Travel Resources

Whether you’re planning a trip or just dreaming about your next adventure in Japan, we’ve gathered a host of resources to help you travel smarter, easier, and immerse yourself fully in Japan.

1. Transportation πŸš„

  • Japan Rail Pass (JR Pass): An essential for travelers, the JR Pass offers unlimited travel on most JR trains nationwide!
  • Regional JR Rail Passes: Explore Japan region by region with these convenient passes tailored for different areas, from Hokkaido to Kyushu!
  • Baolau: Look for train timetables, routes, and fares, ensuring a smooth journey across Japan.
  • Pasmo/Suica Cards: Convenient rechargeable cards for hassle-free travel on public transportation in major cities.

2. Accommodation 🏑

  • A trusted platform offering a wide range of accommodations from hotels to unique local stays.
  • Agoda: Explore diverse lodging choices and score the best prices for your memorable stay.
  • Discover various accommodation options with great deals and rewards for your stay in Japan.

3. Cultural Activities & Experiences 🎏

  • Klook: Find and book a plethora of attractions, experiences, and local adventures to make the most of your trip.
  • Viator: Dive into unique tours, activities, and experiences to enrich your journey through Japan.
  • GetYourGuide: Unlock unforgettable travel experiences, tours, and activities across Japan.

4. Travel Insurance & Onward Flight Tickets ✈️

  • Safetywings: Secure comprehensive travel insurance for peace of mind during your adventures in Japan.
  • OnwardFlight: A service for obtaining proof of onward travel, ensuring a hassle-free entry to Japan.

5. Navigation & Maps πŸ—ΊοΈ

  • Navitime for Japan Travel: This app offers detailed maps, route search, and navigation for travelers, along with useful information on public transportation.
  • A handy offline map app with navigation features, which is quite useful when traveling in remote areas.
  • Skyscanner: A popular flight search engine to find and compare flight prices, helping you secure the best deals.

6. Currency & Payments πŸ’΄

  • XE Currency Converter: Stay updated with real-time exchange rates and manage your travel budget effectively.
  • Wise: A multi-currency card, offering seamless payments and withdrawals without hefty fees.

7. Packing Essentials 🧳

  • Check out our Japan Packing List.

8. Language & Communication πŸ—£οΈ

  • Tandem: Connect with language partners and learn Japanese to enhance your travel experience.
  • Google Translate: A handy app for quick translations, helping you navigate language barriers with ease.

9. Connectivity & Wi-Fi πŸ“±

  • Klook: Rent a portable Wi-Fi device for reliable internet access during your travels.

10. Local Cuisine & Dining 🍣

  • Tabelog: Explore reviews and ratings of restaurants and discover the best local dining experiences in Japan.

11. Weather & Climate 🌦️

  • Japan Meteorological Agency: Access accurate weather forecasts and stay prepared for your travels across Japan.

12. Japan Official Travel App 🌐

  • Japan Official Travel App: Your comprehensive travel companion, offering guides, offline maps, transportation info, and more!