes sightseeing extremely difficult. When I arrived in Tokyo I was literally overwhelmed by Shinagawa Station. I just couldn`t imagine how I am going […]

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tool: search the train route in Japan

Do you know how many train lines in Tokyo? The answer is 76! There are 17 train or subway companies and if you use more than 2 companies, you pay double!! Too complicate, isn’t it? We Japanese local use these kind tool to save money and time. http://www.hyperdia.com/en/ If you use it, you know the […]

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Gifts galore! Souvenir shopping

Tokyo, especially around some of the larger train stations seems like one huge shopping center, and what better place to buy something for your friends back home! Everyone has their own idea of what makes a perfect gift to give to the ones they love, but here are some suggestions of those gifts and where […]

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Best 4 Helpful smartphone apps when you travel in Japan

Apps on our smart phones help us to navigate the Internet better and also boast all sorts of user friendliness to make our lives simpler, and if you are traveling to/in Japan, they can make that simpler as well. There are so many to choose from and most will be sufficient for you while you […]

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Food, food, and hey look more FOOD! Eating in Japan

Umai! Oishii! You have probably heard these words at least a few times since you have arrived here in Japan, and that’s because there is so much great food to eat here! From the simple street vendors to the high-class restaurants, there is scrumptious food everywhere! Tokyo is known for having tasty food and that […]

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100yen shops and why you need them as part of your travel budget

While much of Tokyo is costly to travel and be entertained in, there is one small saving grace, and that is the 100yen shops. While there are many to choose from, offering anything under the sun, there are several I prefer. Lawson Store 100, Flet’s, and Daiso. All offer everything from edible products to cleaning […]

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Tattoos: to cover or not to cover, that is the question, and beyond.

People from outside Japan often ask me what they should do about their tattoos when they come to Japan, and if they should worry about them showing. The answer is actually pretty simple based upon the question, do you plan on going swimming or going to an onsen? If the answer is yes, then you […]

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