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Have smartphone, will travel: How far can you get with just passport, wallet and phone?

Sure, you know your mobile phone is essential, but exactly how much can you rely on it?<p>A few days ago in Japan, Google threw down a gauntlet: how far …

Travelers

Illuminations in Tokyo A Must See for 2016-2017

Before I moved to Japan, I already saw so many news stories and blog posts about wintertime, Tokyo illuminations. Tokyo has so many different places …

The Top 8 Reasons to Visit Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Here are the top 8 reasons to Visit Nozawa Onsen, Japan. Nozawa Onsen is one of the best ski resort areas in Japan with deep powder that brings …

10 Reasons to Visit Japan in 2017

Shares 393<p>As the year 2016 tends to draw to a close, holidaymakers have already started looking for new exciting destinations to explore. My own …

Traveling to Japan for the First Time? Check These 6 Guidelines Out! – Japan Info

Japan is a country with a unique culture and heritage. First-time travelers might not know what to prepare to survive in the Land of the Rising Sun. …

Japan

Design Milk Travels To… Tokyo

I can still clearly recollect the first time I set foot in Tokyo. I had spent a week meandering through the spiritual capital of Japan, Kyoto, lulled …

Japan

The Top 10 Shopping Districts in Tokyo for Fashion Enthusiasts – Japan Info

Fashion has become synonymous with well-known places like France, Italy, and the US. These countries house the big names for haute couture and were …

The top 5 things to do when visiting Hokkaido, Japan.

Heavenly Hokkaido<p>Few locations on earth offer such vast or varied options as Hokkaido, the most northerly of Japan’s islands. From top-rated skiing …

The best of Tokyo on show at the Time Out Love Tokyo Awards

Time Out Hong Kong takes on Tokyo for the Love Tokyo Awards. Here are the results!<p>Konichiwa! Recently, TOHK was honoured with the chance to take part …

Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Hotels in Tokyo

Travel

Why you should try winter in Japan

With winter beginning in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s that time of the year when travellers have to make an important decision – snow or sand? Do …

Japan

Osaka Travel Guide: Sightseeing Tips, Dining, Shopping And More! | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Osaka - Location and Features<p>The heart of Japan’s western Kansai region, the city of <b>Osaka</b> is about 500 kilometers from Tokyo, two and a half hours …

The Best Apps For Your Trip To Japan | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Traveling to Japan either as a solo traveler, or with friends and family has never been easier thanks to smart phone technology. For the past few …

Of fall foliage and food hunting in Kyoto

The focal point of the Hojo Pond in Eikando Temple is a shrine. — Pictures by K.E.OoiKYOTO, Dec 25 — The city of Kyoto, on the island of Honshu, is …

Japan

Where to stay in Tokyo for tourists and first time visitors

Finding where to stay in Tokyo depends on several things: budget, type of visit, location and of course, personal preference. But don't worry, I'm …

TOKYO ON A BUDGET: Travel Guide & Itineraries

One of the most difficult questions I usually get is: What’s your favorite destination? It’s tough to pick just one when a mere mention of the word …

Japan

Your Guide to Trips & Excursions From Tokyo

As one of the largest, most complex cities in the world, Tokyo is simply not a place you can fully experience within a few days. You owe it to …

Japan

Visit These 7 Spectacular Lake Castles and Water Castles in Japan – Japan Info

If you are a fan of Japanese architecture and looking for some exciting castles to explore, this article is for you.<p>In Japan, there are a lot of …

Three New Pop Culture Tourist Spots in Tokyo (360˚ Panorama)

<i>Kawaii</i> Candy Emporium<p>International tourists in search of <i>kawaii</i> culture head to Takeshita-dōri in Tokyo’s Harajuku district. This 350-meter street is …

Narita Airport to Tokyo City Center the Cheapest Way

Located 70km from Central Tokyo, the Narita International Airport is the city’s main gateway for international travelers. It’s one of the two …

Airports

Nishiki Market- Kyoto’s Kitchen for Traditional Japanese Food

Kyoto, the old capital of Japan was the seat of power for almost a thousand years before the modernization of the country began and the power shifted …

The Best Bookshops in Tokyo

I remembered how determined I was when planning a trip back to London in 2014 that I would revisit some of my favorite bookstores and also venture into new territories. It turns out I failed to do either. I did walk into the National Theatre bookshop, which was not even on the list, and bought the …

Model Suganuma Yuri Tries Matcha At MOSHI MOSHI BOX In Harajuku! | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

Harajuku is the fashion center of Tokyo. Those of you who’ve visited it, you have surely walked through <b>Takeshitadori</b>, a street that young Japanese …

Tokyo's Airport has Toilet Paper for Your Cell Phone

If you find yourself in Tokyo’s Narita Airport when nature calls, you’re in for quite a treat. Yes, that sentence may sound a little strange, but …

Travel Guides

Cheap but Good Quality Food? Here Are 6 Affordable Ways to Eat in Japan – Japan Info

Japan is known for having expensive food in the market. This is probably one of the most common complaints of foreign people visiting the country. …