Japan Railway Shinkansen Tourist Pass

Japan Railway Shinkansen Tourist Pass

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Tokaido Shinkansen (bullet train), the Central Japan Railway Company and West Japan Railway Company are launching their…

Transportation to Major Cruise Ports

Transportation to Major Cruise Ports

Getting to the ports of Yokohama, Tokyo (Harumi) and Kobe from nearby airports and downtown areas is easy and convenient. Airport shuttles, taxis and limos…

Robatayaki: Fireside Cooking Japanese Style

Robatayaki: Fireside Cooking Japanese Style

Sushi, sashimi, ramen and tempura are all well established in the average gourmet’s Japanese food vocabulary, but robatayaki, where small portions of meat, fish or…

Tenjin Matsuri: Festival of the Gods

Tenjin Matsuri: Festival of the Gods

Tenjin Matsuri, literally translated to the Festival of the Gods, is ranked as one of the “Top Three” festivals in Japan, along with Gion Matsuri…

Japan Trip 2011 Part 6 (June 2-3)

by MIWA and REY

Travel on a Shoestring – Sightseeing in Japan for Free

Japan is famous for its temples, shrines, museums, parks and other attractions, many of which don’t cost a single yen to enjoy. In Tokyo, your…