Following a raft of requests, free Internet access will be available on Mount Fuji starting July 10 in a bid to bring more overseas tourists to Japan's highest peak.
Working with telecommunications carrier NTT Docomo Inc., Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures will set up Wi-Fi hotspots...more
The Seishun 18 ticket (青春１８切符) is a special discount ticket sold by national rail operator JR three times a year—in summer, winter and spring. The ticket allows a maximum of 5 non-consecutive days unlimited travel on JR local and express trains, but not limited express (Tokyu/特急) or Shinkansen trains. The tickets cost 11,850 yen...more
Kyoto is not only famous for its traditional customs and old Buddhist temples but also famous for its severe climate. I´ve just spoken to my friend who has been living in Kyoto for three years and she was already beaten up by the heat and humidity. She said the entire city is literary a sauna. I was so fed up with the heat in Tokyo and I don´t know if I want to be in Kyoto in summer...more