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COVID-19 Update

2020 has been extremely difficult on a global scale and no country, company or individual is exempt from dealing with COVID-19. Since the beginning of this pandemic, we have received a number of emails and messages from both former and future tour participants encouraging us and wishing us well.

Cell Phone Etiquette in Japan

Japan has many unwritten social rules, but I believe the most important one to know is cell phone etiquette. What you might consider normal phone usage in your home country could come off as quite inappropriate in Japan. Read more

JR Pass Tips

If you’re traveling to Japan and you plan on seeing more than Tokyo, then you’ll want to take advantage of the JR Pass (also referred to as the Japan Rail Pass). These JR Pass Tips will help you understand when, where and how to use your key to Japan’s ultra efficient train system. Read more

2019 Japan Fall Tours

We’re back from our 2019 Japan Fall Tours. We had a great time with our guests and sharing all the wonderful experiences Japan has to offer. The weather was great and the changing leaves were amazing! Here are some photos of the people and places from our Fall Tours. Enjoy! Read more

What You Need to Know About Dietary Restrictions in Japan

Dietary restrictions in Japan can often make finding something to eat very challenging. Going out to eat with dietary restrictions, food allergies, or dietary preferences can be troublesome in the US, but it’s not impossible. However, the situation is quite different in Japan. Read more

2019 Japan Spring Tours

We are back from our 2019 Japan Spring Tours. We had so much fun with our guests and sharing everything we love about Japan. The weather was great and the cherry blossoms were beautiful! Here are some photos of the people and places from our Spring Tours. Enjoy! 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