Japanese people are some of the worst English speakers in the world, so it's best the learn a few key phrases before you visit Japan. There will be times when you are trying to communicate with someone who has...
Recently I decided to team up with HelloTalk to promote my best-selling Super Cheap Japan book and to share with the world how awesome the app is! I started using it about 3 years ago when I left Japan...
Hakuba, a large village in Nagano prefecture, has a wide selection of ski slopes and resorts, plus hotels and hostels for all kinds of budgets. The season usually continues until early May, so visitors can come here during Golden...
If you are lucky enough to be in Japan in the holiday season, there are some stunning illuminations and displays in Osaka and Kyoto. While not quite as numerous or as crazy as in Tokyo, they are definitely worth checking them out...
Tokyo, while not really a religious city in comparison to many, has some really good 'illuminations' and 'light-up' displays around Christmas and New Year's. What makes Tokyo so great is that all the main shopping centers, malls and department stores...
The new Super Cheap Japan book is the ultimate guidebook for those traveling to Japan on a budget. Available across the world at retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository, it is a painstakingly researched book...

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