How to Buy Universal Studios Japan Tickets Online (w/ Discount 2018)

I remember looking at the Universal Studios Japan (USJ) admission tickets back in 2012 when they were only around 6,200 yen, and thinking, “Wow, that’s pretty expensive.” Then last year the price jumped to 7,200 yen. This year 2018, a ticket to USJ is 7,900 yen (5,100 yen for children). At this rate, I can […]

Travel Between Tokyo & Osaka: Fastest & Cheapest Ways (for 2018)

Given the efficient transportation networks which exist between Tokyo and Osaka, be it using bullet trains or local trains, along with local budget airlines, it’s never been easier to travel between the two cities. However, not all transportation methods are created equal, and flying to and from Osaka may end up being the most expensive, […]

5 Beautiful Hikes Around Tokyo to Prepare for Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji remains to be Japan’s highest peak, and its most celebrated mountain. With its snow-capped top and magnificent view; it continuously attracts tourists from all over the world. For some, they consider climbing Mt. Fuji as one of the task in their bucket list. That is why it is considered to be the most […]

15+ Practical Day Trips from Tokyo (w/ Sample Itinerary for 2019)

There are many sightseeing day trips to destinations in and around the Tokyo area, but many require massive travel times of 3-4 hrs. So this guide only features day trips that are only less 2 hours from Tokyo, which is far more practical and easy for both tourists and expats alike. 1. Hachijojima, Tokyo Distance […]