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[Movie] 4 Easy Steps: Complete Guide to Ordering Ramen Using a Ticket Machine

Asakusa Ramen

Eating ramen is an absolute must when coming to Japan! However, as you enter one of Tokyo’s many delicious ramen shops, you are very likely to find yourself standing in front of a vending machine – what? This “food ticket system” is a curious, convenient way to order your food, commonly found at ramen shops all throughout the country. Japanese people are used to this easy, speedy way of ordering food, but first-timers tend to be confused, especially if everything is written in Japanese. Worry not, however, as these food ticket vending machines are easy to master, and we’ll show you how!

Fall Leaves & More! Best Places to see Autumn Foliage in and around Tokyo (2018)

Harajuku Autumn

Autumn in Japan is spectacular. Its many different colors is a magnificent sight to behold. Also called 'momiji' or 'koyo' in Japanese, autumn leaf viewing is done since ancient times. These colorful sceneries cannot only be seen in Tokyo's surrounding areas, but also in the urban jungle of the Japanese capital itself. We will introduce the best viewing spots in and outside of the city, to make sure your autumn will be a vivid one!

[MOVIE] Navigating Virtual Airspace with Skyart JAPAN

Shinagawa Adventure Activities

Have you always wanted to fly through the skies while controlling a jet? You now have the chance to make your dream a reality! Skyart JAPAN offers hyper-realistic flight simulation for everyone from beginners to professional pilots. Take a closer look at SkyArt’s state of the art headquarters located in Shinagawa, Tokyo and see how I fared in the cockpit for my very own private lesson!

Tokyo’s Top Hotel Chains: Quality Rooms That Won't Bust Your Budget!

Tokyo's Surrounding Areas Hotels

Business hotels are known for their reasonable prices, excellent access, and good service. Many visitors to Tokyo choose to stay at such hotels to save their budget for food and sightseeing. Even though weekends and holidays may cause spiking prices, booking at the right time will result in big discounts and unbelievably low prices, even right in the heart of Tokyo. To make navigating Japan’s business hotels easier, we have compiled the major chains that can be found all across the country and listed their features, pros, and prices.

10 Things You Need to Know about Hokkaido before You Go!

Sapporo / Chitose Other Sightseeing

Hokkaido: Japan's gorgeous wild northern island is a vast and rich area filled with spectacular scenery, incredible food and friendly people. But in order to plan your next vacation, you'll want to keep certain key things in mind! Here we will introduce 10 things to know about before traveling, including Hokkaido's unique climate, local gourmet, and even their dialect!

Staying Connected in Japan: Getting a Japanese SIM Card, Portable Wi-Fi & More!

You’re almost ready for your trip to Japan! The excitement is palpable, but you may also be wondering how you’ll manage to stay connected while in the Land of the Rising Sun. One of the worst feelings for an international traveler is that of finding oneself in a foreign (often unknown) country, with no way to communicate. Not knowing something, or someplace, doesn’t scare us anymore, since we have all the knowledge we need literally at our fingertips, but when travelling abroad, using our devices could require a little bit of planning and some hardware. Worry not! Keep reading to learn all there is to know about staying connected in Japan so you can choose the best option for you!

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