Japan travel tips for Tokyo and beyond

Trains, tickets and tax-free tips – useful info for everyone from first-time travellers to seasoned Japan veterans

Useful tips on travelling to Kyoto and much more / photo by Sorasak

First time in Japan, or maybe you're still only planning a trip to this amazing country? Whatever the case, there's no harm in being prepared. And prepared is exactly what you'll be after reading through our selection of helpful guides on everything from how to navigate Tokyo's train system to where to find free wi-fi and how to make sense of Japan's wonderfully numerous public holidays. We're always adding more tips to this guide too, so keep checking back for updates, whether it's before, during or after your trip – yes, we promise you'll want to come back to Japan as soon as you've left.

Useful tips for travellers

How to get to and from the airport
Travel

How to get to and from the airport

All the airport navigation tips you need when flying to or from Tokyo

How to travel from Tokyo to other Japanese cities
Travel

How to travel from Tokyo to other Japanese cities

What you need to know about intercity travel in Japan

How to ride the trains in and around Tokyo
Things to do

How to ride the trains in and around Tokyo

Make sense of the world’s greatest public transport system with our quick guide

Where and how to withdraw and exchange money in Tokyo
Things to do

Where and how to withdraw and exchange money in Tokyo

Short on yen? Find out how to fill your wallet with local tender

Payment and tax-free tips for travellers
Travel

Payment and tax-free tips for travellers

Find out why cash is still king in Japan and how you can avoid the sales tax when shopping

10 things to do at Narita Airport
Things to do

10 things to do at Narita Airport

What to do when you have a few hours to spare at Tokyo's less convenient airport

Eight things to do at Haneda Airport
Things to do

Eight things to do at Haneda Airport

Where to get your kicks at Japan's largest airport

Where to find free wi-fi in Tokyo
Travel

Where to find free wi-fi in Tokyo

No more getting lost or paying ridiculous amounts for internet data packages

A guide to public holidays in Japan
Things to do

A guide to public holidays in Japan

The lowdown on Mountain Day, Culture Day, Greenery Day and every other holiday you love to love

Guide to long-distance buses in Japan
Travel

Guide to long-distance buses in Japan

How to navigate Japan’s long-distance bus systems

Fly on the cheap
Travel

Fly on the cheap

Japan’s budget airlines offer an alternative to bullet train travel

How to rent a car in Japan
Things to do

How to rent a car in Japan

Getting your own set of wheels isn't actually that complicated, as long as you know the rules

How to catch a cab in Tokyo
Things to do

How to catch a cab in Tokyo

Taxi tips you need to know

Comments

0 comments