5 Things You Won’t Find in Japan

Japan is different. Some things will be similar and some will not. Here’s a short list of 5 things you won’t find in Japan. Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy at a Japanese Convenience Store

The Japanese convenience store is a businessman’s oasis as he navigates his daily commute through a concrete jungle. Called a konbini in Japanese, these meccas of sugary snacks and drinks appear to be on almost every corner and down every alley. Read more

WiFi Internet Access in Japan: A Work in Progress

Even though it’s one of the world’s most developed countries, free WiFi internet access in Japan is still very much a work in progress. They have a great internet infrastructure for people that live there, but as a visitor your options can seem limited.  Read more

What to do with Your Luggage on a Japanese Train

Whether you’re traveling to Japan for business or pleasure, you’ll eventually need to know what to do with your luggage on a Japanese train. Some travelers feel a tinge of frustration when they rush to board and then don’t know what to do with their bags. Read more

5 Reasons You Should Visit Japan in the Fall

Japan prides itself on having four distinct seasons. Winter is dry and unforgivably cold. Summer is wet and Louisiana Bayou hot. Japan’s spring is world renowned for its brilliant pink and white cherry blossoms and temperate weather. However, fall may be one of Japan’s best kept secrets. Read more

How to Travel Japan Responsibly – Japan Fest Atlanta 2018 Presentation

We had a wonderful presentation on How to Travel Japan Responsibly at this year’s Atlanta Japan Fest. We met some great people and enjoyed sharing our knowledge about Japan with everyone.

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How Much to Budget for Your Trip to Japan

Knowing how much to budget for your trip to Japan can be challenging if you don’t know anything about the country. Most people I run into ask if Japan is expensive, and they are always surprised by my answer. Read more

Is There Tipping in Japan? How and When to Tip in Japan

Exceptional service is always included in the price. So how do you know when to tip in Japan? It’s actually quite easy, you don’t! Read more

7 Things You Should Know Before Riding a Train in Japan

These are the seven things you should know before riding a train in Japan. The Japanese are very conscious of how their behavior affects the people around them. There seems to be a set of unwritten rules that almost everyone in society follows when it comes to public behavior. As a visitor to Japan, it’s beneficial to know these rules in advance before getting on your first train. Read more

What to Expect From a Japanese Pharmacy

Japan is very strict about over the counter drugs, so many of the North American brands don’t make it onto Japanese pharmacy shelves. Japan has different brands, and more often than not, different active ingredients. Read more