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Lake Biwa Guide: Get a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Japan’s largest lake!

Shiga Suburbs Rivers, Lakes & Canyons

Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan. Discerning its shape on a map is easy enough, but to actually go there and grasp its immense size is another matter. In order to do that, I headed over to the Biwako Terrace, a popular spot from where you can look down on the magnificent view of Lake Biwa.

Ise-Shima Guide: Experience something out of the ordinary at Nemu Resort, surrounded by forest and ocean!

Ise, Toba, Shima Unique Hotels

Nemu Resort is a resort facility located in Ise-Shima National Park in Shima City, Mie Prefecture. There are many out-of-the-ordinary attractions awaiting you here, be it enjoying hot spring baths, savoring delicious cuisine, or partaking in the many activities offered in this natural setting, not to mention a glamping dinner under the stars. Time spent in the rich natural setting of Ise-Shima will definitely refresh and rejuvenate you.

[MOVIE] Sightseeing Taxi: Tour Tokyo the Easy Way!

Odaiba Adventure Activities

Tokyo is not always an easy city to visit, especially for first-timers. Even if the transportation system is known to be one of the best in the world, it usually takes some time to get used to it. And for those who already have a car license, driving in a foreign country can be a stressful experience. To make things smoother for travelers, I highly recommend a private car and a driver for a few hours, or a couple of days, and do sightseeing at your own pace.

Conveniently Connected to Osaka Station! The Most Popular Spots at Grand Front Osaka

Umeda, Osaka Station, Kitashinchi Shopping Malls

If you come to Osaka Station, this is one place you don’t want to pass by! Grand Front Osaka is the largest commercial facility in west Japan, with over 270 establishments. From cafes to relax in, restaurants to enjoy, and boutiques to buy clothes in, you’ll find what you’re looking for. It’s split into three areas, Umekita Plaza, the South Building, and the North Building. Since it’s attached to JR Osaka Station, you don’t need to worry about getting wet on rainy days, either. It’s an easy place to visit if you’re a tourist, too – with multilingual assistance and tax-free shops, they have you covered. And shopping isn’t all there is, either – there are places like ACTIVE Lab., where you can check out Japan’s latest technology.

These Are The Best 11 Japanese Podcasts for Travel, Culture, Learning Japanese Language, and More!

Sapporo / Chitose

We are living in the golden age of the podcast. In Japan as the expat and tourist communities continue to grow on an upward and exponential trend, we have started to see more and more podcasts that are focused on producing content catered toward these audiences. Said podcasts transcend thematic boundaries: language learning tools, news, culture, comedy, travel and more. Here we will introduce 7 of the internet's favorite English-speaking, Japan-centric podcasts in three different categories: Language, Culture, and Living and Working in Japan. Each podcast introduction features exclusive insights from the entrepreneurs who got them going!

When visiting Japan: Should you go with group or to travel more freely by going solo?

There is a vibrant flow of tourists into Japan, with around 31 million people visiting in 2018. One of the popular aspects about visiting Japan is that there are many similarities in temperament and even culture with many Western countries. On top of that there are numerous direct flights to Japan, so it is very easy to visit. When traveling to Japan you can choose a group tour or look to travel more independently. LIVE JAPAN has weighed up the advantages and disadvantages of these two major ways of traveling to Japan by speaking to international visitors and seeing what they have to say.

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