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When to See Mt. Fuji? The Best Time and Season When Japan’s Iconic Mountain is Visible!

Mt. Fuji Landscapes

Mount Fuji is the symbol of Japan and pretty much everyone who comes to Japan wants to see it first-hand. However, the mountain isn’t always visible from Tokyo and even if you stay for a week, weather and season might have it hide behind clouds the entire time. So, when are the best chances of seeing Mount Fuji? Which season is the best, when is the best time of day? How is the weather connected to how Mount Fuji looks? We’ll tell you when to best see Mount Fuji in all its glory from various angles!

What’s Trendy This Year? 8 Must-try Winter Snacks in Japan!

Shinjuku

One of the alluring factors that make travelers return again and again to Japan is the ever-changing seasons and the seasonal goods that are only available for a limited time. If you are visiting Japan during the colder months, you will find many seasonal snacks that you can only buy starting from late autumn and throughout the winter months! Many of the popular Japanese snacks are infused with even more chocolate or cocoa powder during the winter months for richer and more intense flavors. We visited specialty snack shop Okashi-no-Machioka in Shinjuku to find this year’s staff-recommended winter snacks. Their friendly staff Erika picked a variety of winter snacks that are worth buying as souvenirs or for personal consumption. Snack along as we introduce 8 must-buys!

[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.

Careful! Things You "Can" and "Can't" Take Out of Japan

Almost all countries in the world have a variety of import and export regulations. Naturally Japan is no exception. In order to prevent crime and the inflow and spread of pathogens, inspections are conducted at Customs when entering and leaving the country. Most people are aware that they will be screened at Customs when entering a country, but declarations are also required when leaving a country. There is a Customs procedure counter before passing through the security check and receiving the departure inspection. One needs to be careful not to arbitrarily take items prohibited by law outside of Japan for fear of punishment. Saying "I didn't know" is not an acceptable excuse.

Make Your Tokyo Trip Truly Memorable! 10 Must-Do Things in Asakusa and Ueno

Asakusa Multicultural Towns

Asakusa and Ueno are districts where you can enjoy historical spots and bustling feel that characteristic sense of Old Tokyo. Although they're perfect places to wander around and enjoy the ambiance, here are 10 things to consider adding to your Tokyo trip plan!

Tokyo Day Pass: 10 of the Coolest Spots in Tokyo You Don't Yet Know (and How to Get There on a Budget!)

Shinjuku Other Townscapes

Tokyo is such a massive city that guidebooks online and otherwise can usually only begin to scratch the surface of the immense number of places worth visiting! While many visitors buy a JR Rail Pass before coming to Japan, it doesn’t cover Tokyo’s extensive subway system. Fortunately, there are day passes which allow travelers to save money while sightseeing! Especially if you’re someone who loves to explore, find places that tourists don't usually get to, and see a new side of the city, the new “Tokyo Surprise!” 1-Day Pass might be right for you!

Choice Spots

  • Akihabara
  • Asakusa
  • Ginza
  • Harajuku
  • Ikebukuro
  • Roppongi
  • Shibuya
  • Shinjuku
  • Tokyo Station
  • Tsukiji
  • Ueno

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