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New Hello Kitty Haruka Train From Kansai International Airport to Shin Osaka

Attention all Hello Kitty fans! JR West is launching a new Express train service from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Kyoto! Get your warmest welcome from kimono dressed Hello Kitty upon touching down at KIX airport. Since the release of Hello Kitty Shinkansen last year, many visitors had been complaining about the difficulty in getting …

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Japan Departure Tax Starting 7 Jan 2019

A new levy known as the Japan Departure Tax will be imposed on travellers upon leaving the country. The tax will cost 1000 yen for each person leaving by air or sea, and the price is included in the ticket price of your transportation. That is why you should probably see a slight hike in …

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Getting around – Tokyo public subways

Tokyo boasts a world class, high density public transport systems consisting of multiple subways, buses and taxis. Getting around the city is not a problem even for non-japanese speaking free and easy travellers like us. Taking the subways is our preferred choice of transportation in and around Tokyo. Take a look at Tokyo Transport. Subways Tokyo …

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Breakfast and Snacks on Japan Shinkansen and Trains

In Japan, travelling between on trains is the fastest and most convenient method, especially using the Shinkansen. To save time, we usually have our breakfast on the long haul train rides. Simple bread or cakes, and a can of coffee is standard train breakfast for us. There are food carts on the Shinkansen but we …

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How to travel from Narita Airport to Tokyo Metropolitan areas

Upon landing at Narita Airport in Tokyo, tourists are given many options of transportation to get to the Tokyo city area. But choosing the best mode depends on many factors, such as location of your hotel or accommodation, number of pax, and how much luggage you have. Here, from our own experience, we introduce to …

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Anami Kaigan Ancient Rocks – 穴見海岸安山岩

Sometimes, you don’t need a guidebook to explore off the beaten track places in Japan. Like how we discover the ancient rocks at Anami Kaigan, found at the Shin’onsen district of Hyogo Prefecture. While driving from Kinosaki Onsen to Tottori sand dune, we made a pit stop at the road side and saw some weird …

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JR Vacation Travel Talk #6 – Japan Railway

This is the Hayabusa-Komachi Bullet train that runs along the Tohoku Shinkansen line. Both trains are connected at this end and runs as one train from Tokyo to Morioka. At Morioka station, the trains will take several minutes to disconnect. The green Hayabusa train then continue its journey towards Aomori (and now Shin-Hakodate) while the …

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Pikachu Themed POKEMON with YOU Train in Tohoku – Extreme cuteness for Pikachu lover

We have the habit of relying on HyperDia – Japan transportation search engine system (you can learn how to use this superd transportation search engine here) to map out the recommended route for all our travels in Japan. During our recent trip, we were surprised to find “POKEMON TRAIN KESENNUMA” recommended by HyperDia for our returning …

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Singapore to Japan – Airlines Choices

Japan has many international airports and travellers have multiple options when choosing the option of flying into Japan. From Singapore to Japan, we can choose to fly to Tokyo (Haneda/Narita), Osaka (KIX), Nagoya (Chubu), Fukuoka, Hokkaido (Sapporo), and from here, it is easy to catch a domestic flight across the country. In this post, we will …