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On internet access, SIM cards, data plans, mobile routers and WiFi in Tokyo

First of all, you will need to decide which of the following groups you belong to: I am a recovering mobile device addict and I […]

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Saving on Taxi Fares in Tokyo

It is not a secret that taxis in Japan go by relatively expensive metered rates. While the flag-down fee varies from prefecture to prefecture, the subsequent […]

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A pictorial guide on sending parcels via JP Post (Yu-Pack)

To send parcels within Japan, you can use the Yu-Pack (ゆうパック) service provided by JP Post. It is convenient, fast and very reliable.  You can also […]

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Demystifying the Railway Train and Subway Systems of Tokyo

…and that was the simplified map of the subway and rail system in downtown Tokyo. If you had looked at the map and thought to […]

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Avoiding Crowds on Your Holiday Trip To Japan

While parts of the year like the cherry blossoms season and snowy winter are popular with most tourists (domestic and international), some people simply want to […]