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Inside Background
Tokyo, the most populous metropolis in the world, is considered Japan’s...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
Japan is one of the safest countries in the world.  There is virtually no...
Last edited: January 26, 2013
Tokyo began as a sleepy fishing village called Edo from the 12th century.  The...
Last edited: June 22, 2006
Central Tokyo is usually defined as the areas in and around the JR Yamanote...
Last edited: August 27, 2016
One of the most useful books to have when in the Tokyo area is the "Tokyo City...
Last edited: April 17, 2013
These are a few links to Tokyo tourist information sites. City of Tokyo Tourist...
Last edited: February 19, 2008
If you're coming to Tokyo with kids, you'll find there's countlessTokyo...
Last edited: November 04, 2012
This Tokyo Japan list offers Tokyo City Insider Tips, to help you plan a...
Last edited: February 14, 2010
This list of Major Tokyo Attractions For Teenagers, will make even the most...
Last edited: January 17, 2014
Travelling in Tokyo can be confusing and intimidating with the sheer volume of...
Last edited: October 13, 2009
The local mobile phone operators in Japan use technology that is not always...
Last edited: June 09, 2010
Do you enjoy a nice bargain? Here are the Best Tips on How to get Discount...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
If you think of sushi when you hear "traditional Japanese food," then Tokyo...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
As one can read throughout most of the articles and guest comments of hotels in...
Last edited: March 03, 2008
Tokyo is a stunning, stimulating and seductive city. Boasting a cacophony of...
Last edited: March 27, 2006
If you get sick while travelling in Japan you may need assistance. The Japanese...
Last edited: December 15, 2011
Narita Airport has been changing over the past few years for the better.  The...
Last edited: November 04, 2008
Here is a link to a few photographs: Tokyo Photo Gallery
Last edited: February 18, 2008
This page is dedicated to railfan information in Tokyo.  The rail systems that...
Last edited: November 26, 2006
The subject of tattoos at onsens is a frequently asked question. The general...
Last edited: February 25, 2011
Here is a list of insider secrets, covering every important Tokyo event...
Last edited: August 25, 2010
What will you find on this page?  This page contains links to detailed...
Last edited: June 09, 2010
Here are some links to a variety of information for tourists and business...
Last edited: July 17, 2010
Inside Transportation
Tokyo is served by two airports: Narita International Airport handles mostly...
Last edited: August 01, 2016
Tokyo is a walking city only within particular neighborhoods. The subway system...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
Tokyo taxis are probably some of the most expensive in the world.  Fares...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
Japan is unique in that there are bank branches at major airports which...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
Here are some basic Tips on getting from Narita Airport to your hotel, without...
Last edited: May 28, 2016
The Japan Rail Pass can be a bargain, if you're planning to travel around a lot...
Last edited: August 08, 2016
Carrying a mobile hotspot can really enhance your trip to Japan.  If you arrive...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
Tokyo is served by two major airports as well as one smaller airport, a major...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
Inside Things to Do
There are many famous and worthwhile places to visit within easy reach of...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
There are many events taking place in Tokyo at any given time of the week...
Last edited: May 30, 2015
Tokyo Tower – Ascend to the top of this 333-meter-high tower, the world’s...
Last edited: May 23, 2009
Here are a few ideas for a novice traveller and first-time visitor to Tokyo...
Last edited: April 20, 2016
This is a list of some must do activities in Tokyo Japan Ginza shopping...
Last edited: February 18, 2008
Tokyo boasts some of the world’s best nightlife – top of the line sound systems...
Last edited: May 12, 2016
Kabuki Lovers of theater should not miss going to a show at the Kabuki-za in...
Last edited: November 26, 2006
Head for Akihabara Electric Town to be stunned by banks of screens and...
Last edited: May 21, 2009
Congratulations on making it to Japan. A wonderful experience awaits and no...
Last edited: August 25, 2015
2 day trip to Tokyo While two days are nothing to even scratch the surface...
Last edited: October 21, 2014
Tokyo has a number of open flea markets sponsored by various citizen's...
Last edited: August 23, 2015
A. Important Tips for selecting Hotels in Japan: Be careful to the size of the...
Last edited: November 17, 2016
It is in the middle of the city center.  Although, at first, it is difficult to...
Last edited: December 31, 2014
No matter how well researched a visit to a new place, there is always...
Last edited: September 19, 2014
Just a one-hour trip west from Tokyo, the sacred Mt. Takao offers a unique...
Last edited: October 22, 2008
List of recommended Japanese foods and things to do for foodies in Tokyo...
Last edited: July 11, 2013
Some of the best shopping in Tokyo, Yokohama and even Kawasaki is underground...
Last edited: June 16, 2006
Sumo isn't just "fat guys" wearing a muwashi and pushing each other, but a...
Last edited: April 12, 2009
The Park Hotel Tokyo is a nice place with a great bathroom (love the heated...
Last edited: June 15, 2010
Ueno Park Laid out in 1873, Ueno Park became Tokyo’s first Westernized city...
Last edited: November 26, 2006
Do you remember how you used to feel when you were playing musical chairs when...
Last edited: July 01, 2013
Anyone travelling to Japan should be aware that tattoos have different cultural...
Last edited: May 01, 2008
This is a very gaijin (foreigner) friendly location.  Headsets are available...
Last edited: January 27, 2008
  The Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the most interesting places to visit while...
Last edited: May 06, 2008
Inside Dining Scene
With about 100,000 restaurants, you won’t go hungry. Forget sushi, or at least...
Last edited: December 20, 2007
True, Tokyo is not a cheap city like the rest of South-East Asia but you can...
Last edited: September 19, 2014
The Independents—Tokyo's Best Gourmet Burger Shops For the best burgers in...
Last edited: January 02, 2016
Inakaya is a traditional restaurant where you can really get a feel for Tokyo...
Last edited: June 21, 2008
Inside Japan: For Foreign Visitors
Japan is a cash society.  Luckily, it is the safest country in the world so...
Last edited: August 10, 2016
助けて (tasukete) = HELP Just call this out and (hopefully) someone will come to...
Last edited: May 31, 2016
Hello: Kon-nichi-wa(stan... Japanese) or Maido(=My-dough) (Osaka dialect...
Last edited: May 18, 2015
Telephone numbers in Japan consist of three parts, for example, (03...
Last edited: January 30, 2015
Tipping: General Tipping in Japan is not mandatory. It could be said that...
Last edited: September 16, 2015
A proposed itinerary for 12 days with the 7 day JR Pass Day 1-3 Tokyo, 3 nights...
Last edited: June 16, 2016
A proposed itinerary for 15 days with the 14 day JR Pass Day 1-3 Tokyo, 3...
Last edited: June 08, 2016
A proposed itinerary for 15 days with the 14 day JR Pass Day 1-3 Tokyo, 3...
Last edited: June 12, 2016
A proposed itinerary for 9 days Tour Day 1-3 Tokyo, 3 nights Use these maps for...
Last edited: June 15, 2016
After repetive trial and error, purly empirical proof - For Debit Cards issued...
Last edited: January 01, 2016
  A. Special Seasons to be careful to travel in Japan   In Japan, there are...
Last edited: May 15, 2016
Random Observations from a Estatic First Time Traveller to Japan in October...
Last edited: October 27, 2013
This article was written in 2007. The number of squat style toilets have...
Last edited: January 14, 2016
Onsens are public baths with water sourced from the hot springs that can be...
Last edited: July 22, 2008
Rail travel in Japan is daunting. The stations can be hectic places with...
Last edited: May 24, 2016
MOBILE INTERNET  Osaka Tourist Guide now provides FREE WI-FI for Osaka's...
Last edited: December 06, 2015
Tips (Videos) for First Time Visitors. Introducing Japanese trains and...
Last edited: June 16, 2016
Recommendation and tips to enjoy Japanese foods Sushi: Sushi is the most...
Last edited: June 04, 2016
Where and How to Visit the Sightseeing Spots in Kyoto.   Many foreigners are...
Last edited: July 19, 2016
Where and How to Visit in Tokyo. Use these maps for JR Lines and subways in...
Last edited: July 22, 2016