Best Time to Visit Japan Including Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo

Best Time to Visit Japan Including Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo

One of the first questions most people ask when planning a trip to Japan is when is the best time to visit?  There is no simple answer as it depends on your particular interests.  Also, many people are constrained to visit at specific times such as school holiday periods which limits your options, or depends … Read more

How to Buy Sumo Wrestling Online Tickets in 2020

When we were planning our recent trip to Japan we decided early that we were keen to see a sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo during our visit as a different way to experience the Japanese culture – and it certainly was a great experience which I would definitely recommend to other visitors to Japan! You … Read more

Best Mt Fuji One Day Tour from Tokyo for 2020

Best Mt Fuji One Day Tour from Tokyo

A common question that I receive from people planning to travel to Japan is a request for assistance to find the best day tour option to visit Mt Fuji.  There are a large number of options available, and while you can also visit Mt Fuji independently, a tour provides a great option to check out … Read more

How to Buy Tokyo Baseball Tickets Including Yomiuri Giants Tickets in 2020

How to Buy Tokyo Baseball Tickets including Yomiuri Giants

Baseball is the most popular amateur and professional sport in Japan and we can confirm that Japanese baseball games are an amazing experience!  After hearing about the Japanese love of baseball, we definitely wanted to attend a baseball game during our family trip to Japan.  We ended up attending a sold-out match between the Yomiuri … Read more

How to Visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park from Tokyo and Nagano in 2020

How to Visit Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park from Tokyo and Nagano

Walking to see snow monkeys in the Jigokudani Monkey Park was like a dream come true.  After seeing the iconic image of the Japanese snow monkeys we had finally achieved our goal to see them with our own eyes, and they did not disappoint.  The group of 30 to 40 monkeys was fascinating to observe … Read more

Top 3 Snow Play, Skiing and Snowboarding Day Tours From Tokyo

Top 3 Snow Play, Skiing and Snowboarding Day Tours from Tokyo

Visitors to Japan may not realise that even from Tokyo there are some great day tour options to visit the snow nearby at Mt Fuji, and either ski, snowboard or just play in the snow. In addition, if you want to get some real snow there is a great day tour option via shinkansen to visit … Read more

The Ultimate Quick List of What to Pack for Japan and Tokyo – Including Printable

What to Pack for Japan and Tokyo

If you are reading this article I expect that you have already completed booking your trip to Japan and are in the final stages of thinking about what you need to pack for your trip to Japan – some of you are looking at this article for the first time three months before you depart … Read more

Easiest Options to Get from Narita Airport to Tokyo and Ginza

How to Get From Narita Airport to Tokyo and Ginza

When you explore your options to get from Narita Airport NRT to Tokyo you should consider three main factors to decide the option which is best for your particular circumstances.  These three deciding airport transfer factors are whether you are looking for the easiest, cheapest or fastest option – usually you can achieve only one … Read more

The Essential Guide to 10 Days in Japan for First Time Visitors

The Essential Guide to 10 Days in Japan for First Time Visitors

As a first time visitor to Japan it can be difficult to put together a 10 day itinerary which will work for you.  There are so many choices and options!  To help you to develop your own itinerary I have put together three sample itineraries for first timers which can then be easily tailored to … Read more