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Friday, 28 November 2014
Enjoy Hakone Free Wifi with Odakyu & Hakone Tozan Train!
Mood:  happy
Topic: Gadgets
Enjoy Hakone with free Wifi

New service will help you during traveling in Hakone.

From December 1st, 2014, Odakyu Electric Railway will provide free Wi-Fi services.
How to use it?
Download the application "Odakyu Free Wifi" from Google Play or iTunes store.
Install it and register your device with your account of Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!Japan.
Now you can use the free wifi for 1 month.
The guidebook is also available

Locations:

Internet access is available at thwe following spots;
Shinjuku Station of Odakyu Line
Odawara Station of Odakyu Line
Odakyu Limited Express
Romancecar VSE/EXE trains.

Hakone Tozan Train
Hakone-Yumoto Station of
Gora Station
Sounzan Staion
Owakudani Station
Togendai Station
Hakone-machi Station

Now enjoy your Hakone trip without irritation of non-connection to internet!

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Posted by kanaday at 9:27 PM JST
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Thursday, 10 July 2014
Wi-Fi at Asakusa, Tokyo
Mood:  cool
Topic: Communication
           

WI-FI at Asakusa

"Asakusa" is a popular tourist spot in Tokyo. Many tourists visit because of good location and various shops in lined ("Nakamise"). With support of the shop's association of "Asakusa", the service of free "Wi-Fi" begins. Connecting with any mobile devices such as smartphones, it is possible for you to browse the Internet around there. "Asakusa Nakamise Promoting Union" said a free Wi-Fi service is first implementation in Japan as a shopping area. To set the Wi-Fi up, you only have to register the date of birth and gender. It is very gentle with easier set-up for foreign tourists, . In order to prevent malicious use, mischief, you can connect 30 minutes per connection and up to 6 times a day. When you go to "Asakusa", it is good to remember that you can use the free Wi-fi to find a good Japanese restaurant etc. "Asakusa Nakamise" WEB site http://www.asakusa-nakamise.jp/e-index.html

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014
Happy New Year !!
Mood:  happy

Omedetou!!!

新年おめでとう

A Happy New Year!

新年恭喜恭喜

Bonne Annee

Frohes Neues Jahr

Anno Nuovo e felice

Feliz ano novo

Счастливый Новый Год





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Posted by kanaday at 9:55 PM JST
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Mood:  cool
Topic: Shopping

Are you a sightseer of Tokyo and shopper?
Good news!


"O-MO-TE-NA-SHI." discount campaign will start from October 18th through March 31st, 2014. Bic Camera (one of electric appliances stores) and Tokyo Metro(subway in Tokyo) cooperate for this campaign. When you buy something at Bic Camera, and present your passport and "One day pass" or "Two day pass" for Tokyo Metro, you can get 8% discount in addition to the tax exemption of 5 percent (Consumption Tax).


Price of tickets for international visitors are;

  • 1 day ticket for Tokyo Metro 600 Yen for Adult, 300 Yen for children
  • 2 day ticket for Tokyo Metro 980 Yen for adult, 490 Yen for children


Place;

  • International terminal at Haneda Airport and Narita Airport
  • Big Hotels
  • You can purchase 1 day or 2 day Ticket at three stores Bic Camera Yurakucho, Big B Bic Camera Shinjuku east exit store,Bic Camera Akasaka-mitsuke station store during the period for your convenience.

If you are going to visit Japan by personal travel, it might be good considerable option to enjoy it for sightseeing and shopping.

Tokyo Metro WEb site
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/index.html

Metro transportation planner
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/search/index.php

Metro subway map
http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/subwaymap/index.html

 





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Posted by kanaday at 10:39 PM KDT
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Sunday, 21 April 2013
Pre-paid train card becomes more flexible in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Sapporo.
Mood:  cool

Much easier of exchanging trains in Japan

New service has started in Japan on March 23rd, 2013.
Using "Suica" or "Pasmo"pre-paid cards is popular for Tokyo visitors.
Now these cards can be used in Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo.

For example, you can use these cards;
From New Chitose Airport to Sapporo
From Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) to wherever Tokyo Metropolitan area, like Shinagawa or Hamamatsu-cho
From Kansai International Airport to JR Osaka.

Following cards also cane used as same as Suica and Pasmo.
ICOCA card
PiTaPa card
Kitaca card
Toica card
manaca card


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Posted by kanaday at 10:31 PM KDT
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Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Anime Fan?

Are you ready for Anime Fair?

Tokyo International Anime Fair 2013 will be held from March 21st.
It is just a week ahead.


Business day: 2013/03/21 and 22.

Public day : 3/23 and 3/24.

Place: Tokyo Big site

http://www.tokyoanime.jp/en/




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Sunday, 6 January 2013
Expensive Tuna
Mood:  hungry
Topic: Foods

Most expensive Tuna

Tsukiji is the most famous fisherm market in Tokyo.
They started business yesterday, 1/5.
The bluefin Tuna sold 155 miliion Japanese Yen. This is the reord of fish market.
The weight of the tuna is 222 kilogram.

So you can imagine how expensive the tuna price is!
Bidding made so high price but it seems a little bit crazy price.


From Yomiuri online (Copyright)

Surprise!!


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Posted by kanaday at 11:46 PM JST
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Friday, 28 December 2012
2013 Calendar
Topic: Traveling

Update of 2013 calendar

I put the new calendar of 2013 in my homepage.
There are many national holidays in Japan.
Travelers should be aware of these holidays.

2013

January 1    : New Year's Day (National Holiday) January 14   : Coming of Age Day (National Holiday) February 11  : National Foundation Day (National Holiday) March 20     : Vernal Equinox Day (National Holiday) April 29     : Green Day (National Holiday) May 3        : Constitution Day (National Holiday) May 4       : People's Day May 5        : Children's Day (National Holiday) July 15      : Ocean's Day (National Holiday) September 16 : Respect-for-Aged Day (National Holiday) September 23 : Autumnal Equinox Day (National Holiday) October  14    : Health-Sports Day (National Holiday) November 3   : Culture Day (National Holiday) November 23  : Labor Thanksgiving Day (National Holiday) December 23  : Emperor's Birthday (National Holiday) 
 May 6, and NOv. 4 are off-day in 2013.




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Posted by kanaday at 9:37 PM JST
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Sunday, 6 March 2011
Hayabusa
Mood:  cool
Topic: Transportation

Hayabusa is new train to Aomori.
Maximum speed is 300 km/hour. WOW!!






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Posted by kanaday at 8:10 PM JST
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Sunday, 27 June 2010
New access from Narita Airport
Mood:  cool
Topic: Transportation

New Access Method from Narita to Tokyo

Keisei Electric Railway will start the service of New Access route from Narita to Nippori (JR) in Tokyo.

The price is very atractive , 2400 Japanese Yen.
And it takes only 36 minutes from the Airport to Nippori.

The service will start from July 17, 2010.
The Keisei Skyliner becomes much easier and faster than before.
You should try it.

http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/us/



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Posted by kanaday at 1:38 PM KDT
Updated: Sunday, 27 June 2010 1:48 PM KDT
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Sunday, 6 September 2009
High Tech Gadget
Mood:  cool
Topic: Sightseeing

High Tech Gadget for Tokyo touring

Nikon just started the test marketing using head mount monitor.
At Shibuya Exel Hotel Tokyu, hotel guests can use the guide machine free of charge.
It has small monitor and earphones and display the special tour content of Tokyo famous spots.
This trial ends through October 10.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Suica and NEX
Mood:  cool
Topic: Transportation

This is Suica and NEX(Narita Express) combination card.

Form Narita Airport (Tokyo Airport), it isthe easiest way to use Narita Express of JR East.
There is a special discount ticket for the foreigners.

It costs normally 2940 Yen (JPY) from Narita to Tokyo Station by Narita Express.
In addition to the above NEX ticket, you have 2000 Yen pre-charged Suica card with 3500.

It is olny available the ticket counter of JR Station.





http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/suica-nex/

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Posted by kanaday at 10:15 PM KDT
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Sunday, 5 April 2009

Cherry Blossoms Full Bloom!

Because it was cold this year, it was late that cherry blossoms bloomed.
Cherry blossoms are full-bloomed now in Tokyo area.
Hereafter, various flowers begin to bloom, and it becomes the best season for the travel to Japan.


 





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Sunday, 29 March 2009
Hanami
Mood:  happy
Topic: Entertainment

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms are ready to bloom!!
Cherry blossom is national flower of Japan.
Most Japanese love cherry blossoms and have been waiting for the Cherry blossoms bloom.

It is really good timing to see "Sakura", cherry blossoms now.
There are many private parties are going to be held, so called "Hanami"at Ueno Park and other parks.
"Hanami" means viewing cherry blossoms but actually drinking and eating under cherry blossoms


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Sunday, 4 January 2009
National Holiday in 2009
Mood:  bright
Topic: Sightseeing

National Holiday in 2009 in Japan

You need to check your visiting schedule.

2009

January 1    : New Year's Day (National Holiday)
January 12 : Coming of Age Day (National Holiday)
February 11 : National Foundation Day (National Holiday)
March 20 : Vernal Equinox Day (National Holiday)
April 29 : Green Day (National Holiday)
May 3 : Constitution Day (National Holiday)
May 4 : People's Day
May 5 : Children's Day (National Holiday)
July 20 : Ocean's Day (National Holiday)
September 21 : Respect-for-Aged Day (National Holiday)
September 22 : Autumnal Equinox Day (National Holiday)
October 12 : Health-Sports Day (National Holiday)
November 3 : Culture Day (National Holiday)
November 23 : Labor Thanksgiving Day (National Holiday)
December 23
: Emperor's Birthday (National Holiday)

In addition to these holidays, following days are off also in 2009.
May 6th






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Sunday, 26 October 2008
Chopsticks
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: Custom

Chopsticks (Waribashi)

When we eat meals at a Japanese restaurant it is common to use chopsticks (Waribashi).
Especially disposable wooden type of chopsticks is popular.
Recently, it is getting popular to use non-disposable chopsticks for environmental protectionism.
Non-disposable type of chopsticks are made of plastics, wood or bamboo.
The surface of chopsticks becomes much slippery than disposable one.
It becomes more difficult to eat noodle or slippery food for foreigners.


The sample of Waribashi (disposable chopsticks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, 21 September 2008
Shinjyuku
Mood:  cool
Topic: Sightseeing

Shinjyuku?


This is the survey result of visitors to Japan by JNTO.
Which city do you like to visit?

  1. Shinjyuku (Tokyo)
  2. Osaka City
  3. Kyoto City
  4. Ginza (Tokyo)
  5. Shibuya (Tokyo)
  6. Asakusa (12.9)
  7. Other in Tokyo (Tokyo)
  8. Harajyuku (Tokyo)
  9. Yokohama City
  10. Ueno (Tokyo)



Is there your favarite place above?



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Sunday, 29 June 2008
New rule for buying cigaret.
Mood:  special
Topic: Survival

What is this?

This is a card called "Tasupo".

 


If you want to buy a carton of cigarets by a vending machine, you need to identify being old enough by using this card.
Otherwise you have to go to a cigarette shop.
The new rule starts from July 1st.
In Japan there are so many various vending machines including cigarets.
All cigaret vending machines are equipped of age identification function using Tasupo.

Is this a good time to swear off smoking ! !



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Posted by kanaday at 6:49 PM KDT
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Sunday, 22 June 2008
Rainy Season
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: Climate

Rainy season started in Japan.

All Japan except Hokaido is covered by clouds and rainy front stays mainland of Japan.
If you have a plan to visit Japan, you need to prepare an umbrella.


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Sunday, 1 June 2008
Fasten Seat belt
Mood:  lazy
Topic: Survival

What is this?

."Revision the Road Traffic Law" started.
Such as the seat belt wearing at back seats of the car be obligated in Japan.
The driver will be penalized if the back seated person are not wearing the seat belt on highways.

This rule started from June 1st 2008.

A warning message by policeman may be transferred to the driver on non-highway.

If you get on a taxi, please fasten seat belt on highway.



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