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Wakayama Cycling Map Ⅰ Wakayama Cycling Map Ⅱ

 

"Nature & Experience Campaign ~Naturally Japan, Naturally Kochi~"

"Nature & Experience Campaign ~Naturally Japan, Naturally Kochi~" is campaigning until December 31. 

 

SHORYUDO (The Dragon Route) BUS PASS

This pass will be renewed in April 2019. Use range spreads over Noto Peninsula.

 

Hiroshima 1night 2days (YouTube) 

 

Experience Japanese Culture in Miyajima (YouTube) 

 

● WELCOME KANTO PASMO

PASMO is a smart card that can be used in place of a train ticket or cash, helping to make your travel experience smoother and more convenient.Take your passport to the purchase locations. After confirming your identity as a foreign visitor, the card will be sold to you in a special holder.

 

52 Places to Go in 2019 by NY TIMES

”Setouchi” was selected for 52 Places to Go in 2019.(With reference to No.7)

 

Overview of National Parks of Japan

Information on the National Park of Japan.

 

Narita Airport Transit & Stay Program

If you have a layover of several hours at Narita Airport, if you are staying at a hotel in the Narita area and are looking for a way to spend a half-day, you are able to be enjoy Japanese cultural experiences, sightseeing tours.

 

Airport Bus Alliance(ABA) 

A airport bus operators alliance in JAPAN.

 

Tourist Information Centers

JNTO’s list of tourist information centers that can assist foreign travelers in English and other languages.

 

NAVITIME Japan Journey Planner

Plan your travel routing by train, bus, car, airline, or walking tours. For PCs, also available as an app and in 18 languages. Set your preference from top right of page.  

 

Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)

Everything you need to know about driving in Japan as a resident or tourist. In English and Japanese.

 

Japan Bus Lines (JBL)

Purchase a bus pass good for 3 days, 5 days or 7 days of unlimited travel on express buses running on 93 different routes. Passes are valid for 60 days from the purchase date. In English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

 

Gio Park in Japan

There are 9 UNESCO Global Geoparks and 35 Japanese Geoparks in Japan.

 

Michi-no-eki 

There are about a thousand or so michi-no-eki (roadside stations) located throughout Japan. Look for souvenirs and grab a quick bite to eat at a michi-no-eki near your travels. 

 

Hitou (Secret Springs)

Guide to secluded hot springs and hideaways compiled by (none other than) the Japan Association of Secluded Hot Spring Inns. Search by area and make reservations online in English or Japanese. 


Reference Online

Useful website and application

Useful tools to offer information to international visitors when disasters occur.

 

Tourist Information Centers

JNTO’s list of tourist information centers that can assist foreign travelers in English and other languages.

 

Japan Official Travel App

First things first: Get JNTO’s free app for comprehensive, on-time information to travel safely and comfortably throughout Japan. In English, Chinese and Korean.

 

Visiting Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs government website in 43 languages.

 

Japan Tourism Agency

Press releases and in-depth articles from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Good academic stuff to study before you go.

 

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

Japan’s official tourism website provides comprehensive travel information in multiple languages. Scroll to the very bottom for language settings.

 

JNTO Newsletters

JNTO’s page where you can sign up for newsletters in your native language.

 

Enjoy My Japan

More about Japan from JNTO in English, German and French.

 

Visit! National Park

Ministry of Environment’s official guide to national parks in English and Japanese.

 

National Parks of Japan

General information provided by Ministry of Environment in English and Japanese.

 

Japan I Can

Online bookings managed by Japan’s largest and prestigious Japan Travel Bureau (JTB). Change language settings from the top of the screen.

 

Live Japan

LIVE JAPAN provide real-time information for the stay convenient and luxuriant.

 

DiGJAPAN

Multilingual travel app with coupons and useful information. Change language settings at the top of the screen.

 

Japan Guide

Plan your trip by destination or by interest in English and Chinese. Scroll down to the very bottom to change language settings.

 

●Japan Travel

Multilingual travel agency offering a range of services from group tours to personal concierge. Articles sharing experiences are written by travelers like you. Select language from top right of screen.

 

Boutique Japan

Boutique-style agency founded by transplanted New Yorker specializing in personalized tours. Guide “ninjas” from different countries currently live in Japan.

 

Luggage-free Travel

Have someone else transport your luggage within Japan while you travel. Book online. Select language from top right of screen.

 

Savor Japan

Restaurant guide searchable by area; information on Japanese cuisine, types of food, table etiquette, chefs. In English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese.

 

Hitou (Secret Springs)

Guide to secluded hot springs and hideaways compiled by (none other than) the Japan Association of Secluded Hot Spring Inns. Search by area and make reservations online in English or Japanese.

 

Kyoto Private Tours

Tour Kyoto in a private car with an English-speaking chauffeur.

 

Japan Transit Planner

Search train routes, transfer points and routing options, Rail Pass and Tokyo Subway Ticket information. Select from 13 languages under SETTING & LANGUAGE.

 

HyperDia

Train and bus navigation site with timetables and schedules. Search by date, time, departure and destination points. In Japanese, English, Chinese.

 

NAVITIME Japan Journey Planner

Plan your travel routing by train, bus, car, airline, or walking tours. For PCs, also available as an app and in 18 languages. Set your preference from top right of page.

 

NAVITIME for Japan Travel

Quick link to navigation app for English users. Do spot searches, plan route options, read travel guides. Compatible with iOS and Android. Also available in 17 other languages.

  

Japan Direct

Free app for iOS users to find the best train route.

 

Traffic Safety

Must-read information on rules of the road in Japan, traffic safety and tips for tourists provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department in multiple languages. Click on MULTILINGUAL at the top of the page to select language preference.

   

Japan Visitor Telephone Numbers

A list of important phone numbers for travelers, courtesy of Japan Air Lines.

 

NHK World News

NHK, Japan’s public television, streams news and programs online in English. In the event of an emergency, NHK World will provide updates in 18 languages. Also available as an app.

 

Police Information

How to contact local police and tips for tourists provided by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department in multiple languages. Click on MULTILINGUAL at the top of the page to select language preference.

 

official emergency 

Guide for when you are feeling ill. 


MOBILe phone and Convenient service

Keep your luggage like a coin locker → Ecbo cloak

 

The Guide matching service that connects travelers and guides → Trip Partner 

 

Miyagi Private Tour Guides

 Contact a private tour guide to plan your Miyagi itinerary.

 

Mobile phone rental locations at Haneda Airport → Haneda Airport

  

Mobile phone rental locations at Narita Airport → Narita Airport 

 

Prepaid data SIM irodori

 

JAPAN TRAVEL SIM


In the Countryside

Japan’s 100 Remarkable Waters 

There are many famous springs in Japan. These are among the meisui (famous spring water) that can be enjoyed during your visit.

 

Michi-no-eki 

There are about a thousand or so michi-no-eki (roadside stations) located throughout Japan. Look for souvenirs and grab a quick bite to eat at a michi-no-eki near your travels.