Before You Travel Japan: The Japanese Money And A Yen Converter


In Japan- cash is king. Japanese people mostly use cash.
Shops, restaurants and Taxis charge in cash.

Most department stores, hotels and major restaurants do take credit cards, but there are still many places that don’t, so you’d better be prepared for that by carrying enough cash with you.

Here you’ll find a yen converter courtesy of Yahoo Finance.

Did you know that there’s no need to Tip in taxis, restaurants or hotels? This certainly makes things easier for tourists.
Individual tipping is not part of Japans culture.

In spite of that you’ll get the best service you have ever experienced.
It’s just a part of the Japanese culture.

Tokyo Information: A Subway Map And A Free City Map


The Tokyo subway is what makes this city work. Narrow streets with no names, slow-moving traffic and extremely limited and expensive parking – you need a very good reason to want to drive a car here.

Getting along in the city’s subway system, is in fact much easier than in NYC, Sydney or London.

The subway map is in fact the most useful map for getting around the city.
See More: Free Tokyo Subway Map

Taxis are very pricey, but are a cultural experience in itself due to their lacy seats and gloved drivers.

Do not count on your taxi drivers to speak English, or know the city better than you do. This sounds strange but it is because streets have no names here.

Your hotel can provide you with a map. Or you can Check out this Free Map of the city.

Which Tokyo Tour Best Suits Your Needs?

Find a broad range of Private Tokyo Tours and Day Tours from Tokyo at a very reasonable cost.
Meiji Shrine, Omotesando fashion street “Tokyo’s Champs-Élysées”, Shibuya famous crosswalk where thousands of pedestrians cross the street at once, Kimono dressing or Odaiba futuristic island.
Day Tours in Tokyo: Highlights and Secrets

More Highlights: Meiji Shrine, Omotesando fashion street “Tokyo’s Champs-Élysées”, Shibuya famous crosswalk where thousands of pedestrians cross the street at once, Kimono dressing or Odaiba futuristic island.
Day Tours in Tokyo: Highlights and Secrets

Japan Information: The Rail Pass


Buying a Japan Rail Pass can help you save money. Japans train system is one of the best in the world making traveling by train a pleasure. It’s a Discount ticket offering unlimited travel around Japan. This special ticket is available only for tourists visiting as a “Temporary Visitor” – Max. 90 days for sight-seeing purposes. You’ll have to purchase your Rail pass in advance from the JR (Japan Railways) Official Site.

See More: Japan Rail Pass

Japan Travel Guide: The Perfect Packing Checklist

Perhaps the most important part of Tokyo Information is what to wear.
Wear comfortable walking shoes! You’re going to need them for walking miles inside the subway stations.

Shoes and socks are a big thing in planning for the land of the rising sun, Shoes are never worn inside private homes, restaurants and shrines.

See More: Tokyo packing checklist.

Awesome Lifehacks to Make Your Japan Trip even Better

Tips for a more enjoyable stay during your Tokyo travel – and over all Japan Trip, for that matter.
See: 10 Lifehacks to Make Your Japan Trip even more Awesome

Japan Information: Visa Requirements

There are many countries that have “Japanese Visa Exemption Arrangements” and therefore do not need an entry permit for a period of 6 months or 3 months.

Vaccinations are not necessary.
See More: Japan Tourist Visa

Tokyo Information: Your Cell Phone

The local mobile phone operators use technology that is not always compatible with international networks. Can you use an overseas cell phone here? In most cases the answer is no, but the system is starting to change now.

See More: Your Cell Phone in Japan

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Tokyo Trip Checklist

  • To make sure you have all the important things covered see my first-time-in-Tokyo guide
  • Get your 1,2 or 3-day Tokyo Unlimited Subway Pass to easily get around Tokyo
  • If you want to travel on bullet trains you can save big with a Japan Rail Pass. Here’s why is worth it.
  • You’ll need a prepaid sim or Portable WIFI to stay connected in Tokyo.
  • Check out my detailed Tokyo packing list to make sure you’re prepared.
  • The best site to book hotels in Tokyo is almost always And remember to book early, especially during busy times.
  • For travel insurance (which you need) Word Nomads offer great coverage in Japan and are highly recommended.

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