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A first timers guide to Tokyo’s public transport

How to use public transportation in Tokyo? Tokyo has a very extensive public transportation network. The fact that it is operated by various companies can make it a bit overwhelming at first. We had only just landed in Tokyo and jumped on a train downtown when we had to pay a supplement cause apparently, we …

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What’s the best tourist SIM card for Japan (2022 guide)

What’s the best tourist SIM card for Japan? The broadband cellular networks have spoiled us.  We’re used to having all the information available at the snap of a finger.  Not all the screen time is spent equally well, but to be honest, I would be completely lost in some situations if they took my smartphone …

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Where to stay in Tokyo for the first time?

Where to stay in Tokyo? Tokyo, the capital of Japan, counts 39 million inhabitants.  That makes it the world’s most populous metropolis.  The city’s size may be overwhelming at first.   Spread out across all the city’s districts are countless ultra-modern shopping malls, historical temples, and hotels in all price ranges.  To make it easier for …

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Where to stay in Osaka: our best recommendations (2022 guide)

Where to stay in Osaka? Osaka is with 19 million inhabitants Japan’s second-largest city.  It has a very well-organized public transport system but for first-timers and tourists, it’s not always easy to choose where to stay in Osaka or to find the best area to stay in Osaka. That’s why we cover in this where …

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Marriott Lake Biwa, a comfortable hotel near Lake Biwa Kyoto

Kyoto is the tourist hotspot of Japan and hotel prices tend to go through the roof in the most popular seasons.  We visited Kyoto during the cherry blossom season and prices for Marriott and Hilton hotels were ranging around the €800’s/night when we started looking for a hotel in November.  There were other, cheaper, hotels …

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Useful tips for traveling to Japan for the first time

Are you traveling to Japan for the first time and wondering what are the best travel tips for your first time in Japan? Japan is a fascinating destination and a trip to Japan was on our bucket list for quite some time. But we noticed that Japan is quite different from Europe or another Western …

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The best pocket WiFi rental for Japan

What’s the best pocket WIFi rental for Japan? Staying connected in a foreign country helps you to travel deeper. Once you’re online your smartphone becomes your best travel buddy and will help you find your way in any foreign city.   You’re also not restricted to touristic restaurants or bars because you can use your travel …

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