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  • Recommended Japanese taxi app

    Recommended Japanese taxi app

    I want Uber service in Japan.   There are no private taxi services in Japan, so you will need to use public taxis. If you want to take a taxi, you can hail one on the street or book one over the phone, but it’s more convenient to use an app. There are four main…

  • How to use an electronic bidet

    How to use an electronic bidet

    It’s easy to operate. Just wash and stop.   In Japan, it’s called “Washlet”, but in English it’s called electronic bidet or bidet-toilet, right? Electronic bidets began to become popular in Japan about 40 years ago, and are now used in many households. 99% of Japanese hotels also have electronic bidet toilets. (I have never…

  • Good value for money way to get from Narita Airport to central Tokyo

    Good value for money way to get from Narita Airport to central Tokyo

    It’s a bus.   Do you know? Narita Airport is described as an airport in Tokyo, but it is actually located in Chiba Prefecture, a neighboring prefecture. Therefore, it is quite far from central Tokyo.     There is a long-distance bus called “AIRPORT BUS” from Narita Airport, which will take you to Tokyo Station…

  • Why is the quantity of SOBA(buckwheat noodles)so small?

    Why is the quantity of SOBA(buckwheat noodles)so small?

    If you eat seriously, you’ll finish the meal in four bites.   The amount of soba eaten at a soba restaurant is small. It won’t fill you up.   The reason why the quantity is so small is a remnant of the old days. In the past, in Japan, soba was eaten not as a…

  • Japanese hotel toiletries

    Japanese hotel toiletries

    Hotel toiletries differ depending on the country.     Compared to other countries, I think Japanese hotels have more toiletries. Of course, this varies by hotel, but the following are generally available.   – Toothbrush – Razor – Comb – Cotton – Cotton swab – Hair tie – Shampoo – Conditioner – Body Soap –…

  • Manners when bathing in hot springs

    Manners when bathing in hot springs

    There are some manners when using hot springs.     In the changing room, it is common to fold clothes and put them in a basket, and to put used towels in a special basket provided, but there are other manners as well.     1. Soak in the bathtub after washing your body. The…

  • SIM with phone number that can be picked up at the airport

    SIM with phone number that can be picked up at the airport

    Having a phone number when traveling is a relief.   In Japan, there are very few SIMs for travelers that come with a phone number. It’s inconvenient. When it comes to those that can be picked up at the airport, the choices are even fewer. Among them, I recommend the rental SIM from “SoftBank Global…

  • Places where you can experience the best snow quality in Japan

    Places where you can experience the best snow quality in Japan

    It is “Hokkaido“, Japan’s northernmost prefecture. Absolutely.   There are many areas in Japan where it snows, and it snows in most areas north of Tokyo. A popular ski resort close to Tokyo is Hakuba in Nagano Prefecture.   Snow has different qualities, and snow that falls at temperatures between 0℃ and -3℃ is watery…